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Old 06-01-2011
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Smile 254/99 and 230/99 got our step1 score today

the first thing i will say is thanks to everyone on this community and second is that exam is doable.

exam date: May 10th
result date: June 1st
Background: Old IMG
prep duration: 9 months
Step 1 Score: 254/99

Study material
# KLN with Videos except for pathology almost 3 reads
# Goljan RR for path 2 reads with online questions, third time only the blue side notes (no audio)
# High yield for biostats 1 read
# Ethics book by Dr. Conard 1 read
# First Aid 2010, 2 reads
# UW Qbank 74% subject wise tutor mode repeated the marked and wrong ones and did UW notes in the last month
# Kaplan Qbank 77% Mixed and timed mode repeated the marked and wrong ones and did kaplan Qbank notes in the last month
# few neuro anatomy slides from webpath

Assessments:
# kaplan Qbank score predictor: 253 (2 months from exam)
# UWSA form 1 250 ( 7 weeks from exam)
# NBME 7 238 ( 1 month from exam)
# USWA form 2 264 ( 2 weeks from exam)
# NBME 6 252 ( 5 days before exam)

Days before
# not able to read much after NBME 6
# was afraid of insomnia night before
# 8 hours drive to test center city a day before helped me to sleep (was dead tired)

Exam day
# First few questions got little tense but gave myself some time soon it was ok
# took break after every block ( i think its a must even if you feel like not taking it)
# Did almost every block with 12 to 15 mins to spare
# last block was difficult to complete as feeling of finishing step 1 was overwhelming

My negative points
# watched videos without reading first
# waisted time on net
# First aid was started late and only 2 reads
# ignored my weak areas

My positive points
# did the Qbanks thoroughly and notes in the last month
# read the questions fast with highlighting the text and then re-reading the highlighted text before answering.
# prayed to God for both me and my wife. we gave step 1 on same day and she got 99/230

My two cents
# Exam is doable
# Step 1 is Big don't give until u r ready, we postponed it twice
# Believe in urself
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Congrats! Enjoy. Good luck with the rest!
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congrats
thanks for sharing!
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Thank you very much for posting your experience, highly appreciated. Congratulations on you and your wife. You two did awesome. I also agree in postponing the test until you're ready. It's too much of an important test to just score whatever.
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Congrats!!You guys did great!!My wife and I are also both studying for Step 1.
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Congrats!!You guys did great!!My wife and I are also both studying for Step 1.
All the best to you both.
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congratulations u and ur wife!!
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