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Planning Exam in 1.5 Months; Study Schedule!!

So 2 weeks ago I started with this thread/schedule:
(What I have finished is in Green and What I still have to do is in Red)
(Exam in 2 months; Study Schedule !!)

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**Doing Kaplan Qbank as much as I can while following this plan**

1) Starting with the three P's:
I finished off Pharm and Physiology in the month of March.

2) April 5th to April 15th: Pathology
-sources: Pathoma Videos + KLN (my own notes on Kaplan Book)


3) April 16th to April 25th: Work on Weak Areas
I will be using Kaplan Lecture Notes for all of these.

-Neuro: also using HY Neuro - this will prolly take me 3 days.
-Micro: Viruses (1 day)

-Beh. Sci: Biostats (0.5 day)
-Genetics, Immunology (1 day)
-Phys: Renal, Cardiac calculations (2 days)
-Path: Msk/Skin disorders, GIT Disorders (1 day)
-Pharm: Antibacterials/virals, Adrenergic pharm (2 days)
-Biochem: A few key enzymes, GSD's (0.5 day)

4)April 26th: Give an NBME !!
5)April 27th: Start DIT !!
So as you can see, I still have to finish off working on Neuro, Micro and Biochem. Then take an NBME and start on DIT. After a lot of contemplation on what sources to use for Neuro and Micro I have finally decided.

Here is my new plan -

1) April 24th to April 30th:
-Neuro (Kaplan Vids + Notes)
-100 cases of Medical Ethics
-Micro (Kaplan Notes)
-Biochem (FA)

2) April 30th: NBME 5 or 6

3) May 1st: Start DIT
(try to finish within 3 weeks)

I am hoping to finish DIT by May 20th and that will give me about 2 weeks to my exam. My eligibility period ends June 30th but I want to be READY for the exam by the first week of June.

Any advice or suggestions are welcome! And if anyone wants to tag along for the DIT ride, let me know, we can work on it together and keep each other motivated!
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what are your stats right now? (UW and latest NBME)

did you book your date?
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what are your stats right now? (UW and latest NBME)

did you book your date?
Haven't booked my date yet.
Qbank - doing it subject wise and using it as a learning tool. Only done about 5 blocks so far.
NBME - taking it on Sunday hopefully and that will be the real assessment of where I stand.


What about you? You're planning on your exam around the same time right?
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New Schedule looks great!
Good luck!

[Here I am to follow the new thread!]
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Update:

-Finished the first 3 chapters for neuro. Pretty small chapters. Gonna try doing a couple more chapters before sleeping tonight.
-Finished 50 cases out of 100 medical ethics cases. Pretty good read!
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-Finished the first 3 chapters for neuro. Pretty small chapters. Gonna try doing a couple more chapters before sleeping tonight.
-Finished 50 cases out of 100 medical ethics cases. Pretty good read!
Good job!
I didn't get a chance to touch path GI today.. I js got home 15 mins ago (11.00 pm) and I am too tired. I guess Im gonu have to catch up tom
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I didn't get a chance to touch path GI today.. I js got home 15 mins ago (11.00 pm) and I am too tired. I guess Im gonu have to catch up tom
Oh ok. What do you do at the hospital? I have no clinical experience yet but I am excited to start my rotations in the summer (hopefully!).


Done two more chapters of Neuro. Thats 5 down out of 11 (did almost 2.5 hours of videos today). Have about 6.5 hours of videos left...gonna be a long day tomorrow trying to get most of it done!!
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So 2 weeks ago I started with this thread/schedule:
(What I have finished is in Green and What I still have to do is in Red)
(Exam in 2 months; Study Schedule !!)



So as you can see, I still have to finish off working on Neuro, Micro and Biochem. Then take an NBME and start on DIT. After a lot of contemplation on what sources to use for Neuro and Micro I have finally decided.

Here is my new plan -

1) April 24th to April 30th:
-Neuro (Kaplan Vids + Notes)
-100 cases of Medical Ethics
-Micro (Kaplan Notes)
-Biochem (FA)

2) April 30th: NBME 5 or 6

3) May 1st: Start DIT
(try to finish within 3 weeks)

I am hoping to finish DIT by May 20th and that will give me about 2 weeks to my exam. My eligibility period ends June 30th but I want to be READY for the exam by the first week of June.

Any advice or suggestions are welcome! And if anyone wants to tag along for the DIT ride, let me know, we can work on it together and keep each other motivated!
Looking good. BTW for DIT, are you following the videos or doing the online $$ version??

Keep us updated on your progress and good luck.
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Funny and scary at the same time that I have been basically making a review schedule and when I looked at your post they are almost the same.

Qbank has been great so far, however I really need to spend a lot more time on it then I have been giving it these past two weeks. I need to hurry up and get to at least 80% finish before I buy UWorld.

Medical ethics really helped me a lot on the NBME I took brought me to average. I need to finish some of the cases I skipped and hopefully UW questions will get me to above average there.

HY neuro, basically neuro has been a rough subject for me and I see it continue to be rough. I need to spend a lot of time here, I'm started on Monday, I read through so many chapters today in HY plus I used RR for some of the pathology topics.
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Haven't booked my date yet.
Qbank - doing it subject wise and using it as a learning tool. Only done about 5 blocks so far.
NBME - taking it on Sunday hopefully and that will be the real assessment of where I stand.


