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hi ... i am new to this forum ... and in need of a hell of a study plan for step one ... as i m appearing this nov ... top guns do help me out .. thanks.
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Hello najam83,
I am new here as well but I was able to figure out how to use the search function in a matter of seconds. I think that's the 1st step to pass the exam.
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Well, there are various approaches. The most common is the following:
-Kaplan lectures+Videos
-Kaplan Qbank
-UW Qbank
-FA
-Goljan

What people normally do is spend the first 3-4 months grinding the Kaplan materials. Then the next month studying FA. The last 2 months is all UW+FA+KQB. You also take regular assessments throughout these phases.

My approach was to study 4 months Kaplan books+videos, then finish FA once, and then do UW, and do FA side by side. I didnt use any other question bank or Goljan, and it was quite sufficient for me.

You can look around the forums for other approaches, but this is by far the most common.

How much time are you willing to spend, and what kind of materials do you have?
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Hello najam83 I am new here as well but I was able to figure out how to use the search function in a matter of seconds. I think that's the 1st step to pass the exam.
Zara89 right sarcastically :P.... i have given time searching for few months though , just curious to know wots new to 2013 step 1 ...those successful with step 1 this year might help with this... there is always new comings in steps exam, thts wot i was after ... thanks replying
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Well, there are various approaches. The most common is the following:
-Kaplan lectures+Videos
-Kaplan Qbank
-UW Qbank
-FA
-Goljan

What people normally do is spend the first 3-4 months grinding the Kaplan materials. Then the next month studying FA. The last 2 months is all UW+FA+KQB. You also take regular assessments throughout these phases.

My approach was to study 4 months Kaplan books+videos, then finish FA once, and then do UW, and do FA side by side. I didnt use any other question bank or Goljan, and it was quite sufficient for me.

You can look around the forums for other approaches, but this is by far the most common.

How much time are you willing to spend, and what kind of materials do you have?







hi... thanks for replying ....it seems this is all the way to go for it ... nov/2013
is my exam deadline ....

kaplan notes +videos
golgan= patho
brs=physio
high yield+kaplan= neuroanatomy

firstaid

uworld

qbanks

nbme

i m confused with anatomy ....



then cant figure out how to arrange my subjects with study plan ....

i do need a gud study plan
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I would do kaplan for anatomy

Start with the videos and get through all kaplan once. That's the best way to start without getting overwhelmed in my opinion.

The other books you have outlined are great. I would add Khan's Cases for behavioral section. It has good practice questions.

NBME - I would do 7, 11, and 13 at least.

Hope that helps!
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