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Congratsss...wat an xcellent score...yoohooooo..!!!!!!
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What Kind of student were u in med school? Did ur med school background help you get such awesome score?

I have average background ..........you think with your method.....I can score great???
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First of all congrats!! its goo to read somehting positive in theses forums!
im a IMG from argentina and i plan on taking my Step1 in april , i have time but i want to be sure to have the right books given that all my school stuff is in spanish i would rather reread old subjects in english! (im in 6th year medschool doing my internship)

this is what i plan on using...
1. First Aid 2011
2. Kaplan Notes 2011 (theres like 8 books)
3. Kaplan step 1 qbook (its published in 2004!! maybe its too old??)

* DIT (what is it? where can i do it too?)
** i want to use goljan audios/videos but i dont know where to get them?
*** i want to do Uworld but also dont know how to get that?

anything else you recommend???????


THANK YOUUUUUUUU!!!!
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IM DONEEEEEEE IM DONE!!! YAYYYYYYYY!!!!! and now for the truth!!!

Okay so last night I got great sleep cuz I have been practicing for about 1-2 weeks! got up at 6am...had oatmeal and red bull = )

Packed all my things last night, had my clothes out!

Was happy this morning cuz I hung out all day yesterday and had tonz of fun!!! didnt even realize today was the exam :P

Didnt really care or feel nervous today, I knew I tried my best in studying!!

Took tonz of stuff with me to eat, even though people say that you wont wanna eat! WELL GUESS WHAT!! I ATE EVERY BREAK, every hour!!! = )

Got there earlier than I was suppose to...which was suppose to be at 8am to start at 830 am...but got there at 730am! so I started pretty early.

Now for the truth about the exam...UM ITS NOT HARD AT ALL. I dont get why people say its hard...Maybe I over studied? but really? umm it was not hard...so for those of you planning to take the exam...if you studied your butt off...ITS NOT HARD AT ALL. So please do not listen to those people that say its hard. Cuz its NOT.

I wore comfy clothes...pjs and flip flops...just chillaxed...sat back n relaxed like I was at home doing UWorld...

Nothing on the exam was unfamiliar..I had seen each and every question as a topic before..nothing at all was new to me..even the experiment questions were do able.

I can't believe people say this exam is hard LOL I was pretty shocked...

I studied for 4 months...a gazillion hours a day...Kaplan videos, Goljan audio, UWorld, DIT..everything was put into my FA. I must have done FA about 7 times...

I didnt do any NBMEs even though I really wanted to ...and I myself advise people to do NBME 7 ... but I only took one NBME which was in medical school in December in my last term. People have asked me in the past what score I would be happy with on an NBME and I answered 240, doesn't mean I took an NBME. I just don't think its necessary. My theory about exams are, either you know it or you don't. In order to take any exam, you need the knowledge. UWorld prepared me on how to answer and think about questions. But thats about it. I didn't need something to predict my score and to practice with more questions. I needed the knowledge to answer them. Everyone is different though.

Hmm what else..I always had like 5-10 minutes left in each block...depends usually 5.

I had I think 2 audios, not that many images. And everything was equally distributed. I think I had very less pharm. Everything else was pretty equally panned out on my exam.

DO NOT get discouraged by those people who say its hard !! ITS NOT HARD AT ALL. Its actually easier than any med school exam Ive taken lol

So Im done! Any questions! feel free to ask. I will let you guys know my score once it comes!!! = ) otherwise WOOHOOO!!!

And yeah I never once felt tired, not even towards the end. I was always feeling the same, happy n normal.

