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Smile Thanks God.. got my step 1 score

Just got my step 1 score 225/97..
It was a tough exam but thanks God..and thanks for the forum and the precious info it present
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When did you take the test? I'm waiting for my score...
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congrats dude!! so did u feel any new trend in step 1 ??
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i ve take my exam 23 march 2011...good luck in ur result
i feel the exam was tough..and qs are abt za basics of za basicss..alot of physiology..neuroanatomy..
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just get my step 1 score 225/97..it was a tough exam but thank god..and thank for the forum and the precious info it present
Congrats on your score!! I took the exam on April 6 and I'm still waiting for the score. How did you feel when you came out of the exam? I'm really worried since I know I made a few silly mistakes. Once again, congratulations!!
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Show Teeth The one thousand

The one thousand miles way start with a step (STEP-1)

So Congratulation. I advice you in future (let it be an advice from a friend) to put a plan of study (written one) it'll make you way so clear.

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i ve take my exam 23 march 2011...good luck in ur result
i feel the exam was tough..and qs are abt za basics of za basicss..alot of physiology..neuroanatomy..
congrats..wat about ur uwsa and nbme scores
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Great score!! you must be relieved. Please to write in detail about your prep, uworld, UWSA and NBME scores when you get time. Best of luck for the future.
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hello everybody...thanks alot...and sorry 4 being late in posting my experience in step1 usmle..here is a useful approach to ace ur score..i hope it helps..

my approach is divided in 3 stages...\

1st stage:
reading and reading and reading...
i have read kaplan..all notes except micro i did from the start from fa ...its more than enough..i have heard some videos in the branches i dont like..e.g immunology,biochem(is a must),genetics,behavioral..
and i have read most of goljan pathology

this stage takes abt 5 monthes..the target of this stage is to read and to know as much u can...it doesnt matter to memorize wht u ve studied..so read alot to gather much infos

2nd stage:
solving questions...
first...first aid...do it well for the first time..it will take a time to master it..so dnt worry..along with solving questions i recommend fa q&a..and kaplan q book
n.b any other q bank can be tried ...bt the important thing is to go through 2 qs banks ...to prepare ur self for uw
the 2nd part in zis stage...is solving uw ...again do fa for the 2nd time it ll take less time than ur 1st time...THE MOST IMPORTANT THING NOT SOLVING THE UW BT DOING NOTES..REMEMBER THAT ITS EDUCATIONAL NT 4 ASSESSMENT...so do notes in ur weak pointes that doesnt exist in fa...take ur time..it take 6 weeks..i got 68%(73th percentile)in the uw...
this stage take 3 month...or may be less...according to ur working hours

3rd stage:the most imp.
finalizing and mastering the data
i think u can reach the peak easily by doing 3 things:
1-fa again(it will be the 3rd time so it ll take no time)
2-uw notes
3-goljan high yield pages (there are 2 versions;the 1st is 100 pges and was edited 2001,the 2nd is 46 pges and was edited 2004)
this stage is the last month before ur exam

if u finish these things i gurantee u in ninties..bt still we need to confirm..here comes nbme turn..do it before ur exam by 3 wks..and c ur weak areas and work on them..dnt worry abt the rest of the courses if u get them right at nbme..if ur score nt good..jst work on the weak parts and do it again..in my situation..i get 216 3 weeks apart..the report indicate that my weak areas were at hema&neuro..so i ve worked on them beside goljan high yield pages ..along with my uw notes and i do another nbme exam and i get 227..which was so close to wht i got in the .real exam...

i hope my tips helps...and feel free to ask any thing...wish u all the best scores
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Would you suggest using FA with right from the beginning? Like from the start of the first read of Kaplan??
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well medguy93,it all depends upon ur time& the score u want 2 get..bt as 4 me..i dnt recommend at all..coz fa has deficient areas..u ve 2 reinforce from another source...e.g. biochemistry ..it is nt that good from fa
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No, actually I meant like e.g. for anatomy, while im on my first read of kaplan, should i use FA with it too? Not instead of Kaplan, but just with kaplan??
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mm sorry 4 that...yeah..sure i recommend..coz zis will make it easier when u ll study it la8er
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Thanks a lot. You cleared a lot of stuff for me. Because someone suggested that it would be a good idea. But he hadn't taken the exam yet. So I wasn't sure whether it was actually a good idea or not. But now I understand. Thanks again...!
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Thanks a lot. You cleared a lot of stuff for me. Because someone suggested that it would be a good idea. But he hadn't taken the exam yet. So I wasn't sure whether it was actually a good idea or not. But now I understand. Thanks again...!
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Star what nbme form did u use

Congratulations! That's a very good score.
I just want to ask what NBME form did you use, thanks
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Congratulations you deserve it

just a question: im weak in anatomy what's the best book, not only for STEP 1 but also for understanding anatomy well ???
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Congratulations! That's a very good score.
I just want to ask what NBME form did you use, thanks
thank u alot..i used nbme 6&7...and i ve got nbme 6---216&227 in nbme 7,,wish u all the best

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just a question: im weak in anatomy what's the best book, not only for STEP 1 but also for understanding anatomy well ???
thank u alot..i recommend u kaplan with reviewing grants anatomy if u have enough time...wish u all the best
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Congratulations you deserve it

just a question: im weak in anatomy what's the best book, not only for STEP 1 but also for understanding anatomy well ???

I'd like to add that if you're trying to read Kaplan for your medical school curriculum. Then even if you use grant's atlas with it, you might not be able to score well. Kaplan is a review book. If, however, you want to understand anatomy for the steps then Kaplan + Grants sounds awesome!
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i think we need to read FA along with other books n annotate it from the other books as well right from start so that for the revisions, its only FA that we r going thru again n again
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Just got my step 1 score 225/97..
It was a tough exam but thanks God..and thanks for the forum and the precious info it present
Congratulations...Please let us know with ur study plans and resources used...Enjoy buddy.
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