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I'm about to start day 5 of the DIT program, thought i would share some thoughts:

- Im really slow! Up until now I haven't been able to push in a block of UW questions per day along with the DIT! I still have a 1/3 of UW to go and I haven't done any questions since my last (failed) NBME a week ago!

- Regarding the course, loving it! Jenkins doesn't really add anything to ur prep, he just takes what u already know and cements it. That's why they say it increases your scores so much in so little time, because he only helps you in being all you can be! So that 10-20 point increase he provides, is the silly mistakes u do on the exam, the "OMG i know that!"-mistakes.

At this point of my prep i feel that what i most desperately need is more QUESTIONs. With 1/3 of UW to go, i HAVE to start getting my act together and move faster.

Current goal, do a (block of UW + "DIT day")/day!
Pretty simple goal, but i cant reach it!
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Current goal, do a (block of UW + "DIT day")/day!
Pretty simple goal, but i cant reach it!
How much time are you using for that? I'm thinking that, depending the situation and NBME judgment... I will go for it too, but I would like to know like how much time do I need to finish it.

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How much time are you using for that? I'm thinking that, depending the situation and NBME judgment... I will go for it too, but I would like to know like how much time do I need to finish it.

Thanks for the info... very useful!!!
It depends, most people do it in 15 days, some less.

I would say that -this is jenkin's suggestion as well- in order to get the best out of it, u need to put in 21 days.
It's a 15 day-course so after 5 days u do 2 days of self-study/revision of the material you went through. So that's (5+2) + (5+2) + (5+2) = 21!

The reason for 21 is that it is essential that one does a block of Q's per day as well. So after ur done with your "DIT day" u still have a whole block of Q's to do along with it!
Also that he goes a little fast so u have to go through them urself later, plus u pause every once and a while so it will take longer than what it actually is.
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keep us updated .. day by day and You'll speed up
use this thread for documenting your progress

and by the way thanks for the information .. I was wondering how DIT works I had no idea about it

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I'm about to start day 5 of the DIT program, thought i would share some thoughts:

- Im really slow! Up until now I haven't been able to push in a block of UW questions per day along with the DIT! I still have a 1/3 of UW to go and I haven't done any questions since my last (failed) NBME a week ago!

- Regarding the course, loving it! Jenkins doesn't really add anything to ur prep, he just takes what u already know and cements it. That's why they say it increases your scores so much in so little time, because he only helps you in being all you can be! So that 10-20 point increase he provides, is the silly mistakes u do on the exam, the "OMG i know that!"-mistakes.

At this point of my prep i feel that what i most desperately need is more QUESTIONs. With 1/3 of UW to go, i HAVE to start getting my act together and move faster.

Current goal, do a (block of UW + "DIT day")/day!
Pretty simple goal, but i cant reach it!

That is a lot to do in day..That is a big goal for each day i think...Some people spend all day on one block and a half on UWorld...So dont worry. You will be fine.
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how many hours of videos is it per day if you stick to the 15day schedule?
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how many hours of videos is it per day if you stick to the 15day schedule?
its about 4-5 hours of videos per day but it adds up because you have to pause very often and then use the work book to do questions or read from it. I'd say it would normally take about 7-8 hours to finish one "day" of dit.
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its about 4-5 hours of videos per day but it adds up because you have to pause very often and then use the work book to do questions or read from it. I'd say it would normally take about 7-8 hours to finish one "day" of dit.
wow, that + a block of UW is going to be tight

but once u do the videos, its in your head right?
its not like after that 4-5 hrs (aka 7-8hrs) you have to revise the days subject matter, is it?
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wow, that + a block of UW is going to be tight

but once u do the videos, its in your head right?
its not like after that 4-5 hrs (aka 7-8hrs) you have to revise the days subject matter, is it?
well as renaissance mentioned, he goes over some stuff really fast! so you will feel like you dont remember all of it at the end of the day and might want to use some time to review them. I dont know if i'll be able to fit in a block of qbank when i start dit but i guess dit is important.
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wow, that + a block of UW is going to be tight

but once u do the videos, its in your head right?
its not like after that 4-5 hrs (aka 7-8hrs) you have to revise the days subject matter, is it?
That's what the 2 days is for. After 5 "DIT days", you use 2 days as a self study/revision of everything u covered.

