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Iam planning for March doing fa with uw ,
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I'm doing challenge to go for step 1 exam wiz just 60 days studying

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1-firstaid 2014
2-rapid reivew
3-UWorld qbank
4-golijan audio notes (it's gold)
5-if I have time I will go for kaplan qbank
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im planning for march IA
doing FA with UW 2nd time..
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Planning also for End of March or April..
Im done with Qbank 60% and starting tomorrow marked and incorrect ones and then cover to cover read FA 10 days, then NBME to see where i stand and then starting uworld!
hope im doing the right thing lol... anyways good luck to you all!!!
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Planning also for End of March or April..
Im done with Qbank 60% and starting tomorrow marked and incorrect ones and then cover to cover read FA 10 days, then NBME to see where i stand and then starting uworld!
hope im doing the right thing lol... anyways good luck to you all!!!
have u taken any nbmes yet? or will this b ur 1st one?
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Hi guys,

Im join here

Doing FA+ USMLERX by weak topics after it plan to NBME.
then Review UW+FA and NBME.

I work full time, only Sat and Sun free, so i will be working harder....If anyone have any advice about scheduling is welcome.

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april or may done with FA doing UW>> (50% done UW)
76% cumulative random timed unused and it's going down these days more more wrongs is that normal??

no any NBMEs till now
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april or may done with FA doing UW>> (50% done UW)
76% cumulative random timed unused and it's going down these days more more wrongs is that normal??

no any NBMEs till now
hey 76% is great..it might fluctuate depending on ur weak subjects..i started off with 75% thn it got 65% after i did micro.. hate micro :/ now its 72%.. so jst keep dng it with FA..hopefully u will inc. it.. GL
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Done with FA 2x,uworld 2x n usmle rx 1 time.gave nbme 11,12,13online got not satisfactory scores so doing kaplan again for weak areas.will be starting FA again from 2nd feb IA n will do uworld ,kaplan qbank n nbme revisions n than giving nbme 15 .exam on 10th march.
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Done with FA 2x,uworld 2x n usmle rx 1 time.gave nbme 11,12,13online got not satisfactory scores so doing kaplan again for weak areas.will be starting FA again from 2nd feb IA n will do uworld ,kaplan qbank n nbme revisions n than giving nbme 15 .exam on 10th march.
how many time have u done kaplan already? & u will start kaplan qbank now? or u will revise it?

im also planning for beginning march..
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planning to take the exam in may how many times have you people gone through the kaplan ln i didn't find them too useful since i forget everything i am not having too much problem with fa the main purpose of kaplan is to make you feel easy with fa so i shouldn't worry much right?
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hey 76% is great..it might fluctuate depending on ur weak subjects..i started off with 75% thn it got 65% after i did micro.. hate micro :/ now its 72%.. so jst keep dng it with FA..hopefully u will inc. it.. GL
dnt know what is wrong with micro but it's one of my weakest subjects too it seems that micro questions are very tough
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dnt know what is wrong with micro but it's one of my weakest subjects too it seems that micro questions are very tough
all the characteristics of bugs is really hard to memorize specially for me atleast :/ as im bad with rote memorization..

how many times did u do kaplan LN? & did u do for all subjects?
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all the characteristics of bugs is really hard to memorize specially for me atleast :/ as im bad with rote memorization..

how many times did u do kaplan LN? & did u do for all subjects?
1 time with a very quick revision>> 2 days for each subject
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how many time have u done kaplan already? & u will start kaplan qbank now? or u will revise it?

im also planning for beginning march..
i just did kaplan videos n KLN twice for physio,genetics,neuroanatomy,biostat n gen pharm.will be doing kaplan qbank for 1st time,just for purpose of learning new concepts n stuff.
have yu given any nbme??
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i just did kaplan videos n KLN twice for physio,genetics,neuroanatomy,biostat n gen pharm.will be doing kaplan qbank for 1st time,just for purpose of learning new concepts n stuff.
have yu given any nbme??
okay..yeah i gave nbme 7 in dec. in middle of my 2nd read..but didn't score well so i will next when i am done with UW FA twice.. aiming to finish both of them by next week inshaALLAH..but seems unlikely

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which nbme forms are most predictive i hear 15 is the closest to the real deal so would be taking that one at the end what about the others?
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which nbme forms are most predictive i hear 15 is the closest to the real deal so would be taking that one at the end what about the others?
i have heard 7,11,12,13,15..
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hi guys!
I going to take my exam (retake, to be honest) by the end of March.

