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Old 01-30-2013
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Help I don't trust myself anymore

I am so sad because I just got my result from step 1 and I failed.... my worst mistake was just studying not doing any NBME or UW...what do you think? from where I should start, I just got my step2 ck Kaplan books and CDs...
I am so disappointed and depressed when I think about the result, just my Husband knows that , I didn't share with anybody.
Please help me what to do, because I don't trust myself anymore and I am scared of failing again.
thanks in advanced for your help

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Hey, dont get discouraged. Take a deep breath, think where you went wrong and start again.
Some info needed to help you out. How much time did you spend studying? What are your NBME scores and UWorld %? What did you use to prepare?
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Thanks for replying, I studied for 1 year, but the last 2 months it was almost 8 hours per day. but I never took NBME, the only tests that I read were Kaplan qbook.....
I know I made wrong choice, but I had no one to tell me what to do, and I did underestimate the exam. I even didn't have any idea about the questions format in real exam.
and now I don't have trust in myself to overcome the next exam...
so what should I do? I really need someone to lead me.
do I have just do the NBME, UW tests? or I need to study the lecture notes?
do I need to take CK step2 first or it's better to take step 1 then CK?
I am so confused and lost:confused
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Better pass step 1 first and then do step 2. because allot of the step 2 concepts are based on step 1 knowlege.
If you have time say around an extra 3months you should try dr najeebs videos. they are time consuming but they teach the basics, but everything is not covered.

read first aid also.
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How did you study for your exam ? you used first aid
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Yes I studied FA for 3-4 times
I did all the Kaplan LN plus dvds.
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read fa until you know it word for word.
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I am so sad because I just got my result from step 1 and I failed.... my worst mistake was just studying not doing any NBME or UW...what do you think? from where I should start, I just got my step2 ck Kaplan books and CDs...
I am so disappointed and depressed when I think about the result, just my Husband knows that , I didn't share with anybody.
Please help me what to do, because I don't trust myself anymore and I am scared of failing again.
thanks in advanced for your help
Hey sorry about ur scores but don't be disappointed. I also recommend give step 1 again and that's also in 2 months. As u did FA 3-4 times so just buy an UW 2 months subscription and start doing question in full pace. As u have already given exam. You must have idea like which kinda question u are dealing with. Real exam ask high yield and know topics just in weird way. So for next 2 months UW 1 st time in 1 month and In between include all offlineNBME. Then do 2nd time UW and take online NBME after that.
Try to keep ur preparation time short and precise.
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