I would say that a typical "DIT day" is usually 7 hours (including pausing and notebook questions/exercises).

Thnx for the encouragement guys, at least now i know that im not stupid or slow i guess it is tight and i shouldnt beat myslef up bcoz of this!
But still, i have seen alot of people on this forum do a block of UW along with a "DIT day", i must try to achieve that goal! Bcoz at this point i feel that Q's are most important for me...
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I definitely know what you are talking about...the most i can get thru is two lectures a day of dit with all the constant pausing and doing the quizzes/qbanks etc

I truly believe its better to watch two videos and make sure you know those facts down COLD, then to rush through three videos just for the sake of completing the dit "day" in one day

obviously time until your exam is the most important factor in that decision...im actually on the last day now so will complete it in the next few days...then planning to review everything for a week and take an nbme...hopefully ill be at the level i want to be
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I definitely know what you are talking about...the most i can get thru is two lectures a day of dit with all the constant pausing and doing the quizzes/qbanks etc

I truly believe its better to watch two videos and make sure you know those facts down COLD, then to rush through three videos just for the sake of completing the dit "day" in one day

obviously time until your exam is the most important factor in that decision...im actually on the last day now so will complete it in the next few days...then planning to review everything for a week and take an nbme...hopefully ill be at the level i want to be
Ur absolutely right, it'll be wasting our time if we scan through them.
Do it right or dont do it at all is the best method for anything in step 1

Just out of curiosity, are you doing it with UW questions or alone?
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i really wana do it with UW though because he says you will increase 5% per week in your qbanks while doing DIT
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Waw!
Good luck!
Let us know how it goes..
I will be starting it sometime in the next 2 weeks.
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DIT is so boring!! LOL
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DIT is so boring!! LOL
LOL! Another set of videos/audios for me to struggle with...
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LOL! Another set of videos/audios for me to struggle with...
LOLS! I dont think that its compulsory to do DIT. Waste of time!!
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LOLS! I dont think that its compulsory to do DIT. Waste of time!!
You think so? It's on my tentative list this May. I'm still thinking about it... I don't have the luxury of time. I have my extended eligiblity period ending this June. There were anecdotes that say it can increase nbme/usmle scores by 10-20 points... Have you gone through the whole program? Don't you think the quizzes and workbook are good reinforcers? Those are what is attracting me to it...
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You think so? It's on my tentative list this May. I'm still thinking about it... I don't have the luxury of time. I have my extended eligiblity period ending this June. There were anecdotes that say it can increase nbme/usmle scores by 10-20 points... Have you gone through the whole program? Don't you think the quizzes and workbook are good reinforcers? Those are what is attracting me to it...
No! I have not gone through the whole program. Didn't see the point!!
Its a waste of time especially when you are two-three weeks away from your exam! Have you done any online/offline NBMEs? Depends a lot on your scores! If you are thinking that you can read FA and KAPLAN alongside DIT, then its nearly impossible for people like me who cant study for more than 6-7 hrs daily!!
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what do u mean by DIT.... i am new in forum kindly tell me
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No! I have not gone through the whole program. Didn't see the point!!
Its a waste of time especially when you are two-three weeks away from your exam! Have you done any online/offline NBMEs? Depends a lot on your scores! If you are thinking that you can read FA and KAPLAN alongside DIT, then its nearly impossible for people like me who cant study for more than 6-7 hrs daily!!
Hehehe! Thanks for the input! I find it valuable to listen to varying opinion on things... Helps me decide better.

How are you doing anyway? Isn't your exam near? Good luck, bud!! I wish you all the best!
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Hehehe! Thanks for the input! I find it valuable to listen to varying opinion on things... Helps me decide better.

