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Old 03-21-2012
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Help advice for the next 3 months

Okay guys after 7 long months I completed kaplan. There was a lot mind changing/plan changing/starting qbank at the same time/quitting qbank later on because I didn't have time/studying the videos with lecture notes/getting rid of lecture notes and just watching videos/ annotating first aid(biggest fail in the world)/buying a new first aid

But, after 7 months, I completed kaplan. I will give my exam in June. Do you think I am fine reviewing brs physio/pathoma over and over again, along with doing uworld questions and adding missing info in first aid? In the final month I will do DIT.

Is that fine? My thing is that by reviewing pathoma and brs physio, I'll be covering the two most important topics on the step 1. By doing Uworld questions, reading the explanations and adding missing info to first aid, I'll not only become a better test taker but also cover topics not covered by pathoma and brs physio(pharm, behavioral, micro, etc). By doing DIT a month before my exam(as recommended by DIT itself) I will be solidifying and cementing everything together.

Thoughts guys? Advice? Recommendations?
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It depends on the level of your prep. When u start doing uworld, you'll see what's the best next step for you. If you're scoring really high, then, you're ready for the last stage of your prep (DIT). If not, you might need to go back to refresh/review subjects other than just physio and patho.
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Thanks for the reply medicineman (on pm)...

Anyways...I am a bit like you. Luckily it only took you 7 months, it has taken me almost the same amount of time and by the time i'm done with kaplan, way longer than you because I like to switch studying methods.

Studying for this test has not been hard at all for me. My biggest deal however is still finding out the "best way" to do things.

Why did you consider annotating FA your biggest fail? You bought a new

I think you should be fine. Just finish UW and do some NBME and you'll see that your hard work of 7 months did pay off.

Think positive and continue to let us know about your plan.

BTW, I think that doing DIT will totally cement your knowledge. I think Dr. Brian Jenkins is incredibly boring though and I would like it if the 2012 edition came with pictures of the actual FA page instead of the camera on him because I get distracted. Sorta like how FA express videos do they lectures...with the FA page as screenshots and then writing on it. Real cool. Too bad they don't add as much as Dr. Brian Jenkins does.
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