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Old 02-23-2012
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I have been studying for step1 3yrs on and off I took it in feb of 2008 and because of special reasons did not finish and failed. I had done everything before I took the exam uw three times kap vid 2 times worked 11 months 14hrs a day and for personal reasons did not finish.

I am scheduled to take cs in about a month but not worried about that.
so step 1
I was very sick in and out of hosp and doc office and broke. finally found a cure and am now healthy for almost 2 months and have been studying very good my memory is good my motivation, Ihave taken usmle rx and did a few exams getting about 50% and kaplan did over 1800 q getting about a 60 kap diag 49 and just today after very little sleep for the last 5 weeks took timed kap one block got 47 and timed usmlerx one block got 45
my exam is scheduled in 6 days and this will be the 4 time i have paid in full for hte exam so I dont want to reschedule, i do nbme offline and get about 35 right out of 50 per block
is there is some chance i will pass even tho I am not doing great at on these test at home
ihave a feeling to go take the test and I will pass but am I crazy should I just redo kap vid or what
please I need honest yet optimistic feedback
thank you so much!
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also I have five copies of the fa all with tons of notes from goljan kap uw, i have boiled down to one copy with some notes of each and recently got the new 2012 fa i love it it is great so I read the whole book into a microphone and listen to the fa
so i can possible cover the whole fa 2 times in four days my audio i made is 20hrs and ten hours a day of fa audio and 3-4 hrs of q bank I have this kind of energy and do this for 4 days and final day 5 memeorze mnemonics gq bs form acid bases and do my pharm audio which is all of pharm in 4 hours
i can do alot more in 6 days but am i misguided in that i should take more time considering my rx and kap scores?
thank you foryour time in reading this post
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If i were you i would postpone the exam.
Another month of hard work and you will pass for sure.
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thank you for your advice
what do you recommend I study
I find I am not so good with the details i think i have a good grip on most concepts
thanks again
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thank you for your advice
what do you recommend I study
I find I am not so good with the details i think i have a good grip on most concepts
thanks again
Have you tried DIT? Ive heard nothing but good things about it.
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It is very important to be honest with yourself in the first place...
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If I were you I would postpone the exam... But...
If anything try doing one of the NBMEs and see where you are.. Seems like you have been hard.. May be your problem is with the exam taking? Or double guessing yourself than studyn?? Well I would say take an exam with clear mind.. Make sure you get a good sleep tonight. Wake up tom morning.. Fresh! And take the exam. Don't change answers (alot of ppl including me always do it) unless you are sure of it.. See what you are getting and then see why you made the mistakes that you did... Find your weak areas and then go from there...
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I meant to say online Nbme exam (7,11 or 12).
Again! If you don't get enough sleep then you rather not study.. Because nothing that you studied at that time will be in your brain for recalling later...
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hi again
thank you all for your responses its is nice to know there are others who care enough.
i took your advice suka and did nbme 12 just now got a 570 that is estimated 238 but..... i looked at the fa for like 3 questions and like 10 of them i remember since I had done the nbme 12 a long time ago but my offline scores were nver ever this high

my exam is in 4 days what do you think should i go for it if i am only look to pass?

thank you again
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This can be a problem... I don't think your online nbme 12 predicted accurately. Like you said, you took nbme 12 offline before and remembered around 10 questions. You also looked at FA for 3 mcqs. Deciding can be a problem here. Did you do all nbmes offline before? It would have been better if the nbme you took was something you haven't seen before.
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