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I am planning to take step 1 in December...Can anyone tell me what all should I read?....I mean what should me my strategy and which book and which question bank?...how many times should I do UW,FA,KLN?...
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I HAVEN'T TAKEN THE EXAM YET. I am still studying but here is my advice.

Having a bunch of different reference/books does not necessarily equal a better score.

Start with the basics: Study Kaplan videos daily...and get kaplan q bank.
Try to complete all the videos while doing kaplan q-bank subject wise.

Then after doing that....Do Pathoma or Goljian, I did Pathoma and loved it. But i also developed a great appreciation for Goljian Notes when i started doing q-banks. I didn't finish Goljian though.

Then, purchase U-world for 2 months, doing questions daily and studying/annotating First aid.

NOTE: DO NOT DO UWORLD in tutor mood. I did that and it hurt me bad on my NBME because i was not accustomed to solving different question variety, and in time. SO DO TIMED AND RANDOM. And read the explanations very very very carefully.
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