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I have been preparing for four months now and I have covered four subjects; BS, Biochem, Physio and Pharma. When I look back I don't remember anything. Now I'm confused that whether I should revise physio and biochem, or should I move ahead and complete remaining subjects:sorry::sorry:
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If I were in this situation, I would continue to finish the remaining subjects but I would pick up pace. I would try to do the remaining subjects within a month. Because 5 months just to do one pass of all the subjects is too long, and you would start to forget information as you are saying. So after that, I would start with UW and FA. And keep doing these 2 sources for one month and then take NBME and see where I stand. After this 1 month of UW and FA, I would take 2 weeks to do FINAL REVIEW, as in read FA cover to cover, and read all the UW notes that I have mead in that month. And take the exam! Don't think that you are forgetting information, once you start doing that you will start to loose confidence and valuable time. Just keep going and stick to your schedule. That is the most important thing, making a schedule and sticking to it. If you keep pushing things back, then you will waste time and start to forget what you have learned already.
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I have been preparing for four months now and I have covered four subjects; BS, Biochem, Physio and Pharma. When I look back I don't remember anything. Now I'm confused that whether I should revise physio and biochem, or should I move ahead and complete remaining subjects:sorry::sorry:
4 months is too much for 4 subjects.hope you write down important stuff from Kaplan to your notes or FA?that way you wouldn't go back to KLN.
Try finish the remaining 3 subjects max in 6wks then start with FA and only refer to Kaplan.
I think it happened to everyone but if u keep on going back to the ones you think u ve forgotten,you will never move forward
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I don't know why I'm too slow. Actually i gave 2 reads to pharma, first read took 25 days and second read took 10 days. How much reads should i give to Kaplan notes?
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And also tell me which book is good for patho?
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Go for Pathoma,that's pathology made easy & direct to point.
Augment it with Goljan audio

http://www.pathoma.com/
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