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Planning How many days should I spend on each subject?

Hi everyone, I have gone through the Kaplan lectures and notes on physiology and pharmacology. I've started Kaplan Biochemistry a week ago and managed to complete only about 15% of the notes at a pace of ~ 15-20 pages per day. I feel I don't have a solid background knowledge from med school. I could touch 40 pages/day at most in physiology. Along with every topic, I cover the relevant parts of FA and Kaplan Qbank.

Could anyone kindly tell me whether spending good amount of time on KLNs along with FA and KQB while understanding basic concepts is not advisable (~1.5 months/subject)? How much time I can afford to spend on each subject normally? I mean, WITHIN HOW MANY DAYS SHOULD I BE ABLE TO COMPLETE EACH SUBJECT? Due to some reason, I need to register myself for the exam but I'm not too sure when!! Also can I assume that I need about 2 months post 1st round of subjects?

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Congrats for the material covered so far. I think only you can answer your question, the answer lies in your objective and ambition,your target mark. Remember there is only 1 pass attempt so take ir only when ready. May I know what residency program you need to apply to and any NBME scores already?
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Congrats for the material covered so far. I think only you can answer your question, the answer lies in your objective and ambition,your target mark. Remember there is only 1 pass attempt so take ir only when ready. May I know what residency program you need to apply to and any NBME scores already?
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Obviously I think u´ld hit ur target.Im a fan of surgery, but since I joined this gp Im waiting to read my first motivation phrase,non so far,Its as if every1 was just saying ´is this guy crazy´. But Im in for what I want I determined to get it.
Goodluck for ur preparation.CHeers
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