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Idea! UW without completing FA, a good idea?

Dear forum members,
i have 2 months for my exam! done with kaplan once! easy to say that we do not remember many things from it.
I wasted last two weeks in FA, I thought that 15 days would be fair to go through 500 pages, but i hardly done like just 7 systems! 3 systems and biochem/micro still left, and i am forgetting most of what i read/actually i did not just read, i tried my best to memorise, along with kaplan where needed!
FA is small yet very tiring and time taking book, and i no longer want to spend more 2 weeks on it.

is it wise to start UW random and read the corresponding topics in FA? I Think that way i can read parts of various subjects in a day, so it wont be very borring! but that way i think almost 50% que i will make wrong as i still have not gone through biochem/micro and still 3 system!
what should be done?? pleaaaase helllppppp
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i did the same mistake and realized i should have done FA before uworld....after writing and writing UWORLD notes i noticed that many things already present in FA..so do FA first then uworld it will save your time.
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i did the same mistake and realized i should have done FA before uworld....after writing and writing UWORLD notes i noticed that many things already present in FA..so do FA first then uworld it will save your time.
exactly, i did the same mistake and i lost at least a couple of months, if not more, because of it. You gotta know FA properly.
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thank you so much guys, i ll complete FA soon
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My friend u must know what u want to achieve.
1. Do u want to use uworld as a learning tool or assessment tool.
If a learning tool then pls get it started becos u have only two months left. It's not about doing uworld that is what is important but doing it well. Even if u score low overall uworld percentage and at the end u know it well becos u got enough time for it then that is better in my opinion. This partly accounts for reason why pple score low in uworld but do very well in real deal and vice versa.
For me, looking at ur time left please start uworld right away becos FA would not explain most of the concept anyway but uworld would give u that. As u do uworld read FA as well.
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sorry i just saw u mentioned u have 2 mmnths... plz start uworld with FA...
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Thank you both of you for your precious time and help! people over here are awesome! i ll start uw from now on and will keep reading FA for few times every day God bless !!
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