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iwant advise
idid trauma from kaplan lec notes and surgery mtb 2ck
and with FA chapter there is surgical topics
but still my score very low in surgery in uw score is 65% in surgery

how i can improve my self ?????????
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I have the same problem..the kaplan book sucks to do well the UW questions and book questions.. I m learning form the q-banks instead..don t know what other book to use
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I have the same problem..the kaplan book sucks to do well the UW questions and book questions.. I m learning form the q-banks instead..don t know what other book to use
the kaplan text part sucks but the vignettes part is worth it!
I just did that and i have 77% (90th percentile) in uworld surgery. But i suck in psychiatry. Guess everyone has some weakness at some point!!! lol
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the kaplan text part sucks but the vignettes part is worth it!
I just did that and i have 77% (90th percentile) in uworld surgery. But i suck in psychiatry. Guess everyone has some weakness at some point!!! lol
vignettes part is worth it u r right i make notes from them too to read bf exam
thanks a lot

about psych there is key for every disease
for eg
GAD (multiple worry for 6 months )
and ptsd more than 1 month with flash back resolve in 2 months
but asd less than 1 month similar symptoms to ptsd
so try to memorize the duration of symptoms
and the drugs from fa the se is vip
and defence mechanism iam rying my best in them

about biostatics iam very bad in them no hope from my case (block mind) iwill gonna lose these q for sure
ihope they r not a lot
god help us and good luck for u
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vignettes part is worth it u r right i make notes from them too to read bf exam
thanks a lot

about psych there is key for every disease
for eg
GAD (multiple worry for 6 months )
and ptsd more than 1 month with flash back resolve in 2 months
but asd less than 1 month similar symptoms to ptsd
so try to memorize the duration of symptoms
and the drugs from fa the se is vip
and defence mechanism iam rying my best in them

about biostatics iam very bad in them no hope from my case (block mind) iwill gonna lose these q for sure
ihope they r not a lot
god help us and good luck for u
hey, thanx regarding ur advise in psych.
About biostatistics, i strongly advise you to listen to kaplan lectures for step 2ck, biostat by Dr. steven daughtery. It's brief, concise (just 6-7hrs, u'll do it in 2 days). It helped me improve a lot. I failed in biostat in step 1, now i feel way better after these lectures and reading the kaplan psych biostat portion and my uworld score is not that bad too in biostat.
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hiii
iwant advise
idid trauma from kaplan lec notes and surgery mtb 2ck
and with FA chapter there is surgical topics
but still my score very low in surgery in uw score is 65% in surgery

how i can improve my self ?????????
Surgery in kaplan vignettes are Gold. i dont think you should need anymore than those and MTB doesnt really stress surgery that much.
Last 3 weeks ....GOOD luck
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Surgery in kaplan vignettes are Gold. i dont think you should need anymore than those and MTB doesnt really stress surgery that much.
Last 3 weeks ....GOOD luck
yes u r right i wish i read hem b4 because in my 1st reading i skip them
i started yesterday but i complete only 40 page per day i must be faster i know
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hey, thanx regarding ur advise in psych.
About biostatistics, i strongly advise you to listen to kaplan lectures for step 2ck, biostat by Dr. steven daughtery. It's brief, concise (just 6-7hrs, u'll do it in 2 days). It helped me improve a lot. I failed in biostat in step 1, now i feel way better after these lectures and reading the kaplan psych biostat portion and my uworld score is not that bad too in biostat.
thanks about biostatics i start uw solving q then i read that topic in kaplan lec notes iwish it will work but i understand the concept of q
idont know if the uw q and that topics they cover ...r they enough for exam ??
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thanks about biostatics i start uw solving q then i read that topic in kaplan lec notes iwish it will work but i understand the concept of q
idont know if the uw q and that topics they cover ...r they enough for exam ??
even i am hoping they'll be sufficient cuz i've my exam in 3 weeks exactly!
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even i am hoping they'll be sufficient cuz i've my exam in 3 weeks exactly!
by the way did u take NBME online ? iam planning to take it next week i m really afraid from it if bad score iwill get in it
i cant read any more seriously
i will review in a week mtb and take nbme 2 online

what about u whats u review plan ????
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by the way did u take NBME online ? iam planning to take it next week i m really afraid from it if bad score iwill get in it
i cant read any more seriously
i will review in a week mtb and take nbme 2 online

what about u whats u review plan ????
i'll be done with uworld in 8 days and then will do UWSA (still not decided on whether to do NBME 4 or not because i'm scared too of the bad score part) and i will go through my review notes (about 150 pages totally, kaplan + UW) along with uworld incorrect questions and MTB-2 (this is my plan for the last 2 weeks)

what do you think?
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great plan

for me iam 70 % usmle consult q bank one block per day and idid uw twice within last block biostatics
and plan for one week mtb2ck &i have 100 page uw notes too idont know how i can read them seriously
but nbme 2 is a must for me to see where is iam standing
after uswa bad score in may (188)
even if bad score idont think ican read more iwill have the exam even so

ur plan is amazing iwish i can be fast like u in reading
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great plan

for me iam 70 % usmle consult q bank one block per day and idid uw twice within last block biostatics
and plan for one week mtb2ck &i have 100 page uw notes too idont know how i can read them seriously
but nbme 2 is a must for me to see where is iam standing
after uswa bad score in may (188)
even if bad score idont think ican read more iwill have the exam even so

ur plan is amazing iwish i can be fast like u in reading
hey Speed reading isnt reading all of the text thats put infront of you...You should go over your notes and determine which items you are 100% sure of and skip over them to make more time for the ones that are easily forgotten. This should cut your reading time in half. No need to go over insignificant stuff thats already imprinted in ur brain...Hope it helps
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hi frens
It seems that everyone is doing well ,i started preparing since 4 months ,doing 2nd reading , but it is not satisfactory at all , can u guys suggest me how to remain focus n study ,cause i m slowing down day by day n don't feel like studying as my speed has really decreased ,2nd reading is also taking more time as it is getting interrupted , irregular ,exm on sept ,but the way i m preparing looks like it is after 2- 3 months. I have completed 70% of uworld , with 62% in average,timed ,unused ,subject wise ,i know it's not good score ,but unable to stdy , as I m getting bored stdying alone so i looked for SP too but didnt get anyone..so can anyone suggest me how to gain the momentum to study ? I did stat , OMG i just scored 52 % ,as it is not good from the very beginning of step 1 and i can't read more than 4 -5 days a week .
well was thinking to take NBME only after second reading , but I am unsure when my second reading is coming to an end.
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