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Hi all,

am an IMG, have 2months before i sit for step one (iam repeating it ,first attempt i didn't pass) i have done CS and CK and passed both them. I have done the kaplan Qbank 89% i want to finish the Qbank then start uworld.
in the kaplan qbank my average score around 56%
i feel fatigued, tired, stressed , i feel like whatever i read, i forgot it....am sooo desperate please help. If it were possible i would perhaps get an extension of eligibility period but i have already extended once so i can't do it again.

What should i do to increase my retention and also to overcome fatigue /exhaustion.I don't have any endurance at all. Iam eating alot due to stress too? Please advice
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With 2 months left you should be concentrating on Uworld and First Aid only. Kaplan is only secondary. People who have aced the exam tell me that they have read first aid at least 6 times and knew it by heart before they went for the exam. Remember to do usmle world random and timed. 2 months with some effort is doable. Also do an nbme at the end of your study period like nbme 7 online to gauge your level. based on that if you feel you are not prepared, its better to get an absent mark rather than getting a second failed attempt.remember the key is fa and usmle world.

kaplan videos are somewhat helpful too.

Good luck and dont stress , 56% on kaplan is in the 92 centile according to a website.So only 2 more months......... give it your best shot!!

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With 2 months left you should be concentrating on Uworld and First Aid only. Kaplan is only secondary. People who have aced the exam tell me that they have read first aid at least 6 times and knew it by heart before they went for the exam. Remember to do usmle world random and timed. 2 months with some effort is doable. Also do an nbme at the end of your study period like nbme 7 online to gauge your level. based on that if you feel you are not prepared, its better to get an absent mark rather than getting a second failed attempt.remember the key is fa and usmle world.

kaplan videos are somewhat helpful too.

Good luck and dont stress , 56% on kaplan is in the 92 centile according to a website.So only 2 more months......... give it your best shot!!
Dear Water,

Thank you very much. Indeed let me give it my best shot. Periodically i will write to you and seek some more advice if that is okay. I have subscribed for uworld and now am ready to start....Let me work harder,It is just that sometimes i feel like i don't know how to work even harder...thanks i really appreciate it
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