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12 weeks to go even if I deduct only the travel time I'll log.
I decided to make my schedule for next 02 weeks. This is even more practical than the last one which was meant for 1 week & lasted exactly 3days.

Covered till today:
KLN & videos, FA: First Read
KLN 2nd read: Micro 38pgs
UW: 26%
Kbank: 23%
UWSA 1: 212

Next 02 weeks' Schedule:
28/05- 07/06: 1 block of UWorld and Kaplan Qbank each except on 30/05, 03/04 & 04/04 = Total 08 blocks each.

KLN 2nd read: Micro
28/05: Virology (28pgs) + review Qs.
29/05: Mycology (13pgs) + Parasitology (16pgs) + Review Qs = 29pgs
30/05: Otherwise committed DAY OFF
31/05: Clinical Infectious diseases (27pgs)- 1st read
01/06: Comparative micro (14pgs) + Flow charts & clue sheets (14pgs) = 28pgs.
02/06: Gen Micro (07pgs) + Medically Imp Bacteria (23pgs) = 30pgs
03/06 & 04/06: TRAVELING
05/06: Medically Imp Bacteria (30pgs)
06/06: Medically Imp Bacteria (30pgs)
07/06: Medically Imp Bacteria (25pgs) + Review Qs
08/06: Microbial Genetics (31pgs) + Review Qs + Review wrong answers of Tests 5-10 of both Qbanks
09/06: FA RR + Review wrong answers of Tests 11-15 of both Qbanks

10/06
: Take an NBME online.
I'll be taking this NBME with 10 weeks to go. Any suggestions which Form I should buy considering it is a rather early stage still?
I was thinking 7 but is it too early to take 7? I really need some guidance here.

:sorry: Hope I can stick to this schedule.
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Info Update Day 1

Covered Today:
1 Block UW and Kbank: Got 65% on UW for once and then got 56% on Kbank ! Such difference in the same day.
08pgs of KLN Micro so far. Will try to do the remaining 20pgs of my target in the next 2hrs before I sleep

Tomorrow's Target:
1 Block UW & Kbank
Mycology & Parasitology: KLN Micro (29pgs)

Nobody suggesting anything about which NBME I should take?! . Please I need to buy it before next Sunday.
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Thumbs Up Update Day 1

Finished reading Virology from KLN. Target for the day achieved . Did the chap review & even got 21/29 .
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Unhappy Update Day 2

Didn't do anything it seems! Why does life happen outside prep when I'm trying to pass Step 1?!

Today:
1 block UW
5pgs of KLN Micro

Not done: 1 block Kbank, 09pgs of Mycology & 16 pgs of Parasitology I had planned for today .

Wavering too much!

Tomorrow:
DAY OFF! MIB3

Will cover day after hopefully!
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Unhappy Update Day 4

Took the day off yesterday & had some fun!
But then worked up a huge backlog

Anyways back to logging the Time table:
Finished today:
1 block UW & KBank with reviews
Mycology from KLN Micro (09pgs) + review Qs (07)

Will try to do a couple of pages of Parasitology before sleeping.
I'm just amazed how much time even the 2nd read is taking, but then old brain cells can't retain 5month old stuff so well anyways .

Tomorrow's target:
1 Block of UW and KBank.
Finish Parasitoloy,
Read thru Clinical Infectious diseases from KLN (27pgs); decided not to take notes into FA from these.

On a side note, I've made up my mind to do NBME 11 next week since no suggestions were coming through.

I have been doing <7hrs these last few days instead of my target of building up stamina for 10hrs a day .
Will try to get back on track ASAP although I don't know how .
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Unhappy Update Day 5

Running behind my schedule by two days

Today:
1 block of UW & KBank, the only saving grace is my scores are starting to look up. Finally!!
06pgs Parasitology!
Will try to finish rest tonite

Tomorrow:
1 Block UW & FA
Clinical Infectious disease (27pgs)

Backlog (53pgs):
Comparative Micro, Flow charts & Clue sheets (28pgs)
General Micro (07pgs)
Bacteriology (18pgs)

Plus there is travel coming up so I am distracted even more worrying about it and how much time is wasted in packing & traveling. Soooo irritating!
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Running behind my schedule by 03 days now

Today:
1 block of UW & KBank. Scores are holding up.
12 Review Questions Parasitology
Clinical Infectious disease (07/27pgs), Will try to finish rest tonite

Tomorrow & Day After: Traveling

Backlog (78pgs):+ any remaining pages I can't cover tonite
Comparative Micro, Flow charts & Clue sheets (28pgs)
General Micro (07pgs)
Bacteriology (43pgs)
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I think first nbme 12 is good...

thats what im plannin to do...

I'm gonna save nbme 7 till right before the exam!!!
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I think first nbme 12 is good...

thats what im plannin to do...

I'm gonna save nbme 7 till right before the exam!!!
I'm also saving 7 for the last. I saw the poll on this forum and 11 & 12 had almost same number of votes so I'll do these first & then go on to 7.

If I remember right you are planning for Sep, right? What r u doing for Path?
I don't think I can do Goljan now because what I hear is it's too vast. I got a link for Pathoma text so I'll try that once i finish my 2nd read of FA & KLN. Trying to get the videos for that.
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Yes you are right.. I'm planning to give in mid september..

it seems ur an IMG from india as well? yeah so am I...

whr did u do your mbbs?

