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hi docs ,
am an img doing my internship
took this brave descission of choosing usmle 4 months back...
started my prep with
1) kln notes +vidoes
2)fa
3)pathoma
done only physio patho and pharma
i dont know what the hell i rememberd from what i read ....
when ever i try to answer questions i feel that i had never learnt that topic in my book ...seeing all this i was very much depressed planing to give exam in january 2014 started feeling that i dont have sufficient time for remaing subjects
cant able to stick to a plan tooo tot of reading for 6 hours not even able to sit for 4 hours plz help me,....am i doing normal now at this stage ??? left with 6 months ??is it sufficient for remaing subjects and revision?? uworld ???
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hi docs ,
am an img doing my internship
took this brave descission of choosing usmle 4 months back...
started my prep with
1) kln notes +vidoes
2)fa
3)pathoma
done only physio patho and pharma
i dont know what the hell i rememberd from what i read ....
when ever i try to answer questions i feel that i had never learnt that topic in my book ...seeing all this i was very much depressed planing to give exam in january 2014 started feeling that i dont have sufficient time for remaing subjects
cant able to stick to a plan tooo tot of reading for 6 hours not even able to sit for 4 hours plz help me,....am i doing normal now at this stage ??? left with 6 months ??is it sufficient for remaing subjects and revision?? uworld ???

Six months is more than enough. U have read 3 big books. Congrats guy. It does happen to all of us. I don't even want to try answering those questions though I have read like 5 subjects now. We all tend to feel the same. But the difference is make concious effort to remember wen u go through a quick revision. Then tackle the questions. Even this u would still feel u don't know anything with low scores but u would build up gradually. If u postpone the exams too much u would keep forgetting what u learnt several months back.
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Six months is more than enough. U have read 3 big books. Congrats guy. It does happen to all of us. I don't even want to try answering those questions though I have read like 5 subjects now. We all tend to feel the same. But the difference is make concious effort to remember wen u go through a quick revision. Then tackle the questions. Even this u would still feel u don't know anything with low scores but u would build up gradually. If u postpone the exams too much u would keep forgetting what u learnt several months back.
thank you doc for your kind words......started micro now .....yup will put all my efforts into this ...actually geard from few that am going at a ver low pace ....4 months for 1st read only for 3 subjects .....thats making me feel bad .....any tips for micro???? am using cmmrs and immuno from kln no videos .....
can you telll me how much time would be sufficient for completing micro???
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Also make a Scheduled for next 6 months or whenevr your exam is. and FOLLOW it. So this way you can keep track of how much you did and how much you have left. If its your first read then do Q-book after you finish each subject. Qustions is the KEY to remembering half of what you read!!! Good luck
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The problem is that youre going too slow. And you know what that was my problem at the beginning too! I started with anatomy and i took a month for it! I was getting frustrated cause i wanted to finish kln first read in 5 months, i was making a huge mistake! Do not study minuciously! only grasp the main idea and be sure you comprehend it and move on!
The MAIN THING is fa + qbanks! dont worry youre still on good track just speed up try to finish kln soon and start fa with qbanks and youll do Great the best of luck.
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thank you doc for your kind words......started micro now .....yup will put all my efforts into this ...actually geard from few that am going at a ver low pace ....4 months for 1st read only for 3 subjects .....thats making me feel bad .....any tips for micro???? am using cmmrs and immuno from kln no videos .....
can you telll me how much time would be sufficient for completing micro???
one week should be enough for micro, the first read is only to understand the concept not to cram. you have enough time, i have only 4months left and i am working so be thankful you have time and energy!
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one week??? lol WOW.. are we talking about KLN with the videos?
ill start micro nextweek, try to sum it up as much as i can, i also want to end this thing SOON! i have to give the test by jan
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