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my 15 months journey for step 1 usmle end today , would like to thank all members in ths forum for their support even those time of silly questions posts , but still you guys were kind to respond to me , use yar time to answer me either direct here or in PM . Nothng can say more but great thanks to u guys , and GOD bless you all .
your help and kind inputs , thatts wat make me today stand out with 256 score for step 1 .
lastly , i wana encourage all below average and average students here that YOU CAN DO IT . isnt about miracle , but put effort and focus as my good friend anomali (member here too ) used to tell me after his score of 259 .
dasnt matter yar med school rank in the world
dasnt matter yar rank in class
dasnt matter yar background in med school for those old graduate .
dasnt matter how time u spend to study
dasnt matter how low score u get in Qbanks .
IMPORTANT THING IS FOCUS AND GO ON , DONT GIVE UP .
Special thanks to following members :
1. my great adviser (anomali by name here )
2. Hope2Pass
3. medicine doc (man of encouragement )
4. medical examiner (man of quick response )
5. Casandra ( a good educator of her time here , do remeber well yar questions )
6.Romanian guy cant remmber his name , sorry(ths man scored 271 , and he was the one who gave me list of books to study once i joined ths forum )
NBME 6 = 212
NBME 11 = 257
NBME 12 = 259
NBME 13 = 268
reAL deAL = 256
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CONGRATS... ITS SUPERB
PLZ SHARE ur prep and exam experience
thanx for mailing me DIT but its not working on my PC
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hey congrats on the great score!! can you tell me how you managed to improve your nbme scores to such a huge degre from nbme 6. and how early before the exam did you take them?
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superbbbb score! well done KOYI !!!
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hey congrats on the great score!! can you tell me how you managed to improve your nbme scores to such a huge degre from nbme 6. and how early before the exam did you take them?
thanks Dr , well i did my First NBME , almost 7 months before exam . so i had enough time correct myself and read again . wat i did is , i put myself on pathoma + USMLErx + FA + UW and only from NBME 12 to 13 i added DIT in my studies , and after that i found myself that i know most of material , not because am very genius , no only because it was just easy from direct recall , from direct associations , and from fast recall because most of basics was on my hand except may be anatomy which was weird subject for me , sometime am good , sometime bad ..and was bad in realy exam (anyway i ahte anatomy and don need much of it for psychitary residency training i guess .
so my conclusion is , repetitions on basic stuffs is way to go on ths exam . FA FA FA + DIT (FOR AVERAGE STUDENTS LIKE ME ) ...thats all man .
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CONGRATS... ITS SUPERB
PLZ SHARE ur prep and exam experience
thanx for mailing me DIT but its not working on my PC
thanks Dr , my experience and exam experience already posted since 28th march evening after my exam . u just check my posts here in my list , and u will get it there . so sorry for DIT . u may ask anyone here , am sure people have it .
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Congratssssssssssss koyi...

U hit the bull's eye....

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Congratssssssssssss koyi...

U hit the bull's eye....

Soooo happy for you....
thanks thank Dr , and much thanks for all encouragements and nice words of hope that u gave me in my whole journey , real appreciate . yeap done with ths crazy stressful journey . all efforts now to CK .
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thanks Dr , my experience and exam experience already posted since 28th march evening after my exam . u just check my posts here in my list , and u will get it there . so sorry for DIT . u may ask anyone here , am sure people have it .
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Hey congratulations and I am sure this score will really get you into the residency of your choice .... just a quick question how long before your exam did u take nbme 11 and ...... did u find nbme 11 difficult or 13 ..... all the best for CK
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can u plz post a link for fit or can send me at digoxin2013@gmail.com
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Congratulations on your success
your hard work and effort worked

Thanks for sharing your experience and welcoming us answering q
q1 Did you feel FA did not cover adequately topics??? if so which topics , sorry , if you get time pls post in -if possible*
q2 When should NBME be ideally taken ?

. HY Books u mentioned


Physiology = BRS
Biochemistry = Lange flash cards + kaplan videos + lippincott (only genetic part )
Cell biology = high yield series
Neuro = High Yield Neuroanatomy
Anatomy = High Yield Gross Anatomy
Behavioral science = BRS Behavioral Science
Ethics = Conrad Fischer
Biostatics = High yield Biostatistics + USMLE World Biostatistics Qbank
Microbiology = MMRS
Pathophysiology = Pathophysiology by ivan damjanov ( recommended by Goljan )


q3 Highly recommended combination: FA + USMLERx + DIT + UW = more than enough ,
SO can the above books be skipped , if not which u would highly recommend of above

q4 Robbins Qbook =similar q's in Webpath -MTB Step 3Cardio Endo??? you mentioned of these sources , could u tell a bit about these resources-did these help

Thanks again
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Great score buddy !!!
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Did u do offline NBME or online NBME ?
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congrats... very well done..

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my 15 months journey for step 1 usmle end today , would like to thank all members in ths forum for their support even those time of silly questions posts , but still you guys were kind to respond to me , use yar time to answer me either direct here or in PM . Nothng can say more but great thanks to u guys , and GOD bless you all .
your help and kind inputs , thatts wat make me today stand out with 256 score for step 1 .
lastly , i wana encourage all below average and average students here that YOU CAN DO IT . isnt about miracle , but put effort and focus as my good friend anomali (member here too ) used to tell me after his score of 259 .
dasnt matter yar med school rank in the world
dasnt matter yar rank in class
dasnt matter yar background in med school for those old graduate .
dasnt matter how time u spend to study
dasnt matter how low score u get in Qbanks .
IMPORTANT THING IS FOCUS AND GO ON , DONT GIVE UP .
Special thanks to following members :
1. my great adviser (anomali by name here )
2. Hope2Pass
3. medicine doc (man of encouragement )
4. medical examiner (man of quick response )
5. Casandra ( a good educator of her time here , do remeber well yar questions )
6.Romanian guy cant remmber his name , sorry(ths man scored 271 , and he was the one who gave me list of books to study once i joined ths forum )
NBME 6 = 212
NBME 11 = 257
NBME 12 = 259
NBME 13 = 268
reAL deAL = 256
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Best of luck on following journey
thanks buddy , wish u luck too in this journey .
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Congratulations on your success
your hard work and effort worked

Thanks for sharing your experience and welcoming us answering q
q1 Did you feel FA did not cover adequately topics??? if so which topics , sorry , if you get time pls post in -if possible*
q2 When should NBME be ideally taken ?

