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Alrighty guys here's what I am done with so far....practically the 1st thorough read...

Kaplan bio & genetics, behavioural and pharm
Physio (BRS)
Micro (mrs)
Immuno (lange)
Path (goljan)
Anatomy (I had skimmed through Moore a couple of months ago)
Histo and Embryo (pretty much sticking to FA and w/e histo path has)

done with half of USMLERx and now picking up speed with almost 100 qs/day the past few days

FA, i've annotated it from all the major primary sources that I have gone through and have attached goljan according to systems with it. I have also, though lazily, been annotating it with USMLE Rx tips and tricks....

Now my question is that my Step 1 is exactly 2 months away and I plan on finishing USMLE Rx, UW and DIT(FA, hopefully a couple of times)....and 2-3 forms of NBMEs mashed in to track my progress....what do you guys think? is this good enough on course to a 99?

Do I need to go over all of my resources again? because I've made my FA into a super duper compilation all of those texts.

my scores up until recently have been high 50's- mid 60's in USMLERx

thanks in advance....
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hey i am about to start with kaplan qbank in couple of days b4 i do uworld but i m still not sure whether to go for kaplan or smthng else like usmlerx.
as i am not experienced enough to comment on ur questn so i wu let others give u the suggestion..but can u tell me wht shu i start with kaplan or qbank as i have 40days to finish it n i am hoping kaplan has less questions thn usmlerx so it wu b more useful in my preparation as it wu give me time to study in between!!
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hey i am about to start with kaplan qbank in couple of days b4 i do uworld but i m still not sure whether to go for kaplan or smthng else like usmlerx.
as i am not experienced enough to comment on ur questn so i wu let others give u the suggestion..but can u tell me wht shu i start with kaplan or qbank as i have 40days to finish it n i am hoping kaplan has less questions thn usmlerx so it wu b more useful in my preparation as it wu give me time to study in between!!
well the only reason I decided to go with USMLERx was because it gives a nice correlation with FA, so i kinda get to review FA while i'm checking the answers! but a lot of ppl do Kaplan Q-bank prior to UW....its basically your choice, but kaplan Q-bank does have less questions i believe.
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Alrighty guys here's what I am done with so far....practically the 1st thorough read...

Kaplan bio & genetics, behavioural and pharm
Physio (BRS)
Micro (mrs)
Immuno (lange)
Path (goljan)
Anatomy (I had skimmed through Moore a couple of months ago)
Histo and Embryo (pretty much sticking to FA and w/e histo path has)

done with half of USMLERx and now picking up speed with almost 100 qs/day the past few days

FA, i've annotated it from all the major primary sources that I have gone through and have attached goljan according to systems with it. I have also, though lazily, been annotating it with USMLE Rx tips and tricks....

Now my question is that my Step 1 is exactly 2 months away and I plan on finishing USMLE Rx, UW and DIT(FA, hopefully a couple of times)....and 2-3 forms of NBMEs mashed in to track my progress....what do you guys think? is this good enough on course to a 99?

Do I need to go over all of my resources again? because I've made my FA into a super duper compilation all of those texts.

my scores up until recently have been high 50's- mid 60's in USMLERx

thanks in advance....
Hey Kal_el, hope you are doing good man!

You have done so well with your studies even though i remember distinctly you started a bit late or atleast later compared to me. I suppose you are planning on doing your exam in February 2011. I am planning to do it around that time as well. Could you please update me your study plan from now onwards?

I have finished first read of most of the subjects and now am doing USMLE Consult. I hope to start with UW soon as well but am still in 2 minds whether i should go for Kaplan Qbank. Please let me know how you go ahead and may be we could share some tips as well.
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Hey Kal_el, hope you are doing good man!

You have done so well with your studies even though i remember distinctly you started a bit late or atleast later compared to me. I suppose you are planning on doing your exam in February 2011. I am planning to do it around that time as well. Could you please update me your study plan from now onwards?

I have finished first read of most of the subjects and now am doing USMLE Consult. I hope to start with UW soon as well but am still in 2 minds whether i should go for Kaplan Qbank. Please let me know how you go ahead and may be we could share some tips as well.

If everything goes as planned I should be taking it at the end of Jan (fingers crossed)

if you are doing USMLE consult then I'd recommend don't waste time with anything else, start UW after that.....and I'll definitely update you of my studying from now onwards! mostly plan on 10 day crash course review of everything i've done so far, gonna try to get done with as much as possible + questions (might be overwhelming but then again its getting crunch time)....and during this time i'll make note of things especially my weaknesses again, MCCs, buzz words etc....hopefully if i'm up to it by then i'll take the first NBME form 3 i suppose. Then I'll hopefully start with DIT by the Dec 11th or so, finish it within 2 weeks, after that do nothing but questions and 5hrs a day reviewing my annotated FA and goljan where necessary, starting around 1st week of jan I plan on taking the second NBME form 6 this time i think, after that go through DIT once again + Pics of diseases in FA and goljan, this time hopefully it'll just take me 8-10days and by that time I should be done with UW once, then the last 2 weeks burn the FA again, review UW, review goljan margin notes and a week before the exam I'll take the last NBME form 7....and the last 5-6 days focus on only HY material to solidify them well.....and then D-day

hope this helps somewhat

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what is DIT?
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what is DIT?
Doctors in Training Step 1 review
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Is it good?? never heard of it before!
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The DIT review program is very good, but only if you haven't covered First Aid completely your own way. He does a very very thorough review of First Aid - filling in the gaps with High Yield information...

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so that means if i cover my FA on my own once or twice i wont need DIT review?
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Yup - you should be fine...

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so that means if i cover my FA on my own once or twice i wont need DIT review?
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