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I've been trying to go through last minute stuff i.e one last run through FA. I tried but I can't do it anymore. I feel like throwing up. Does anyone have any advice for me? There are still some things that I wanted to crunch in last minute. I've gone through FA several times but I dunno still feel like I need to go through it one last time. But I cant Its sad cuz I want to soooo bad. I am thinking about just doing Pharm for the last few days like 2 hours each day and that's it.

Please give me advice!!
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Just relax...u have done enough all these months n now its finally time...just relax n go through where u think u should.. n u will do well..
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heyy cautie!!
Your soo close and you know your stuff I can imagine how annoying FA must be right now but maybe you could listen to DIT or goljan?? Keep going! Just a few days left. Goodluck, your going to do awesome
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Pick up Secrets book and read in your n2 last week. easy read and it summarizes what you have been reading all these time. That's what I am doing. I have my exam May 3rd. Btw make read Pharm/biochem/immuno/micro from FA in your last week. These subjects are easy to forget.
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Take a deep breath!!! Relax!! Don't stress! It will make the feeling worse!! Take either a morning or an afternoon or a few hours and watch a movie, turn on the TV, see a series that you always watch, ride a bike, go out for a walk. Just do something to take off your mind off the test for a while. When you are relaxed just open up your first aid and start reading only, go thru your notes, slowly.

Go over what you think you need to go over, just do it while you are relaxed. Freaking out is not going to help you. It will make you forget things!

Be confident and think you will pass the test! Take it easy.

When I have nausea I drink ginger ale soda. That helps me out a lot.

Best of luck on your test!!
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I have nothing "magical" to tell you... But I can tell you that I wish you the very, very best!

Relax and be confident!
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Hi Cautie,
I know you must be stressed right now..but please take some short time off..like someone said, go out do something different for a few hours. Remember that saying.."Take a step back to give two steps forward" or something along that line, in order to come back stronger. Please don't stress anymore, it will just make things worse, control that jumpy impulse to your benefit. THe finals days leading to my exam, I would spend reading pharm, immuno and some of path, but that's just my opinion.
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Cautie pie hopefully your exam goes well! Good luck and share your experience with us. Did you do DIT ? Was it helpful ? Also, which qbanks did u use ?
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Cautie pie hopefully your exam goes well! Good luck and share your experience with us. Did you do DIT ? Was it helpful ? Also, which qbanks did u use ?
Hey! I hope so too...thanks for the good luck wishes!!

yes I did do DIT and it was definitely helpful!! but just for the end of my studies. I did DIT before in the beginning and some of it towards the end of my basic sciences and it didnt help then. That is because I think DIT is useful when you know FA inside out. He goes pretty fast so its good to know FA when doing DIT. I highly recommend DIT.

I used UWorld only!

I also did Kaplan videos and Goljan along with FA.

Thats it! = )

Oh yeah and skyped with a friend, to talk everything out!!

Please pray for me!! I haven't been feeling so well lately

Feel like I'm sea sick :/ without even being on a boat !!
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Hey! I hope so too...thanks for the good luck wishes!!

yes I did do DIT and it was definitely helpful!! but just for the end of my studies. I did DIT before in the beginning and some of it towards the end of my basic sciences and it didnt help then. That is because I think DIT is useful when you know FA inside out. He goes pretty fast so its good to know FA when doing DIT. I highly recommend DIT.

I used UWorld only!

I also did Kaplan videos and Goljan along with FA.

Thats it! = )

Oh yeah and skyped with a friend, to talk everything out!!

Please pray for me!! I haven't been feeling so well lately

Feel like I'm sea sick :/ without even being on a boat !!
Nothing a patch of scopolamine cant fix
Thanks for the information on DIT!
But hey, your plan sounds good. I am planning on doing pretty much the same thing after i finish my kaplan videos. How were your nbme scores? Im sure you already know, but you should take nbme 7 atleast 1-2 weeks before to see where you stand and then you can work on your weaknesses! Good luck.
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Hey Cautie

Iam sure your are gonna score in high 90s so relax ................and Good luck...i will pray that the exam was as easy as a breeze for you !!
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Anyone want to go through FA with me while I close my eyes n listen ? lol I cant even read anymore...I cant even look through last minute things . I have gotten really sick...I wish this didnt happen to me the week before...I cant even read, else I vomit.
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Take a walk outside, get some sleep, you'll do fine! Good luck!
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Hey guys!!

I've been trying to go through last minute stuff i.e one last run through FA. I tried but I can't do it anymore. I feel like throwing up. Does anyone have any advice for me? There are still some things that I wanted to crunch in last minute. I've gone through FA several times but I dunno still feel like I need to go through it one last time. But I cant Its sad cuz I want to soooo bad. I am thinking about just doing Pharm for the last few days like 2 hours each day and that's it.

Please give me advice!!

I am sure you will do great. you sound like you have done a very good job, goodluck for your exam, just curious how much were you getting in uworld? how much did u start with and how many blocks did you do each day and when did you start to improve and how much did you end up getting? thanks in advance
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Hey everyone!!! I am feeling sooo much better!! I was able to get out of bed today, take a shower, eat and go sit outside n study!!! Thanks to everyone here and a friend of mine that told me the last week is what determines a boy from a man on step 1! lol that makes me laugh, but I wanna do it and pull through in the last 5 days! Its like 5 days left and thats it!!! So I am def in a much better mindset and feel A LOT better. I am just running through FA one last time! And its going so much faster = )
This way regardless of what happens I wont regret it. Because I was thinking bout not doing anything in the last 5 days. But this way I am at least doing one last run through esp with my weaknesses and things I have a hard time remembering!!

Thanks everyone. You guys are best!!!

As for the question above...I started off doing UWorld like about 20 questions a day in January. And then I amped it up to about 1-2 blocks each day a month later. I started off with always being around 65%. When I was nearly done with UWorld I was about 70%. I then renewd it for another month and wasn't able to reset it because I had only purchased a 3 month subscription to begin with. So I can't really rely on the new % since I was re doing wrong questions and in general just doing more blocks a day. But mostly I was trying to make sure that I had the knowledge down. All along I made notes in my FA. So my FA has like UWorld and Kaplan video stuff in it.

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Take a day off. Eat a lot of chocolate and watch a movie. Start again the next day.
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OMG here we go!!!! the scariest day of my life is almost here!!!!! Please pray for me guys!! thanks
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Make it the most productive day of ur life... you have worked so hard for it..so now its time to be strong...Go n kick them hard..come back n tell us abt it..best of luck!
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