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Hi I am an IMG and planning to take my step one by july 2014. I have been preparing for it for some time and now got done with firsst read of kaplan books along with pathoma for pathology. Today finished last book of kaplan namely immunology and starting FA today for immuno to suplement it. Then will continue with FA along with any suplementations from kaplan books and get done with it . After I get done with first read of FA I will buy uworld Qbank and do second read FA and uworld.

Now the purpose I posted was if I was doing the things right way and the plan is ok or not and if anyone can suggest any extra resources or if there is something different that I should be doing.

Another thing is it still possible for me to apply for the coming match ?or will I be too late. I still have to take my step 1 ck. (got done with CS)

Thanks in advance!
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PLz do help. I am really worried as I have not made a specific plan that I can follow.

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Hey, I think it would be cutting too close to match this year. You don't know how much time you'll spend preparing for CK. You might have a time frame in mind but it might be longer than expected. Also have you done any clerkships/externships/observerships?

I think it's best to have you step 1 scores before you can proceed with anything else.

When did you start your prep? You plan sounds good if you can finish it in the time frame you've selected. I would focus more on FA and less on Kaplan LNs (unless you have time to do both simultaneously.) the primary focus however, should be on doing as many questions as you can.

Good luck, I'm trying to find a good plan that works for me as well!
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Hey, I think it would be cutting too close to match this year. You don't know how much time you'll spend preparing for CK. You might have a time frame in mind but it might be longer than expected. Also have you done any clerkships/externships/observerships?

I think it's best to have you step 1 scores before you can proceed with anything else.

When did you start your prep? You plan sounds good if you can finish it in the time frame you've selected. I would focus more on FA and less on Kaplan LNs (unless you have time to do both simultaneously.) the primary focus however, should be on doing as many questions as you can.

Good luck, I'm trying to find a good plan that works for me as well!


Thank you! I have done 3 electives . now focusing on step 1
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Hi I am an IMG and planning to take my step one by july 2014. I have been preparing for it for some time and now got done with firsst read of kaplan books along with pathoma for pathology. Today finished last book of kaplan namely immunology and starting FA today for immuno to suplement it. Then will continue with FA along with any suplementations from kaplan books and get done with it . After I get done with first read of FA I will buy uworld Qbank and do second read FA and uworld.

Now the purpose I posted was if I was doing the things right way and the plan is ok or not and if anyone can suggest any extra resources or if there is something different that I should be doing.

Another thing is it still possible for me to apply for the coming match ?or will I be too late. I still have to take my step 1 ck. (got done with CS)

Thanks in advance!
Hi I m planing to prep for usmle step 1 ,can you tell me which books and notes are compulsary to study for ,and pls guide me on study method.Thankx
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Hi I am an IMG and planning to take my step one by july 2014. I have been preparing for it for some time and now got done with firsst read of kaplan books along with pathoma for pathology. Today finished last book of kaplan namely immunology and starting FA today for immuno to suplement it. Then will continue with FA along with any suplementations from kaplan books and get done with it . After I get done with first read of FA I will buy uworld Qbank and do second read FA and uworld.

Now the purpose I posted was if I was doing the things right way and the plan is ok or not and if anyone can suggest any extra resources or if there is something different that I should be doing.

Another thing is it still possible for me to apply for the coming match ?or will I be too late. I still have to take my step 1 ck. (got done with CS)

Thanks in advance!
your plan is very good, and the score of step 1 is very crucial to your match,esp. for IMG.
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