What about you? You're planning on your exam around the same time right?
yea, i'm planning to take the exam first week of june
which nbme are you doing this weekend? i'm going to do form 12 on saturday or sunday and hopefully score 205+.
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nice plan...donno why i cant schedule my studies well..i try hard to make plan but fail to stick to it..m listening kaplan vidz..pharma this time..still left with physio n path goljan..doin UW n FA as well..donno how m gonna do it..i had taken slot but m not ready yet ..will extend..can i hope u guys will help me in making well study plan?????...if i extend ..m having 4 months ..need a plan ..a rock solid one...itz urgent...help me folks ..plzzzz
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Oh ok. What do you do at the hospital? I have no clinical experience yet but I am excited to start my rotations in the summer (hopefully!).


Done two more chapters of Neuro. Thats 5 down out of 11 (did almost 2.5 hours of videos today). Have about 6.5 hours of videos left...gonna be a long day tomorrow trying to get most of it done!!
Lol!
I don't do anything at the hospital. I had to take my sister to the hospital since she had a surgery yesterday. I spend half the day yesterday and half of the day today.. I am gonu have to start studyn in 2 hrs (after my nap). I don't have clinical experience either. But ye I am excited to start it as well.
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Lol!
I don't do anything at the hospital. I had to take my sister to the hospital since she had a surgery yesterday. I spend half the day yesterday and half of the day today.. I am gonu have to start studyn in 2 hrs (after my nap). I don't have clinical experience either. But ye I am excited to start it as well.
Hope everything went well with your sister.
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Looking good. BTW for DIT, are you following the videos or doing the online $$ version??

Keep us updated on your progress and good luck.
Hey,

For DIT I have the videos so just going to watch those.

Thanks and good luck to you as well!


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Funny and scary at the same time that I have been basically making a review schedule and when I looked at your post they are almost the same.

Qbank has been great so far, however I really need to spend a lot more time on it then I have been giving it these past two weeks. I need to hurry up and get to at least 80% finish before I buy UWorld.

Medical ethics really helped me a lot on the NBME I took brought me to average. I need to finish some of the cases I skipped and hopefully UW questions will get me to above average there.

HY neuro, basically neuro has been a rough subject for me and I see it continue to be rough. I need to spend a lot of time here, I'm started on Monday, I read through so many chapters today in HY plus I used RR for some of the pathology topics.
haha that is funny. How is your schedule coming a long ? I am always a day or two behind some how. Neuro is one of my weakest courses as well but since yesterday I've been doing KLN Vids and I think I am finally getting the hang of it! Hope your studying is going good!

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yea, i'm planning to take the exam first week of june
which nbme are you doing this weekend? i'm going to do form 12 on saturday or sunday and hopefully score 205+.
I am planning on doing NBME 5 or 6 this weekend. May be I'll do some NBME's offline (1-4) just to get in the groove before starting DIT. Let us know how it goes! Good luck.

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nice plan...donno why i cant schedule my studies well..i try hard to make plan but fail to stick to it..m listening kaplan vidz..pharma this time..still left with physio n path goljan..doin UW n FA as well..donno how m gonna do it..i had taken slot but m not ready yet ..will extend..can i hope u guys will help me in making well study plan?????...if i extend ..m having 4 months ..need a plan ..a rock solid one...itz urgent...help me folks ..plzzzz

What is your new schedule ? If you need any help, let me know

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Lol!
I don't do anything at the hospital. I had to take my sister to the hospital since she had a surgery yesterday. I spend half the day yesterday and half of the day today.. I am gonu have to start studyn in 2 hrs (after my nap). I don't have clinical experience either. But ye I am excited to start it as well.
Oh ok.. Well hope your sister is doing well now! Good luck studying!
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Hey,

For DIT I have the videos so just going to watch those.

Thanks and good luck to you as well!




haha that is funny. How is your schedule coming a long ? I am always a day or two behind some how. Neuro is one of my weakest courses as well but since yesterday I've been doing KLN Vids and I think I am finally getting the hang of it! Hope your studying is going good!



I am planning on doing NBME 5 or 6 this weekend. May be I'll do some NBME's offline (1-4) just to get in the groove before starting DIT. Let us know how it goes! Good luck.



What is your new schedule ? If you need any help, let me know



Oh ok.. Well hope your sister is doing well now! Good luck studying!
well i need a lot of help...i took my slot of may june july..but i don feel prepared yet as lot to do..still left with my 3 Ps ..i mean i did it before but haphazardly..2 years back..now starting again...i usually listen to kaplan vidz in morning then do UW n FA in evenings..but itz not enough for me,,need to extract more from my day..plz tell me how to complete ..i mean how to study everything in one day..path pharma physio...do UW n FA as well...i wanna confess m addicted to surfing..donno what keeps me engrossed n time simply flies n i regret at the end of day,,,,that i didnt study well..plz help me
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well i need a lot of help...i took my slot of may june july..but i don feel prepared yet as lot to do..still left with my 3 Ps ..i mean i did it before but haphazardly..2 years back..now starting again...i usually listen to kaplan vidz in morning then do UW n FA in evenings..but itz not enough for me,,need to extract more from my day..plz tell me how to complete ..i mean how to study everything in one day..path pharma physio...do UW n FA as well...i wanna confess m addicted to surfing..donno what keeps me engrossed n time simply flies n i regret at the end of day,,,,that i didnt study well..plz help me
Well firstly, don't feel like you need to do everything in one day as thats not possible and it won't be efficient either. If your exam is in July then you still have May, June and some of July. For the three P's I decided to spend 10 days per subject! Read my KLN for Physio and Pharm ( and did questions from Q bank). For Path I did pathoma and read my notes from KLN (this took longer than 10 days). So basically go after each subject and you'll be happier once its done rather than taking a month trying to do each one and not finishing any!

