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Listening Need ideas for the last week before the big day

Hi, I have my test on October 3rd, in a little bit over a week.
I've done MTB twice, Kaplan LN once (with tons of notes in MTB), FA once (took notes in MTB), about to finish UW with an average in the mid-seventies.
Thinking about taking the UWSA this Sat to see where I stand although I know that my weeknesses are Psych, Ped and some areas in Gyn.
Thinking about rereading MTB and going again through my wronq and marked Q in UW.
Any other suggestions? Thanks!

Also, I have limited time per day - I'm a mom of two, including one baby, so you can imagine how difficult it is to try to concentrate
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u seem well prepared, atleast more than i am...!!
i have done kaplan LN twice, kaplan q bank (50%) and im almost at the end of my first read uworld q bank with my scores around 70

i would suggest revising easy forgettables in all subjects plus uworld quick go through as u have already planned..!!
my exam is on 6th.. n i feel im least prepared..!!
will really luk fwd to any info from u, that might help..!!
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Also u didnt mention taking any NBME form? i think it would help
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u seem well prepared, atleast more than i am...!!
i have done kaplan LN twice, kaplan q bank (50%) and im almost at the end of my first read uworld q bank with my scores around 70

i would suggest revising easy forgettables in all subjects plus uworld quick go through as u have already planned..!!
my exam is on 6th.. n i feel im least prepared..!!
will really luk fwd to any info from u, that might help..!!
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Yeah, good idea!
I'm not planning on doing NBME, I know what people say, but I didn't do it for step 1 either. I wouldn't delay my test anyway because of it. I purchased UWSA because it worked for me in the past (step 1).
Other than that: planning on a quick review of MTB, mainly focusing on my already know weak areas, easy forgetables (thanks for the suggestion!), review Q bank... Oh, I also tend to look at some images, did that with step 1 the day before the test, like microbiology stuff, x-rays and CT scans or histology, dermatology pictures, etc.

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Yeah, good idea!
I'm not planning on doing NBME, I know what people say, but I didn't do it for step 1 either. I wouldn't delay my test anyway because of it. I purchased UWSA because it worked for me in the past (step 1).
Other than that: planning on a quick review of MTB, mainly focusing on my already know weak areas, easy forgetables (thanks for the suggestion!), review Q bank... Oh, I also tend to look at some images, did that with step 1 the day before the test, like microbiology stuff, x-rays and CT scans or histology, dermatology pictures, etc.

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yes thats a gud idea...these images...also listen at atleast ms,mr as ar n machinery murmur,gallop rhythm..also take those sample questions on usmle site..!!
yes i also plan to do uwsa, but i thought maybe nbme would also help...though like u, i also wont postpone, whatever the result is..!!
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yes thats a gud idea...these images...also listen at atleast ms,mr as ar n machinery murmur,gallop rhythm..also take those sample questions on usmle site..!!
yes i also plan to do uwsa, but i thought maybe nbme would also help...though like u, i also wont postpone, whatever the result is..!!
Do you know if there's a way of just listening to the media questions on UW? That would be awesome!
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no, i think ull have to scan through all the questions in cardio
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no, i think ull have to scan through all the questions in cardio
have you been doin mtb-2 or mtb 3?im messed up which one to pick...
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have you been doin mtb-2 or mtb 3?im messed up which one to pick...
I'm doing MTB 2CK.
Haven't seen MTB 3 so can't comment on that one.
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no, i think ull have to scan through all the questions in cardio
Ey, check this out: http://www.wilkes.med.ucla.edu/inex.htm
Heart murmurs and more. IT's awesome.
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Hi, I have my test on October 3rd, in a little bit over a week.
I've done MTB twice, Kaplan LN once (with tons of notes in MTB), FA once (took notes in MTB), about to finish UW with an average in the mid-seventies.
Thinking about taking the UWSA this Sat to see where I stand although I know that my weeknesses are Psych, Ped and some areas in Gyn.
Thinking about rereading MTB and going again through my wronq and marked Q in UW.
Any other suggestions? Thanks!

Also, I have limited time per day - I'm a mom of two, including one baby, so you can imagine how difficult it is to try to concentrate
hey do u suggest doing 1st aid ?I m doing mtbck, won't do mtb-3, but can see that it is deficient in paed,surgery and few other stuffs.I don't think I will have time to do whole book of 1st aid, so can i just go through the rapid review section given in the last few pages. which edition did u do ?I have 2007 edition, not planing to buy a new one.
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hey do u suggest doing 1st aid ?I m doing mtbck, won't do mtb-3, but can see that it is deficient in paed,surgery and few other stuffs.I don't think I will have time to do whole book of 1st aid, so can i just go through the rapid review section given in the last few pages. which edition did u do ?I have 2007 edition, not planing to buy a new one.
I prefer MTB. For step 1 I loved FA, for step 2... not so much... If you've done KLN and MTB that's good If you're not done KLN, I'll say combine with MTB with FA.
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So, I just did UWSA and socred 670/252. I think that's ok. And, my week point seems to be confirmed: Psychiatry.
What can I expect in the real thing with that result?
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what is difference between standard pace and self paced in nbme form selection..and what should one select...and which forms are better ...:sorry::sorry::sorry:
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what is difference between standard pace and self paced in nbme form selection..and what should one select...and which forms are better ...:sorry::sorry::sorry:
I haven't done any NBME, sorry!
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what is difference between standard pace and self paced in nbme form selection..and what should one select...and which forms are better ...:sorry::sorry::sorry:
Standard-pace is like simulating the exam timings and in Self-pace you have 4 hrs for a block!
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Standard-pace is like simulating the exam timings and in Self-pace you have 4 hrs for a block!
so which one to select...:
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I think you are ready, just cool down, do not try hard at the last minute, it just confusing. Good luck.
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so which one to select...:
I think you should make your decision on this, if you are ready to feel the exam stress,go ahead and do standard-pace, and if you want to just assess yourself on the content of the exam go for self-pace.

(In step 1, I did NBMEs only to learn a way to tackle the questions,and to know my weak areas where I needed to stress.I did not look for the exact numbers as long as I was passing. Everyone has different opinion, do what you want to do!)
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