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Hey guys,

So heres an update on my study progress. I would appreciate any advice or tips I can get from all of you!

My study plan was shortened out to - KLN + Videos + FA + UWorld

I have finished KLN along with 2010 videos and it took me from mid January to end of April. Currently, I'm going over FA (my first read of FA).

My plan is to finish FA by May 20th, then start on UWorld and get through as fast as I can and do a second read of FA along with UWorld. Then I will do some NBME's about 2 weeks before the exam to see where I stand!
I guess if my mark is low I will extend it and I believe I will have to pay $50?

I know Im on a time constraint but I will just try my best to gut it out and study hard for the next month and a half to reach my deadline! It will be hard but ill try! Let me know what you guys think?

Thanks for all the advice and help!

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your plan is very simple and very perfect.I am sure it will leap you through . all the best...
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Hey guys,

So heres an update on my study progress. I would appreciate any advice or tips I can get from all of you!

My study plan was shortened out to - KLN + Videos + FA + UWorld

I have finished KLN along with 2010 videos and it took me from mid January to end of April. Currently, I'm going over FA (my first read of FA).

My plan is to finish FA by May 20th, then start on UWorld and get through as fast as I can and do a second read of FA along with UWorld. Then I will do some NBME's about 2 weeks before the exam to see where I stand!
I guess if my mark is low I will extend it and I believe I will have to pay $50?

I know Im on a time constraint but I will just try my best to gut it out and study hard for the next month and a half to reach my deadline! It will be hard but ill try! Let me know what you guys think?

Thanks for all the advice and help!
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your plan is very simple and very perfect.I am sure it will leap you through . all the best...
I think that's a perfect plan, I am doing a similar thing right now. I am reading through FA, and doing subject wise questions with Qbank for each chapter I read. I should be done by roughly the 20th, then I'll take and NBME. I'll then do UW random as fast as I can and take a few more NBMEs. Good luck!
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I'm on the same boat... My exam is on the 1st, when is yours?
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This is a very doable plan, you still have plenty of time for that.
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I think that's a perfect plan, I am doing a similar thing right now. I am reading through FA, and doing subject wise questions with Qbank for each chapter I read. I should be done by roughly the 20th, then I'll take and NBME. I'll then do UW random as fast as I can and take a few more NBMEs. Good luck!
Hey sounds good. Good luck! I wanted to do Kalpan Qbank as well but I dont think I have time for that now. I will focus on Uworld and if i have time left then I might think of doing the Qbank. The more questions the better! lol

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My exam is on June 28th. Is yours on 1st of June or July? How are you doing so far with the preparation? Good luck!
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Hey sounds good. Good luck! I wanted to do Kalpan Qbank as well but I dont think I have time for that now. I will focus on Uworld and if i have time left then I might think of doing the Qbank. The more questions the better! lol



My exam is on June 28th. Is yours on 1st of June or July? How are you doing so far with the preparation? Good luck!
I think you should take any NBME now (not 7), and see your weaknesses and concentrate on that more aswell.
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I think you should take any NBME now (not 7), and see your weaknesses and concentrate on that more aswell.
Yea you're right, I think I will take one after Im done one read of FA and then focus on those weak areas when I start the Qbanks.
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So you aren't using goljan???
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Im pretty much on the same schedule as you. I did about 1600 Q's in kaplan qbank random untimed and scoring average of 64%. I want to go over FA really fast (about 2 weeks) and in the evenings do Goljan, then do Uworld random untimed till 2 weeks before exam (as many as possible). NBME's will be: form 1,6 in two weeks time, then forms 4,3,7 2 one week before exam.
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your plan sounds grand, you'll be fine. I found listening to Goljan very helpful when I couldnt face any more questions/reading I'd stick the Prof on my iphone and go for a walk or run, he makes everything really staightforward. Best of luck!
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My exam is on June 28th. Is yours on 1st of June or July? How are you doing so far with the preparation? Good luck!
My exam is on July 1st... I think I'm doing ok. I;m trying to get through FA just like you. I'm on cardio right now. I did NBME 5 and got a 380/196 ( I did it last week. So I'm going to do another one in a week and see how I've improved. I just want to get through FA and see what my score is! How about you?
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So you aren't using goljan???
Hey, No I won't be using Goljan. I will try to go over the images section in RR. And if i get time i might try to listen to his audios.

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Im pretty much on the same schedule as you. I did about 1600 Q's in kaplan qbank random untimed and scoring average of 64%. I want to go over FA really fast (about 2 weeks) and in the evenings do Goljan, then do Uworld random untimed till 2 weeks before exam (as many as possible). NBME's will be: form 1,6 in two weeks time, then forms 4,3,7 2 one week before exam.
Good luck to us all!!!
Thats really good that you managed to do so many questions already! Once you're done FA you will definitely bring up your score! I am planning to take NBME's as well. Probably will be taking NBME 1 next week sometime after i finish FA!!


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My exam is on July 1st... I think I'm doing ok. I;m trying to get through FA just like you. I'm on cardio right now. I did NBME 5 and got a 380/196 ( I did it last week. So I'm going to do another one in a week and see how I've improved. I just want to get through FA and see what my score is! How about you?
Thats good! As long as one can say that they're satisfied with their prep then you know you're on the right track! Im sure you will improve your mark. I will be taking NBME 1 next week after im done FA. I am on the Microbiology section of FA right now and trying to finish about 2 sections a day! I find the first read of FA is going by really slow lol Hopefully my score in NBME's isnt too bad coz if its low I will have to extend my eligibility period!!
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