So my advice is take about a month for the 3 p's ... get them down solid since thats about 60% of the exam. Then take about 2 weeks and review everything else that's HY .. like micro, neuro, genetics, immuno, etc (that's doable).

Then take an NBME (after the review). Then read first aid or do DIT and then take another NBME to see how much you've improved.

I have a hard time trying to consolidate each day with reading and then questions too. I started qbank but i've only finished about 300 questions! Planning on doing more n more questions as I get closer to my exam.

Good luck! Hope that helps!

(btw that was just my advice and my plan .. that's how I chose to follow it.)
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Islandcrazy, Hope2Pass - Thanks. She's fine now. We js brought her home in the morning.
Hope2Pass- I over slept and js woke up. I am now abt to start studyn!
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Hows your percentage on qbanks now?
I haven't done too many blocks. Only did about 300 questions so far on Pharm and Physio basically. Averaging around 50% but I started at 39% on my first block

Getting better on the Qbank overall though. Once I hit about 500 - 700 questions and include more than just 2 courses, I think it will give me a better idea of my cumulative average.
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I haven't done too many blocks. Only did about 300 questions so far on Pharm and Physio basically. Averaging around 50% but I started at 39% on my first block

Getting better on the Qbank overall though. Once I hit about 500 - 700 questions and include more than just 2 courses, I think it will give me a better idea of my cumulative average.
kaplan qbank or uworld?
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Kaplan Qbank.
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I dont know what tha heck, but my scores dropped in usmlerx due to last 5 blocks in the low 60ties....
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I haven't done too many blocks. Only did about 300 questions so far on Pharm and Physio basically. Averaging around 50% but I started at 39% on my first block

Getting better on the Qbank overall though. Once I hit about 500 - 700 questions and include more than just 2 courses, I think it will give me a better idea of my cumulative average.
When do you plan to focus on the Qbank, I mean just do qbank all day. The last three weeks or so?
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Kaplan Qbank.
Alright.. Myn is between 30-40% as well.. I only did 6% of the questions.. Iam doing them after each subject/system.
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I dont know what tha heck, but my scores dropped in usmlerx due to last 5 blocks in the low 60ties....
Are you doing them random timed or subjectwise ?

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When do you plan to focus on the Qbank, I mean just do qbank all day. The last three weeks or so?
I am planning on doing qbank in the last month of my prep. So starting May I will devote extra time just for Qbank (with DIT) ... but in the last 3 weeks it will be nothing else but Qbank + UW Notes + FA (repeat over n over again).

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Alright.. Myn is between 30-40% as well.. I only did 6% of the questions.. Iam doing them after each subject/system.
Oh ok. When are you planning on writing your exam? And which subjects have you done so far in the Qbank? I am about to start immuno, genetics and behavioral so hopefully that boosts up my score lol


Update: 3 chapters of Neuro left .. two major ones though (Brain stem and Spinal Cord). Its about 4 hours of videos so just gonna focus on those today. Might throw in a block of immuno questions to refresh myself lol
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Are you doing them random timed or subjectwise ?



I am planning on doing qbank in the last month of my prep. So starting May I will devote extra time just for Qbank (with DIT) ... but in the last 3 weeks it will be nothing else but Qbank + UW Notes + FA (repeat over n over again).



Oh ok. When are you planning on writing your exam? And which subjects have you done so far in the Qbank? I am about to start immuno, genetics and behavioral so hopefully that boosts up my score lol


Update: 3 chapters of Neuro left .. two major ones though (Brain stem and Spinal Cord). Its about 4 hours of videos so just gonna focus on those today. Might throw in a block of immuno questions to refresh myself lol
Hoping to take it sometime in June.. I didn't book the date yet. I am hoping to book it after I take an NBME. How abt you?
I did some random courses/systems that I did.. However, I didn't complete all the questions from those areas..
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Hoping to take it sometime in June.. I didn't book the date yet. I am hoping to book it after I take an NBME. How abt you?
I did some random courses/systems that I did.. However, I didn't complete all the questions from those areas..
Oh ok. Yeah I am planning on taking it first week of June although my eligibility ends June 30th. Hopefully I am ready by June.

Just did a block of 30 questions and scored 70% ...messed up a few Behavioral Questions - child milestones, legal issue ethics etc .. gonna review it later on.

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Oh ok. Yeah I am planning on taking it first week of June although my eligibility ends June 30th. Hopefully I am ready by June.

Just did a block of 30 questions and scored 70% ...messed up a few Behavioral Questions - child milestones, legal issue ethics etc .. gonna review it later on.

Back to Neuro for now
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70% is pretty good! Good job!
U should be ready by June!
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Yea, this I regarding timed random, this is how I do usmlerx.

I do qbook subjectwise
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Yea, this I regarding timed random, this is how I do usmlerx.

I do qbook subjectwise
Oh ok. Hope usmlerx is going good for u. Whats your study schedule like now? When are you taking an NBME ?
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Oh ok. Hope usmlerx is going good for u. Whats your study schedule like now? When are you taking an NBME ?
I am still on the neuro (takes the 2nd week of my time!) but its worth it!
I mean neuro is not the topic that you can skim and say - call me "crank" (if you know who teenage turtles are :-) )

I want to do biostats, molecular bio and revitalize a couple memorizable topics and then take the NBME in one or 2 weeks from now.