doin again UW and FA. feel motivated

any advice? has something changed from December?
I had to stay away from the forum just to feel less stressed.


is FA 2014 so different?
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okay..yeah i gave nbme 7 in dec. in middle of my 2nd read..but didn't score well so i will next when i am done with UW FA twice.. aiming to finish both of them by next week inshaALLAH..but seems unlikely

whn r u planning to take nbme next?
Actually ive given all nbmes 11,12,13,uswa1 n uswa2 online.So m left with nbme 15,as ive 6 weeks for my exam i plan to give nbme15 after 2 weeks,so if i score bad i still get minimum 3 weeks to improve.so im planning to do FA2x along with kaplanqbank n nbme 1-6,7,11,12,13 offline for revision in next two weeks before givin my last nbme.everything is so volatile,m so bad at pharm n micro,n remembering physio too.
even if i have no issues with the concepts but i dont remember them while attempting questions,i feel so blank.thats why trying to do lots of questions now a days.
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Actually ive given all nbmes 11,12,13,uswa1 n uswa2 online.So m left with nbme 15,as ive 6 weeks for my exam i plan to give nbme15 after 2 weeks,so if i score bad i still get minimum 3 weeks to improve.so im planning to do FA2x along with kaplanqbank n nbme 1-6,7,11,12,13 offline for revision in next two weeks before givin my last nbme.everything is so volatile,m so bad at pharm n micro,n remembering physio too.
even if i have no issues with the concepts but i dont remember them while attempting questions,i feel so blank.thats why trying to do lots of questions now a days.
okay...how long have u been preparing??

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I am planning to give in march but i completed first round of first round of first aid n uworld...
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I am planning to give in march but i completed first round of first round of first aid n uworld...
hey im also planning for march IA.. have u taken any nbme yet?
wht r u doing these days?
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hey im also planning for march IA.. have u taken any nbme yet?
wht r u doing these days?
Ya gave nbme 6. It was bad. Planning to do second round first aid now.. Wat abt u
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i gave nbme 7 in the middle of my 2nd read of kaplan LN tht was bad as well :/ so started with 2nd round of FA & UW .. still doing that.. if u want to stay in touch reg. prep u can post ur skype id or inbox me.. GL
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what's the opinion of you people who have done rx about it? should i do rx or rather do kaplan qbank i would be finished with uworld qbank in a few days so can do another qbank i have time on my side
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IS there anyone starting with their first round of FA and UW and giving their exam in march end..is anybody in the same situation?
hi! seems we are on the same situation. Im starting now pathoma 10 days. then 10 days ofirst aid cover to cover and then first round uworld. what About you? have you done pathoma?
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Is it worth doing dit now,any advice on the taus study plan
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Is it worth doing dit now,any advice on the taus study plan

sorry to ask but could you explain whats that taus study plan?
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taus study plan ,i found it in this forum ,lot of ppl have written they followed it he gives a two week study plan revision which covers fa and golijan,u can chek that in step 1 threads
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so how's the prep going ppl?

how many nbmes have u all taken?

im still lagging behind in nbmes got caught up with cousin's wedding..now i have started DIT & doing UW random timed incorrect 46 ques every day plus offline nbme 6..plan to take nbme 11 online soon..

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Hello guys, i am gonna rock this exam( i hope ) at may and ve already covered KLN 2 times and videos 1 time started usmlerx to cover first aid thoroughly. Usmlerx 50% done with 76% cumulative predicts my score 248 within -20 +20 CI. I really didnt find usmlerx very easy compared to other qbanks as ihave been told before i enrolled. Is it only me who finds it very useful and not really very easy? My only criticism to usmlerx they repeat same questions a lot. There are at least 10 Marfan questions and maybe 10 cyclophosphamide side effect questions but barely have 2-3 glucocorticoid or glycolysis pathway questions for example. But so far so good it reinforces me to review FA. After i am done with usmlerx i am gonna take nbme to see where i am. I am gonna ask you guys sth. Do you guys think i should start kaplan qbank or uworld after usmlerx done? I mean i have at least 3 months and i think i can do them both but which one will increase my score more? Doing just uworld and doing wrong and marked questions again or doing uworld and kap qbank without doing wrong and marked questions again? this is really important decision for me so if one advice ill appreciate
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i would suggest atleast go through your UW mistakes once & if time permits then u can subscribe for kaplan qbank as well.. so wht's ur UW cumulative score?

