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Old 10-18-2012
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Unhappy this is how i screwed my step 1 prep !

tell me what u guys think ... i was reading taus method ... from that i extRACTED ... i wanted to do immunology , he added in immunopath ch 2, 3 from goljan in it as well ... well i am on my second read i further added fa n dit in it and then doing kap , uw at the end ....wud this be a good subjectwise approah ? or its not useful ? i am doing both qbanks offline !
i wud like to follow this routine in other subjects or maybe go sysytem wise as taus mentions !!!

in context to what my title sez , i deleted my story ! i thought nobody wd be interested in it ! but one ADVICE I WUD LIKE TO GIVE ```` dont be depressed or unsure of urself when u start the prep . dnt take exam dates under peer pressure , dnt get into new relationships thinking this wd be the one , for step 1 has NO TIME FOR EMOTIONS !!! It takes **** load of time to heel wounded hearts ... above all dnt forget to live a little in the mid of the prep , i guess i as making all these mistakes , it has led me nowhere !

i am afraid to prepare for this exam , i had a wonderful sp w dme couple of months back but unfortunately i cudnt match his pace ! now i am just afraid of trying to study wd an sp , bcoz i am afraid i cud never pAce up wd em !

so , i guess wht i am asking for is all u ppl , who are done wd the beast , must have felt alone like me some way along the path ! i am just AFRAID TO TAKe a START I have not been studying for a couple of weeks now , and now the thought of sitting and studying for long hours gives shrivels down my spine , i dnt know how i was doing it before ! i feel afraid !i know i can do it , thats not the problem , the problem is starting again !
plz helpp 911 !!
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you should 1st change your perception of the exam,for eg;you should not see it as a beast.
direct your energy at being the best of the proffesion you have choosen,study hard to excell as a doctor and try and enjoy learning new stuff in medicine daily and i promise you it will be fun preping for usmle as well.
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get a study plan(realistic one) in don't need a study partner you can do it on your own.
start slow till you get into the groove...1st week will be difficult,after that its a smooth ride.
i went through a similar patch during my prep...saw love of my life getting married to someone else,i gave my blessings and moved on.

time heals...what you do with that time,will define you./
remember this exam is for your one else's,and when you are done you will be proud of yourself(no words can explain the feeling)

N.B:try to get Uworld online subscription,it will help you pin point your weakness.
" your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure"
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here's my Skype: we are a good group preparing for the exam together only me the male and other 3 girls, i would introduce you to them so u get motivated and back up on the line with us if u want. all the best
" The sign on the door to success says, 'PUSH'."
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here's my Skype: we are a good group preparing for the exam together only me the male and other 3 girls, i would introduce you to them so u get motivated and back up on the line with us if u want. all the best
how far along are you and your group, in the preparation?
and what's your plan for group study?
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