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Hello everyone...i hope all are doing good.

I really need guidance and help..plese hep me..the problem is that i was so confident about my studies two months back that i took the date of july..i need to do it..i did kaplan books and videos and Fa(2nd read)..did pathoma and did some systems on 2nd read aswell..but as soon as i have started my Q bank...my scores are so bad that i dont want to even write here..like v v low percentage and by low i mean low..not that low 30s or 40s..but low..please some one guide me...i need to be done by this july. and if i dont i know i wont be able to do it again.i am fully onto it but Q bank scores are killing me..
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Hello everyone...i hope all are doing good.

I really need guidance and help..plese hep me..the problem is that i was so confident about my studies two months back that i took the date of july..i need to do it..i did kaplan books and videos and Fa(2nd read)..did pathoma and did some systems on 2nd read aswell..but as soon as i have started my Q bank...my scores are so bad that i dont want to even write here..like v v low percentage and by low i mean low..not that low 30s or 40s..but low..please some one guide me...i need to be done by this july. and if i dont i know i wont be able to do it again.i am fully onto it but Q bank scores are killing me..
DID u take an NBME?

u world is harder btw.. im still preping for my test..but ive been advised its alright to start on the low..u need to do a lott of questions...

i do 4 blocks of usmle rx a day..and my nbme score improved 10 points just in a week...
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Hello everyone...i hope all are doing good.

I really need guidance and help..plese hep me..the problem is that i was so confident about my studies two months back that i took the date of july..i need to do it..i did kaplan books and videos and Fa(2nd read)..did pathoma and did some systems on 2nd read aswell..but as soon as i have started my Q bank...my scores are so bad that i dont want to even write here..like v v low percentage and by low i mean low..not that low 30s or 40s..but low..please some one guide me...i need to be done by this july. and if i dont i know i wont be able to do it again.i am fully onto it but Q bank scores are killing me..
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First of all..thank for replying...secondly yeah i am reading FA...doing DIT...have usmle rx videos aswell..i do DIT videos..give a read to FA and then for fast review i go through the Rx videos...i hope its the right way...
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First of all..thank for replying...secondly yeah i am reading FA...doing DIT...have usmle rx videos aswell..i do DIT videos..give a read to FA and then for fast review i go through the Rx videos...i hope its the right way...

well, if you think its working for you then its good... but i didnt see any videos 2 months before my exam.. i just kept revising FA and UW notes... for step 1, these two are the keys..
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First of all..thank for replying...secondly yeah i am reading FA...doing DIT...have usmle rx videos aswell..i do DIT videos..give a read to FA and then for fast review i go through the Rx videos...i hope its the right way...
thats an idea..

dont mix things up..specially if u want to take ur exam soon.. its time to spend time on just FA!and questions..

i took a course with dr. goljan and he told us that we should do atlesat 5000 questions before taking the exam.
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First of all..thank for replying...secondly yeah i am reading FA...doing DIT...have usmle rx videos aswell..i do DIT videos..give a read to FA and then for fast review i go through the Rx videos...i hope its the right way...
Hi! take it easy, you start with low scores thats normal
1. be sure to have read FA once fully understand it before qbank, even if that takes you a while (it took me 3 weeks first time) after you read FA believe me your scores will skyrocket.
2. i actually saw my scores getting higher when i was past the 50% of the qbank.

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Kaplan books+videos+FA*2+pathoma are really good combo. You should score at least 70- 75 with these. If you score low 30.s either you didnt understand the concepts well or you understood but you cant apply it to questions.

If you didnt understand the concepts dıt and rx videos will not help. You should read kaplan books 1 more time. I know it is painful but this exam is all about understanding the concepts not memorising.

İf you are pretty sure that you understood the concepts well then dont worry. Your scores will increase at the end to 65-70s. By the way uworld is hard qbank just because they ask very basic concept in a twisted way. You will get used to their question styles dont worry.
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Hello everyone...i hope all are doing good.

I really need guidance and help..plese hep me..the problem is that i was so confident about my studies two months back that i took the date of july..i need to do it..i did kaplan books and videos and Fa(2nd read)..did pathoma and did some systems on 2nd read aswell..but as soon as i have started my Q bank...my scores are so bad that i dont want to even write here..like v v low percentage and by low i mean low..not that low 30s or 40s..but low..please some one guide me...i need to be done by this july. and if i dont i know i wont be able to do it again.i am fully onto it but Q bank scores are killing me..
Take a deep breath! relax! and then ask yourself the following question:

Why am I getting those questions wrong?
Is it a certain subject or all subjects?
and am I getting them wrong because I cant recall the info? I dont understand the question? I have no idea about what they are talking about?

Then keep on doing questions and study in a question-based-learning...meaning that you dont go through FA , DIT or Rx from page 1 to 600 or from video 1 to video 200...but instead you only read what you got wrong and you only watch what you dont know (whether from kaplan videos, DIT or another source)

focus only on FA and one source of videos or a book...or else you ll get lost

again like Dr. Daugherty says...repeating wont increase your score...so theres no benefit of reading FA a 100 times from page 1 to end..instead ACTIVE RECALL and focus on your mistakes

once you do that, take an NBME to assess your score...and if its bad PUSH the date! Dont take the risk of taking the exam if your not ready! its a one time exam!

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