also how long have u been preparing?
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i would suggest atleast go through your UW mistakes once & if time permits then u can subscribe for kaplan qbank as well.. so wht's ur UW cumulative score?

also how long have u been preparing?
i havent started uw yet. I am planning to start after usmlerx but i couldn decide to one should be done after usmlerx. I mean do i have to start kaplan qbank or uworld? or can i finish these two in 3 months? I ve been preparing for six months Because first of all i am slow reader and i really didnt open books even for finals in faculty. I learned there is a bacteria called s. epidermidis after i started that prep i can still extend the period if i fail in nbmes. But i think i will be ready 3 months later. What i am basically asking is which one is better? subscribing the uworld and reviewing it 2 times in 3 months or subscribing kapqbank then uworld reviewing each of them once
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i havent started uw yet. I am planning to start after usmlerx but i couldn decide to one should be done after usmlerx. I mean do i have to start kaplan qbank or uworld? or can i finish these two in 3 months? I ve been preparing for six months Because first of all i am slow reader and i really didnt open books even for finals in faculty. I learned there is a bacteria called s. epidermidis after i started that prep i can still extend the period if i fail in nbmes. But i think i will be ready 3 months later. What i am basically asking is which one is better? subscribing the uworld and reviewing it 2 times in 3 months or subscribing kapqbank then uworld reviewing each of them once
alryt..do the UW 1st..later if u have time then go for xtra qbanks..

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Hey guys anyone of you kind people have NBME 15 offline? please can i get it. I have my exams in like 2 weeks!!
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Hey guys anyone of you kind people have NBME 15 offline? please can i get it. I have my exams in like 2 weeks!!

in can be found on google... but I would recommend doing it online!

My exam is scheduled for April 30th, doing Kaplan qBank systemwise/unused/timed tutor right now, my average is 77% after having done 40%. Any input on that? Good?Bad?

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in can be found on google... but I would recommend doing it online!

My exam is scheduled for April 30th, doing Kaplan qBank systemwise/unused/timed tutor right now, my average is 77% after having done 40%. Any input on that? Good?Bad?

After that I will do another read of FA and start UWorld random/unused/timed.
it is pretty good! but read explanations of your wrong answers carefully. By the way do you think kaplan qbank is essential? I mean i chose usmlerx instead of kap qbank but not sure make the right decision.
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it is pretty good! but read explanations of your wrong answers carefully. By the way do you think kaplan qbank is essential? I mean i chose usmlerx instead of kap qbank but not sure make the right decision.
I am reading all explanations, but thanks for the reinforcement. I did a bit of RX a while ago, I didn't like it too much. Kaplan qBank is really nice, a lot of easy questions but some require thinking. I think, the more questions you do the better it is. If you have time and money left, you should give Kaplan qBank a try as well.
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Thank you very much for your response. Are explanations very long like usmlerx? I mean i like questions explained thoroughly but the thing is it becomes very time consuming then. Let me ask you something, how much time does 2 46 question blocks with explanations aproximately take? I am doing usmlerx 2 blocks with explanations takes at least 4 hours.
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Iam planning for March doing fa with uw ,

i have 2 give it in february but unfortunatly i m not able 2 doit.
may b i will do it in 3rd week of march. doing UWORLD now.
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planning to take mine in march. indian img.

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also going thru kaplan behav sci , do u guys think its worth to doing it as im short of time.
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i have 2 give it in february but unfortunatly i m not able 2 doit.
may b i will do it in 3rd week of march. doing UWORLD now.
i m trying 2 find my weak areas n will work up now.
whenz ur xam?
hey same here..we r on the same page..i also wanted to give it in feb but couldn't now planning for march IA..

how many times have u done UW & FA? wht abt nbmes?
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i m trying 2 find my weak areas n will work up now.
whenz ur xam?
my exam is after 3 weeks.im just revising FA,payho n questions.
did yu give any online nbmes???i gave all except nbme 15.planning to give it next week.how r yu prep for CTS n gross anatomy slides n CTS.
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planning to take mine in march. indian img.