How are you doing anyway? Isn't your exam near? Good luck, bud!! I wish you all the best!
Lols! Np. You should decide on your own. But first attempt all the NBMEs. If you religiously attempt the NBMEs, you score will go up by 10-15 points in your NBME 7 !
I say listen to this guy for a day and then Decide! ;P

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Lols! Np. You should decide on your own. But first attempt all the NBMEs. If you religiously attempt the NBMEs, you score will go up by 10-15 points in your NBME 7 !
I say listen to this guy for a day and then Decide! ;P

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Yep! I'm following your advice and those of others who took the usmle exam already to do all nbmes. Thank you for all the guidance you've given esp when it came to the nbmes. I'm really grateful! I'll pm you in the future if I have further questions. LOL!! All the best!
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Yep! I'm following your advice and those of others who took the usmle exam already to do all nbmes. Thank you for all the guidance you've given esp when it came to the nbmes. I'm really grateful! I'll pm you in the future if I have further questions. LOL!! All the best!
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Ur absolutely right, it'll be wasting our time if we scan through them.
Do it right or dont do it at all is the best method for anything in step 1

Just out of curiosity, are you doing it with UW questions or alone?
Well I've been doing about half a block in the morning before I start watching dit...that's mainly because I've finished the qbank already and now just reviewing it...
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LOLS! I dont think that its compulsory to do DIT. Waste of time!!
One mans trash is the next mans treasure.

I personally don't see anything boring about dit, instead of you reading first aid by yourself for another time you get a different perspective of it from someone else. The material doesn't change.
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I personally don't see anything boring about dit, instead of you reading first aid by yourself for another time you get a different perspective of it from someone else. The material doesn't change.
if you find it useful and interesting and think that it will increase your NBME scores,then sure go ahead and do it!
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if you find it useful and interesting and think that it will increase your NBME scores,then sure go ahead and do it!
Definitely man...different things work for different people...i can certainly understand if it doesn't work for somebody also
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@DefeatTheBeast: You like biostat problems, right? Maybe we can do a statistical analysis on the before and after nbme scores of people here who did DIT. We'll use paired T-test. What do you think?

Of course, all the biases will be present, the sampling population will be small, the power of the study will be low... LOL! But it will be fun to be able to use and apply all these usmle knowledge for our own practical purposes.
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@DefeatTheBeast: You like biostat problems, right? Maybe we can do a statistical analysis on the before and after nbme scores of people here who did DIT. We'll use paired T-test. What do you think?

Of course, all the biases will be present, the sampling population will be small, the power of the study will be low... LOL! But it will be fun to be able to use and apply all these usmle knowledge for our own practical purposes.
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@DefeatTheBeast: You like biostat problems, right? Maybe we can do a statistical analysis on the before and after nbme scores of people here who did DIT. We'll use paired T-test. What do you think?

Of course, all the biases will be present, the sampling population will be small, the power of the study will be low... LOL! But it will be fun to be able to use and apply all these usmle knowledge for our own practical purposes.


i have a better plan,
lets just ask or make a poll on who thinks that DIT was helpfull and who didnt,
for the people who took the test or took an NBME and saw some performance, and ask these people if they would go back in time, would they do it or was it a waste of time and they could have done anything better in the time spent covering DIT,,,, it'd be more realistic, and less biasad... a yes\no poll
and it'd be more accurate, coz osme people might increase 3 points, others perhaps 20, but all in all, its an increase that might be do to any other preperation..
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i have a better plan,
lets just ask or make a poll on who thinks that DIT was helpfull and who didnt,
for the people who took the test or took an NBME and saw some performance, and ask these people if they would go back in time, would they do it or was it a waste of time and they could have done anything better in the time spent covering DIT,,,, it'd be more realistic, and less biasad... a yes\no poll
and it'd be more accurate, coz osme people might increase 3 points, others perhaps 20, but all in all, its an increase that might be do to any other preperation..
Check out this thread and poll

Did you find DIT helpful?

I've been to many forums to lurk and this one is where i post and the consensus is pretty good that it does work
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Check out this thread and poll

Did you find DIT helpful?

