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Old 10-27-2010
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Star Done with step 1.....

Yes its over....
Now all i can do is wait for the result...
So how was the exam???
It was OK...I must be honest ...I feel I have done well but you can't say much till the result comes out..
The night before the exam I just couldn't sleep..it was like hell..I nearly tried to postpone my exam at 3 in the morning ( I don't know even if its possible) just because I couldn't get sleep...I wasn't at all nervous but just the feeling that if I don't sleep well today then might screw up tomorrow kept hitting me in my brain...but I did manage to sleep for few hours....and I guess that really helped..I kept reminding myself of the times when I had just 2-3 hours of sleep during my exam days in the medical school and finally decided not to reschedule...

So loading myself with two cups of tea in the morning ( I had to do that bcoz of lack of sleep on previous night) I went to the prometric centre of course with the scheduling permit and my passport as ID CARD...They took a photograph and had a biometric fingerprint taken...Had to do that fingerprint thing every time I had to go out in break...

Now came the real part .... THE COMPUTER AND BLOCKS....
Had to type the CIN number to access the exam..
Then I took the TUTORIAL..but I just kept pressing next so finished it withing 5 minutes because the whole setting was exactly similar to UWORLD..I was really surprised but it kinda gave the homely feeling seeing the UWORLD kinda setup...
BLOCK 1 and I was off...The questions weren't really difficult ..yeah some were kinda weird but what the hell you just keep moving...
I finished most of the blocks with plenty of time to spare ..about 10 minutes..so got the time to revise the marked ones and the whole thing ...
Then Block 2 wasn't that bad either...Since I had plenty of spare time I had the freedom to take breaks after each block and think I needed that a lot to get myself refreshed...
And yeah at one point I was really scared..I had just completed block 2 and so when I came back and typed the CIN number and got the test restarted on the left screen I noticed it saying BLOCK 4 ..did i miss a single block or what?? but as it turned out they considered the tutorial as BLOCK 1...
BLOCK 3,4,5 quickly passed...they weren't that bad either....
The last two blocks were fairly easy..The last block I finished with about 14 minutes remaining.. in the end there was this survey sort of thing..... And during this period on the back of my mind I was thinking about going out to see INCEPTION once the exam gets over and I did go out and saw that movie...n did loosen up a bit...
On the whole I think it went fairly good....lets see how the result comes out..
Overall the exam is fairly doable..I wasn't really nervous so I guess that really helped....

So if you have read Kaplan thoroughly and gone through FA and done the qbanks , you are safe..that's what I felt...but I guess till the result comes out I can't say much , can I???.........

Good luck to all the exam givers......keep it cool..you will do fine...

LASTLY!!! THANKS TO THE FORUM STAFFS SABIO, LEE, RASHID AND STEPTAKER...N THE FORUM MEMBERS for all the guidance, interactions and encouragement...Looking forward to your support in the STEP2 CK FORUM as well....

CHEERS............
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Yes its over.......CHEERS............
Is the real exam harder then Kaplan QBANK PLUS?????? or UW?????
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Thumbs Up Congratulation on this great achievement.

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Yes its over....CHEERS............
Congratulations on taking the exam. We are glad to see our members taking the exam one after the other.
Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
We wish you all the success and do keep us happy when you get the results

So you in Step 2 CK Forum soon
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Yes its over....
CHEERS............
wowwwwwwww....felt so great after reading ur review about the exam,,never seen someone talking about the exam in such a way,,way to go doc...just wanted to ask ,,did u do Goljan for pathology or only kaplan ?????????plz reply asap
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@evavar.....the exam questions is somewhat similar to KAPLAN questions in terms of difficulty level...
@rasheed....thanks a lot......
@ shum....Yeah i completed Goljan Rapid Review as well..but did study patho from Kaplan too..but with Goljan the problem is with the revision..at the last moment its very difficult to revise from it...that's the way i felt....
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congrats!!! It's finally over!! I'm sure you did well and try to get some well deserved rest over the next few weeks!!


Ohh and ease off on the alcohol aye! lol
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congratulations on one of the big achievements....that part was scary where u said u couldnt sleep the nite b4 the exam n yet u went to take the exam nxt day ......hats of ur guts ...now just realx n have fun
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@jerry and @TAAOM: thanks guys!!! !! i will have my break !!
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i am planing on doing only UW ...i dont think i will have time to do kaplan q bank .... ....do u think i have to do kaplan qbank also ??? wat do u suggest
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depends on how much time you have left before the exam...
doing more questions is always better no matter what ...
if you had to choose between Kaplan and Uworld then i would say go for UWORLD....but if you are doing two qbanks i recommend you do kaplan with uworld......if you have like 1 or 1 n half months then do UWORLD....
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i have like abt 2 n half months left
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i have like abt 2 n half months left
THEN MAY BE FIRST DO UWORLD....
SEE what percentage YOU GET RIGHT..
IF U ARENT DOING WELL THEN ITS NOT A BAD IDEA TO REVISE THE WHOLE KAPLAN AND FA AGAIN SINCE YOU HAVE PLENTY OF TIME...
AND AFTER FINISHING UWORLD, YOU WILL KNOW YOUR WEAKNESSES AND STRENGTH...AND IMPROVE ACCORDINGLY...N EVEN DO NBMEs in the last month.....
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thx for ur advice n yeah how did u follow FA ??? ....i've finished kaplan notes n videos ....didnt really do much of FA .....so i am planing on following FA while i do usmle world n make notes in it ....then b4 exam review FA .....wat would u suggest ?
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thx for ur advice n yeah how did u follow FA ??? ....i've finished kaplan notes n videos ....didnt really do much of FA .....so i am planing on following FA while i do usmle world n make notes in it ....then b4 exam review FA .....wat would u suggest ?
that's a great idea to follow FA with UWORLD...but dont hesitate to turn to kaplan when you are looking for more clarity....

ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR EXAM!!!!
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yeah thx soo much for helpful suggestion
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