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also going thru kaplan behav sci , do u guys think its worth to doing it as im short of time.

somebody advised me 2 study 100cases of ethics by c.fischer regarding behavioural science. now my preparation is not up to mark. i m going 2 finish uworld online by 2morow.aftr that i wil do FA for few days then i may go for NBME online. thats it..
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my exam is after 3 weeks.im just revising FA,payho n questions.
did yu give any online nbmes???i gave all except nbme 15.planning to give it next week.how r yu prep for CTS n gross anatomy slides n CTS.
i am also expecting 2 give it in 3weeks from now.my potential 2 study is low now.so much discouraging becoz i didnt reach my xam on expected date.mainly i became vry bored 2 study.wt 2 do now? my preparation is not up to mark. i m going 2 finish uworld online by 2morow.aftr that i wil do FA for few days then i may go for NBME online. thats it..
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hey same here..we r on the same page..i also wanted to give it in feb but couldn't now planning for march IA..

how many times have u done UW & FA? wht abt nbmes?
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i did uworld 3times,FA also. but i m unable 2 read my weak areas as i m getting bored 2 read day by day.if v keep on the courage constantly over a few weeks v can reach our target scores it seems.i have 2 give online NBME let me see hw it goes. expecting 2 give exam in 3weeks from now
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did yu give any online nbmes???i gave all except nbme 15.planning to give it next week.how r yu prep for CTS n gross anatomy slides n CTS.

good 2 hear that u gave ur almost all NBMES. i didnt follow a specific book for CTS.i dont know abt wt book 2 follow for CTS. i have 2 give NBME online in few days from now. when i thought i have 2 give my xam in feb last week my studies went seriously,but aftr i felt i cant doit on my expected date i became vry cool n unable 2 study seriously.so much discouraging 4 me. u study well.
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thanks for the reply. i heard of that book to. will b reading it.

wen r u giving ur.
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thanks for the reply. i heard of that book to. will b reading it.

wen r u giving ur.

if i am announcing my exam date without knowing where am i,i am not able 2 take my exam.i m going to finish uworld online 2day.i have 2 reread n learn my weak areas then i will take online NBME 2 or 3 each 1 week apart.in this mean while i will decide when to give my exam.
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m planning to give in apr this yr. but i just wanted to ask ppl in this group abt the prospects about 2016 match assuming most* of us here cant b able to apply for 2015 match.going by the jama article n other rumors is it really difficult for 2016 applicants?sorry to deviate from prep discussions here ...
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m planning to give in apr this yr. but i just wanted to ask ppl in this group abt the prospects about 2016 match assuming most* of us here cant b able to apply for 2015 match.going by the jama article n other rumors is it really difficult for 2016 applicants?sorry to deviate from prep discussions here ...
when is anything EASY in this journey?
i have heard such rumours too that no. of AMGs will increase in near future cz of inc. med. schools making it harder for IMGs to get in residencies but then again at the end of the day SCORES is all what matters..plus ur contacts & other stuff..have faith..

so coming back to the prep..wht r u doing these days? im planning for march end or apr beginning too IA .. doing FA + DIT + UW incorrect timed random ques + Rx ..
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when is anything EASY in this journey?
i have heard such rumours too that no. of AMGs will increase in near future cz of inc. med. schools making it harder for IMGs to get in residencies but then again at the end of the day SCORES is all what matters..plus ur contacts & other stuff..have faith..

so coming back to the prep..wht r u doing these days? im planning for march end or apr beginning too IA .. doing FA + DIT + UW incorrect timed random ques + Rx ..
yog'13 step1 end of apr.... towards the end of kaplan secnd read did 30% uworld
planning on giving a nbme after one read of f.a(did alil prev)
then random timed uworld(15-18days)
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plz keep this group alive evn further for externships etc.
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i have heard such rumours too that no. of AMGs will increase in near future cz of inc. med. schools making it harder for IMGs to get in residencies but then again at the end of the day SCORES is all what matters..plus ur contacts & other stuff..have faith..

so coming back to the prep..wht r u doing these days? im planning for march end or apr beginning too IA .. doing FA + DIT + UW incorrect timed random ques + Rx ..
ua plan seems solid any insights into my plan i wud really appreciate as ua ahead of me do see major loop holes :s
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ua plan seems solid any insights into my plan i wud really appreciate as ua ahead of me do see major loop holes :s

alright...i graduated in 2013 as well.. u still have time as u plan to give exam by end of apr.. but u better pace up with ur read of kaplan LN as that takes time.. u didn't take any nbme yet?

