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Planning 235 on NBME; 20days left, heres the plan

Scored 235 on NBME today.
Aiming for 245+


Heres my plan:

Days 19-7 Before Exam-
2 Uworld Blocks a day will Finish Uworld 2-nd run (so far at 85%)
Finish FA in 12 days.


1week Before
Take NBME.
Do Marked Uworld each day.
Split and finish FA in 5 days

Day before.
150 Questions USMLE sample.
Take rest of day off.

Exam day
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You may want to do 7 blocks like the exam the last 2 or 3 days, so on the day of exam you are not tired.
That is what a lot of my friends who passed told me. The stamina is half of the battle.

Good luck.
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I really do agree with you. It is my biggest challenge.



Just dont really know when to stick it in.
Really wanted to take day before off but maybe I'll wake up earlier the day before. Do the 150 with 4 more blocks (7blocks total). No reviewing blocks.

Finish around 2pm and then take rest of the day off.
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Ya exactly, since you know the the uworld and it is your 2nd time, there shouldn't be a problem with understanding the material. Also, you can't review your step exam after you take your step.

Just do 7 blocks every day for last 3 days and take the 3rd day off or only study till 12:00pm (probably pharm only).

I know you want to read FA 2 or 5 times more, But trust yourself, you have studied hard, you know the material.

Sleep early, Like around 7-8pm and if you can find something that helps you sleep.

You will do great!

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Hey! Thats almost like my plan. Exam in 20 days also and on 2nd run of uworld, need to do FA as well.
Have you done DIT before? I was thinking of doing DIT for 2 weeks first, and then doing FA on my own after. Not sure if i should stick with DIT now, or just read FA without it. Any opinions??
Other than that, great score!
Which nbme did you take?
And i wouldnt do the 7 block run just the day before! Do it a few days before and last day should be more light.. but however you do it, good luck!
Good luck to the both of us!!
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Thanks for the encouragement guys its keeping me motivated!
Ill push my schedule up a day and do the 7 practice blocks two days before and take the whole day off the day before my test.

HeyDRSK
I took online NBME 12.
I did do DIT. And it was great.
It took me 21 days to finish DIT and that was doing 6-8 videos a day which was tough enough.
If you would wind up doing all of DIT and still want the last week to study FA you would need to finish it in 14 days and that would be almost 12 videos a day.

In my opinion thats pretty tough on top of doing uworld.
If anything you could do the weak sections but I say just stick with reviewing your 2nd run of uworld & FA now. Those 2 sources are gold and all you need at this point!

Just keep working hard and everything will fall into place
Good luck!
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Scored 235 on NBME today.
Aiming for 245+


Heres my plan:

Days 19-7 Before Exam-
2 Uworld Blocks a day will Finish Uworld 2-nd run (so far at 85%)
Finish FA in 12 days.


1week Before
Take NBME.
Do Marked Uworld each day.
Split and finish FA in 5 days

Day before.
150 Questions USMLE sample.
Take rest of day off.

Exam day
Just to boost your morale

I had 238 in nbme 11 and 231 in 12 , 2 weeks and 10 days before exam respectivily. I ended up with a 243

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Thanks for the encouragement guys its keeping me motivated!
Ill push my schedule up a day and do the 7 practice blocks two days before and take the whole day off the day before my test.

HeyDRSK
I took online NBME 12.
I did do DIT. And it was great.
It took me 21 days to finish DIT and that was doing 6-8 videos a day which was tough enough.
If you would wind up doing all of DIT and still want the last week to study FA you would need to finish it in 14 days and that would be almost 12 videos a day.

In my opinion thats pretty tough on top of doing uworld.
If anything you could do the weak sections but I say just stick with reviewing your 2nd run of uworld & FA now. Those 2 sources are gold and all you need at this point!

Just keep working hard and everything will fall into place
Good luck!
Hey, im sorta confused. DIT is only a 15 day course, with 3 videos each day.. how did you do that many videos a day and finish in 21 days? Lol maybe taking days off in the middle to review i guess?
I've done it about 6 months ago, took me a month to finish it since i wasn't serious at all. But yeah i feel like it's taking me longer than i was hoping for, so I guess i will be reading the excruciatingly painful FA on my own... omg i dont know people finish it in 5 days!!! I wish i could
And i pray to god i can get in the 230's next week when i do NBME also. Most likely 12... :sorry::sorry::sorry:


For weak areas- do you guys recommend reading FA for it? or any other source.. example- physio, histo and cell biology, respi.. these are just a few
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