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One more thing I realized after I rescheduled the test: I did analyzie "WHAT" made me reschedule... and it was an internal feeling of being unsatisfied with my own preparation. Like I know my shady areas and have a feeling "oh, if only I had time to go through them..." Now I do have time.

I have 3 moleskine notebooks with notes from UW, they are lying in the dust for months already, I decided to get those notes to FA, make it a part of the "1st Taus read" and then during the 2nd read I do not have to run around with books falling out of my pockets... Cuz ill have only FA to work with.

After experience with a copy of FA'11 I do turn pages accurately, so the '12book will not fall apart again haha
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I am still on the neuro (takes the 2nd week of my time!) but its worth it!
I mean neuro is not the topic that you can skim and say - call me "crank" (if you know who teenage turtles are :-) )

I want to do biostats, molecular bio and revitalize a couple memorizable topics and then take the NBME in one or 2 weeks from now.

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One more thing I realized after I rescheduled the test: I did analyzie "WHAT" made me reschedule... and it was an internal feeling of being unsatisfied with my own preparation. Like I know my shady areas and have a feeling "oh, if only I had time to go through them..." Now I do have time.

I have 3 moleskine notebooks with notes from UW, they are lying in the dust for months already, I decided to get those notes to FA, make it a part of the "1st Taus read" and then during the 2nd read I do not have to run around with books falling out of my pockets... Cuz ill have only FA to work with.

After experience with a copy of FA'11 I do turn pages accurately, so the '12book will not fall apart again haha

lol that's a good idea. I might add my UW notes to FA as well. I printed them out and it was about 70 pages back n forth.

Are you gonna do DIT after you take that NBME or whats your plan?
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lol that's a good idea. I might add my UW notes to FA as well. I printed them out and it was about 70 pages back n forth.

Are you gonna do DIT after you take that NBME or whats your plan?
No, I am not going to waste my time on that, I will do the 2nd read of my condensed and heavy FA book.

How is your neuro studying going? what r u using for it? I do HY neuroanatomy, great book.
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Would you suggest Kaplan Qbank for subjectwise studying?
I didnt like it, its too broad, and not very HY, but I need to consolidate what I learned from HY neuro, otherwise it will go away....
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How is your neuro studying going? what r u using for it? I do HY neuroanatomy, great book.
I'm almost done Neuro. Just 2 chapters left. Didn't get much done yesterday. Gonna finish Neuro off today and start on Biochem from FA. Then focus the rest of the time on Micro till Sunday (when I take my NBME).

And I'm not using HY Neuro...just using Kaplan Notes and Videos (decided to watch all of them).
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Just did a block of Behavioral....got 61% and I thought it was one of my strong courses ...

Todays TO DO LIST -

-1 Chapter of Neuro left
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-Start Biochem from FA


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Just did a block of Behavioral....got 61% and I thought it was one of my strong courses ...

Todays TO DO LIST -

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Long day ahead ...
cuz "behavioral" is half biostats...
I bought Kaplan qbank - did a block of subjectwise neuro, got 72%.
Not too bad, though questions seemed easy enough
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cuz "behavioral" is half biostats...
I bought Kaplan qbank - did a block of subjectwise neuro, got 72%.
Not too bad, though questions seemed easy enough
Biostats and Behavioral in Kaplan are separated unlike USMLERx.
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Hope2pass, docsickoriski - Which on is better...HY neuro or Kaplan neuro?
to tell you the truth for me it worked this way - I read KLN back in a day and had a understanding of what is what... Now I had 1.5 weeks going through relatively thin (180 pages) of HY Neuro and I know that now I know what I should know for the test.
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I am going through Kaplan Neuro right now. The Neuro videos are USELESS! They are so garbage that even "garbage" seems to be an big understatement...

I am still gonna finish what I started though since I only have one chapter left

I think I will be using HY Neuro for the pictures and may be skim through it.

@DocSikorski - 72% in a Neuro block is amazing! I am hoping to do a neuro block soon. And also, the Behavioral block I did wasn't biostats. I haven't reviewed Behvioral Psychology/ Psych Pharmacology ...and the Child Milestones!! That's primarily where I was lost.
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I am going through Kaplan Neuro right now. The Neuro videos are USELESS! They are so garbage that even "garbage" seems to be an big understatement...

I am still gonna finish what I started though since I only have one chapter left

I think I will be using HY Neuro for the pictures and may be skim through it.

@DocSikorski - 72% in a Neuro block is amazing! I am hoping to do a neuro block soon. And also, the Behavioral block I did wasn't biostats. I haven't reviewed Behvioral Psychology/ Psych Pharmacology ...and the Child Milestones!! That's primarily where I was lost.
I see.
I did another one and got 65% so I guess those were just easy questions ine first block.

There are only like 250 qs in Kaplan qbank (Kbank) so maybe I will do all of them today. They are good compared to Usmle Consult (UC)
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I did another one and got 65% so I guess those were just easy questions ine first block.

There are only like 250 qs in Kaplan qbank (Kbank) so maybe I will do all of them today. They are good compared to Usmle Consult (UC)
whaaaa

How do you do 250 questions (5 blocks) in ONE day ?! Without reviewing the questions or reviewing only the questions you get wrong ??
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I did another one and got 65% so I guess those were just easy questions ine first block.

