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Hello, please someone who have given step1 give a clue wether my plan sounds correct:

1-im have actually 45% left of uworld, which i plan to finish it by april 11.
2- then i will take 2 weeks to read FA again with all the notes,
3- then 2 more weeks to check marked and incorrect in uworld while reading again FA (plan to split 6 hours checking questions and 6 hours reading FA)
4- after finishing the questions do uwsa1 and uwsa2 with 2 days between them, see where i stand and reinforce weak areas.
5-do nbme 16 or 15 to see my predictive score
according to my calculations, by 3rd week of may i have to complete all this..
does this sound too much?
im planning taking my step 1 last week of may (may 28)
but i dont know if i should delay it better for the 1st week of june.
please i need some guidance, im getting very stressed and i need to nail this test (240+)

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sounds good to me.
as long as you are going thru FA and Uworld and NBMEs, i would say thats the right path.
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thank you, i thought that finishing uworld in a month was a mock.
thanks for the supporting words
no i see why people come here and get supportive comments because the last
weeks are very painful.

reading fa again and going thru marked and incorrect on uworld will you agree that it could be done in two weeks? studying 6 hours questions, 6 hours fa? or will it take longer?
i appreciate your kind input
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Dont forget to do all the NBMEs whether online or offline.
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Dont forget to do all the NBMEs whether online or offline.
i did nbme 11 before uworld and got 220,
im planning last nbme 15 o 16 like i posted, hopefully i go up to 240+

im worried i wont have time to go thru FA more than 3 times (which i was aiming to do at least 4) i read once FA before uworld, then obviously while doing uworld im studying with every question reinforcing, and i think one more read after i finish uworld with all the uworld stuff, do you think thats enough?? im very scared that i havent pick a date yet, was about to do (for last week of may) so but then i found myself in this very question
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i did nbme 11 before uworld and got 220,
im planning last nbme 15 o 16 like i posted, hopefully i go up to 240+

im worried i wont have time to go thru FA more than 3 times (which i was aiming to do at least 4) i read once FA before uworld, then obviously while doing uworld im studying with every question reinforcing, and i think one more read after i finish uworld with all the uworld stuff, do you think thats enough?? im very scared that i havent pick a date yet, was about to do (for last week of may) so but then i found myself in this very question
Get a date and stick to it no matter what. Otherwise you'll find yourself forgetting stuff and wanting to revise all over again.
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all the nbmes means..could u specify the ones with their nos thank u
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Your exam is in the same week as mine and i'm wayy behind you in UWORLD. Have more than half left. How many block of uworld are you doing/day?
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I think it is good plan
if you stick to it you should score good
Just concentrate and do your best and as long as you do your best you will be fine
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Your exam is in the same week as mine and i'm wayy behind you in UWORLD. Have more than half left. How many block of uworld are you doing/day?
im doing 1.5 blocks most days, on my good days 2 blocks
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I think it is good plan
if you stick to it you should score good
Just concentrate and do your best and as long as you do your best you will be fine
thanks so much seliac, i really appreciate that comment coming from you!!
thanks for the reassuring comments.
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try to revise pathoma for three days in the last fifteen days..especially if u have already done pathoma....thats what i was advised by few friends...to revise pathology once in the last few days incase if u find time...
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thanks so much seliac, i really appreciate that comment coming from you!!
thanks for the reassuring comments.
you are welcome dude
by the way you said that you finish 1.5-2 block of uworld / day .. may I ask you how many hours do you spend on one block ?
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try to revise pathoma for three days in the last fifteen days..especially if u have already done pathoma....thats what i was advised by few friends...to revise pathology once in the last few days incase if u find time...
you mean the videos, the books or the annotations you make from the videos? thanks in advance
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you are welcome dude
by the way you said that you finish 1.5-2 block of uworld / day .. may I ask you how many hours do you spend on one block ?
well i study for 10-12 hours daily
and i try to do 4-5 hours in revising one block, sometimes i take longer, even the whole day revising just one, but i dont feel bad cause most of times are hard blocks where stuff where i am weak at was tested or new stuff came in so it takes me longer to write all that down or restudy it back for not making the same mistake again.
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just the book alone..just a quick revision in three days..no need to watch the videos again....in case if u are not confident about the pathology of some section for eg cardio and it is one of the weak areas as predicted by your NBMEs....Just watch that section alone(if u have time)
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im doing 1.5 blocks most days, on my good days 2 blocks
Did you hear about the delay in may/june result? you think our scores will be effected or our exam would be tougher because of it?
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Did you hear about the delay in may/june result? you think our scores will be effected or our exam would be tougher because of it?
yup.
they'll send the result on 9th July

new question pool, guess we are the experimental candidates ;-)
lets not worry about that much.
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yup.
they'll send the result on 9th July

new question pool, guess we are the experimental candidates ;-)
lets not worry about that much.
when is the change at i have my exam in may first week
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Hello, please someone who have given step1 give a clue wether my plan sounds correct:

1-im have actually 45% left of uworld, which i plan to finish it by april 11.
2- then i will take 2 weeks to read FA again with all the notes,
3- then 2 more weeks to check marked and incorrect in uworld while reading again FA (plan to split 6 hours checking questions and 6 hours reading FA)
4- after finishing the questions do uwsa1 and uwsa2 with 2 days between them, see where i stand and reinforce weak areas.
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according to my calculations, by 3rd week of may i have to complete all this..
does this sound too much?
im planning taking my step 1 last week of may (may 28)
but i dont know if i should delay it better for the 1st week of june.
please i need some guidance, im getting very stressed and i need to nail this test (240+)

thanks in advance
Looks you are on your way to achieve your 240+. I'm curious to know how many times have you gone through Fa so far? And are you targetting match 2015?
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Did you hear about the delay in may/june result? you think our scores will be effected or our exam would be tougher because of it?
yes, lets just give our best effort.
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I wish you best of the luck .. i can see myself passing through all of that by December
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Looks you are on your way to achieve your 240+. I'm curious to know how many times have you gone through Fa so far? And are you targetting match 2015?
thanks for those nice words, its been so overwhelming lately.
i did KaplanQbank 63% and Pathoma before uworld and put those anotations on my FA and read my FA once cover to cover real good with all those anotations before doing uworld (took me 3 weeks but dont regret cause since that ive been scoring real good on uworld)

i dont think ill be on time for 2015 match so i better aim for 2016 match with possibly some usce or research, pals and acls to be done.
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when is the change at i have my exam in may first week
looks like you're lucky!
12th may theyre changing the question pool
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looks like you're lucky!
12th may theyre changing the question pool
does it mean question become tougher?
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does it mean question become tougher?
naa, just saying!
they could become easier for all we know ;-)
dont worry about something not in our hands!
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