Need sp, aim 240+, 4months+ prep time, Goljan/Pathoma a must with FA - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
USMLE Articles
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 1 Forum > USMLE Step 1 Study Partners

USMLE Step 1 Study Partners USMLE Step 1 Study Partners, post your message to find study partners in your local community and world wide

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-31-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 12
Threads: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Send a message via Skype™ to Afsan
Default Need sp, aim 240+, 4months+ prep time, Goljan/Pathoma a must with FA


Im looking for a sincere study partner, specifically for Goljan, who is in no rush for step 1. I prefer deeper understanding over superficial skimming because it helps to retain the info longer in memory. I believe it is better to finish FA+ Goljan 3 times than just doing FA, forgetting majority of the info and having to read FA 5+ times ((the recommended plan by many 250+ scorers). To facilitate the process of learning I prefer someone who isn't planning to use the study partner as a crutch but should be willing to reciprocate.

Kaplan is something I am yet to incorporate. I know I will be using it for biochem, behavioral science and genetics definitely. Right now Im going by system wise and eventually will be doing system wise plus one of those individual subjects side by side (ie biochem, behavioral science, biostats, micro/immuno).

Why I need a sp: To review materials and have end of chapter discussions. They say teaching is the best way to master a subject and when thats not possible discussions are the next best thing to aim for. Personally I don't believe in going over line by line from the text in the discussion because 1) it doesn't give enough time to think and process the subject matter resulting in poor memory consolidation and 2) I am not seeking to improve my english skills over voice communications.

Medium of communication: skype/hangout +/- whatsapp.

I already have a study partner. We are doing cardio. You can join in any time or propose a plan of your own. If we get enough people perhaps we can form a group. An actual study group with productive discussions that benefits everyone, not one of those whatsapp study group where random people are added in herds and its a constant back and forth impressing game, a courtship ritual if i can say so

Personal Details:
Undergrad in Psychology, Med school almost completed (99%), a few USCE done, actively seeking more. Med school chapter will be wrapped up by the end of this year following which I will be appearing for step 1 and 4 months later step 2.

Last edited by Afsan; 08-31-2015 at 09:52 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Guide me! so depressed. Aim for 240+ but UW70% NBME211 lynn0614 USMLE Step 1 Forum 3 03-10-2016 12:46 AM
OCTOBER exam taker - Aim= +240 letsstudy USMLE Step 1 Study Partners 3 09-22-2015 08:21 AM
Pathoma or goljan usmlehigh USMLE Step 1 Forum 0 08-06-2015 04:39 PM
20th Jan!! Aim 240+ littledoc USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 2 11-18-2014 07:39 PM
How much more prep do I need to get into the 240 range dr z USMLE Step 1 Forum 20 06-22-2011 11:41 AM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)