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Old 07-10-2013
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Hi Guys,

I haven't been too active on this thread since my first few posts, but have been silently following it. I have been studying for the past 9 months for this exam and have been pretty calm and composed throughout. Yesterday, I scheduled my exam for 15th August and today had the first panic attack.

I am done with 40% of Uworld and have maintained a decent average of 80% so far. I did NBME 5 offline and for some weird reason I found it tougher than UWorld.

As far as UWorld is concerned I am happy with my score but what's killing me most is that a lot of questions which I get correct are kind of distant hunches, gut feelings (of having read it SOME WHERE) and by elimination of options, rather than knowing them straight out. Even though only a month is left and I feel I haven't consolidated all the info needed for this exam, things are still not crystal clear and kind of vague. What I figured after doing NBME is that it tests you straight and you eighter know it or you don't. That's the reason why I found it tougher than UWorld.

My plan is to get done with UWorld by the 21st, which will leave me 24 days till the exam. I plan to go through First Aid twice in that period and do NBMEs 7,11,12 offline, UWSA 1 & 2 and NBME 13 & 15 online, in those 24 days.

I'm also feeling a bit uneasy as people stress a lot on annotating from UWORLD and making the most of it as a learning tool. At times I find it tough to decide what to annotate and what not to and so far I haven't heavily annotated a lot onto my FA.

I just hope this feeling of vagueness, uncertainty and uneasiness goes away soon so I can stay focused once again. Also i'd appreciate any recommendations and proposed changes to my study plan. Thankyou guys for starting this thread it has really helped me out a lot!
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