I've been to many forums to lurk and this one is where i post and the consensus is pretty good that it does work
haha I just posted the same link on his other thread! Didn't even know you had posted it here I think DIT is very helpful. I havent watched all the videos yet but I've watched may be the first 3 days and its very good.
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Come on Guys!! If you think that it might help you in ANY WAY possible, GO ahead and DO It! But I will not RECOMMEND anyone to do it in his last read (One of the reasons I didnt watch it). The best way to judge it is to DO NBME 12 at the start of DIT and then another TOUGHER NBME at the end(NBME11)..If you scores improve, then you surely made the right decision! Good Luck!!
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DIT is AMAZING!!!! (and I'm not being a drama queen)

I had absolutely no intention of doing it, as I think/thought that most review programs apart from Kaplan were just out there to grab your money.

A classmate of mine was going on and on about DIT, how its so good and everyone's doing it now....I told him the same thing...waste of time, just wanna steal your money.

He had it on his computer, put it on a USB and gave it to me. He says listen to just one lecture.

Since I had nothing to lose, I gave it a chance and I'm hooked. This guy is great. I would put DIT on par with Goljan on the basis of effective knowledge delivery. Obviously Goljan is the true genius and this guy is just reading from a book...but the way he does it and how he adds some extra tid bits is also genius.

Everyone who's studying for Step 1.....put this as a part of your study plan right at the end (right before your exam).....It's one of the best things that you can do for your score.
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I say listen to this guy for a day and then Decide! ;P

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Hey r u doing all the NBME's online? Man that must be quite expensive? i hv not started with any NMBE's but im confused how to do them. i mean which 1 i shd start with and which ones i should do online. I cant afford to do more than 2 online..(i dont hv a job)lol ... wat do u guys say?
ok so here's my take on the whole NBME subject, its quite different from the normal view.

People use NBMEs as a testing tool to see where they are at. But here's where I beg to differ. Every NBME is different, it covers different topics and within each system tests different concepts. I don't really see how you can use it as an evaluation tool, you could do really well on one NBME cuz you know those topics inside out...and then you could do really bad on another cuz you don't know those topics well at all even though they're within the same system.

Personally I used NBME as a question bank, infact I think its the best question bank out there. There's 10 NBMEs, which means 2000 questions, just as much as UW or Kaplan QBank. But the best part about it is, its questions straight from the people who make the real exam. You won't get better practice and a better feel of how you should be approaching questions doing any other question bank.

My advice would be to do all the NBMEs offline and use it as a learning tool rather than an evaluation tool. If you read people's review of the actual exam, they will tell you its very similar to an NBME but its easier and very rarely do you hear about question repeats. Once you've understood the concept of an NBME question you'll NEVER get a question wrong in the real exam that's testing the same concept but in a different way.

I just don't get this whole concept of people using the NBME as an evaluation. The only evaluation that counts is the real exam. Everything you do right now should be about learning and being well prepared for the real exam. So using the NBMEs as a question bank will just help you be better prepared for the real thing. Use it to learn so you can answer questions on the day of the exam.

Save your money, and do them all offline. There's answers on this forum and others for every single question on the NBME. Doing them online will give you some sort of evaluation but then you miss out on the learning process....and for me that is the most important thing.
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ok so here's my take on the whole NBME subject, its quite different from the normal view.

People use NBMEs as a testing tool to see where they are at. But here's where I beg to differ. Every NBME is different, it covers different topics and within each system tests different concepts. I don't really see how you can use it as an evaluation tool, you could do really well on one NBME cuz you know those topics inside out...and then you could do really bad on another cuz you don't know those topics well at all even though they're within the same system.

Personally I used NBME as a question bank, infact I think its the best question bank out there. There's 10 NBMEs, which means 2000 questions, just as much as UW or Kaplan QBank. But the best part about it is, its questions straight from the people who make the real exam. You won't get better practice and a better feel of how you should be approaching questions doing any other question bank.

My advice would be to do all the NBMEs offline and use it as a learning tool rather than an evaluation tool. If you read people's review of the actual exam, they will tell you its very similar to an NBME but its easier and very rarely do you hear about question repeats. Once you've understood the concept of an NBME question you'll NEVER get a question wrong in the real exam that's testing the same concept but in a different way.

I just don't get this whole concept of people using the NBME as an evaluation. The only evaluation that counts is the real exam. Everything you do right now should be about learning and being well prepared for the real exam. So using the NBMEs as a question bank will just help you be better prepared for the real thing. Use it to learn so you can answer questions on the day of the exam.