There are only like 250 qs in Kaplan qbank (Kbank) so maybe I will do all of them today. They are good compared to Usmle Consult (UC)

How can you do so many questions in a day? It takes me forever to look up every question and determine why the other questions were wrongs.
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How can you do so many questions in a day? It takes me forever to look up every question and determine why the other questions were wrongs.
Well, when I get the question right - I am 100% sure why it is right, and those that I got wrong - I usually stuck between 2 answers...
I do not even know how many questions I did during this year, but most of them do test same concepts... over and over again.
There are the same buzzwords, same presentations...
I seriously had 30-35 minutes left after I was done with these 2 blocks.
But what gets me sometimes is "splitting hair" between 2 close answers.

I think it is the lack of detail that I am experiencing now.
I do try to consolidate the details when I get something wrong, but I do not waste time reading through the stuff that I am sure about...
It is the most time saving principle.
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I am just confused whether I should do Kaplan or HY. I problie won't have the time to do both.
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Well, when I get the question right - I am 100% sure why it is right, and those that I got wrong - I usually stuck between 2 answers...
I do not even know how many questions I did during this year, but most of them do test same concepts... over and over again.
There are the same buzzwords, same presentations...
I seriously had 30-35 minutes left after I was done with these 2 blocks.
But what gets me sometimes is "splitting hair" between 2 close answers.

I think it is the lack of detail that I am experiencing now.
I do try to consolidate the details when I get something wrong, but I do not waste time reading through the stuff that I am sure about...
It is the most time saving principle.
Ah I see... I can't do that lol I have to read through the whole explanation once. When I go over the Qbank a second time, I will only go over the questions I got right or the ones I marked. Man, take your test already!! You're seem to be ready for it haha
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Can't really suggest what you should do since I didnt find the videos that helpful. But then again it keeps you going since you're listening to something rather than just reading on your own ...where sometimes you might get distracted easily.
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Ah I see... I can't do that lol I have to read through the whole explanation once. When I go over the Qbank a second time, I will only go over the questions I got right or the ones I marked. Man, take your test already!! You're seem to be ready for it haha
Everyone tells me that...
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Can't really suggest what you should do since I didnt find the videos that helpful. But then again it keeps you going since you're listening to something rather than just reading on your own ...where sometimes you might get distracted easily.
I guess I might read a chapter from both the books and then decide..
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Just finished the 100 cases of medical ethics. It was a good read and very informative. I did it like as if I'm doing question blocks. Got 80 out of 102 correct (78%)
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Good job!
Told u its good!

I did most of GI goljian annotating on my FA.. Have to finish it up in the morning.. It's so time consuming
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Told u its good!

I did most of GI goljian annotating on my FA.. Have to finish it up in the morning.. It's so time consuming
Yeah but I bet all the annotating is gonna help you out later!
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Hello, I'm in the process of preparing for my exam as well

I'm in the first read of my kaplan lecture notes...so how many questions do you think i should do per day? some days i get in a block but some days i don even get to do questionss....

GAAAA SO CONFUSING...I'M GOING MAD WITH THIS PREP!!!!

I'm almost done with kaplan patho..gonna start kaplan biochem next week..my plan is finish all kaplan lectures by may end.. TAKE AN NBME

jUNE WORK ON WEAK TOPICS..try n do high yield for neuro n molecular an goljan..

July do DIT...along w/ questions and then august give my exam..

as i have my eligibilty till september 30...

right now im only doing u world...do you think i should get one more qbanK? i'm onlly doing subject/ system wise questions on whatever i studied that day? when do you think i should focus heavily on mixed blocks? which month?

i HAVE the same problem..of not sticking to my plan properly.i need to be more strict with myself..

that's good you have a good plan..GOod luck for your exam!!! seems ur well prepared...

if you can help me out that would be great...
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Ye, finished Kbank neuro subjectwise with 70%.
Starting molecular bio with "HY Cell and Molecular Biology"

what are u working on now, Hope2Pass?
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Starting molecular bio with "HY Cell and Molecular Biology"

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Good job meng! I hope to start Neuro questions soon. I am trying to do some questions which is holding me back from my schedule but I decided that its better to focus on some questions before taking the NBME.

I working on Biochem ...didn't get time to start it yesterday. Will be doing questions in the Qbank from Immuno, Genetics, Beh Sci, Neuro, Embryo and Biochem.

I am thinking I need to spend some time finishing up as many questions as I can in like 3-4 days and then take the NBME. I want to finish Micro by Sunday ..so still gonna hope to finish everything according to this plan but just gonna push the NBME & DIT off by like 4 days lol
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Good job meng! I hope to start Neuro questions soon. I am trying to do some questions which is holding me back from my schedule but I decided that its better to focus on some questions before taking the NBME.

I working on Biochem ...didn't get time to start it yesterday. Will be doing questions in the Qbank from Immuno, Genetics, Beh Sci, Neuro, Embryo and Biochem.

I am thinking I need to spend some time finishing up as many questions as I can in like 3-4 days and then take the NBME. I want to finish Micro by Sunday ..so still gonna hope to finish everything according to this plan but just gonna push the NBME & DIT off by like 4 days lol

Sounds like a strong plan, stick to it!

what I've noticed is that I can solve at best 70-75% of whatever questions I can get my hands on... even NBME... but 70% on nbme is a low score =(
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what I've noticed is that I can solve at best 70-75% of whatever questions I can get my hands on... even NBME... but 70% on nbme is a low score =(
Yeah 70% on the NBME means 140 out of 200 questions ..and using the formula (1.4*NBME score) thats around 196-200 usmle score. I think at this point I'll be happy if I can my offline NBME score to around 150-160. I am thinking of taking a couple offline NBME forms before taking the online form as dwiqed poured out his wisdom on another thread
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Yeah..well to be honest I don't remember questions from any of them...Its been about 7-8 months since I last took them. I'm gonna try to do 1-5 offline. 7,11,12,13 online.
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It depends on how much time you spend on reading. If you spend most of the time reading then you wont have much time on questions.


right now im only doing u world...do you think i should get one more qbanK? i'm onlly doing subject/ system wise questions on whatever i studied that day? when do you think i should focus heavily on mixed blocks? which month?

