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Old 02-12-2014
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Experiences Xialvi 241 Step 1 Exam Experience

guys i took a pretty long time to prepare..took me almost 15 months coz I'm a slow reader. Here's what i did:
KLN 3x (in my third read of anatomy and i only did neuro and in BS i only did biostats, ethics and DSM);
Goljan RR 2x;
Goljan HY notes (300 pages) 2x;
Goljan audios 2x with the transcript and just read the transcript in my 3rd read;
Goljan slides 2x( i found them useless)
100 cases of ethics 2x;
Appleton epidemiology 3x;
FA about 5x (first time subject wise with my second read, then 2x cover to cover before UW and 2x after UW, my last read of FA was just flipping through stuff)
Q banks (subject wise)
FA QnA (after 3 read of KLN)
UW average 73% (did it once and then the wrong qs again)
NBME 7 (245)
NBME 11 (244)
NBME 12 (245)
NBME 13 (online) 245
NBME 15 (online) 235
UWSA 1 244
UWSA 2 266
Free 150 (89%)

Exam was a mixture of UW and names...i advice everyone to do nbmes, they're really imp and plz if u plan on doing goljan don't take ages like I did, that book slows u down. The key is I believe not to panic and never lose hope. My exam was similar to UW and names
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sorry for the typos...
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Congrats.
How far were ur nbmes from the exams?
Was it more difficult that uworld?
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congrats..did u give only nbme 13 & 15 online?

also in the last mth were u subscribed to uworld? or u did only FA?

thanks..enjoy..all the best for future steps..
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Congrats.
How far were ur nbmes from the exams?
Was it more difficult that uworld?
my exam was somewhere in between uworld and nbmes
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congrats..did u give only nbme 13 & 15 online?

also in the last mth were u subscribed to uworld? or u did only FA?

thanks..enjoy..all the best for future steps..
yup only 13 and 15 online, i was still subscribed to uworld in the last month
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if you could give a timeline of your nbme's it would be appreciated
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اhow was neuroanatomy ? CTs ,MRIs were easy to recognize ?
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if you could give a timeline of your nbme's it would be appreciated
13 ( 2 weeks before)
15 (10 days before)
the rest in the last week doing 2 names per day
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اhow was neuroanatomy ? CTs ,MRIs were easy to recognize ?
luckily i just got 1 very simple ct of the abdomen and no MRIS, the exam varies a lot so i would suggest do them. I took pics of the uworld ones on my phone and reviewed them in the end
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luckily i just got 1 very simple ct of the abdomen and no MRIS, the exam varies a lot so i would suggest do them. I took pics of the uworld ones on my phone and reviewed them in the end
thank but what about neuro ?? did they ask deep ?? where did u study it?
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[QUOTE=swwal;240351]thank but what about neuro ?? did they ask deep ?? where did u study it?[/QUOTE
neuro was ok...i did it from kaplan..it wasn't intense, FA covers it pretty much
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You are on fire man, congratulations zialvi!!!!
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hey congrats ,
what can u read in the last 2 months apart from giving nbmes?
is dit helpfull ?did u do that?did u read kaplan books in the end ?
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congrat. I have 3 month left. I have done with kaplan and FA and half of uw. What would you suggest?

Thanks
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