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Old 12-12-2013
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Help Where do I start?

I wanna start preparing for step 1, where do I begin? any plans? which subject to start? and which is better (goljan audio vs pathoma videos)

I have 6 months to prepare, 2 of which will be completely free
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My prep timeline was similar to yours... Worked full time first 2 months, part time next 3 months then have last month completely free

Pre-studying i got a 180 on an NBME which told me i needed to get my ass in gear, id really recommend doing one first to see where you stand and get you focused, my last 3 NBMEs have been between 257 and 271 so with my exam next week am hoping my plan has worked!

What i did was:
-read all the kaplan lecture notes subject wise
-at the end of each subject do all the USMLE-Rx questions on that subject
-after this i read Goljan cover to cover over a week or so, really just as a bit of a recap / warm up to first aid
-start going through first aid, and doing all the Kaplan Q bank questions on each subject after each chapter and annotating into first aid
-after this I went back and reread first aid subject wise and this really trying to memorise stuff. At the same I started uworld, random timed, doing 1-2 blocks per day
-finished uworld last week and am now re-doing incorrect questions, and am finished up now on one final blast through first aid

Obv everyone has different study techniques so you just gotta figure out what works best for you. Good luck!
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