UW should be used random, timed mixed blocks. How long did you get it for? Kaplan qbank could be used as a learning tool to do questions subjectwise. Anyway, in the last 4-5 weeks leading up to the exam you should be at random mixed blocks. (I am trying to get there asap as well )


if you can help me out that would be great...
Hope that helped. Good luck!
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I have usmle world until July 06...but planning to renew it till my exam..which will be in august sometime!!!

yeah i'm only doing questions subject based rite now...not yet doin mixed..

it takes forever..one block w/ revision is taking me 3-4 hours..b/ ci type out explanatinos to answers i got wrong...

how do you do questions? for how long do you do them in a day???
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Done GI (anat/physio/path/pharm) annotating.
Endo Physio - Out of 11 chapters in kaplan - Done 2 chapters of KLN +videos, 2 chapters KLN.
Now thinking of reviewing/annotating something else before I hit the bed...
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yeah i'm only doing questions subject based rite now...not yet doin mixed..

it takes forever..one block w/ revision is taking me 3-4 hours..b/ ci type out explanatinos to answers i got wrong...

how do you do questions? for how long do you do them in a day???
Yeah questions take long. If I read then I dont get time for too many questions. Basically this month I've been trying to review as much as I can. So far I've only been able to do about 350 questions.

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Endo Physio - Out of 11 chapters in kaplan - Done 2 chapters of KLN +videos, 2 chapters KLN.
Now thinking of reviewing/annotating something else before I hit the bed...
Nice! Good going buddy. Keep it up.


Update:
-Running behind my schedule since I still have to finish Biochem and Micro. I don't think I am taking an NBME on Sunday!!! I haven't allotted enough time to do questions. I am gonna finish Biochem and Micro and then focus at least 3-4 days on nothing but just questions .. get about 10 blocks done in the those 3-4 days and then take the NBME. That will shoot me up to around 800 questions done which will be good. I am using Kaplan Qbank btw. Suggestions ?
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Yeah questions take long. If I read then I dont get time for too many questions. Basically this month I've been trying to review as much as I can. So far I've only been able to do about 350 questions.



Nice! Good going buddy. Keep it up.


Update:
-Running behind my schedule since I still have to finish Biochem and Micro. I don't think I am taking an NBME on Sunday!!! I haven't allotted enough time to do questions. I am gonna finish Biochem and Micro and then focus at least 3-4 days on nothing but just questions .. get about 10 blocks done in the those 3-4 days and then take the NBME. That will shoot me up to around 800 questions done which will be good. I am using Kaplan Qbank btw. Suggestions ?
Don't leave the NBME for too late, where you don't have enough time to work on your weak areas.

I'm behind as well, realized that I didn't know my Neuro as well as I thought I did so I'm trying to finish that whole section in Kaplan Qbank.
Sunday-Friday: Pharm- yes I plan to spend alot of time since it my weak area.
Sat- Monday: Micro
Tuesday: Cardiology Physio
Then spend Wednesday-Saturday on Questions take NBME 7/11 that Sunday.
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Are you also using kaplan for neuroanatomy or only sticking to high yield?

what are you using for cell and molecular biology i heard that's also been tested highly on step...

are you going to do uworld later on? when areyou going to do mixed question blocks??
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every time u update ur study progress, this makes me feel like i need to study more

congrats bro, u doing good so far,and ur update dont make me feel lazy anymore..lol

am sure this time u will score well for the nmbe.

i was planing to do an nbme after doing uworld.


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every time u update ur study progress, this makes me feel like i need to study more

congrats bro, u doing good so far,and ur update dont make me feel lazy anymore..lol

am sure this time u will score well for the nmbe.

i was planing to do an nbme after doing uworld.


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I agree!
I know check to see where hope2pass is in the process everytime I wake up! Since it motivates to start my day early! And try to finish as much as I can before I head to bed.
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@islandcrazy: You are absolutely right. I shouldn't leave the NBME for later and to be honest, I am a little nervous to take it because I want to do good in it. I need the confidence and motivation after getting a good score on the NBME. Your schedule sounds good. According to your plan, it looks like you're planning on taking your NBME in 2 weeks from now (around May 12th) ... is that correct ?

@5hstar: Not sure if this was directed for islandcrazy or me but here you go...I used kaplan videos and notes for neuroanatomy. not gonna use hy since i dont want to spend anymore time on neuro...gonna do questions and move on from it. For biochem, I am using FA as well and some concepts from kaplan notes. I have UW notes as I did UW a while ago..so just gonna look over those notes and mainly focus on Kaplan Qbank questions. Gonna try doing mixed timed blocks after I start DIT...hopefully in a week or so.

@aj23 & @sukar: haha thanks guys, its a good motivation to write the updates on here to get positive feedback! I guess we all motivate each other in one way or the other aj23 - how much UW do you have left? and when is your exam?


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-I took yesterday (Saturday) off completely and went out n hung out with some friends. I got no work done yesterday so I am still in the same spot as I was on Friday night. I thought I'd take a regret free day off from studying and start fresh this week! So basically, from today (Sunday) to next Sunday ...1 week, I am going to finish biochem from FA, micro from Kaplan notes, and do 10 blocks of questions. Then ready or not, NBME's here I come !!

