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Hey! I just have 3 weeks left till my exam And i need some advice please!
Im doing uworld 2nd time right now, and finding it hard to find time to do FA alongside, but I know I need to go over it thoroughly as i keep forgetting many things.
I just want to know, is it better to try to read it along with DIT or should i just do it on my own. I've done DIT about 5 months ago (yeah its been forever) so i dont remember much..
And any other things one should do in the last few weeks?! Besides self assesments.. btw i need to increase my score at least 20-30 points so how should i try doing this?
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Anybody have any opinions on this?! Where did all the previous exam takers go?!

Thanks to Lara, i have one opinion.. just looking for one or two more that have maybe been through it already...
or it will just be trial and error (damn, 3 weeks is not enough for that either)
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Hey! I just have 3 weeks left till my exam And i need some advice please!
Im doing uworld 2nd time right now, and finding it hard to find time to do FA alongside, but I know I need to go over it thoroughly as i keep forgetting many things.
I just want to know, is it better to try to read it along with DIT or should i just do it on my own. I've done DIT about 5 months ago (yeah its been forever) so i dont remember much..
And any other things one should do in the last few weeks?! Besides self assesments.. btw i need to increase my score at least 20-30 points so how should i try doing this?
hey , i think you need to stick to reading first aid. I am not sure of dit , i didnt do it . But exam is mostly 70 percent first aid. Those minute details will stay in your head only when you do it atleast 2 times.. Why dont you go through only the incorrect questions in u world it will give you time for first aid then. Just solve questions , dont spend more time on review if you have already made notes with your first time of u world .. Hope this helps. Good luck
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hey , i think you need to stick to reading first aid. I am not sure of dit , i didnt do it . But exam is mostly 70 percent first aid. Those minute details will stay in your head only when you do it atleast 2 times.. Why dont you go through only the incorrect questions in u world it will give you time for first aid then. Just solve questions , dont spend more time on review if you have already made notes with your first time of u world .. Hope this helps. Good luck

Hey nishaa! Thanks! Actually that does help a lot, it makes more sense since I am wasting too much time on uworld again and not any with FA currently, and just getting more freaked out now..
And dit just goes over FA, i was thinking maybe it'll help me go over FA faster, but i'll see.
How was your exam? What did you mostly do in last 2-3 weeks? Hope it went well and thanks!!
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Hey nishaa! Thanks! Actually that does help a lot, it makes more sense since I am wasting too much time on uworld again and not any with FA currently, and just getting more freaked out now..
And dit just goes over FA, i was thinking maybe it'll help me go over FA faster, but i'll see.
How was your exam? What did you mostly do in last 2-3 weeks? Hope it went well and thanks!!
hi, exam was doable as everybody says. I had a lot of behavioral science graphs and questions of them. Around 6 to 8 per block . Last 3 weeks around, i did u world daily 2 blocks of incorrect questions, first aid and my u world notes. Between this i did assessment tests. I managed about 3 full readings of first aid during this time. Good luck with your prep
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