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Old 10-26-2013
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hello all! my exam is on 31st dec! 2 months+5 days left!
will pathoma+FA+UW get me good score? i have gone through kaplan once. but fairly telling, i have skipped few topics in kaplan and many things i have done nicely but cant remember! please any suggestion! i dont want to postpone my exam! IMG recent graduate here
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Dude don't panic and dont be in a hurry !!
Sticking to fa+uw+ Pathoma helps you in fetching a good score try to revise as many as questions and nbmes ...
Don't worry about the topics you left in Kaplan ... When eva you find you can't understand fa go to that corresponding topic in kaplan
Revise Pathoma atleast 3 times in this 2 months
Fa 2 times and uworld 2 times
My exam is in jan end about finish my 2nd read of Kaplan will start fa by nov
am trying to follow this so tot it might help you ...
All the best
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hi bunny 1410 , my exam too is end jan.am doing 2nd read wd uw,fa . i'm equally panicked if u wish too, can share study progress sometimes..my Skype id - drbonbon4 ..
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hi bunny 1410 , my exam too is end jan.am doing 2nd read wd uw,fa . i'm equally panicked if u wish too, can share study progress sometimes..my Skype id - drbonbon4 ..
Hi Ashok!!
Yup for sure i will be in touch with you .. So we can asses our progress ,.. Will be doing beh from tomorrow till nov 2 then will be giving an nbme mostly 5 ....
Then will be starting fa with uworld
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thank you so much bunny1410, you added some positivity
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iwillget99:

just wondering how your dividing the day?
Im almost done first pass, exam is end of december...
3more weeks I will be taking my first NBME....
Currently I read a section in FA and if i need more info i go to BRS (mainly for physio)
I am doing pathoma for path..(first pass)
qbank: Uworld daily 1-2blocks end of the night usmlerx to recall first aid.
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Hi Betablocker:

Your progress sounds good! i divide day in two part! 11 to 6 and then at night, 10 to 3! there are little breaks in between!
Main problem with me is, i am little frustrated and even when i pay one day to just one system in first aid, take CVS as example, it hardly has 35 pages! one day is more than enough for 35 pages i know. Still at end of day, i finish just half of it! i keep on referring to BRs/kap videos/pathoma where needed!

what should i do to boost my speed/my interest??? sometimes i do not feel like studying and i am like, its too much, too much of living in mid of bunch of books!!! i want to do a max in these two months! Inspiration needed! thank you so much
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p.s. i want to go to first aid before i start UWORLD! done like 400 que systemwise, offline!!
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minimize your book, since its crunch time this is the time to use the least amount of material, but the material you choose must be memorized and learned 100% for example:
UWORLD top priority
FIRST aid top priority
if knowledge is lacking in for example physio go to kap video or brs ( personally for me I am weak in CVS and renal, so i watched the videos)
Pathology: Pathoma
Pharm: memorize first aid drugs, MOA, contraindications etc

if you can also get usmlerx because it helps you retain the info from first aid.
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aim to do NBME every 2-3 weeks so then you know you have to get thru first aid and Uworld questions and usmlerx
the more questions we do the more we know we are learning actively...
no point in reading for 100 hours from 10+books when we are not getting questions right!

Good luck AND WE GOT THIS!
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Dear Beta blocker: you added some positivity in me!
i ll keep your advise in mind. Thanks a lot for your time and kind help Good luck to you
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no problem! I too feel down on some days, but the main thing is we just have to keep going!
keep in touch
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