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alright...i graduated in 2013 as well.. u still have time as u plan to give exam by end of apr.. but u better pace up with ur read of kaplan LN as that takes time.. u didn't take any nbme yet?
all the best..keep posting u too
no nbme yet :s plan to give it 1.5m out,iA!the plan seems pretty crammed i know,hoping for the best

thanks for the advice will keep posting
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i have to buy 2 nbme tests ... ihear 7 , 11 n 15 r good ..outta these which two wud u guys recommend ? ..my xam is in mar mid ... just doin UW n FA now
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So I am done with 62% of Kaplan qBank with an average of 74% systemwise (best system is Heme/Lymph with 82% and worst is Reproductive with 68%) Best discipline is Pathology with 78% so far.

any input?

I like this qBank quite a lot: the Physio questions are sometimes super difficult and really test your understanding rather than pure memorization as they try to link different things e.g. sarcomere length with heart sounds and pulse pressure curves... yes sometimes it is crazy. They always provide the according FA pages where information for a specific question can be found. I think if you know FA inside out you would most like score 90%+ on Kaplan qBank.

I have 2 months and a few days left for my exam. I will finish Kaplan qBank do a revision of FA and then start Uworld.

How are you people doing?
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So I am done with 62% of Kaplan qBank with an average of 74% systemwise (best system is Heme/Lymph with 82% and worst is Reproductive with 68%) Best discipline is Pathology with 78% so far.

any input?

I like this qBank quite a lot: the Physio questions are sometimes super difficult and really test your understanding rather than pure memorization as they try to link different things e.g. sarcomere length with heart sounds and pulse pressure curves... yes sometimes it is crazy. They always provide the according FA pages where information for a specific question can be found. I think if you know FA inside out you would most like score 90%+ on Kaplan qBank.

I have 2 months and a few days left for my exam. I will finish Kaplan qBank do a revision of FA and then start Uworld.

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U are a genius man.
U have not done uworld and u are hitting 80s already.
How many time have you done FA?
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U are a genius man.
U have not done uworld and u are hitting 80s already.
How many time have you done FA?
Hey, so I did Kaplan books and annotated into FA followed by Pathoma and annotation. I think so far that everything can be somewhere found in FA. Today I did a question about intracranial bleeding in a Patient with hypertension and alzheimer... Well the answer was that amyloid can weaken the vessels (Even this is in FA). I have done FA cover to cover once, took me two weeks but of course I read certain chapters more often. Ok I still didnt study the stupid viral genomes... Maybe I should Sometime soon.
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Hey, so I did Kaplan books and annotated into FA followed by Pathoma and annotation. I think so far that everything can be somewhere found in FA. Today I did a question about intracranial bleeding in a Patient with hypertension and alzheimer... Well the answer was that amyloid can weaken the vessels (Even this is in FA). I have done FA cover to cover once, took me two weeks but of course I read certain chapters more often. Ok I still didnt study the stupid viral genomes... Maybe I should Sometime soon.
Did u do Goljan too?
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Well I do have it as a pdf and a print. I read some things and will do so again with Uworld.
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is anyone of u following any specific study plan like taus etc? if yes then is it beneficial? if no then wht is ur plan for last mth? should goljan be done 1ce more??
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So I am done with 62% of Kaplan qBank with an average of 74% systemwise (best system is Heme/Lymph with 82% and worst is Reproductive with 68%) Best discipline is Pathology with 78% so far.

any input?

I like this qBank quite a lot: the Physio questions are sometimes super difficult and really test your understanding rather than pure memorization as they try to link different things e.g. sarcomere length with heart sounds and pulse pressure curves... yes sometimes it is crazy. They always provide the according FA pages where information for a specific question can be found. I think if you know FA inside out you would most like score 90%+ on Kaplan qBank.

I have 2 months and a few days left for my exam. I will finish Kaplan qBank do a revision of FA and then start Uworld.

