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Old 04-22-2011
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Hi
Im an IMG, i really need a real study plan, i think i got figure one for me but i need to see if you guys can point me some advice...

I read all Kaplan Books with the Videos.
I did Uworld last year but stop all my study... at that time i finished uworld at 53...

Now i decide to go with Qbank Kaplan and almost finishing it with 55% Percentile. Right now i havent do Goljan neither DIT, which i want to do it...

While im doing Qbank Kaplan i feel like sometimes i get up to 70% in 1 exam the next test in the afternoon i get around 50's% and sometimes i get above 60 - 60 and is not costant as i wish it to be...

That's what is frustrating me right now ... so here is what im thinking to do... because i want to take my examen the very next month ...

1. Finish Qbank Kaplan by next week ( 15% left ) ( which i think i will be ending by Next Wednesday )
2. Re-read FA 2011 (would take me 10-15 days... )
3. Do goljan which is going to take me 5-6 days...
4. Take NBME 7 ( depends on the score.. if i get what i want... set the exam date)
5. Start Uworld
6. DIT in the middle or end of Uworld
7. Take NBME 12 or 11 ( the newest just to see the new format of immunology which i dont mind because my highest score is always Immuno.)

Please any advise... i really need it.. kinda frustrate here... i dont see my score going up... i feel like stuck...
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Long breaks are never good while preparing for the step 1 exam. Anyway, I think you should do goljan first,then re-read first aid. And then do an nbme to see where you stand. That will give you a good idea of where your preparation stands,and also a breakdown of your performance in individual subjects. After that,focus on your weaker subjects.
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Long breaks are never good while preparing for the step 1 exam. Anyway, I think you should do goljan first,then re-read first aid. And then do an nbme to see where you stand. That will give you a good idea of where your preparation stands,and also a breakdown of your performance in individual subjects. After that,focus on your weaker subjects.
Yes i know, but i had to...

I think i will re-arrange..

I was thinking

25- april to may 7 do DIT in the afternoon and Qbank Kaplan in the morning... o viceversa..

When i finish take NBME 7 and decide to go for uworld after it... and on my weakness...

All depends on the score i get on NBME...
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hey i think we are sorta in the same boat.. I think whats important is to get the concepts right.. i wud say to go thru kaplan notes, just a fast revision which ll help u raise ur percent more.. as thats what am doing..!!
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hey i think we are sorta in the same boat.. I think whats important is to get the concepts right.. i wud say to go thru kaplan notes, just a fast revision which ll help u raise ur percent more.. as thats what am doing..!!
Kaplan Notes ? Explain it please ? you mean kaplan books or what?
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Ya the kaplan books.. or the books which u used as a preliminary read..!! The areas which u r scoring low, give it a read again.. It will help.

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Ya the kaplan books.. or the books which u used as a preliminary read..!! The areas which u r scoring low, give it a read again.. It will help.
Thanks i will read Pshyology ... and Genetics...
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