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Old 02-15-2011
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Listening Need ur input guys/gals

My exam is on March 31st, and here is a schedule I plan to follow until my exam. Please give your feedback or any suggestions. Thanks!


February 16 - February 23: FA + DIT (2 day lectures/day) ---> Very do-able
February 24 - March 2nd: Read all of UWorld Notes
March 3: NBME Forms 1 and 2
March 4: NBME Forms 3 and 4
March 5: NBME Forms 5 and 6
March 6: NBME Form 7
March 7 - March 11: FA + DIT (3 Day lectures/day) ---> will be putting in crazy hrs
March 12 - March 18: Read all of UWorld Notes
March 19: USMLEWorld Self-Assessment 1
March 20 - March 27: FA + DIT (2 day lectures/day)
March 28: USMLEWorld Self-Assessment 2
March 29 - March 30: Goljan Images and FA Images
March 31st: USMLE Step 1 Exam
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I already did all of UWorld..took me about 2.5 months to complete, and i've already seen DIT once back in November. I am reviewing and feel that i cant retain much while reading FA. That is why I decided to do FA and DIT together.
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The only thing I would suggest doing differently is giving yourself at least a day between taking NBME exams. Those things take a lot of energy and bybthe end of the day you are drained, so your performance on subsequent days might go down. It might also be good to review the day after each exam.
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perhaps i can omit one of the uwsa's or both and purchase the explanations to the nbmes.
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...and also, instead of doing ALL the nbmes, i can just choose maybe three of four of the exams...including 5-7.
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The NBME explanations are a great idea. Also, it seems that NBME 7 is the best score predictor, so probably do that about 2 weeks to have a good prediction of where you are. Also, many people do the free NBME 150 during the final week so if you find you don't have enough time you could probably skip one of the USWA assessment and do that instead.
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Perhaps i'll do 4 out of the 7 NBMEs, as well as the free 150 q's as I'm not quite sure how the UWSAs are. Thank you for your input.
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I too am aiming for end of march-start of april, you have a great plan, I am gonna modify mine now. But one question, NBME is more of a self assessment tool and not learning tool right? So why take so many NBMEs so close to each other?
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i have never heard of nbme explanations before!!
is there anything of that sort??coz that will be really great,i was worried that when i do nbme's i will have to search thru buks to get explanations of wrong questions!!
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i would like to take 2 nbmes at a time b/c prior to that, i would've gone through DIT, FA, and my uworld notes. I'm hoping i would've gained some knowledge in order to hopefully score high in NBMEs.

Even i'm not sure if there are explanations but if there are, doesnt hurt to purchase and understand the q's, as i've been told there have been some repeats on the USMLE.
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But instead of doing all of them, i'll probably do NBME 1, 5-7
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