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Hello Curacao
Ive done Kaplan qbank offline, i liked the physio section too!
am getting bout 70%
its a great qbank no doubt but as you said it teaches you to apply topics from FA, not a lot of new info in there.
Did you find anatomy useful, since that section i still havent touched, is that covered in FA as well? im planning to start UW next week
my exam is about 3 months off.
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Ive done Kaplan qbank offline, i liked the physio section too!
am getting bout 70%
its a great qbank no doubt but as you said it teaches you to apply topics from FA, not a lot of new info in there.
Did you find anatomy useful, since that section i still havent touched, is that covered in FA as well? im planning to start UW next week
my exam is about 3 months off.
how did u score the kaplan qbank offline? i plan to do offline too..
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is anyone of u following any specific study plan like taus etc? if yes then is it beneficial? if no then wht is ur plan for last mth? should goljan be done 1ce more??
no study plan per se, i guess we should make our own!
well considering the amount of pathology they're asking these days, i think doing goljan again is definitely a good idea. if youve read it well once it should take 5/6 days to revise it i guess
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how did u score the kaplan qbank offline? i plan to do offline too..
just start doing it subject wise, start a stopwatch to bout 60 min and write ur answers on a piece of paper.
now since the offline ones have the explantions just after the Q, I had to consciously avoid looking at the answers and move to the next Q ... takes some getting used to but its pretty good an estimate
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planning to take mine in march. indian img.

doing fa and uw

uw cumulative score 65%

also going thru kaplan behav sci , do u guys think its worth to doing it as im short of time.
just see the BS videos they're really very helpful
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just start doing it subject wise, start a stopwatch to bout 60 min and write ur answers on a piece of paper.
now since the offline ones have the explantions just after the Q, I had to consciously avoid looking at the answers and move to the next Q ... takes some getting used to but its pretty good an estimate
thanks but how did u come up with a % ? summing all the correct ans?
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thanks but how did u come up with a % ? summing all the correct ans?
yes exactly, how many i got correct out of the 46 Qs
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people i am freaking out a bit i am going to take my exam in may in sha allah but hardly study 6-7 hours a day and even if i try for more it's just me staring at the book gaining little how many hours are you people studying?
hey it's not how many hrs u study BUT how much u retain.. if u r retaining everything u study within those 6-7 hrs then thts pretty good.. i started off with 5-6 hrs but now since im nearing my exam i study abt 8-9 hrs.. after that im OVER SATURATED..
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so from tomorrow onwards i will be starting FA with Goljan.. FA 50 pgs/day is my target along with 46 timed marked ques from UW & also kaplan qbank offline.. im inshaALLAH planning to sit for exam in apr..

how many of u r planning for apr ? kindly share ur plan as in what do u plan to go with from now onwards.. thanks

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im plan to do exam early in April, I got nbme 13 :233 . my goal 250 ...your advice please..
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hey it's not how many hrs u study BUT how much u retain.. if u r retaining everything u study within those 6-7 hrs then thts pretty good.. i started off with 5-6 hrs but now since im nearing my exam i study abt 8-9 hrs.. after that im OVER SATURATED..
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i just mentioned in my above post im planning for april inshaALLAH.. done with kaplan LN twice plus annotations on FA.. doing UW 2nd time.. done with DIT.. now will start FA along with goljan..
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i just mentioned in my above post im planning for april inshaALLAH.. done with kaplan LN twice plus annotations on FA.. doing UW 2nd time.. done with DIT.. now will start FA along with goljan..
i am geting a cummulative score in uwrld of 78%,this is my first revision,still left with 50% of uwrld revision,still to give nbme and uwrld practice test,,,i have takena date of 31st march,,should i go ahead and give the test or postpone my date???
got my weddin in april 2nd week,,so i thot of finishing it off,,,should i go ahead and ive the test or i shud not haste and give it later???pls help
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exam in a month (first week of April) and I would like to start doing NBME. which one do you suggest?
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i am geting a cummulative score in uwrld of 78%,this is my first revision,still left with 50% of uwrld revision,still to give nbme and uwrld practice test,,,i have takena date of 31st march,,should i go ahead and give the test or postpone my date???
got my weddin in april 2nd week,,so i thot of finishing it off,,,should i go ahead and ive the test or i shud not haste and give it later???pls help
Is that your first run of uworld, if yes then 78% is pretty good. You should definitely give the exam before your wedding, so you are done and you can fully concentrate on having a good time!
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Guys i have a quick question . I have done ist read of kaplan with dvds and along uworld subjectwise timed with 65% cummultative . Should i start with 2nd read of kaplan and then study first aid or start with first aid and revise it again. I am confused in this regard . Kindly need ur sincere advise .
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[QUOTE=drsf1;244538]Guys i have a quick question . I have done ist read of kaplan with dvds and along uworld subjectwise timed with 65% cummultative . Should i start with 2nd read of kaplan and then study first aid or start with first aid and revise it again. I am confused in this regard . Kindly need ur sincere advise . My exam is in may .
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Hi i am writing in march too … i am doing FA
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Iam planning for March doing fa with uw ,
Hi Mounika did you do any NBME yet ??
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i am geting a cummulative score in uwrld of 78%,this is my first revision,still left with 50% of uwrld revision,still to give nbme and uwrld practice test,,,i have takena date of 31st march,,should i go ahead and give the test or postpone my date???
got my weddin in april 2nd week,,so i thot of finishing it off,,,should i go ahead and ive the test or i shud not haste and give it later???pls help
78% is really good.. take an nbme & then decide for ur exam but considering ur wedding is so near i think u should take the exam bfr the wedding so tht u r stress free.. Good luck
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exam in a month (first week of April) and I would like to start doing NBME. which one do you suggest?
haven't u taken any nbme yet?

