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Help Please help. Do i need KLN 2nd read?

Hi guys. Please help me im in need for advice,
I finished KLN first read. And im doing now KLN second read system wise. But due to a personal matter my 20 day second read plan was truncated and i only did half of it with the topics i was weak on.
Im struggling since i want to give the exam early feb. my question is:
Do i need to finish the 2nd kln read system wise or should i get started with kaplan qbank right away? (after kaplan qbank i want to do uworld) please someone guide me, i would really appreciate
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Do the qbank . After which you can complete your second read with uworld.
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Don't waste your time doing 2nd read of KLNs.

Instead:

1. Get a subscription to Pathoma and take notes (on FA) while watching videos.

2. Take a subscription to USMLERx and do it in subject mode along with FA. Again, take notes on FA.

3. Revise your FA /Notes

Take NBME to assess your performance.

Find out your weak areas (as on NBME) and work on them by reading from appropriate resources. Watch Kaplan Videos to understand concepts.

Do UW and remaining NBMEs.

Kaplan QBank is optional but you must do Pathoma, USMLERX & UW along with FA as they will give you the best bang (score) for your buck (time).
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Novobiocin i know its been a long time but
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO TAKE TO FINISH PATHOMA?
please anyone, im starting Pathoma and then take a NBME and then uworld with the final countdown (2 months of uworld) anyone help me is it a good idea?
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disagree with above re USMLERX.

Kaplan Q bank from my experience is a far superior question bank than usmle-rx

If you have the time and money to do two question banks, id go for kaplan and uworld.
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thank you. but what About the question regarding pa thoma? could you give me your opinion
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thank you. but what About the question regarding pa thoma? could you give me your opinion
how many hours can you watch videos daily?
at about 3 hrs/day it'll take u say 10-12 days
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i study 8-10 hours per day, how much will it be accomplished during that time? would you think 5 hours of videos plus annotating on FA?
or thats too tiring?
if you think thats a good pace to not burn myself and get a good grip onto everything in the videos i think i can be done in 10 days, what do you think?
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i study 8-10 hours per day, how much will it be accomplished during that time? would you think 5 hours of videos plus annotating on FA?
or thats too tiring?
if you think thats a good pace to not burn myself and get a good grip onto everything in the videos i think i can be done in 10 days, what do you think?
no way anything more than 3 hours and i just end up watching it for the sake of watching it!
start your day with the videos, read the same topic on that day and do questions in the evening followed by reviewing the explanations
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so according to all that i suppose ill be over in 10-12 days like you said... correct?
thanks for the input, i learned the pathology stuff by memorizing description but pathoma makes you UNDERSTAND it, i just saw a couple of videos and got in love, ill see how it goes.

i plan on doing it after im finished with kaplan qbank and before i start uworld
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so according to all that i suppose ill be over in 10-12 days like you said... correct?
thanks for the input, i learned the pathology stuff by memorizing description but pathoma makes you UNDERSTAND it, i just saw a couple of videos and got in love, ill see how it goes.

i plan on doing it after im finished with kaplan qbank and before i start uworld
yes i think so
yeah he's great no doubt!!
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