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hi guys... I want to ask something..can u give me a full list of books I should buy to begin my study for usmle step 1...Which book should I start to read first...If I start reading in june(because for the moment I have some other works), when is the appropriate time to schedule my usmle step 1 exam...if I read like 6 to 8 hrs a day (according to your experience)...thnx in advance..I would be very grateful if you could help me with this kind of information...
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You can get the following (they're certainly what i'm using):

Kaplan Lecture notes - if you can get the most recent that'll be great
Kaplan Lecture DVDs or Dr Najeeb Lecture vids (find out which suits u better)
Kaplan QBook
Goljan Pathology or Pathoma (again, find out which you prefer)
BRS Physiology
Conrad Fischer Ethics
First Aid 2013

QBanks - UWSA & NBME.There are others but these are the ones with the most acclaim

About the duration of study, it really depends on you, you have to have a clear understanding of your person, your ability to assimilate material, your ability to maintain focus e.t.c Some would take a few months, others many with 6-8hrs per day in order to pass the exams. At the end of the day, what matters is to pass and pass well. So, find yourself, then structure a plan that works for you.
The following links may help:

ZumZum Method for USMLE Step 1 Preparation Schedule and Plan

Time needed for International Medical Graduates to prepare for USMLE Step 1

Wish you success in your preparation.
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thnx a lot ,,,very useful,,,
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hi guys..I have a question..is it better to study first,take some quiz to know the level you are an then register for the test or to make a scheduling date before starting to study an leave a period like 6 months to study...thnx in advance
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i feel it is best to book the for step 1 first then study ...cuz if you're not you will be lazy in doing things cuz you know there is a lot of time to pass as you haven't even registered yet and you will waste time .... but if you have a date in mind you will know your exam will be closer as every day passes and every day counts .......so that will bring in some motivation......but it entirely depends on what suits you ....
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hi guys..I have a question..is it better to study first,take some quiz to know the level you are an then register for the test or to make a scheduling date before starting to study an leave a period like 6 months to study...thnx in advance
The best way is that we start usmle journey with the end in mind: residency. Ie date u want to write ur exams, various steps and lastly which year u want to apply for programmes.
Even if u hv not booked ur exam date u must be very focused on a date in mind! I like to clear the study material before doing questions to see where I stand but still have my date in mind. This would tell u to hey speed up. Of course I would advise that if u r an IMG graduate then have at least three months after ur first read to prepare with questions before ur date in mind.
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hi..can u tell me please which one of this books and DVD-s has a 2013 edition..thnx
Kaplan Lecture notes -
Kaplan Lecture DVDs or Dr Najeeb Lecture vids
Kaplan QBook
Goljan Pathology
BRS Physiology
Conrad Fischer Ethics
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