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Old 06-27-2014
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Please what are the common USMLE STEP 1 preparation mistakes? Pls write down something so everyone can learn from it. Those that failed the exam, what would you go back to change. Thanks guys.
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1st to write, not assessing yourself before taking the exam. Do NBME online.
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i havent got my results yet , but if i could change anything in my preparation , Id start doing qbanks as early as possible . I made a huge mistake of starting qbanks only after i was done with my first read of all the subjects . Its always better to do questions after you finish one subject . this way u ll know where you are weak very early in your preparation and u ll also get to know what stuff u should pay attention to and what to skip .
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I made a time consuming mistake which was to focus on Kaplan Books too much, you just give them one pass, probably give a second pass to a weak subject but dont take all the time in the world finishing them.
use them only to understand (aka getting the big picture) not to memorize or cram stuff at last weeks, too extensive.
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ALSO I would have done more nbmes offline, a friend actually suggested to do them when i had 3 weeks left, boy i dont regret it at ALL, i havent got my results yet but it truly helped me on test day, of course never use offline to see your weak areas or to see how you score and where you stand (for that purpose only online) use them for a learning tool and how can the step1 test you integrating all the subjects.
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I thought this thread would have been full. If you haven't taken the exam, you can post. It's just dropping off an opinion. Thanks
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Yeah, I tried to make a similar thread last week, but it failed miserably. Really wanted all that wonderful post-exam advice to be gathered in one place. Hope it works out this time!
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someone made a similar thread last year, that thread was full for sure, maybe you guys should check it out, of course its missing the updates we are facing nowadays from the step1 but it was a good thread.
people who took the test recently are just stressed waiting for the results, im one of them, is difficult to make opinions without knowing what is your outcome first.
probably after july 9 people will be more active.
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