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Help I still dont know if this will work or not

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I still wanna know if this is a good plan or not , i asked few month ago but didnt really get a final answer , now I have to know since I want to start my preperations next week ,

ARE THESE BOOKS ENOUGH TO GET 240+ RESULT IN USMLE STEP 1 ? if you see any better recommendation I would be thankful

Pathology >> Goljan RR
Physio >> BRS physiology
Biochem >>Biochemestry Rapid Review
Pharma , Micro , Genetics , Anatomy >> Kaplan LN
Neuroanatomy >> High Yield Neuroanatomy
Ethics >> Concard Fisher ethics book
and ofcourse first aid book and Qbanks

please I have to know if there are better choices or anything missing before I buy these books

Thanks alot , Good luck all
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Personally, I didn't like BRS physio. I think you'd be better off with Kaplan or something else.
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how much time do you have ?


Plan is excellent. but no one can say yes or no on this quetion: ARE THESE BOOKS ENOUGH TO GET 240+ RESULT IN USMLE STEP 1 ?

it depends on you. i think about 60-70% students taking step I are using these books ( there can be minimal variations), but some pass, some get score <220 or > 220.

my point is that it depends only on you. how you utilize them and use your knowledge to think not to just guess the answer. majorly the concepts are asked on usmle not the facts ( as far i know of course ).


In summary the plan is very good. stick to it & use qbank. that how it works.


P.s. inculed online NBME-s too.
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Personally, I didn't like BRS physio. I think you'd be better off with Kaplan or something else.
Thanks for the advice , I also heard that it is not that good so I think I might change this ,
what do u think about the rest ? are they the best ?
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how much time do you have ?


Plan is excellent. but no one can say yes or no on this quetion: ARE THESE BOOKS ENOUGH TO GET 240+ RESULT IN USMLE STEP 1 ?

it depends on you. i think about 60-70% students taking step I are using these books ( there can be minimal variations), but some pass, some get score <220 or > 220.

my point is that it depends only on you. how you utilize them and use your knowledge to think not to just guess the answer. majorly the concepts are asked on usmle not the facts ( as far i know of course ).


In summary the plan is very good. stick to it & use qbank. that how it works.


P.s. inculed online NBME-s too.
I have alot of time , it is not really a concern for me
Well I know it depends on the person , For me I am not a super student , I am average , but I am hard worker , I Need this so hard that I am going to do whatever it takes !! but still sometimes there are better books and sources and I want to use the best

thanks alot for the reply
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there is no need for BRS and lippincot
-stick to kaplan notes & videos xcept pathology
-do conrad fischer ethics and highyield neuro
-goljan pathology with audio
-thorough use of fa and uworld
-if you can do this very well and is a good exam taker,you can score >260
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there is no need for BRS and lippincot
-stick to kaplan notes & videos xcept pathology
-do conrad fischer ethics and highyield neuro
-goljan pathology with audio
-thorough use of fa and uworld
-if you can do this very well and is a good exam taker,you can score >260
goodluck
so looks like i am not going to buy BRS phsyiology
and i didnt mention lippincot at all

thanks , oh > 260 !! I wish i can get it but i dont think so
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this is actually so effed up that we have to use 10+ books for a year or so to take one *king test.
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this is actually so effed up that we have to use 10+ books for a year or so to take one *king test.
Life is hard .. Harder in our case
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so looks like i am not going to buy BRS phsyiology
and i didnt mention lippincot at all

thanks , oh > 260 !! I wish i can get it but i dont think so
sorry,thought u mentioned lipincot Bch....my head was full
& who says you cant make 260???those that made it neva had two heads buddy.......................................always see the sky as your steping stone & not your limit so when you fall,you can fall on it
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this is actually so effed up that we have to use 10+ books for a year or so to take one *king test.
yeah i know. my biggest fear is that I dont get a good result or I fail to get a residency .I will regret entering medical school.
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sorry,thought u mentioned lipincot Bch....my head was full
& who says you cant make 260???those that made it neva had two heads buddy.......................................always see the sky as your steping stone & not your limit so when you fall,you can fall on it
gluck
thanks for inspiration. I am gonna do my best and hope it works with me
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I personally agree with all of the books except for the KLN Micro. I believe you should use CMMRS. Also add Question banks and FA. Then you're all set to go!

If you're still in doubt, you might want to check the USMLE recommended threads on this website. They have had polls for the best books of each subjects. They are really helpful! All the best!
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