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iam just so frustrated and depress that idk whom to talk so iam asking ppl here i recent gave nbme1 and scored 420 iam just so depress to see my score iam so broken idk what to do my mind just stop working in nbme and i felt i couldnt understand few question or i just couldnt remember what i did iam doing kaplan q bank and il will end soon but ill be sitting for exam in next 2 months and iam so sad and depress my sleep is disturb and my mind is so heavy like iam so tired and seen this scored killed me so much i studied 12 hr daily for 3 months and now so bad idk what to do iam doing kaplan notes and 1st aid together but few things were out of q bank and notes and few i couldnt grasp my all subject were border and lymphatic worse any advice iam about to fill my form and this made me more depress
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iam just so frustrated and depress that idk whom to talk so iam asking ppl here i recent gave nbme1 and scored 420 iam just so depress to see my score iam so broken idk what to do my mind just stop working in nbme and i felt i couldnt understand few question or i just couldnt remember what i did iam doing kaplan q bank and il will end soon but ill be sitting for exam in next 2 months and iam so sad and depress my sleep is disturb and my mind is so heavy like iam so tired and seen this scored killed me so much i studied 12 hr daily for 3 months and now so bad idk what to do iam doing kaplan notes and 1st aid together but few things were out of q bank and notes and few i couldnt grasp my all subject were border and lymphatic worse any advice iam about to fill my form and this made me more depress
Hey, You still have 2 months. Don't panic, stress or give up. I recommend you to watch Kaplan videos if you can get a hold of them. If you are not able to watch all of them, watch the topics you are weak in. You still have 2 months. I also recommend you listen to Goljan. If you can purchase UWorld that would be great. I think that you are on the right path by studying everyday for a lot of hours, but you mentioned many times in your post that there were certain things you could not grasp. I think that you need to understand concepts by listening/watching lectures. Maybe you were reading everyday and just memorizing. This exam is majorly about concepts. So once again if you can watch Kaplan videos, listen to Goljan and do UWorld Q bank along with FA, it would really help you understand concepts.
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Best thing for you to do right now is to start uworld.The sooner you start with it the better it will be for you bcoz everything that u r not grasping it will help u clear it.from ur routine seems like u have already studied so much so instead of reviewing books alone review them while u do uw and u will notice the difference in couple of weeks.just dnt give up hang in there this happens with best of us so nothing new about it.stay calm and concentrate on task at hand u will get through dnt worry.
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iam just so frustrated and depress that idk whom to talk so iam asking ppl here i recent gave nbme1 and scored 420 iam just so depress to see my score iam so broken idk what to do my mind just stop working in nbme and i felt i couldnt understand few question or i just couldnt remember what i did iam doing kaplan q bank and il will end soon but ill be sitting for exam in next 2 months and iam so sad and depress my sleep is disturb and my mind is so heavy like iam so tired and seen this scored killed me so much i studied 12 hr daily for 3 months and now so bad idk what to do iam doing kaplan notes and 1st aid together but few things were out of q bank and notes and few i couldnt grasp my all subject were border and lymphatic worse any advice iam about to fill my form and this made me more depress
i agree with them, i'm also doing for my step 1.....
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i think u are rt i have memeorize stuff but my concepts are lacking behind but rt now iam feeling so tired like i have no will to study i just feel like i have no more power but u are rt ill start only those video where iam weak i guess ur advice is correct thank u very much
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thank u i guess u are right ill start u world soon i can delay my exam for month if i feel things are not going well i stilll have to fill form so i thought to give nbme so now ill take slot of june july rahter than may june thank u
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thank u i guess u are right ill start u world soon i can delay my exam for month if i feel things are not going well i stilll have to fill form so i thought to give nbme so now ill take slot of june july rahter than may june thank u
where r u from? i'm attending my live lectures at kaplan in Newark... i will need advice from all of u later.... step 1 has been the biggest hurdle for me in my life,... i dun fear step 2 and step 3...
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Hey...okay great. I understand you are tired. Do this..take a few days off. Do not study or do anything relating to books, USMLE. Go out, watch a movie, go for a walk, go out to eat. Enjoy your life for a few days. And then start fresh. It is Wednesday already, so how about you start first thing Sunday/Monday morning. If you can take the exam in June/July that would be great. Kaplan videos will really really help you understand everything. And you can use Kaplan videos along with FA. When you are done with one section of lets say Cardiology, start doing questions on cardiology. Do it system based, so you become confident and strong in your concepts. Later on you can do randomized questions. Right now just relax and take a break. Start fresh with videos and UWorld q bank. Believe me if you do all this, you will feel better = )
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i guess slowly ill start watching video i had done them in dec i mean i have finished my all video in dec then sit to study from book and started q bak from feb now i feel i really need to relax thank u for ur advice do u think that after doing q bank watching video helpful shall i repeat all or only few is biochem is imp i score leat in haematology lets see today my mind is block so i feel u are rt for 2 or 3 day break then again ill start thank u very much
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i guess slowly ill start watching video i had done them in dec i mean i have finished my all video in dec then sit to study from book and started q bak from feb now i feel i really need to relax thank u for ur advice do u think that after doing q bank watching video helpful shall i repeat all or only few is biochem is imp i score leat in haematology lets see today my mind is block so i feel u are rt for 2 or 3 day break then again ill start thank u very much
I think you should watch videos in what you think you are weak in. Its ok if you have to watch all the videos again. You should just use FA along with the Kaplan videos. You have enough time to watch all the kaplan videos again if you think you are weak in everything.

Yes please def take a break for a few days. Forget about this for now, get refreshed. Sleep well, eat well, watch tv. Once you are fresh sit down with a positive mind set. Make a rough schedule, you do not have to make a strict schedule, but write down which topics you want to cover first.

Try to buy UWorld, it is very very good.
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Hey, You still have 2 months. Don't panic, stress or give up. I recommend you to watch Kaplan videos if you can get a hold of them. If you are not able to watch all of them, watch the topics you are weak in. You still have 2 months. I also recommend you listen to Goljan. If you can purchase UWorld that would be great. I think that you are on the right path by studying everyday for a lot of hours, but you mentioned many times in your post that there were certain things you could not grasp. I think that you need to understand concepts by listening/watching lectures. Maybe you were reading everyday and just memorizing. This exam is majorly about concepts. So once again if you can watch Kaplan videos, listen to Goljan and do UWorld Q bank along with FA, it would really help you understand concepts.
Your post reminded me about understanding concepts. I appreciate it. Co's i was working as well as studying step 1 for off and on for a couple of years, everytime i started studying i felt like i was studying for the first time. I did uworld but my scores didn't get higher no matter how much i tried to read the explanations. Cos' of my poor management of my study skills and plan, i was really disappointed. I joined kaplan live lecture for a couple of weeks now. I didn't watch kaplan lectures before. After i listen edto the lectures, i have great improvement in understanding concepts that retain much more information rather than just memorizing facts. I hope it would boost my scores. I will restart my uworld again. I' am ambiguous now adays that i should do kaplan qbank first for 1 or 2 months and then do uworld later? Will you recommend me any study plan as i am planning to take in june or july.? i wish i could get great advice from u guys here later. Thanks.
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