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Hey guys, I've finished my first read through of all my subjects, and have done a reasonable amount of practice questions along the way (definitely not as many as I should have) Now, a lot of stuff from my first review is fading, especially the subjects I did in the beginning. What is the best way to approach studying from now on?

Should I revise a section (ex Renal Path) and then take the corresponding qbank test?
Should I do DIT and get through FA?
Should I focus more on doing questions regardless of how familiar I am with the topic?
Should I do it system-wise?
SO MANY QUESTIONS arrrg!!! Basically, I just want to know if I should attempt questions before being 100% confident I can put my best effort in, or should I basically do a second review and then attempt questions. Is it ok to attempt usmleworld and do poorly but learn the answers/educational objectives well?

I just need some clarity on what my goal should be now that I am done with one read-through. I'm really lost on what the best strategy is from this point onward. Help would be greatly appreciated! Btw, I'm planning on taking the exam in 3 months
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Hey guys, I've finished my first read through of all my subjects, and have done a reasonable amount of practice questions along the way (definitely not as many as I should have) Now, a lot of stuff from my first review is fading, especially the subjects I did in the beginning. What is the best way to approach studying from now on?

Should I revise a section (ex Renal Path) and then take the corresponding qbank test?
Should I do DIT and get through FA?
Should I focus more on doing questions regardless of how familiar I am with the topic?
Should I do it system-wise?
SO MANY QUESTIONS arrrg!!! Basically, I just want to know if I should attempt questions before being 100% confident I can put my best effort in, or should I basically do a second review and then attempt questions. Is it ok to attempt usmleworld and do poorly but learn the answers/educational objectives well?

I just need some clarity on what my goal should be now that I am done with one read-through. I'm really lost on what the best strategy is from this point onward. Help would be greatly appreciated! Btw, I'm planning on taking the exam in 3 months
using DIT is definitely a way to revise your FA , im doing it now , it helps to solidify your memory.

focus on uworld and fa at the end of the day .
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Hey guys, I've finished my first read through of all my subjects, and have done a reasonable amount of practice questions along the way (definitely not as many as I should have) Now, a lot of stuff from my first review is fading, especially the subjects I did in the beginning. What is the best way to approach studying from now on?

Should I revise a section (ex Renal Path) and then take the corresponding qbank test?
Should I do DIT and get through FA?
Should I focus more on doing questions regardless of how familiar I am with the topic?
Should I do it system-wise?
SO MANY QUESTIONS arrrg!!! Basically, I just want to know if I should attempt questions before being 100% confident I can put my best effort in, or should I basically do a second review and then attempt questions. Is it ok to attempt usmleworld and do poorly but learn the answers/educational objectives well?

I just need some clarity on what my goal should be now that I am done with one read-through. I'm really lost on what the best strategy is from this point onward. Help would be greatly appreciated! Btw, I'm planning on taking the exam in 3 months

revise renal path and physio. also revise genetics and cell biology one more time.

if you could do an NBME form 12 would be great. after NBME you can concentrate more on the area you are weak in.
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revise renal path and physio. also revise genetics and cell biology one more time.

if you could do an NBME form 12 would be great. after NBME you can concentrate more on the area you are weak in.
Any reason why form 12 pls?
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys, really appreciate the input.

One last clarification tho, I've been hearing mixed reviews/stories about FA and how important it is for the Step. I was wondering how essential annotating FA with uworld is and if knowing FA cold is actually enough to get a score that is around 240 plus?

Also, I hate taking tests that I am not somewhat prepared for, is it OK to take uworld question blocks without having done a recent review? I think the most important thing at the end of the day is getting through a lot of questions, if im not mistaken.
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