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i am studying for step 1 since long on and off and haven't read since last 6-8 months due to some family issue. haven't completed all the reading or qbanks. but i gave NBME 11 on 11th april in which i got 420(203) and today i gave UWSA i got 219. i have given both online. i haven't completed even 50% of uworld and haven't read first aid even one time cover to cover. Now i wonder how should i proceed as i have 4-5 months at max to give step 1. I ma in dilemma weather i should do kaplan with videos and then do FA with UW or doing UW with doing kaplan and then FA of should skip kaplan and jump to FA UW PATHOMA. I cant decide any plan and keep changing each day which give me a hell of stress. so please suggest a workable plan for me on how to proceed. please suggest ASAP.
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i am studying for step 1 since long on and off and haven't read since last 6-8 months due to some family issue. haven't completed all the reading or qbanks. but i gave NBME 11 on 11th april in which i got 420(203) and today i gave UWSA i got 219. i have given both online. i havent completed even 50% of uworld and haven't read first aid even one time cover to cover. Now i wonder how should i proceed as i have 4-5 months at max to give step 1. I ma in dilemma weather i should do kaplan with videos and then do FA with UW or doing UW with doing kaplan and then FA of should skip kaplan and jump to FA UW PATHOMA. I cant decide any plan and keep changing each day which give me a hell of stress. so please suggest a workable plan for me on how to proceed. please suggest ASAP.
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Do pathoma, UW, FA, and other qbank of your choice - Kaplan or Usmlerx.
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really appreciate your advice doctor ali but it would be great if i get more opinions.
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really appreciate your advice doctor ali but it would be great if i get more opinions.
FA + USMLERx + DIT + UW = more than enough . Exam differ , but they are not going be differ from knowledge acquired from these four resources if you intergrate information well . good luck
achieve perfection in FA .
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hey i would say, revise ur kaplan books. If its the second time going through kaplan u can skip the videos.Then proceed with u world and first aid.
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Ur prospects look very bright. 4 to 5 months is good time.
Do A quick revision of Kaplan notes u may add vedios if u have forgotten concepts. Obviously 203 shows some foundational knowledge but refresh this memory with Kaplan notes in a quick review like approximately 1.5 months. Then take another nbme Then give all 2 to 3.5 months left to FA., uworld, Kaplan qbank, usmlerx, DIT. of course in the review of notes u can do pathoma too. Not big book just 215 pages.
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thank you guys for your valuable inputs.
I gave NBME 6 today and i got 460(212) which is i guess ok. but my main concern is i marked almost 50% questions that means 100 questions out of 200 which is i guess too much. so that means my basics is weak and i have to go for one round of kaplan with videos. should i do it with qbanka or do it without it and then jump on FA and qbanks?
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and let me tell u that y target is to get 230+. i will be happy with anything above 230 so please guide me accordingly.
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Since u say u have forgotten most of Kaplan then do it before u land on qbank. But if u have other questions to help assess ur progress then do it along with the Kaplan. Remember this questions may not necessary be ur real qbanks. For eg if u want to use Kaplan qbank and uworld as ur main assessment qbanks then u may do usmlerx qbank either offline or online in subject wise manner with kaplan notes then after u finish reading Kaplan u zoom into ur main qbanks in random and timed mode.
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