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Some of you may recognize me, since i was a previous regular visitor to the site before i started preparing seriously for my exam

I had recently given my USMLE step 1. I got 256/99

I have written down my usmle experience which is quite lengthy. So I typed it and have made it into PDF.

You can download the attached PDF File to read it.

Hope this will be helpful to you.

Do mail me in case of any queries.

All the best for your exams
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That is very well written and summarized, thanks for sharing
and CONGRATS!!!!!! Wish you the best on step 2
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Default Hearty Congratulations !

Many congratulations on finishing the exam. Its always encouraging to read about people and their stories, i found your exceptionally well written and helpful with your clear ideas penned down, i feel very motivated towards the exam , hope this feeling lasts long enough ! All the best with the Step 2.
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i think riya is yrs study partner... congrats dude !!!
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Congratulations!

Great score!!

Great advice!!

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hai i would like to know how much u used first aid book, is it very important, cos lot of stuff in Kaplan is not there in first aid, high yield stuff
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really appreciated for your sharing~ learn a lot from it ~
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hai i would like to noe hw much u used first aid book,is it very important,cos lot of stuff in kaplan is not there in first aid,high yield stuff
Well, i have mentioned about it in my post. I used FA extensively especially towards the end. Its good if you start adding points to FA from kaplan as it is really helpful. FA used as such is inadequate for the exams
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Many congratulations on finishing the exam. Its always encouraging to read about people and their stories, i found your exceptionally well written and helpful with your clear ideas penned down, i feel very motivated towards the exam , hope this feeling lasts long enough ! All the best with the Step 2.
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Thank you. It will last. Just read it when you feel the motivation fading away
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Dude after u put the FA into spiral binds ..how did u add extra notes to it ?? i mean post it notes ??
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i think riya is yrs study partner... congrats dude !!!
Thank you dude.. Well, Riya was not my study partner.. At least not for this step
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Also wherein kerala are u from ?
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Dude after u put the FA into spiral binds ..how did u add extra notes to it ?? i mean post it notes ??
Dear Noothan... I didnt put my FA into spiral binds. It was in an office type of file where the central bind can be removed whenever you need to add pages.

You can add post it notes, but some topics like pathology and biochemistry require extensive additions so using post it notes is not a good idea...
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I am from Kottayam
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Dear Noothan... I didnt put my FA into spiral binds. It was in an office type of file where the central bind can be removed whenever you need to add pages.

You can add post it notes, but some topics like pathology and biochemistry require extensive additions so using post it notes is not a good idea...


Ohh office type files ....didnt think of that !!!!!! patho .....i will be using goljan till the end.....the margin notes and tables s.........the rest FA saranam !!
Ok iam gonna look for places to do this now ..hopefully two files will do
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Ohh office type files ....didnt think of that !!!!!! patho .....i will be using goljan till the end.....the margin notes and tables s.........the rest FA saranam !!
Ok iam gonna look for places to do this now ..hopefully two files will do
Well, thats an idea.. Unless you have a very very very big handwriting i dont think 2 files are needed.. Just one willl suffice

Saranam in FA is good.. Just you need to keep on adding stuff to it
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Thanks tom

Ok so i think iam all set for serious studies now .....got kaplan 2009 edition,CMMRS ,goljan path ,brs pgysio and HY neuro. and FA2011.......ahhh now just got to stuff my head ..by the time u finish step 2 , iwill do the step ............good luck and and keep in touch
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Ok so i think iam all set for serious studies now .....got kaplan 2009 edition,CMMRS ,goljan path ,brs pgysio and HY neuro. and FA2011.......ahhh now just got to stuff my head ..by the time u finish step 2 , iwill do the step ............good luck and and keep in touch

Tom??? Well thats quite a lot of stuff you have to cover

I will be repeating the cycle as it was in step 1, so its highly probable that we will be giving our step 2 together lol

Do mail me in case of any queries because soon i will be more on the step 2 forums
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I have fired infinite rounds of PMs ur way............got overwhelmed thinking ......anyways do reply
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I have fired infinite rounds of PMs ur way............got overwhelmed thinking ......anyways do reply
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It takes more than PMs to get me overwhelmed.. ! have replied in one consolidated PM for your convenience
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What does 226/99 mean ?
I didn't get the pattern of scoring.
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I didn't get the pattern of scoring.
PS: I am new to the whole concept of USMLE actually.
Its actually 256/99
The usmle score has got 2 components.. a 3 digit score and a 2 digit score...
The 3 digit score is the actual score you have got after writing your exam.. the 2 digit score also known as the percentile score reveals the percentile your score lies in.. In short it compares your score with respect to others who have given the exam that day statistics in full flow
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Got my FA in to an Office file................just one word for the idea .............awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!
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Got my FA in to an Office file................just one word for the idea .............awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!
Glad to see someone is following what i did
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Congratulations, u have done really well, both with step1 and ur guide notes for step1.. I think they are going to help me a lot.. Thanks a lot
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Everyone who is confused out there

The two best Prep methods so far for IMG [with lot of time in hand ]

1] ZumZum method

2] Bassatom Method .....................your manual rocks dude......my confusions
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The two best Prep methods so far for IMG [with lot of time in hand ]

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2] Bassatom Method .....................your manual rocks dude......my confusions
Wow... I like the sound of it Glad to be of help dude... Returning the favor to the community
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Congratulations and may more success be yours...
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Thumbs Up Bassatom Method getting popular!

