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Guys its taking a lot of time watching Kaplan vids and reading notes in a 2 month period I've just completed physiology and anatomy without even practicing questions!

Guys I just have another 6 months of time and daily I get about 7 hrs time for preparation I checked ZumZum method but its scheduled for 9 months would any one suggest me another schedule for a time of 6 months......and also tell me how much time to take for each subject and if possible tell me how much time to take for each subtopic in each subject for ex anatomy embryo, histo, gross, neuro.....micro, immuno, virology, bac, parasito, general......genetics.......
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Seethal and other helpful guys of the forum pls help me been waiting for ur reply
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Seethal and other helpful guys of the forum pls help me been waiting for ur reply

dont worry 6 months is plenty of time. n 7 hrs a day is brilliant. this is what u do:

First read through the Kaplan notes (but not so slow, just enough to understand n remember) then attempt the questions at the back by referring back to the notes (that's well... 2 times kaplan reading, because when u refer back to the notes for answers, u are memorizing this time). with 7 hrs a day u should be able to finish 2 subjects each month (with spare time to do the Kaplan Qbook at the end of each subject. I even had time (1 week each month) to make flashcards on the computer, but u obviously can use that time for online Qbank.

If u study continuously u might get bored or start to slow down, so I suggest that after 2 months n going through at least 4 subjects, u should attempt one Qbank or try some Qbooks (FA QandA or LANGE QandA) that should be available at ur local medical bookstore.

Then go back n finish up the last Kaplan subjects. now u will have 3 months ++ before ur exam in which time u can do some of the Kaplan videos (esp behavioral science, physiology, biochemistry n pathology). Keep in mind many have said that doing Kaplan for pathology alone is not enough. So since u will have that 3 months, spend one month doing videos (which will be the 3rd time u repeat ur kaplan notes) n definitely read up Goljan pathology rapid review (I have read a little n its VERY informative).

You see 6 months continuous without any disturbances is great time. I spent 10 months but I had exams in between which left me with 8 months. n since I plan to finish everything 2 months prior to my exams, I will have full 2 months for online Qbanks (instead of the usual 1 month to 2 weeks which most people use).

I remember a forum member saying that their friend spent only 4 months studying and scored a 99. I guess here what matters most is how much u remembered from med school to begin with. also prolonging ur exam too much (spending too much time) might make u lazy n u will tend to forget stuff.

You can do it don't worry!! (just pick up the pace a little.. one month for 2 subjects.. write down the number of topics u have to cover everyday in ur timetable n FOLLOW through ur timetable without fail). Every evening before sleeping or when u are resting, tune in to the forum n answer some questions posed by members. This will help u understand some new concepts n how everyone else is understanding their material.

Well that was my suggestion, but am no pro.. I still haven't taken the exam n I hope I get through this time good as well.
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Thank u seethal I like the plan try to follow it up from now on
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