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Hey guys, need ur opinions

am planning to do uworld for 2 months after doing FA with DIT...(after finishing kaplan & pathoma)

or its better to add usmlerx & do uworld for 1 month instead?

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Hey guys, need ur opinions

am planning to do uworld for 2 months after doing FA with DIT...(after finishing kaplan & pathoma)

or its better to add usmlerx & do uworld for 1 month instead?

thank you
am planning to take the exam at end of august....still i need to complete pathoma [last 3 chapters] then Behav sc then FA with DIT...

please share your opinions & suggestions regarding this plan
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Do Uworld starting now. It took me 2 months to finish U world doing 1 block of 46 questions in tutor mode per day, of course there were off days when something unexpected came up. The explanations are very long and are a must read to get the most out of it. USMLERx, which I did 80% of, was a waste of time.
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Do Uworld starting now. It took me 2 months to finish U world doing 1 block of 46 questions in tutor mode per day, of course there were off days when something unexpected came up. The explanations are very long and are a must read to get the most out of it. USMLERx, which I did 80% of, was a waste of time.
thank you for ur advise.

but what about finishing whats left [last 3 chapters of pathoma then behav sc] then FA with DIT

then starting Uworld!!

am thinking of taking the exam at end of august- start of sept!
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thank you for ur advise.

but what about finishing whats left [last 3 chapters of pathoma then behav sc] then FA with DIT

then starting Uworld!!

am thinking of taking the exam at end of august- start of sept!
Hey there, I'd recommend you do Uworld, coz it's pretty hard to finish it in a month, unless you really stick to a schedule of 2 blocks every single day! I had initially planned that but realized that it takes me a long time to review one block so I do two blocks every alternate day.

If you're planning to do UWorld in 2 months, then you'll certainly have time to do FA with DIT (you should get about 4 hours in a day excluding doing Uworld + review = 1hr + 4-5 hours)

I've also read in many cases that DIT should be reserved until the end as it's sort of lays cement to the bricks (which is your basic foundation + FA read once). So it would be more useful to go through FA once if you haven't done so, or review FA again, and then do FA the 3rd with DIT in July.

If you start UWorld now, you should finish it in 2 months. DIT needs around 15 days, so you'll comfortably finish it by early August.
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Hey there, I'd recommend you do Uworld, coz it's pretty hard to finish it in a month, unless you really stick to a schedule of 2 blocks every single day! I had initially planned that but realized that it takes me a long time to review one block so I do two blocks every alternate day.

If you're planning to do UWorld in 2 months, then you'll certainly have time to do FA with DIT (you should get about 4 hours in a day excluding doing Uworld + review = 1hr + 4-5 hours)

I've also read in many cases that DIT should be reserved until the end as it's sort of lays cement to the bricks (which is your basic foundation + FA read once). So it would be more useful to go through FA once if you haven't done so, or review FA again, and then do FA the 3rd with DIT in July.

If you start UWorld now, you should finish it in 2 months. DIT needs around 15 days, so you'll comfortably finish it by early August.
thank you, really appreciate your comment.

yea am planning to give uworld 2 months.
mostly ill finish pathoma & beh sc by end of may.
then ill read FA (i have read almost 40% from it while doing kaplan & pathoma) so it's better to start uworld with FA then do DIT?

anymore comments & advises will be appreciated
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thank you, really appreciate your comment.

yea am planning to give uworld 2 months.
mostly ill finish pathoma & beh sc by end of may.
then ill read FA (i have read almost 40% from it while doing kaplan & pathoma) so it's better to start uworld with FA then do DIT?

anymore comments & advises will be appreciated
Yes I think FA perfectly complements UWorld because when you read the explanations and annotate thr important points in FA, you're indirectly reviewing FA.

And once you do that, you can make the best use of DIT as you've already read the material once.
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