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Question Step 1 Prep for bad students ?

Any advice for bad basic sciences students? the ones who barely got through basic sciences and did better in the latter stages of med school?

or advice for students who just don't really remember the basic sciences because they have been MD's for a few years already in their respective countries?


should we re read and study basic sciences books from the beginning, or should be read the recommended "review" books?

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Nope, just do Kaplan and goljan, but look up things online if you ever have a doubt. That should do. My scores in first and second years of med school were pretty miserable, but I worked harder in my final year.

A lot of text book stuff thats left out of review books isnt relevant for the exam or probably in clinical medicine.
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thank you for your advice
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The killer combo of (FA+UW) is what you need for the exam.
However, a solid basic foundation is important before you tackle these HY sources.

(KLN's+Kaplan DVD's) is usually sufficient for building a good basic foundation.
Of course there are other sources, ask around and you'll get an idea.

Also, not all subjects require "outside" sources other than FA and UW.

Pathoma for pathology is the new kid on the block that alot of students are going with instead of goljan, since goljan is a bit intimidating and very time consuming.
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Thanks DOC
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Kaplan...substitue kaplans pathology with pathoma...this should take around 3-4 months....then take an nbme to see where you're at...then pick up first aid and annote it with notes you made in kaplan that arent are in first aid...also you should start uworld around this time and do the same thing with annotation....keep taking nbmes i think every month should be the best to gauge where you are at...good luck!
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thank you defeatthebeasst
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