This is getting really popular. I already have a friend asking me about Bassatom Prep PDF file!
Awesome dude!
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This is getting really popular. I already have a friend asking me about Bassatom Prep PDF file!
Awesome dude!
Well thanks dude I notice the title of the post also has been changed Bassatom method of prep.. mmmm.. Gotta nice ring to it
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Well thanks dude I notice the title of the post also has been changed Bassatom method of prep.. mmmm.. Gotta nice ring to it
Search Google for Bassatom, and see what you get the first result!
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Search Google for Bassatom, and see what you get the first result!
wow.. i never thought that the amalgamation of a nickname i come up with would rank 1 on the search engine thanks for the info

on a side note , i notice that my old guitar tabs also show up on the search grid.. interesting..
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Hi Congratulations for achieving such a good score! but the problem is I can't download or open this file in PDFescape. can you help me out.
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Thanks for sharing , this looks useful
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Hi Congratulations for achieving such a good score! but the problem is I can't download or open this file in PDFescape. can you help me out.
Try adobe acrobat.. download is free and its the best
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Ende ammooooooooooooo



Bassatom [ is it bass +atom ?? ] you have become such a big hit !!
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Bassatom [ is it bass +atom ?? ] you have become such a big hit !!
Thanks But i dont think so... I just hope more people can benefit from this

Na.. bassatom is a amalgamation of 3 names... my real name and 2 aliases... bas + sa + tom
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Hey guys... your response has been awesome.. and thank you

I just want to let you know that i am replying to each and every one of you individually.. Its just that there are so many mails and so less time that sometimes it gets delayed...

But, i am committed to answering your queries, doubts and suggestions to the best of my abilities because i know how difficult it can get and how bad things can be when you are tensed and when you dont get answers

Study Well Guys
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Hey Guys

This is my last post in the step1 forum. i will be now mainly in step 2 forum From tom i repeat my cycle of working and studying and getting info on step 2

I have one small request to all those reading and downloading my step 1 preparation. Please leave a small note at the end of this post. this will help other newbies to this forum and may benefit others Appreciation, criticism, neutrality or even an emoticon also will suffice

Let us try to help others who are in need of help
In case of any queries you can get in touch with me at bassatom@gmail.com

All the very best to one and all of you
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Jus one mre question is it safe to use fa for patho, shd annotate frm goljan into fa for that as wel
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WOW! Great to read your inspiring journey!

All the best with your future steps and career!

See you around in step 2 forum!
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I just finished reading your pdf file.

We have a similar situation. I work full time and I'm doing this for love. Hehe.

Thank you for posting your experience! I am truly inspired to make the same methods for myself. Especially since it's been 4 years since I graduated. And I really want to get good scores
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Are you an IMG by any chance?
I'm an IMG with two kids and I don't know how to approach the usmle prep.Anyone as any advise?
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Just dropped in to check whether the links are working... Got a couple of free days on my hand.. so if you have any doubts just send it in
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Under Library: "Cuts off distraction and a great place to pick up chicks".

Can there be any worse distraction than chicks?
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congrats....all the best for everything in life ....the pdf can probably be turned into a real book ...probably one of the best post
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well..first of all congratulations on your result. Your USMLE diary was very interesting and motivating to read..It kind of makes you see the human aspect of it (loved all the everyday details) and therefore makes USMLE much more approachable. Sometimes being a medical student from a small and messed up country like Greece makes you feel an outsider and so alone in this journey. So thank you very much for sharing this with us. I really believe that good intentions and acts spread positive energy around that eventually will come back in life in beautiful forms..

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ps. Im actually new to this so I might need some help in the future. But what I d like to hear from you all is about how all the hard work and the cost proved to be worthwile for you..!
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hi congratulations.. i m studying 3rd mbbs wat z best tym to take the exam? i was not so brilliant but can work hard.. plz give me advice
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Can there be any worse distraction than chicks?
Chicks are sometimes the greatest inspiration for some of the best works Mona Lisa anybody
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hi congratulations.. i m studying 3rd mbbs wat z best tym to take the exam? i was not so brilliant but can work hard.. plz give me advice
I have given all the advice i can in my pdf
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well..first of all congratulations on your result. Your USMLE diary was very interesting and motivating to read..It kind of makes you see the human aspect of it (loved all the everyday details) and therefore makes USMLE much more approachable. Sometimes being a medical student from a small and messed up country like Greece makes you feel an outsider and so alone in this journey. So thank you very much for sharing this with us. I really believe that good intentions and acts spread positive energy around that eventually will come back in life in beautiful forms..

Best wishes for your dreams.

ps. Im actually new to this so I might need some help in the future. But what I d like to hear from you all is about how all the hard work and the cost proved to be worthwile for you..!
Thank you for all your great wonderful wishes
Feel free to drop in a line anytime

P.S. Greece is a very wonderful country btw
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Great post. Thank you
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Thanks for posting your experiences.
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Thank you very much for your complete review about your great experience! I got many useful things out of your report. It helps me a lot. Hope you will successfully pass your Step 2
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Some of you may recognize me, since i was a previous regular visitor to the site before i started preparing seriously for my exam

I had recently given my USMLE step 1. I got 256/99

I have written down my usmle experience which is quite lengthy. So I typed it and have made it into PDF.

You can download the attached PDF File to read it.

Hope this will be helpful to you.

Do mail me in case of any queries.

All the best for your exams
I love it!! Thanks a lot for sharing!
Good luck!!
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Well written, detailed, all u need to follow method of review. thx for this helpful posting
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awsome writing skills man

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worth of billion dollars...!congrats....
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