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Hey

My Exam on March 19th 2014, I'm Going to Finish the material for the first time by the end of this year (December 31st 2013): here is the material that I used :

1- BRS Pathology
2- BRS Physiology
3- Kaplan Biochemistry & Genetics + Videos
4- Kaplan Behavioral Science
5- Kaplan Anatomy (Including the Neuro-anatomy)
6- First Aid: Immunology, Pharmacology, Microbiology
Note : I Didn't solve any kind of questions

So What Should I Do for the rest 11 weeks (January 1st - March 19th "Exam Day")
how should I plan my Schedule to ace the exam, what source is considered to be the best For question Bank ?

Any other advices, please let me know
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What i did at your stage (having finished a first read of everything) was this:
-start on first aid, going through by chapter. At the end of each chapter I did all the kaplan Q bank questions on that subject, and annotating notes into first aid
-Then i re-read first aid again chapter wise, really trying to memorize everything including my notes from kaplan Q bank, and while doing this I started doing U-world in random timed mode, 2 blocks a day and spending 3-4h reviewing each block, while referring back to FA to try and get a solid grip on whatever the question was trying to teach.

You need to figure out the learning style which works best for you. For me, once id got a general grip on things from reviewing multiple sources, Qbanks were probably the main source of learning, while going through first aid to really hammer concepts in.

Either way, at this point i would recommend really focusing on getting as many questions done and reviewed properly as possible.

I did all of usmle-rx, kaplan, and uworld, if you need to choose two, go for kaplan and uworld in that order, or if you can only do one, go for uworld.

The more questions you can do, the better

Good luck!
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What i did at your stage (having finished a first read of everything) was this:
-start on first aid, going through by chapter. At the end of each chapter I did all the kaplan Q bank questions on that subject, and annotating notes into first aid
-Then i re-read first aid again chapter wise, really trying to memorize everything including my notes from kaplan Q bank, and while doing this I started doing U-world in random timed mode, 2 blocks a day and spending 3-4h reviewing each block, while referring back to FA to try and get a solid grip on whatever the question was trying to teach.

You need to figure out the learning style which works best for you. For me, once id got a general grip on things from reviewing multiple sources, Qbanks were probably the main source of learning, while going through first aid to really hammer concepts in.

Either way, at this point i would recommend really focusing on getting as many questions done and reviewed properly as possible.

I did all of usmle-rx, kaplan, and uworld, if you need to choose two, go for kaplan and uworld in that order, or if you can only do one, go for uworld.

The more questions you can do, the better

Good luck!

How longs it takes you , to finish the first aid + Kaplan Q Bank ?
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How longs it takes you , to finish the first aid + Kaplan Q Bank ?
I did all of first aid and kaplan Q bank in about a month of intense studying of 12-14h per day. Q bank tells you how many questions there are per subject, so I just divided up how many pages of FA there are on each of the 16 chapters, and that combined with the number of Q bank questions for that subject gave me an idea of how many days i should spend on it...it averaged out at about 2 days per subject..some with 1 day (eg heme-onc with 34pg FA and 97 questions) and some with 3 days (eg neuro with 50pg FA and 300 questions).

Id only recommend doing kaplan subject-wise like this if you are going to do uworld in random timed mode after, to train yourself to integrate subjects.
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Can you plz tell me that how much tym usmle rx takes??
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Can you plz tell me that how much tym usmle rx takes??
I did it over the course of about 2-3 months while reading the kaplan lecture notes, and i was working full time for most of it, so i only studied for 2-3 hours on average per day, im sure itll depend on how much time you can devote to it.
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Would you recommend the NBME ?
sorry for asking this Q`s : but how did u do in your step 1 exam ? i mean was the Usmle World scores close to your Actual score ?
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Would you recommend the NBME ?
sorry for asking this Q`s : but how did u do in your step 1 exam ? i mean was the Usmle World scores close to your Actual score ?
I havent done my exam yet, have it this week! (i really should be studying haha)

Yes i'd def do some NBMEs
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Oh!!! Wish you all the Best , Looking forward to hear the good news
Good Luck
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I m preparing for step 1 ...any one interesting to contact with me or prep for step 1 share advises with me my exam is in February thanks
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