i think u shd take 7, 11, 13, 15..now 16 is also abt to come
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Looking for some feedback re: what kind of score I can expect...
so far I have done:
UWSA: 228
NBME 7: 221
NBME 6: 226
Planning to do the other NBME also.

Everywhere I read that UWSA over predicts, but for now it seems to be on par with the NBMEs....
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I am taking the exam on Mar.17th
NMBE 16 is out by Mar.3th! I am going to try it in a couple of days
Good Luck for all.
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hey i hope everyone's studying is going well (:

needed an advice.. should i continue doing UW till my exam? my subscription will end on 20th march & i plan to take the exam in apr inshaALLAH..

i have made all annotations & doing it 2nd time..

waiting for some response..thanks..
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Looking for some feedback re: what kind of score I can expect...
so far I have done:
UWSA: 228
NBME 7: 221
NBME 6: 226
Planning to do the other NBME also.

Everywhere I read that UWSA over predicts, but for now it seems to be on par with the NBMEs....
Thanks
when r u planning to go for the exam? NBMEs r the best predictors.. so xpect ur score b/w 221-226 or maybe even higher (: .. Good Luck
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when r u planning to go for the exam? NBMEs r the best predictors.. so xpect ur score b/w 221-226 or maybe even higher (: .. Good Luck
Thanks...I'm scheduled for March 28.
As for your question about continuing Uworld, depends if you are finished. Some people like to just make notes and then they don't have to renew it. It depends what you are comfortable with. Good luck!
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So I just finished Kaplan Qbank with an average of 74% and then I did the Kaplan simulated exam...7blocks...hardcore...
Ended up with 71%, I think it is ok due to the fact that I am still 2 months out and will start Uworld this week.

I know where my weaknesses are: female Endocrine physic, renal calculations, Biostatistics, Genetics

Should I revise all 7 blocks or just my wrong ones. It will take me 2 days or so for all blocks, but I think it is worth doing it.
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So I just finished Kaplan Qbank with an average of 74% and then I did the Kaplan simulated exam...7blocks...hardcore...
Ended up with 71%, I think it is ok due to the fact that I am still 2 months out and will start Uworld this week.

I know where my weaknesses are: female Endocrine physic, renal calculations, Biostatistics, Genetics

Should I revise all 7 blocks or just my wrong ones. It will take me 2 days or so for all blocks, but I think it is worth doing it.
Yea quick revision and jump unto uworld.
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I have two advices I make myself follow all the time:

1. don't do an NBME, simulation exam or anything else when you are tired. You are more likely to make stupid mistakes and be mad about yourself afterwards

2. never go with your gut feeling first!Never! Every question can be answered when you understand the concepts and rule out certain answer choices. If they give you a question stem about a girl breaking her food while running outside and they further mention that she has a BMI of 15... you should take everything in consideration. Why would they tell you the BMI/height etc. if it is not important for the case?

or another scenario: A patient has a high glucose of 170mg/dl and so on, and all signs point towards the answer being Diabetes Mellitus, but in the first phrase the question mentions that the patient also complains about joint pain and weakness of this thumb... this changes the whole scenario... anybody knows where they want to go with this?
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So I just finished Kaplan Qbank with an average of 74% and then I did the Kaplan simulated exam...7blocks...hardcore...
Ended up with 71%, I think it is ok due to the fact that I am still 2 months out and will start Uworld this week.

I know where my weaknesses are: female Endocrine physic, renal calculations, Biostatistics, Genetics

Should I revise all 7 blocks or just my wrong ones. It will take me 2 days or so for all blocks, but I think it is worth doing it.
what is the kaplan simulated exam? where can i get that from?
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