Patho..I did kaplan barone videos only once.. i personally feel thats not enough for me..

depending on how i do on patho on the nbme im planning to give at the end ofmonth.. i will decide between pathoma or goljan..

If i do goljan.. i'm just going to listen to his audios.. i def don't have time to read each page in his book its too vast for the last stages of preparation...

how many times did u do kaplan notes and videos?
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A friend sent me this file. It is the PDF of the audio files. I don't know whether it is any better but see if it works for you.
I'm trying to attach it.
BTW anyone has Winrar setup file please?. A lot of files are in Winrar & I can't open them.
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File Type: pdf Goljan_Audio_Transcripts__125p_.pdf (1.27 MB)
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Unhappy Update Day 7-9

Effectively did nothing... All due to travel delays

Today:
Reviewed a block of UW & KBank that I had done earlier but couldn't review.

Tomorrow:
1 block of UWorld & Kbank
Try to cover as much of that backlog in Micro as possible. I don't know how but target is minimum 45pgs.

Please God :sorry: make my life boring till the exams. I can't take a hit to my schedule any more.
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Default Update day 10

Still not catching up to my schedule Just chronically tired!

Today:
1 block UW & KBank with review
None of the Micro backlog that I had planned to cover

Tomorrow:
1 block Kbank & UW
Micro backlog: Target 45pgs, again! I don't how I'll do it but...

Bchem planned to review with a new study partner. Molecular & Gen from FA. Let's see if that is possible. I'm already neck deep here.
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Hey I was just wondering

could you please re attach the PDF file... b/c its not opening on my computer for some reason?

thanks appreciate it...
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ok I'll try again. PM me your e mail ID or skype me at drssbaz. That will be easier.
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Thanks a lot...this one worked!!!
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Default Update day 11

Updating now coz well.. sometimes life sucks.

Done on Day 11:
2 Blocks Kbank & 1 block UW. Reviewed only 1 block.
I got a 50% in the 1st block I did & got so psyched, I haven't been doing that bad of late. So did another block & jumped to 65% . Some morale boost. I reviewed the 50% block & realized it wasn't all because of the WTF Kbank Qs.
14pgs from Micro.

Target Day 12:
Review remaining blocks of yesterday
Micro as many pages as possible.

I have decided not to take NBME till I'm ready to start DIT. I'm not prepared enough yet.
So I'll take a Pre DIT & Post DIT NBME with about 6weeks & 4weeks to go.
Instead of the NBME this week I'll take a Kaplan Sim Test. I have paid for it any way & it does not predict much. Will keep the 2nd Sim Test for practice just before exam so that I can time my breaks.

Also I need to make a lot of flash cards.
Anyone with Onco/Hemat Flash cards, Please help.

Let's start the day now..
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12 weeks to go even if I deduct only the travel time I'll log.
I decided to make my schedule for next 02 weeks. This is even more practical than the last one which was meant for 1 week & lasted exactly 3days.

Covered till today:
KLN & videos, FA: First Read
KLN 2nd read: Micro 38pgs
UW: 26%
Kbank: 23%
UWSA 1: 212

Next 02 weeks' Schedule:
28/05- 07/06: 1 block of UWorld and Kaplan Qbank each except on 30/05, 03/04 & 04/04 = Total 08 blocks each.

KLN 2nd read: Micro
28/05: Virology (28pgs) + review Qs.
29/05: Mycology (13pgs) + Parasitology (16pgs) + Review Qs = 29pgs
30/05: Otherwise committed DAY OFF
31/05: Clinical Infectious diseases (27pgs)- 1st read
01/06: Comparative micro (14pgs) + Flow charts & clue sheets (14pgs) = 28pgs.
02/06: Gen Micro (07pgs) + Medically Imp Bacteria (23pgs) = 30pgs
03/06 & 04/06: TRAVELING
05/06: Medically Imp Bacteria (30pgs)
06/06: Medically Imp Bacteria (30pgs)
07/06: Medically Imp Bacteria (25pgs) + Review Qs
08/06: Microbial Genetics (31pgs) + Review Qs + Review wrong answers of Tests 5-10 of both Qbanks
09/06: FA RR + Review wrong answers of Tests 11-15 of both Qbanks

10/06
: Take an NBME online.
I'll be taking this NBME with 10 weeks to go. Any suggestions which Form I should buy considering it is a rather early stage still?
I was thinking 7 but is it too early to take 7? I really need some guidance here.

:sorry: Hope I can stick to this schedule.

Which version of KLN (ie 2012, 2011 or 2010) are you using. Is it PDF or Paper back?.
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Which version of KLN (ie 2012, 2011 or 2010) are you using. Is it PDF or Paper back?.
I have been using KLN Paperback 2011 version.
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Default Update day 12-14

Network was down so I couldn't do much. Just about 30 pgs of Micro.
Took a Kaplan Simulated Exam & they don't give any score or even a comparison. It's only good to practice sitting & timing your breaks .

So I've come up with a more liberal schedule for the next 2 weeks here:
10 Weeks to go: Next 14days schedule

I hope I can do more justice to prep in next two weeks than these last two weeks, which can only be described as a Humongous Disaster .
I think I'm more angry with myself than disappointed.

Good night friends! See you in the new thread now.
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