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hi friends. i wanted to know if there is anyone appearing for step one in December. i wanted to ask about how to schedule my studies as i am appearing in dec. i am totally lost and scared some guidance will be much appreciated.
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hi hoor..
im appearn for d test in mid oct..i startd my prep arnd april..i tink arnd 6-7 months wud b sufficient..hw much hv u completed?
im done wt my first readn of kaplan lecture notes+videos and usmle world qbank..i did d kaplan qbook along wt d kaplan videos..aftr dis i plan to read first aid,then do my second readn of kaplan..d last 10 days i plan on doin first aid ovr n ovr n revisn topics dat i keep forgttn..n, in btw al dis, a few nbmes n d uw assesment tests.. i dnt knw if im any good to gv u ny advice yet cz evn im jst in d preparatn stage, bt u cn ask if u need ny help..il tel u wat i knw
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thankyou for the reply.i am jus confused and lost.because i dnt know many people around me appearing in this exam.so many times it feel like its a wildgoose chase...i started my prepration in May.but since i was doing my internship too alongside couldnt spare much time for studeis i recently finished my intern.but meanwhile i finished kaplan notes plus videos of 5 subjets.right now i am studying biochem.after that PATHO still to go.rest i have not touched a thing yet ( i am feeling i need some guidance so i dnt make a blunder in my prepration.your help would be much appriciated.and yes my exam date is on 19th dec.so what do you think.where do i stand. Thanks
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dnt wry..evn i ws in d same situtn..im currntly doin my 3rd yr n im d only one in my batch doin d xam dis yr..so ws pretty confusd in d beginin too..dnt wry, ur currnt situatn isnt too bad
id suggest u try finishn d videos by mid sept..den start u world..dat mit take arnd a month..most ppl suggest writn side notes in ur first aid along wt dat..i didnt tho, i wrote seperate notes mostly..
aftr dis ul hv arnd two mnths to do first aid, ur secnd revisn of kaplan, ur nbmes n al dat..ppl recommend doin first aid ovr n ovr..
diff ppl hv diff methods of study dat work for dem..im teln u wats workn alrit for me nw..ny doubts, do ask
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il be done with my biochem in a week from now (kaplan).are you consulting any review books?where are you from??your replies are much appreciated.Gods speed
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dnt wry..evn i ws in d same situtn..im currntly doin my 3rd yr n im d only one in my batch doin d xam dis yr..so ws pretty confusd in d beginin too..dnt wry, ur currnt situatn isnt too bad
id suggest u try finishn d videos by mid sept..den start u world..dat mit take arnd a month..most ppl suggest writn side notes in ur first aid along wt dat..i didnt tho, i wrote seperate notes mostly..
aftr dis ul hv arnd two mnths to do first aid, ur secnd revisn of kaplan, ur nbmes n al dat..ppl recommend doin first aid ovr n ovr..
diff ppl hv diff methods of study dat work for dem..im teln u wats workn alrit for me nw..ny doubts, do ask
I've started serious prep only from this month. . Doing my third year too. . Planning on giving my exam in December. . Do you think December is too premature to give the exam?
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il be done with my biochem in a week from now (kaplan).are you consulting any review books?where are you from??your replies are much appreciated.Gods speed
im a 3rd yr student frm chennai,india..i jst usd kaplan videos n lecture notes for al d subjcts except path for wich i did goljan rapid review n listend to d audio..i found dis ws good enuf tho one of my frnds found brs for physio rly useful, i ws happy wt kaplan..also i did qs frm kaplan qbook once in a while, so dat gav me an idea wat d qs wer lik..id recommend dont use too many books..find one good for each subjct dat ur comfartabl wt n stik to it..
glad to knw im of help to u..didnt knw i, of al ppl cud advice nybody :P
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I've started serious prep only from this month. . Doing my third year too. . Planning on giving my exam in December. . Do you think December is too premature to give the exam?
i dont knw, mjaid..dat depends..most ppl tak 6-7 mnths to prepare bt u read abt those u do it in a month, n also those who prepare all thru their medical school yrs..y dnt u continue readn..try to finish d videos n stuff in 2 to 3 mnths n den strt u world..see hw ur scorn..ul get an idea wer u stand, den u cn decide wethr ur ready to do it decmbr..
evn i ws confusd wethr i cud write it oct..i ws tinkn mostly i mit hv to postpone cz i hardly evr stik to timetables..bt for d first tim in my life im actually goin accordn to wat i hd plannd n my scores in u world wrnt too bad..so for nw i tink i mit mostly do it oct itslf..
so y dnt u study hard nw,prepare for decembr, watch ur progress n decide eventually??
al d best to u
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i dont knw, mjaid..dat depends..most ppl tak 6-7 mnths to prepare bt u read abt those u do it in a month, n also those who prepare all thru their medical school yrs..y dnt u continue readn..try to finish d videos n stuff in 2 to 3 mnths n den strt u world..see hw ur scorn..ul get an idea wer u stand, den u cn decide wethr ur ready to do it decmbr..
evn i ws confusd wethr i cud write it oct..i ws tinkn mostly i mit hv to postpone cz i hardly evr stik to timetables..bt for d first tim in my life im actually goin accordn to wat i hd plannd n my scores in u world wrnt too bad..so for nw i tink i mit mostly do it oct itslf..
so y dnt u study hard nw,prepare for decembr, watch ur progress n decide eventually??
al d best to u
Thank you so much Sruthi :-) I'm gonna give it my best and guess I'll see how things pan out at the end of next two or three months
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yeah im from india too.kashmir.will be in touch hope we all make it through with great score!!!
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