Save your money, and do them all offline. There's answers on this forum and others for every single question on the NBME. Doing them online will give you some sort of evaluation but then you miss out on the learning process....and for me that is the most important thing.
all right.. thanks for sharing ur views haga.. really appreciate it. yeah, a lot of ppl i know hv been recommending me to do all the NBME's too. and i totally agree with you, i dont undrstand how it estimates ur score .. because they say everybody's test is different but the NBMes r always the same!!

but the question now is, then how do i know if im really prepared fr the exam? im doing UW offline as well but i think i wl subscribe to a month of UW later just for the sake of those audio questions(i want to be familoar with them) plus the questions ive got r frm 2008 so i dont want to miss out on anything.

r u planning to take UWSA online then?
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Hello!

I did 3 NBMES online. 7,11,12..And will be doing NBME 13 in a week. Yes it is expensive. No doubt about that!! But by doing so, I actually was given a sheet where the results of all the 3 NBMES were compared with each other. For example, in NBME 11 Beh. Science was my weakness. After a break of 1 day, I attempted NBME 7 and I got a star in Beh Science. In NBME 12, Behavioral Science was average. So, I am probably average in Behavioral Science. I found out that my real Problem was those stupid General principles of health and disease and physiology questions!!

Secondly, I completely agree with HAGA. Its the best Qbank out there. I think even UWORLD is nothing as compared to NBME!! But I think if you score bad in NBME, then just post pone your exam. its predictability is quite accurate!!! Use it not only as a evaluation tool but also as a learning tool!!

The best thing to do in your case is :

Offline NBMEs-- 1-6, 11, 12
Online NBMEs--- 7, 13 (Probably on the same day to simulate the exam experience) or just buy 13 and do 7 offline or vice verse!
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I did 3 NBMES online. 7,11,12..And will be doing NBME 13 in a week. Yes it is expensive. No doubt about that!! But by doing so, I actually was given a sheet where the results of all the 3 NBMES were compared with each other. For example, in NBME 11 Beh. Science was my weakness. After a break of 1 day, I attempted NBME 7 and I got a star in Beh Science. In NBME 12, Behavioral Science was average. So, I am probably average in Behavioral Science. I found out that my real Problem was those stupid General principles of health and disease and physiology questions!!

Secondly, I completely agree with HAGA. Its the best Qbank out there. I think even UWORLD is nothing as compared to NBME!! But I think if you score bad in NBME, then just post pone your exam. its predictability is quite accurate!!! Use it not only as a evaluation tool but also as a learning tool!!

The best thing to do in your case is :

Offline NBMEs-- 1-6, 11, 12
Online NBMEs--- 7, 13 (Probably on the same day to simulate the exam experience) or just buy 13 and do 7 offline or vice verse!
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hey thanx nouman! nw im wondering when i shud do these .. i guess the offline ones first and NBME 7 online at the end?? n then take my exam or postpone it depending on hw i do in it??
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I have a few questions for you in that case.

When is your exam?
What is your target score?
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When is your exam?
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well i was supposed to take my exam in June but i hv had some major issues (i guess we all do), am moving to a new continent soon .. so has been pretty disturbing.not sure when. but hopefully by JULY.

target score is 230+
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June-- Oh you have two three months... If you are done with your 2nd read, then attempt offline NBME 1,2,3,4 for the next four days. Good score-- 160-180 correct answers...Revise your answers.
Then read FA for the next 15 days, attempt NBME 5,6 offline.
then again Cover you weaknesses in the next 10-15 days and attempt NBME 11,12 after that.

At this point in time..Only scores of NBME 11 and 12 matter..So, Dont panic about scores..No need to Study anything else except FA/KAPLAN

Revise answers of NBME 11,12,6 and take your time revising it. Use wikipedia..search for the answers online..Discuss it with your friends..Revise any topics which require memorization and then after a couple of days, attempt NBME 7 and 13 on the same day. 7 in the morning and 13 in the evening.. You will be able to take step 1 by the end of May or the start of June with this schedule..Good luck!!!
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Hi! So I just started offline UWorld questions, and am planning on doing DIT later on in my prep, maybe after finishing all the offline questions once. I just wanted to ask if its better to do DIT after doing uworld once or before? So far i am going really slow with questions, not even able to finish a block a day!! I know this is not normal.. or is it in the beginning?? Im taking notes along with it, but still its taking forever! I cant imagine how some people manage to finish 2 blocks a day Maybe its because i need to read more on my FA and kaplan. So far just gave those one reading...