. HY Books u mentioned


Physiology = BRS
Biochemistry = Lange flash cards + kaplan videos + lippincott (only genetic part )
Cell biology = high yield series
Neuro = High Yield Neuroanatomy
Anatomy = High Yield Gross Anatomy
Behavioral science = BRS Behavioral Science
Ethics = Conrad Fischer
Biostatics = High yield Biostatistics + USMLE World Biostatistics Qbank
Microbiology = MMRS
Pathophysiology = Pathophysiology by ivan damjanov ( recommended by Goljan )


q3 Highly recommended combination: FA + USMLERx + DIT + UW = more than enough ,
SO can the above books be skipped , if not which u would highly recommend of above

q4 Robbins Qbook =similar q's in Webpath -MTB Step 3Cardio Endo??? you mentioned of these sources , could u tell a bit about these resources-did these help

Thanks again
thanks Dr , those in black is DO THEM ...and in red u can skip them . but these in red they were helpful to me , but all depends on time , if u still have enough time try them , if not then skip them . but make sure that combination abopve is your close frind in whole journey . u will ace it . these people ask basics but in intergrated form , and zig zag form i can say , but sometime fast direct recall . but most of questions are already in UW , DIT , FA , and USMLERx . if u be able to associate and able run from one angle of thinking to another , then u will be read scenario and plug question and go .
concerning FA wich topic ddnt cover , me i think after done with all those four combination and anotate your FA faithfully and smartly with importnat facts from those resources , then FA 2nd edition of your own will be enough and more than enough . problem is we are different on making anotation , and prob is sometime we concentrate on unnecessary facts like sanfilipo and sandhoff disease anotation which are unnecessary i can say and forget note important thnng that coronary sinus has direct connction wth RIGHT heart and will dilate in pulm HTN . or fight to know NOD2 gene muation of NF-KB activation is Crohn dis assctd story , but forget keep attention that patient who came with hip joint and same time wth history of diarrhea wth blood sometime in life for long time , and study show E.coli and bacteroides from joint aspiration ...will mostly likely be Fistula , which underlied by trasnmural inflamation of crohn disease . am trying to show u how attentive u must be on making yar anotation .

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Did u do offline NBME or online NBME ?
i did online . i think to do something that dasnt help u isnt good idea . why not online ? is better stay not do , and then u come do find money if is prob and do yar only two NBME . is better , u will know yar progression ., rather than rely on answer written by someone u dont know and dasnt have authority to give write answer too . to have high score dasnt mean someone can give u those answers , so dont trust these things of answers from people who scored higher . DO ONLINE .
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thanks Dr , well i did my First NBME , almost 7 months before exam . so i had enough time correct myself and read again . wat i did is , i put myself on pathoma + USMLErx + FA + UW and only from NBME 12 to 13 i added DIT in my studies , and after that i found myself that i know most of material , not because am very genius , no only because it was just easy from direct recall , from direct associations , and from fast recall because most of basics was on my hand except may be anatomy which was weird subject for me , sometime am good , sometime bad ..and was bad in realy exam (anyway i ahte anatomy and don need much of it for psychitary residency training i guess .
so my conclusion is , repetitions on basic stuffs is way to go on ths exam . FA FA FA + DIT (FOR AVERAGE STUDENTS LIKE ME ) ...thats all man .
ohh ok cool! 7 months is a long time. unfortunately i dont have much time on my hands..like barely any time now actually so no scope of that much of an improvement. but i will do the stuff you mentioned, and just try to get better at it. thanks! and good luck on the remaining journey!
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my 15 months journey for step 1 usmle end today , would like to thank all members in ths forum for their support even those time of silly questions posts , but still you guys were kind to respond to me , use yar time to answer me either direct here or in PM . Nothng can say more but great thanks to u guys , and GOD bless you all .
your help and kind inputs , thatts wat make me today stand out with 256 score for step 1 .
lastly , i wana encourage all below average and average students here that YOU CAN DO IT . isnt about miracle , but put effort and focus as my good friend anomali (member here too ) used to tell me after his score of 259 .
dasnt matter yar med school rank in the world
dasnt matter yar rank in class
dasnt matter yar background in med school for those old graduate .
dasnt matter how time u spend to study
dasnt matter how low score u get in Qbanks .
IMPORTANT THING IS FOCUS AND GO ON , DONT GIVE UP .
Special thanks to following members :
1. my great adviser (anomali by name here )
2. Hope2Pass
3. medicine doc (man of encouragement )
4. medical examiner (man of quick response )
5. Casandra ( a good educator of her time here , do remeber well yar questions )
6.Romanian guy cant remmber his name , sorry(ths man scored 271 , and he was the one who gave me list of books to study once i joined ths forum )
NBME 6 = 212
NBME 11 = 257
NBME 12 = 259
NBME 13 = 268
reAL deAL = 256
congrats koyi , i remembered that you started your preparations last year and was looking for the kaplan vids, unfortunately we couldn't find a way to share them... am so glad you did so nicely in the exam, you are an inspiration to so many of us. keep going!!!  GL
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hi Dr koyi ,
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