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Old 08-24-2012
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Help Am I doing enough?

Hello there
thank you all for this great forum...I really find it helpful

My Step 1 is about a month from now, I've been studying for 3 months now...These are my sources

Books: First Aid (now repeating it for the 4th time!!), BRS patho and physio, and selected chapters of high-yield neuroanatomy ...nothing else (based on advice by people who got high marks..they said focus mainly on FA rather than reading every single detail in all those books in different subjects)

QBanks: half of USMLERx then switched to UW (much much much more useful than Rx)....I bought the UWSA but didn't do any yet

so now I'm panicking cause my average on UW is about 77% (untimed random...about 50% of questions left to do) ... I know this is a good percentage but I'm really aiming for a high score (sth like 255 or above - I'm an IMG so need good scores to compete) .... so is it just me or UW contains many hard questions... I'm taking it as an opportunity to learn new facts but at the same time afraid that I'm not ready...also I make many silly mistakes in questions that I should know the answer to! I'm worried that I didn't read many books!!

Will I be able to score higher in the actual test? What can I do? Study other books or just solve more Qs ?

I hope you can help especially those who took the exam and went through the whole experience

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