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Old 05-27-2016
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Help IMG Mom

Hello everyone,
i'm very new to this forum and i joined because i believe i'll find the help that i need.
i'm an IMG Mom, graduated from Medical school in 2010 and recently had to relocate to the US. i'm planning to take my USMLE step 1 in December and i don't really know where to start from.

Please can i get a plan that will actually fit with about 8 hrs of study (i hope i'll be able to squeeze this much from the total 24 hours with my baby and all ) per day and will cover everything i need to score a 250 on the exam?
And the best combination of study materials?? i learnt FA is a must. What else should i add?

Also i really believe that i need a lot of motivation! Are there study groups i can join on Skype?

Thank you very much in anticipation of your responses.
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All is possible

start by questions!

thats what i like do 5 questions and go read the topics for those 5 ,,,then the same ,,,etc until u cover everything,,

I hate passive reading thats why i like question style reeading
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Thank you very much fever 99...i'll try that. Thanks for replying.
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I have a similar plan. I'll start by tomorrow and try to do the exam on December. I hope it is doable.

I will be studying First Aid + Uworld for everything. I will have a look at Kaplan behavioral science, but not anything else.

I haven't taken the decision whether to study pathoma or not. When I start with pathology I'll see how things go, but I feel that FA contains way more information than what my brain can retain

Hope that's enough.

Good luck.

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hi there
also sailing in the same boat .. i have a 3 month old daughter
planning to take step 1 in oct
thanks fever ! great idea
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Can we all form a serious study group or is it better to join an already existing serious study group? i really need the 'peer motivation'
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Can we all form a serious study group or is it better to join an already existing serious study group? i really need the 'peer motivation'

Do working professionals barely able to devote that 8 hours also count?
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Do working professionals barely able to devote that 8 hours also count?
I don't get your question hellfire...
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Wish you the best of luck. We all have trials that we must overcome!
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I don't get your question hellfire...
You posted a figure of 8 hours you shall be able to squeeze out per day ... so was asking if for the proposed whats app group, the criteria mentioned by me gets included or is a no go?
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