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Hey guys what will be more useful during 3 months and time wise: AnKI or Flag weak subjects in FIRECRACER? I'll apreciate your opinion and help !
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Hey guys what will be more useful during 3 months and time wise: AnKI or Flag weak subjects in FIRECRACER? I'll apreciate your opinion and help !
Use 1 month-45 days for both, I can't think of a better more rapid way to learn than those two specific tools, spend 12 hours a day. Then spend 2 months on nothing but Q banks. U World, Kaplan, USMLE Weapon, USMLE RX, Exam Mater - whatever.

I used both, Anki is for factoids. Fast memorizing. And gunner training for it's instant feedback. Both have their spaced repetition systems that really do the trick but in their own ways. But if you're talking 3 months from test day, use 1 month for both, spend 12 hours a day. Then just do qbanks.

Anki is rapid memorizing of minute factoids you can do in the middle of nowhere with their spaced repetition. Read fact, click, fact, click, fact, click.... The problem with Anki is the decks are limited, that said it's probably the single best tool to memorizing FA. I often read about people doing 1 read, or 2 reads of First Aid - screw that....I did at a rate of 150-200 cards/hour in between lectures and then looked at first aid, FA is 2nd nature to me now. It is imo the best tool out there for Step 1 takers.

I used it for Goljan as well, great tool.

Would love if someone had made Anki decks for books like Deja Review, DIT anatomy or Kaplan Medessentials as well - the speed of memorizing is unparalleled.

Gunner Training - I used it to do the questions, and then review their flash cards as I went through them - though they aren't flash cards at all, they're pages with multiple paragraphs on a principle or topic. If you think that topic needs to repeated it'll pop up again.

Ultimately, though qbanks, first as a study tool, then as practice - 50/day, then 75/day, then 100/day, 150+/day if you can stomach it. Then NBME's in your final weeks.

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Use 1 month-45 days for both, I can't think of a better more rapid way to learn than those two specific tools, spend 12 hours a day. Then spend 2 months on nothing but Q banks. U World, Kaplan, USMLE Weapon, USMLE RX, Exam Mater - whatever.

I used both, Anki is for factoids. Fast memorizing. And gunner training for it's instant feedback. Both have their spaced repetition systems that really do the trick but in their own ways. But if you're talking 3 months from test day, use 1 month for both, spend 12 hours a day. Then just do qbanks.

Anki is rapid memorizing of minute factoids you can do in the middle of nowhere with their spaced repetition. Read fact, click, fact, click, fact, click.... The problem with Anki is the decks are limited, that said it's probably the single best tool to memorizing FA. I often read about people doing 1 read, or 2 reads of First Aid - screw that....I did at a rate of 150-200 cards/hour in between lectures and then looked at first aid, FA is 2nd nature to me now. It is imo the best tool out there for Step 1 takers.

I used it for Goljan as well, great tool.

Would love if someone had made Anki decks for books like Deja Review, DIT anatomy or Kaplan Medessentials as well - the speed of memorizing is unparalleled.

Gunner Training - I used it to do the questions, and then review their flash cards as I went through them - though they aren't flash cards at all, they're pages with multiple paragraphs on a principle or topic. If you think that topic needs to repeated it'll pop up again.

Ultimately, though qbanks, first as a study tool, then as practice - 50/day, then 75/day, then 100/day, 150+/day if you can stomach it. Then NBME's in your final weeks.



Thanks alot!!! It seems you kill step 1!!.can you tell me moré of your experience.. I"ll apreciate any help. Another thing can I combine q bank and flashcards in a day I want to do uworld twice and dont know how much time it's going to take me. PLUS FA reading . What do you think?
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Use 1 month-45 days for both, I can't think of a better more rapid way to learn than those two specific tools, spend 12 hours a day. Then spend 2 months on nothing but Q banks. U World, Kaplan, USMLE Weapon, USMLE RX, Exam Mater - whatever.

I used both, Anki is for factoids. Fast memorizing. And gunner training for it's instant feedback. Both have their spaced repetition systems that really do the trick but in their own ways. But if you're talking 3 months from test day, use 1 month for both, spend 12 hours a day. Then just do qbanks.

Anki is rapid memorizing of minute factoids you can do in the middle of nowhere with their spaced repetition. Read fact, click, fact, click, fact, click.... The problem with Anki is the decks are limited, that said it's probably the single best tool to memorizing FA. I often read about people doing 1 read, or 2 reads of First Aid - screw that....I did at a rate of 150-200 cards/hour in between lectures and then looked at first aid, FA is 2nd nature to me now. It is imo the best tool out there for Step 1 takers.

I used it for Goljan as well, great tool.

Would love if someone had made Anki decks for books like Deja Review, DIT anatomy or Kaplan Medessentials as well - the speed of memorizing is unparalleled.

Gunner Training - I used it to do the questions, and then review their flash cards as I went through them - though they aren't flash cards at all, they're pages with multiple paragraphs on a principle or topic. If you think that topic needs to repeated it'll pop up again.

Ultimately, though qbanks, first as a study tool, then as practice - 50/day, then 75/day, then 100/day, 150+/day if you can stomach it. Then NBME's in your final weeks.
is firecracker a good tool for ck prep as well?
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