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Hello,
so i am thinking about reviewing the following items in the last month. Please advice if its a good plan

UW blocks - 2/day with Review - this is my second time with UW
Kaplan pharm and few biochem videos
Pathoma and goljan audio
First few chapters - general path from Rapid Review
HY neuroanatomy
And FA review hopefully twice. I reviewed FA once this week already.
also, NBME 13 and 15 - in between
Is this too much too little.....besides focusing on my weakness - which is think is pharm and neuro, which is why i am going to go thru kaplan pharm quickly
what else should i do or not do ?
or just stick to FA + UW for the last 2 weeks ?
I am gona take nbme 13 in few days, I will post the results so i can receive feedback
Please, any input is appreciated
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hey, well in one moth i dont think you will have time to do goljan AND pathoma. I saw you should stick to one. They BOTH are very good review. I did both but for final review i choose pathoma.
If you didnt do NBME yet do right now. See where you stand and form that see which topics you should review MORE.
HYNeuro is good

How are your stats so far. any nbme u done, UWSA ???
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Thank you much for the reply.
Ok so far -
NBME 7 - in early June ~ 203
UWSA 2 - August 5th ~ 221
NBME 13 - soon like in few days lol - I think, this is going to decide my weak points.

And I am going to watch the pathoma and goljan audio both at high speeds cuz i have listened to both before perhaps like twice but i should say like few months ago so i wanted to do a quick recap to reinforce the concepts and pick up things i have not catched elsewhere ...
Also, I really want to review UW again - this is my 2nd time so it doenst consume much time as before but i am getting my previous incorrect questions wrong again and i need to figure out and solidify these concepts.
what do u think ?
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O i forgot BRS physio for cardio and resp.
May be ur right, I should just stick to pathoma. NO time for everything right ?
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yeah do that. But i did uwolrd once with 75%, and got USMLERX for a month...gonna finish it now and....do UWORLD again since i gonna forget most of Qs and gonna feel like almost new. So thats my strategy.
PLUS i did Kaplan bank already...twice. Stick to pathoma...i think its more then enough...
Plus if you think u gonna watch everything on fast speed how you expect to STICK it in your brain DONT watch just to 'WATCH'....try to understend every single concept=
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after you do NBME
then study 2block/day +FA +Pathoma ( it will be good plan when you study FA THE PATHO part here try to intgred ur study w/ pathoma and write the imprtant point from pathoma to FA ) so at the end you will stick only in FA .

for me all do nbme end of aug and then I WILL do this plan in sept , hopfully i can take the exam mid october.

good luck for both od us
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yeah do that. But i did uwolrd once with 75%, and got USMLERX for a month...gonna finish it now and....do UWORLD again since i gonna forget most of Qs and gonna feel like almost new. So thats my strategy.
PLUS i did Kaplan bank already...twice. Stick to pathoma...i think its more then enough...
Plus if you think u gonna watch everything on fast speed how you expect to STICK it in your brain DONT watch just to 'WATCH'....try to understend every single concept=
Yes, I will remember not to just watch the videos for the sake of it.
But, I have watched all of pathoma like twice in my preparation and even taken notes from it where I felt the need to. So this time it is going to be to identify the points i missed and don't know already.
Thanks.
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Hello fellows,
I took NBME 13 today - score = 214
I was expecting to break a 230 - may be I am not quite there yet.
Well my exam is in a month - so should i postpone another week or so(my eligibility ends in sept.) and take another nbme and see how I do
or should i keep reviewing and not worry about postponing untill last week if my score doesn't improve.
I really want to break 230.
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Hey well i dont know.
But if i were you i would wait i guess. And just study HARDCORE. and do A LOT of questions. and FA!!! And i do Q's by subject.
My exam is in end of September i hope )waiting for form 183 approval)
I did NBME 7 4 days ago and got 245 a week before that i did NBME 6 and got 231, so a 10 point up in a week. )
Anyway..Do NBME EVERY week, make sure you go over the questions after. Do them ONLINE better.
From what i know UWSA is not a really good predictior but a good practise
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^ Thanks for the reply.
245 in NBME 7 is really good. How did u do that ....
Don't u think, the final review of questions should be mixed instead of subject wise....else you are going to start to forget the other things..? well, unless some subject requires attention.
I think, i m going to do UW + FA and focus on my weaknesses from this nbme for the next two weeks....I dont think, i will make any progress in one week.
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Well i told you its very personal how everyone study.
The reason why i do subject wise because baceause i want to make sure that i practice right away on the stuff i just read. So for example last two week i was doing DIT, but i used MIxed questions, beacuse it is a mixed review.
This week im doing FA reading. So in one day i usually cover about to SUBJECTS and do Q's only on those two subjects.
People who say you should do mixed because EXAM is mixed and you should practice....well i think i have ENOUGH practice doing NBMEs and UWSA.
But again its personal.
Just one day review for example....CARDIO and RESP from FA....and do Q's only on that....Do 25 Q's every 2-3 hours and review them. you gonna see that there is gonna be so many things that you missed when u studied. PLUS you gonna read FA again and again when you gonna review those Q's.
Anway, sorry for long post...
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Hi tai35,

You mentioned that Pharmacology is a weakness, so based on this information, be sure to put forth a TON of energy into mastering pharm. I'm sure you know that pharm is one of the most important and highly tested topics on the Step 1, so based on your own opinion and the feedback from your NBME, be sure to focus intensely on this weakness.

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