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Old 07-26-2013
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Well just started studying for the USMLE step 1. Graduated a bit more than a year ago, but did a 1 year internship after i graduated. Now since I have time, going to do what i always wanted to.
I've visited this site before and gotten lots of useful advice on methods to use and books too.
Have about 1 1/2 month studying, since I had lots of interference (family visiting, car was in the shop, way to much noise in the house, rebuilding parts of the house, just hectic!!) but been going to the library for a week now.

Study schedule is as follows: monday~friday 7:30am~8:00pm. Taken a 10 min break @ 10:30 to snack & w/e, 30 min break @ 12:30 to eat and rest and another 1:30 hr break around 5pm to go to the gym & shower (only 3 days a week). Saturdays 8am~1pm questions/weekly review. Sundays off
Books: Kaplan 2010, First aid 2013, BRS physio, Pathoma reference book & fischer medical ethics. Videos: Kaplan 2010, Pathoma. Additional material: Medscape app.

Planning to do the following:
Quick read kaplan book first, a basic knowledge, then re-read kaplan book more slow paced, highlighting "high-yield" material. If I feel I didn't grasp the subject during my quick read, I'll use kaplan videos, THEN slow read and highlight.
After I finish a book, I'll skim through FA trying to find those topics and read them there.

Ok so After I finish all of Kaplan books, I'll just concentrate on FA only, and here's the tricky part, use Medscape to post-stick high-yield info (general features, epidemiology, Dx & Tx) since some topics FA only gives you a quick resume.

So just finished Anatomy going on to Physiology.

That's my outline, wanted to see what you guys and gals think and thank you all for your past inputs that helped me get into this!! I'll try to log in every other day.

Last edited by Keko; 07-26-2013 at 06:03 AM.
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