What's everyone else's plan looking like for this week?
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@5hStar: Also not sure who you directed your question at... but I did HY neuroscience book and today I will be doing Goljan CNS audio lectures and Pathoma. I'm doing the Kaplan Qbank subject wise because I really need to focus on some of my weak areas before I hit random, timed in UW which will be after my second NBME.

@Hope2Pass: Yup planning on taking a second NBME in two week. I took a first NBME in the first week of April because I needed to really understand my weak areas. It was basically a shock to the system but I'm happy I did it because I realised that I was lacking a lot of knowledge in some areas that I thought I knew. Gonna focus on Neuro, Pharm and Micro. Hopefully I can increase my NBME score.
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@islandcrazy - good luck with the NBME! I'll be taking it one week before you I think ..

Update on today:
-Reviewed 76 questions today.
-Read molecular biochem.


Tomorrow:
-Finish biochem.
-Do 1 or 2 blocks.
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I am in the middle of my molecular-bio review.
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I am in the middle of my molecular-bio review.
Kbank 70% so far...
i have currently finished 46% of uworld Qbank so far...
hoping to finish pharm by this week, and start the next sub.

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I am in the middle of my molecular-bio review.
Kbank 70% so far...
Good.. just starting my day in about an hour .. gonna start with some questions and then biochem.

What are you using to review biochem ?
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Good.. just starting my day in about an hour .. gonna start with some questions and then biochem.

What are you using to review biochem ?
dr. Hanson's KLN book is the best biochem review book nowadays.
Its pretty good, I used it.
+ I did lange flashcards, they are also ok, but not as good as KLN
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A little worried about meeting my goal of a passing score before starting UW...

Anyways I finish Neuro over the weekend, neuro has been really hard for me because its requires a lot of critical thinking also many of the symptoms are so close together for instance I keep missing up the demyelinations, still trying to find a good resource for it. (Anybody have any ideas?)

Moving on to Pharmacology, I'm doing the KLN for CNS Pharm along with Lange Cards and FA today. Hopefully I can finish those videos, memorize some of the key points and look over a few of the psychiatric illness that have been giving me difficulities. Plus do some KQbank questions.
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@hope to pass....i love this thread,,,am in...my exam in 57 days...currently revising kaplan..starting neuro today....
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James Fix, HY Neuro - is the best for me
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m doing pharma ..done with ANS n now moving on to cardiac n renal..also did substance abuse from kaplan behaviuoral...my UW subscription ending may 28 n still left with 89% to do...i cant finish more than 1 block a day...m doing in untimed tutor random mode...kinda learning tool...also studying psychiatry from FA..i wanna keep all areas of brain active..m planning to extend my elig ..will b taking in sept ,,,otherwise was scheduled for june..m lil relaxed coz i will get time to at least finish kaplan vidz if not lectures..hope2pass howz ur prep going n when r u taking?all the best to all..COUNT ME IN ..
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m doing pharma ..done with ANS n now moving on to cardiac n renal..also did substance abuse from kaplan behaviuoral...my UW subscription ending may 28 n still left with 89% to do...i cant finish more than 1 block a day...m doing in untimed tutor random mode...kinda learning tool...also studying psychiatry from FA..i wanna keep all areas of brain active..m planning to extend my elig ..will b taking in sept ,,,otherwise was scheduled for june..m lil relaxed coz i will get time to at least finish kaplan vidz if not lectures..hope2pass howz ur prep going n when r u taking?all the best to all..COUNT ME IN ..
@docmfn: dont worry, its takes me almost a day for doing a block in uw.
But ones you almost 50% done with it, u will feel much better, and the time u spend doing ur block is never a waste. just keep moving...u will smile later on
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@hope to pass....i love this thread,,,am in...my exam in 57 days...currently revising kaplan..starting neuro today....
Thanks buddy...Hope your prep is going well! Good luck

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Moving on to Pharmacology, I'm doing the KLN for CNS Pharm along with Lange Cards and FA today.
Good luck on Pharm! I am going back to it once I finish Micro. Its one of my major weaknesses too!!

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Never heard of this book .. is it the Kaplan Lecture notes ? Does this guy do live lectures too ?

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Thanks bud. I am hoping to take my exam in June ... hopefully the first week. If I am not ready then I will take it anytime before June 30th. My prep is going ok. Kinda slowed down over the weekend but picking up my pace now. Questions do take long, but since you've extended your eligibility period, I'd suggest you extend your subscription for UW as well and try to finish it with notes so you can review them later! Good Luck!
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She (Hansen) is the best Biochem teacher from the opinion of Goljan (he refers to her many times in his lectures). I saw her live in Chicago and loved her lectures. yes, if you open KLN biochem - she is the author of this book.
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Oh ok. Yeah I've heard goljan referring to her in the lectures. Ok thanks.
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-Almost finished with Biochem.
-Did one block of Immuno and got 65%...could've been better.


Time to review the block and finish off biochem after.
Hopefully I can get to Micro later tonight.
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What is the resource you're using for medical ethics?! I could use a good one.

BTW, I am doing a similar schedule but just using DIT, Goljan & UWorld and start May 7th. SO not looking forward to it, but just a part of life right now :-P

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Funny and scary at the same time that I have been basically making a review schedule and when I looked at your post they are almost the same.

Qbank has been great so far, however I really need to spend a lot more time on it then I have been giving it these past two weeks. I need to hurry up and get to at least 80% finish before I buy UWorld.

