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As I will be done from the material for the first time (although I feel like I cant remember anything from the material )

I'm planning to do the UWorld in January 2014 and review the FA, so should I do it Subject wise or randomly, timed or not?
and is One Month is good enough?
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I'd say to fly through UWorld in a month, you need a good grasp on FA & solid concepts. If you can finish a review of FA cover to cover before UWorld, it might take you less time to locate info in FA while annotating UWorld. It really depends on your timeline for the exam.

On the other hand, you can spend some more time by directly jumping into UWorld after your 1st read. The thing is UWorld has many concepts and applications which may not have been in your 1st read material. That along with locating info in fresh FA as well as annotating HY info may take some time. Again it depends on your efficiency, # hours you dedicate & your base level knowledge.

What I learned from some super helpful people in this forum is to saviour UWorld & never at all rush through it. Best to do it random, timed & unused as is in the exam. But you can initially try timed tutor etc.. to start feeling comfortable.
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My Exam on march 19th 2014
Thats my plan :

Jan 1st to Jan 31st
(12-14h/day)
Uworld(subject wise - timed ) + FA : revision + Annotating the info from Uworld

Feb 1st to Feb 14th : review the FA + doing the Uworld assessment 1

Feb 15th to Feb 28th : Review the FA + doing the Uworld assessment 2 , NBME 7

March 1st to March 18th : i think about doing the NBME 11 , 12 , 13 , 15 + reviewing the FA

Do you think this is a good plan to get a score above 250 ?
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My Exam on march 19th 2014
Thats my plan :

Jan 1st to Jan 31st
(12-14h/day)
Uworld(subject wise - timed ) + FA : revision + Annotating the info from Uworld

Feb 1st to Feb 14th : review the FA + doing the Uworld assessment 1

Feb 15th to Feb 28th : Review the FA + doing the Uworld assessment 2 , NBME 7

March 1st to March 18th : i think about doing the NBME 11 , 12 , 13 , 15 + reviewing the FA

Do you think this is a good plan to get a score above 250 ?

Would you consider getting another question bank at all? Part of the challenge for step I is not knowing exactly what subjects a question will come from. If you have a tricky question in UWorld, but you've only selected cardio, you'll be able to rule out 3 answers because they aren't related to cardio.

If I could go back and do my prep again, I'd get USMLERx and do that subject wise with FA... I'd try and save UWorld for random timed full blocks.

That's just me, though!
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Honestly , i dont know , cause i feel lost by now
but as i read many of those who scored above 250 , most mentioned Uworld (learning method) & NBME (assessment method) , also they mentioned UsmleRX but i dont have any idea about it and if it will take a time from me ( # of Q`s , does it mention how many Q per subject )


Did u do any NBME and how long it takes you to be done from the USMLERx ?
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Honestly , i dont know , cause i feel lost by now
but as i read many of those who scored above 250 , most mentioned Uworld (learning method) & NBME (assessment method) , also they mentioned UsmleRX but i dont have any idea about it and if it will take a time from me ( # of Q`s , does it mention how many Q per subject )


Did u do any NBME and how long it takes you to be done from the USMLERx ?
No need to feel lost! As I said, the method I posted above would be how I would want to REDO my studying if I had to (I hope I don't!)

I actually learned from UWorld subject based. What I'd do: I'd do system-by-system, starting with the physio in FA. Then, I'd read BRS physio for that system. Then I'd finish the path (watching the pathoma vids), and pharm (watching the Kaplan vids) and write in extra details into FA.

Then I'd do questions for that system in tutor mode. I'd try to get maybe 100 or so (I wanted to save a bunch for random, timed, full block).

I picked up Rx late, so I didn't actually finish it. I finished maybe 90% of it though. I think I cranked through that in about 2 weeks. It has a lot of questions, but they are more for learning the material in FA. I specifically made sure to do all the questions from respi, repro, renal, and neuro because I kept missing really simple questions because my recall was bad in those subjects.

I took NBMEs 11, 12, 13, and 15. I don't know my score yet, so I don't know if my method actually worked... haha!
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Thank you so much , Really Appreciated

So did you had your exam or still not ?
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Thank you so much , Really Appreciated

So did you had your exam or still not ?
I had it on Dec. 5th... now I'm anxiously waiting for the results!

Good luck with your prep, Dr. Laith!
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Best Of Luck !!
looking forward to hear the great news
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