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Hi! So I just started offline UWorld questions, and am planning on doing DIT later on in my prep, maybe after finishing all the offline questions once. I just wanted to ask if its better to do DIT after doing uworld once or before? So far i am going really slow with questions, not even able to finish a block a day!! I know this is not normal.. or is it in the beginning?? Im taking notes along with it, but still its taking forever! I cant imagine how some people manage to finish 2 blocks a day Maybe its because i need to read more on my FA and kaplan. So far just gave those one reading...

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i would say doing dit AFTER you've gone through FA at least once (if not twice) and AFTER UW, is the best.

Regarding the UW blocks taking too long, i too freaked out whn i started out, but turns out that's totally normal!
As long as your reading the explanations and understanding the Q's completely and taking notes, then you have nothing to worry about
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damn, its alot for one day!
i only did 2 out of the 3 videos for day 1
i think i will have to go 2 videos a day, which will take me 24 days
and a block of UW every other day (since i only have 12 days worth of unused questions left).

man, im really hoping DIT boosts me 15-20 pts or im in real trouble
my score dropped after one month of study
i think ive plataued... at a very low score :/

DITs my last shot
i dont know how else to get my qbank and nbme scores up.
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i would say doing dit AFTER you've gone through FA at least once (if not twice) and AFTER UW, is the best.

Regarding the UW blocks taking too long, i too freaked out whn i started out, but turns out that's totally normal!
As long as your reading the explanations and understanding the Q's completely and taking notes, then you have nothing to worry about
anyway, by time, you'll find yourself going faster

Thank you! Yes that is what im doing so far, just doing the questions and trying to learn from all the explanations. good luck!
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June-- Oh you have two three months... If you are done with your 2nd read, then attempt offline NBME 1,2,3,4 for the next four days. Good score-- 160-180 correct answers...Revise your answers.
Then read FA for the next 15 days, attempt NBME 5,6 offline.
then again Cover you weaknesses in the next 10-15 days and attempt NBME 11,12 after that.

At this point in time..Only scores of NBME 11 and 12 matter..So, Dont panic about scores..No need to Study anything else except FA/KAPLAN

Revise answers of NBME 11,12,6 and take your time revising it. Use wikipedia..search for the answers online..Discuss it with your friends..Revise any topics which require memorization and then after a couple of days, attempt NBME 7 and 13 on the same day. 7 in the morning and 13 in the evening.. You will be able to take step 1 by the end of May or the start of June with this schedule..Good luck!!!
Thank You so much nouman for such a nice long and detailed avdice.. i really appreciate it .. when is ur exam btw? how r u doing with the NBME's and stuff? keep us posted
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Thank You so much nouman for such a nice long and detailed avdice.. i really appreciate it .. when is ur exam btw? how r u doing with the NBME's and stuff? keep us posted
Np..Dont forget to remember me in your prayers.. I am almost done with all the NBMES. Had average scores.. Just left with NBME 13. Heard its pretty tough.. My exam is approaching fast..in a week..and I am already sick of studies..!!
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Np..Dont forget to remember me in your prayers.. I am almost done with all the NBMES. Had average scores.. Just left with NBME 13. Heard its pretty tough.. My exam is approaching fast..in a week..and I am already sick of studies..!!
yeah will surely do that! wish u all the best!
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I searched google extensively and didn't find it!!!

Anyone pleasee? I really need them!!! I only got the first 3 forms
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Well i took nbme 11 and i failed by 10 points....felt pretty depressed after the fact but today i went through my detailed wrong answers and have seen that i 75 percent of questions i got wrong, i knew the right answer and picked the wrong one last second, or that i jumped to an answer without reading the question all the way through..

my problem is that i always think they are trying to trick me!!! sometimes i feel that if the answer is too easy then it is wrong and i go a different direction last second!!!