Medical ethics really helped me a lot on the NBME I took brought me to average. I need to finish some of the cases I skipped and hopefully UW questions will get me to above average there.

HY neuro, basically neuro has been a rough subject for me and I see it continue to be rough. I need to spend a lot of time here, I'm started on Monday, I read through so many chapters today in HY plus I used RR for some of the pathology topics.
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I'm almost done the Kaplan Videos for CNS Pharm and while I'm understand I'm pretty sure I won't be able to answer those questions because by the time I get to the next video I can't remember anything from the first video. So I decided to forgo the videos- note this isn't my first time watching them. I'm gonna spend the next few hours on banking GT CNS pharm cards, along with Lange.

@ParaMD- I used the Conrad Fischer Medical Ethics, the 100 cases are golden as I haven't encounter many different scenerios.
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Completed Endo Physio - Kaplan LN and videos plus half of the annotating in FA.
Was supposed to finish it and do path endo but too sick to do it today

ParaMD- Islandcrazy is right. 100 Cases by Conrad Fischer is what I did and Hope2Pass used (I rmr seeing it in this thread before) as well. I don't think I have heard of another book that can beat this.. The book is simple and easy.. It takes max 2 full days to read and do the questions.
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@islandcrazy & @sukar - Good job guys, that's good progress! I started slacking off this weekend and it carried over to today...so far this weekend & including today I only did 3 blocks of questions and biochem from FA (only 40 pages or so) My output decreased by a lot!

Planning to jump back into it starting tomorrow...Wish me luck since its May tomorrow !!
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@islandcrazy & @sukar - Good job guys, that's good progress! I started slacking this weekend and its carried onto now...so far this weekend I only did 3 blocks of questions and biochem from FA (only 40 pages or so) My output decreased by a lot!

Planning to jump back into it starting tomorrow...Wish me luck since its May tomorrow !!
Good luck!
Trust me Im way behind.. Just when I thought I was going to catch up my progress slowed down even worse than before by my suppressed immune system and the weather acting together! lol!
Thanks for reminding me its May 1st tom! Hopefully we can go faster!!
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Trust me Im way behind.. Just when I thought I was going to catch up my progress slowed down even worse than before by my suppressed immune system and the weather acting together! lol!
Thanks for reminding me its May 1st tom! Hopefully we can go faster!!
Thanks. Hope you get better and good luck with your study schedule!
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Thanks!
I felt really guilty for not being behind.. And kinda went the stress when you mentioned "May 1st". So I opened behavioural kaplan LN and reviewed a chapter and annotated it on FA.
Now I am thinking abt what to do since my eyes are sleepy but I still feel like covering something else before i sleep...
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I felt really guilty for not being behind.. And kinda went the stress when you mentioned "May 1st". So I opened behavioural kaplan LN and reviewed a chapter and annotated it on FA.
Now I am thinking abt what to do since my eyes are sleepy but I still feel like covering something else before i sleep...
haha that's good. it worked! I've been doing questions so far but gonna review some more biochem after ... just the metabolic biochem and then call it a night n start micro tomorrow!

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Good luck
So ur plan was to stress me out? :P
Questions - That's nice. Good luck reviewing biochem!
I think I am js going to hit the bed.. bz I js wasted 15 mins going back and forth between fb/hotmail/this pg thinking abt what I should do...
Tom MAY 1st I shall wake up early and start studyn!!
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Questions - That's nice. Good luck reviewing biochem!
I think I am js going to hit the bed.. bz I js wasted 15 mins going back and forth between fb/hotmail/this pg thinking abt what I should do...
Tom MAY 1st I shall wake up early and start studyn!!
yes that was the plan

My sleeping hasn't changed at all but I've random days where I wake up early...I'll try to wake up and start my day early as well! I found it more productive during the day.

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My sleeping hasn't changed at all but I've random days where I wake up early...I'll try to wake up and start my day early as well! I found it more productive during the day.

Good luck buddy and happy studying starting tomorrow! Its crunch time!
Errr!
So I just woke up at 10.30. More like I forced myself to wake up. I got even more sick! Hate it! I am going to eat and get some studyn done before I pass out again..
Good luck studyn!
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So I just woke up at 10.30. More like I forced myself to wake up. I got even more sick! Hate it! I am going to eat and get some studyn done before I pass out again..
Good luck studyn!
I woke up even later than that...I slept in again coz I ended up sleeping at 4 am. Will be up late tonight to study again ... Going to start study in about 2 hours.
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I woke up even later than that...I slept in again coz I ended up sleeping at 4 am. Will be up late tonight to study again ... Going to start study in about 2 hours.
I didn't really feel like annotating fa for endo physio. So I just did Male Repro Physio from kaplan LN. Still need to watch the video..

Atleast u slept at 4am and got studying done last night..
I slept at 12 am and woke up at 10 am.
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Sounds like a good plan man. Stick to it! When is your exam btw? Did you sign up for a date ?

My plan for this week is to -
-Finish Micro. (no other readings for the week)
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Sounds like a good plan man. Stick to it! When is your exam btw? Did you sign up for a date ?

My plan for this week is to -
-Finish Micro. (no other readings for the week)
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-Do about 10 blocks (460 questions) from Qbank (1 down, 9 to go)
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Good luck everyone!
I am stil waiting for the ecfmg to process my new application and a payment that I made a couple weeks ago.

I am thinking - end of may, mid june.

What do u use for micro?
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I am thinking - end of may, mid june.

What do u use for micro?
I am using Kaplan Lecture Notes since I have my notes in there as well.
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