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Old 04-07-2011
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Planning Implementing a plan before the end of my second year

I am doing my 2nd year med in India and hoping to pursue a PG in the USA.
I want to know how to go about preparation for step 1 before I finish second year
I have dealt with anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry in the first year
currently pharmacology, pathology, microbiology, and forensic is being dealt with in the theory classes
I want to know what books and a time strategy for implementing my plan to do step 1 before the end of my 2nd year

Your help will be greatly appreciated
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Arrow Here's what I think

If you want to take it before the end of the second year then here's what I suggest:

Start reading Kaplan Lecture Notes during your semesters in college.

When summer holiday come, increase the amount of reading in Kaplan Lecture Notes.
Do questions (Questions Books and Qbanks)
Also consolidate your reading with First Aid

and then take the exam before the third year.

However, my advice is to postpone your exam until mid 3rd or end of 3rd year because Step 1 exam now incorporates lots of clinical data and it's advisable that you do it after taking some internal medicine courses.
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