That was one of my problems another one was that i just wasn't brushed up enough because i gave it without looking at my first aid for a few days...im sure if i reviewed my fa cover to cover before giving it i would have scored higher

well the plan is now to review first aid in its entirety again and take nbme 12 in 2 weeks

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Well i took nbme 11 and i failed by 10 points....felt pretty depressed after the fact but today i went through my detailed wrong answers and have seen that i 75 percent of questions i got wrong, i knew the right answer and picked the wrong one last second, or that i jumped to an answer without reading the question all the way through..

my problem is that i always think they are trying to trick me!!! sometimes i feel that if the answer is too easy then it is wrong and i go a different direction last second!!!

That was one of my problems another one was that i just wasn't brushed up enough because i gave it without looking at my first aid for a few days...im sure if i reviewed my fa cover to cover before giving it i would have scored higher

well the plan is now to review first aid in its entirety again and take nbme 12 in 2 weeks

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A failed NBME can be a very powerful weapon.
For the next 2 weeks you'll probably hit those books like you've never before hit them!

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For the next 2 weeks you'll probably hit those books like you've never before hit them!

Good luck, and may god help all of us in our final leap
Thanks for this!! It's a big help for me!

I'm planning to do an online nbme on April 18 whether I'm prepared or not.

It's funny actually why I chose that date. A close friend of mine invited me to go drinking after her oral exams (April 18) in her Neurology residency. I thought I'd take an nbme on the same date so that I can drown my sorrows in liquor when we hit the bar later that day...

My original plan was on the first week of April, but since I keep postponing it (I never feel prepared enough...) I guess this "night out" will push me. I really want to do a baseline test on where I am...
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Thanks for this!! It's a big help for me!

I'm planning to do an online nbme on April 18 whether I'm prepared or not.

It's funny actually why I chose that date. A close friend of mine invited me to go drinking after her oral exams (April 18) in her Neurology residency. I thought I'd take an nbme on the same date so that I can drown my sorrows in liquor when we hit the bar later that day...

My original plan was on the first week of April, but since I keep postponing it (I never feel prepared enough...) I guess this "night out" will push me. I really want to do a baseline test on where I am...


Good luck on your NBME!

If you do good --> Drink up and celebrate!
If you do bad ---> Drink up coz its a good reason to

Let us know how it goes, I think you should be good! You have a lot of knowledge!
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Good luck on your NBME!

If you do good --> Drink up and celebrate!
If you do bad ---> Drink up coz its a good reason to

Let us know how it goes, I think you should be good! You have a lot of knowledge!
LOL!! Thanks!

I'll be very happy with a 220... I don't want to set my target too high yet, I might get heartbroken.

Thanks again for the encouragement! See ya around!
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For the next 2 weeks you'll probably hit those books like you've never before hit them!

Good luck, and may god help all of us in our final leap
Definitely bro...i feel like my ass is on fire right now lol...at the end of the day this is just a practice test....and i know where i messed up, grind time...what doesn't kill you makes you stronger

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LOL!! Thanks!

I'll be very happy with a 220... I don't want to set my target too high yet, I might get heartbroken.

Thanks again for the encouragement! See ya around!
Definitely plausible and should happen...i seriously just stared at my screen and laughed at the retarded mistakes i made....just be confident, thats what i lacked and it showed...time to get this info down pact and ALWAYS go with your gut...
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LOL!! Thanks!

I'll be very happy with a 220... I don't want to set my target too high yet, I might get heartbroken.

Thanks again for the encouragement! See ya around!
How do you have time to write detailed posts (very helpful BTW) and study so much?!!

You'll do fine on your NBME. But it's still a good plan to drink right after regardless of the outcome...like Hope2P said.

When are you planning on taking the real thing?
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How do you have time to write detailed posts (very helpful BTW) and study so much?!!

You'll do fine on your NBME. But it's still a good plan to drink right after regardless of the outcome...like Hope2P said.

When are you planning on taking the real thing?
LOL! I'm planning to do it on the last week of May or some time in June.
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