Good luck!!
thanks god...at least some body put it this way...i was so scared taking it coz every body says its way tooo tough..
thanks for sharing ur feeling n good luck
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thank you very much u inspired me to actually change my method of studying i was going through books getting confused without ultimately holding a solid background so neither i focused on the books nor i got fa i think ur plane is so unique in reversing the idea the formal one i mean by that books then fa then banks of q in a way go from the beginning with fa aided by the books to get the concept in ur main book which is first aid with that you will be familiar with the book memorizing and understanding it going through it in revision will be easier since you been through it .
what i would ask u is should i only stick to the subjects in first aid for example if a certain subject was discussed in fa with minimal points do u advise me to further spread in details in that certain area or just understand whats in it and that will be enough ?
thanks again
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Hey! Thank you so much for your amazing post! I think you may be sick of people congratulating you by now.. haha.. but can't help it, Congratulations! I love the way you have explained things and your approach towards the exam and life in general. You surely are an inspiration. Thank you so much for all the information and honest opinions. I hope and pray that you have all the success and happiness in life that you truly deserve. May God bless you.
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I am crying as I read this. I am so scared for t his exam. YOu have inspired me to get a good score. I am not as smart thoe. I am only getting 48% first time around on U world. you got 70% first time? u r brilliant too! wow!!
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When u started step 1, u said you took NBME in your med school? what was your score in that?
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Congratulations Cautie Pie 274 is an amazing score. Thank you for sharing your positive experience.
I was wondering about when in the four months of your preparation did you start Uworld. Since you mentioned you spent the first couple of months only understanding concepts. I am just starting to prepare for my Boards and I think I want to run through all the material first before even beginning UWorld. Some people suggest doing questions along. What do you suggest ?
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so u think one should focus on first aid ?
i have done goljan 3 times and physio,pharma ,anatmy ,micro 2x and immuno,bs and biochem once but i m still not confident becoz my score in qbank is around 60 % ,should i switich to first aid or continue wid kaplan seies ?
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great nice job what is ur grade please any one can tell me where to find free nbme exam beside the one on the website apprecaite it
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cautie Pie View Post
IM DONEEEEEEE IM DONE!!! YAYYYYYYYY!!!!! and now for the truth!!!

Okay so last night I got great sleep cuz I have been practicing for about 1-2 weeks! got up at 6am...had oatmeal and red bull = )

Packed all my things last night, had my clothes out!

Was happy this morning cuz I hung out all day yesterday and had tonz of fun!!! didnt even realize today was the exam :P

Didnt really care or feel nervous today, I knew I tried my best in studying!!

Took tonz of stuff with me to eat, even though people say that you wont wanna eat! WELL GUESS WHAT!! I ATE EVERY BREAK, every hour!!! = )

Got there earlier than I was suppose to...which was suppose to be at 8am to start at 830 am...but got there at 730am! so I started pretty early.

Now for the truth about the exam...UM ITS NOT HARD AT ALL. I dont get why people say its hard...Maybe I over studied? but really? umm it was not hard...so for those of you planning to take the exam...if you studied your butt off...ITS NOT HARD AT ALL. So please do not listen to those people that say its hard. Cuz its NOT.

I wore comfy clothes...pjs and flip flops...just chillaxed...sat back n relaxed like I was at home doing UWorld...

Nothing on the exam was unfamiliar..I had seen each and every question as a topic before..nothing at all was new to me..even the experiment questions were do able.

I can't believe people say this exam is hard LOL I was pretty shocked...

I studied for 4 months...a gazillion hours a day...Kaplan videos, Goljan audio, UWorld, DIT..everything was put into my FA. I must have done FA about 7 times...

I didnt do any NBMEs even though I really wanted to ...and I myself advise people to do NBME 7 ... but I only took one NBME which was in medical school in December in my last term. People have asked me in the past what score I would be happy with on an NBME and I answered 240, doesn't mean I took an NBME. I just don't think its necessary. My theory about exams are, either you know it or you don't. In order to take any exam, you need the knowledge. UWorld prepared me on how to answer and think about questions. But thats about it. I didn't need something to predict my score and to practice with more questions. I needed the knowledge to answer them. Everyone is different though.

Hmm what else..I always had like 5-10 minutes left in each block...depends usually 5.

I had I think 2 audios, not that many images. And everything was equally distributed. I think I had very less pharm. Everything else was pretty equally panned out on my exam.

DO NOT get discouraged by those people who say its hard !! ITS NOT HARD AT ALL. Its actually easier than any med school exam Ive taken lol

So Im done! Any questions! feel free to ask. I will let you guys know my score once it comes!!! = ) otherwise WOOHOOO!!!

And yeah I never once felt tired, not even towards the end. I was always feeling the same, happy n normal.

Good luck!!
where to find the UWORLD RELATED STUFF?
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Great experience. Thanks for sharing.
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Great to hear that
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Thank u for ur inspiration and all the best for the score ... Did u di RX ? Is it helpful ? What about anatomy?
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