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Help Should I do all of Kaplan LN?

For those who recently took the exam and/or have done nbmes and got scores above 210
I am pressed for time, and will be doing my first nbme in 2weeks, I am 80%done with UW+FA+Pathoma+USMLErx
avg qbank uw first pass 52%
usmle rx: 68%

Question: As an IMG you hear from fellow IMG test takers they spend 2-3 months doing kaplan lecture notes/video. I have only done Kaplan videos for Physio+Biochem+Pharm

Is it necessary to cover all of the lecture notes and videos for a good score on the actual exam(aiming for 210-225)? Is there anyone out there, who did not even touch kaplan and focused solely on UW, FA, PATHOMA, (nbmes, usmlerx, brs)?

Pressed for time as my exam is in 11weeks

Any advice, input will be appreciated.
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at what point did you do USMLERx in your studying?
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since I am pressed for time, I divide the day with 50% reading 50% questions
Reading example:
Read the FA section, then consult BRS physio read that chapter
OR if Im doing Path: Read FA section, then Pathoma+Video
then the other half the day I do
UW block 1, review + explanations, write what I need to in my First Aid, then review that FA section with my UW notes.
I end the evening everyday with a block of USMLErx of what I had studied since by the late afternoon or evening, I would have gone thru that FA section 3-4 times. So Im doing both qbanks at once cus I learn better with questions...
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I am pressed for time, and will be doing my first nbme in 2weeks, I am 80%done with UW+FA+Pathoma+USMLErx
avg qbank uw first pass 52%
usmle rx: 68%

Question: As an IMG you hear from fellow IMG test takers they spend 2-3 months doing kaplan lecture notes/video. I have only done Kaplan videos for Physio+Biochem+Pharm

Is it necessary to cover all of the lecture notes and videos for a good score on the actual exam(aiming for 210-225)? Is there anyone out there, who did not even touch kaplan and focused solely on UW, FA, PATHOMA, (nbmes, usmlerx, brs)?

Pressed for time as my exam is in 11weeks

Any advice, input will be appreciated.
Hi blocker !!
Hope you are doing good with your prep ...
What I feel is you better stop thinking about Kaplan now as you are short of time ...
As you are doing good with your schedule stick to it ...
If you really feel low in a subject then go through Kaplan otherwise sticking to uworld and fa would fetch you 230+
Try to revise uworld twice and complete other qbanks you subscribed ...
Try to give nbmes in middle and assess your weak areas all the best
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I am pressed for time, and will be doing my first nbme in 2weeks, I am 80%done with UW+FA+Pathoma+USMLErx
avg qbank uw first pass 52%
usmle rx: 68%

Question: As an IMG you hear from fellow IMG test takers they spend 2-3 months doing kaplan lecture notes/video. I have only done Kaplan videos for Physio+Biochem+Pharm

Is it necessary to cover all of the lecture notes and videos for a good score on the actual exam(aiming for 210-225)? Is there anyone out there, who did not even touch kaplan and focused solely on UW, FA, PATHOMA, (nbmes, usmlerx, brs)?

Pressed for time as my exam is in 11weeks

Any advice, input will be appreciated.
The videos you went through are the most important Kaplan videos ... So you covered well with Kaplan now don't worry about remaing they are just waste of time ...
If you think you are weak in behavarial just go through them ... It's enuf
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thanks bunny. I'll continue with what I have been doing and then hopefully will do well on my nbme!

thanks again
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thanks bunny. I'll continue with what I have been doing and then hopefully will do well on my nbme!

thanks again
Is kaplan neuroanat video not must?.....what everyone suggest for neuroanatomy preparation?
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Is kaplan neuroanat video not must?.....what everyone suggest for neuroanatomy preparation?
i went through dr najeeb lectures for neuro as i felt very weak in neuro ....
but they say if your basics are good you can go through kapln the guy just reads out whats there in text !!! supplement with high yeild for xrays and ct scans .....
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Guys nbme doesn't tell u ur correct answers? Or u can't even review the qs later? What's the use of this then:| we will make the same mistakes in the exam then!
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