How much time for the first reading? - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 1 Forum

USMLE Step 1 Forum USMLE Step 1 Discussion Forum: Let's talk about anything related to USMLE Step 1 exam


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-25-2013
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 304
Threads: 76
Thanked 74 Times in 51 Posts
Reputation: 84
Clock How much time for the first reading?

I'm making my plan to start, I wonder how much time the 1st read needs?
should I understand and go on or what? cuz I've found roughly I need about 4 months if not more
my resources 'll be kap LNs & vid, C Fisher ethics, pathoma, some supplementation from goljan and for sure Qbanks .
__________________
No Pain.. No Gain
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



  #2  
Old 08-25-2013
medicalbiology's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 394
Threads: 128
Thanked 109 Times in 89 Posts
Reputation: 119
Default

3-4 mnths but dnt just go though books.... try to understand all mechanisms etc
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 08-25-2013
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 304
Threads: 76
Thanked 74 Times in 51 Posts
Reputation: 84
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by medicalbiology View Post
3-4mnths but dnt just go though books.... try to understand all mechanisms etc
can anyone give a roughly estimating time for each subject
Anatomy
Physiology
Biochemistry,mole bio,gene
Microbiology
immunlogy
Pathology
Pharmacology
Behavioral sciences
__________________
No Pain.. No Gain
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
  #4  
Old 08-25-2013
MishkaMD's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 431
Threads: 11
Thanked 331 Times in 143 Posts
Reputation: 341
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swwal View Post
can anyone give a roughly estimating time for each subject
Anatomy
Physiology
Biochemistry,mole bio,gene
Microbiology
immunlogy
Pathology
Pharmacology
Behavioral sciences
Anatomy-7 days
NEUROANATOMY-7 days
Physiology-10 Days
Biochemistry,mole bio,gene-14 Days
Microbiology 5-6 days
immunlogy 4 days
Pathology 14 days
Pharmacology hmmm hard to say because its mostly memorization.depnds on your background. Just to go over Kaplan problably 7 days
Behavioral sciences- you can read Behavoral in like 3 days(HY)plus watch last chapter of behavoral from KAPLAN and 3 GOOD days for epidimiology and Statistiv with a lot of practice Q's

Thats just around what i used when i did my first readings. Might be different for you. But as mentioned before, doesnt matter what and how long you read. you NEEED TO UNDERSTAND what you read
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
screamadelica (08-25-2013)
  #5  
Old 08-25-2013
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 304
Threads: 76
Thanked 74 Times in 51 Posts
Reputation: 84
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mmpetrov View Post
Anatomy-7 days
NEUROANATOMY-7 days
Physiology-10 Days
Biochemistry,mole bio,gene-14 Days
Microbiology 5-6 days
immunlogy 4 days
Pathology 14 days
Pharmacology hmmm hard to say because its mostly memorization.depnds on your background. Just to go over Kaplan problably 7 days
Behavioral sciences- you can read Behavoral in like 3 days(HY)plus watch last chapter of behavoral from KAPLAN and 3 GOOD days for epidimiology and Statistiv with a lot of practice Q's

Thats just around what i used when i did my first readings. Might be different for you. But as mentioned before, doesnt matter what and how long you read. you NEEED TO UNDERSTAND what you read
thnx
but but how much time ? i mean hrs/ day
do u take a day off ?
__________________
No Pain.. No Gain
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 08-25-2013
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 514
Threads: 66
Thanked 138 Times in 123 Posts
Reputation: 148
Default

Your first read of First Aid should take should take 3-4 weeks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
swwal (08-25-2013)
  #7  
Old 08-25-2013
MishkaMD's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 431
Threads: 11
Thanked 331 Times in 143 Posts
Reputation: 341
Default

Well I did 6 days a week 10 hours
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
swwal (08-25-2013)
  #8  
Old 08-25-2013
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 148
Threads: 37
Thanked 73 Times in 57 Posts
Reputation: 83
Default

Each one of them have their own way of studying style so its difficult to predict the studying time for another person...you should only figure it out based on your availability of time and your past experiences with these subjects at medical school...Generally most of them take 2.5 months to 3 months to complete their first read...try to keep it short then only you will have the motivation to finish it off soon or else you will lose focus...again dont try to rush....as first reading the sets the base ....so make sure you grasp the concepts well...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
swwal (08-26-2013)



Reply

Tags
Step-1-Starters

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what is the effect on thrombin time [ time taken for conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin ] in vitamin K deficiency and why ? tyagee USMLE Step 1 Forum 2 05-18-2013 08:26 AM
FA First Reading; Volatile! mysha USMLE Step 1 Forum 4 03-19-2013 11:58 PM
Importance of Time taken to graduate vs Time taken till applying for Match HawkYogi IMG Residency Match Forum 6 03-17-2013 12:34 AM
First Time Reading Kaplan, How long it takes? medicine USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 1 01-01-2011 01:21 AM
Reading alone, Qs alone or both? Nsonowa USMLE Step 1 Forum 3 11-03-2009 08:39 PM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)