Second Year Caribbean Student Step 1 Plan - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 1 Forum

USMLE Step 1 Forum USMLE Step 1 Discussion Forum: Let's talk about anything related to USMLE Step 1 exam


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-27-2012
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 6
Threads: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
Planning Second Year Caribbean Student Step 1 Plan

I am a second year medical student studying in the Caribbean and wanted to hear some of your thoughts on developing a plan to follow from now until my Usmle Step 1

I want to take my exam before entering the the 3rd year classes which start in May 2013, so i have roughly a year of preparation.

My last 2 semesters from August 2012 - May 2013 are going to include a light load of classes + the required Kaplan Prep Course that my school offers .

I have followed the classes offered and done pretty well but those familiar with some caribbean medical schools , the basic sciences weren't / aren't being covered to the full potential and the examinations for the most part do not resemble Usmle style questions.

Next semester i'm finishing up with the the last block of Basic Sciences which includes the Pathophysiology that we have not covered (Renal/Endocrine...Etc).

I want to start a question bank and start practicing/studying the material that is most important, but i have heard mixed reviews of starting USMLE World too early and using it as a study guide rather than an evaluation of your knowledge.

I would like to know if anyone has some advice of using these Qbanks, when to start , etc... Anything would be helpful.

Thanks !
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



  #2  
Old 03-27-2012
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1 + CK
Posts: 73
Threads: 12
Thanked 83 Times in 38 Posts
Reputation: 93
Send a message via Skype™ to jjsanchezramirez
Default

Hi. I'm currently a med student in Central America. Our basic science courses are not clinically-correlated and questions are very different from the USMLE. That's why we do Kaplan. Trust them. They've been teaching med students how to pass the USMLEs for decades. A year should be more than enough time. I remind you, you probably will forget a lot of what you study during this year. So for now, you should start reviewing topics, and leave the hard-core studying for later when you're much closer to the test.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Jdreimon (03-27-2012), LegendRX (10-17-2012)
  #3  
Old 03-28-2012
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 6
Threads: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jjsanchezramirez View Post
Hi. I'm currently a med student in Central America. Our basic science courses are not clinically-correlated and questions are very different from the USMLE. That's why we do Kaplan. Trust them. They've been teaching med students how to pass the USMLEs for decades. A year should be more than enough time. I remind you, you probably will forget a lot of what you study during this year. So for now, you should start reviewing topics, and leave the hard-core studying for later when you're much closer to the test.
Thanks for the reply, I do not doubt the efficacy of the Kaplan programs i just want to take less passive approach and start working through questions and learning more.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-30-2012
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 6
Threads: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
Default

Any information would be helpful
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-30-2012
d_wiqed's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 861
Threads: 19
Thanked 887 Times in 432 Posts
Reputation: 904
Default

I'm not a Caribbean student so I can't help you very much.

But regarding qbanks, here's the most useful advice I have read: Ultimate Qbank Strategy

You might also want to check this link: http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-st...ended-threads/
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-30-2012
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 6
Threads: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by d_wiqed View Post
I'm not a Caribbean student so I can't help you very much.

But regarding qbanks, here's the most useful advice I have read: Ultimate Qbank Strategy

You might also want to check this link: http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-st...ended-threads/
Thank you
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



Reply

Tags
Caribbean-, Step-1-Study-Plans

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fourth Year Pakistani Medical Student USMLE Step 1 Prep Plan DoctorNo USMLE Step 1 Forum 17 10-21-2014 12:32 PM
Fifth Year Medical Student; Should I start Prep for USMLE Step 1? liquidreams USMLE Step 1 Forum 8 01-01-2014 08:13 AM
Third Year Indian Medical Student Starting USMLE Step 1 manasa reddy USMLE Step 1 Forum 3 10-28-2012 12:29 AM
Taiwanese Medical Student and USMLE Plan rubertchua IMG/FMG Forum 2 02-04-2012 08:29 PM
This is my third year med school USMLE Step 1 Prep Plan harpreet virk USMLE Step 1 Forum 1 03-13-2011 04:44 AM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)