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hai frnds i finishd ck yesterday. as many say exam was very tough or qs stem very lengthy . but its not so much. its like same level of usmleworld qbank. i remembered all most all qstns in uw concepts. i prepared total 3.5 months.
study materials those i used:KLN videos n lectures-1.5 month,
kaplan qbank+mtb2- 1month. uworld qbank +fa selected topics-1month.

my % in qbanks: KLN did subwise with 71%. uworld timed-mixed mode with 82% . i didn do nbme in online. uwsa-260/740.
before the exam day: i didn study anythng b4 1 day . i went purchase n spend time with frns, n celebrated d day of valentine.but night i didn slept till 2. had some spicy food for dinner it cause some GI distress. i advise u guys don eat spicy items before exam day..lol.
exam day:i opened d prometric center. means i ve been there by morning 7 itself. by 7 30 i enterd exam hall . i took break for almost all blocks. every time while we sign in or out ve to put thumb print. its crap, its taking 1-2 mins every break. and first 4 blocks went extremly very well. later little tired of thinking.
biostats:i got 2 drug ad n 1 abstract qs, in 3, 4 n 8 th blocks. abstract was triplet Qs. but able to ans. and other biostat qs was little tricky. i dono hw i did tat. had odds ratio , npv calculations as well. and 1 drug add qs was easy. they askd dircect parameters lik contraindication for this drug like.
medicine: all most all qs r from medicine. i felt little vague qs in pulmonology. hematology , cardiology, GIT qs was easy for me. and preventive medicine qs also not new . every thning we came through KLN n UW.
psychiatry: really easy one. KLN lecture book more then enough. it has evrythng. ppl weak in psychiatry i would say give one read before exam week.
and ethics was finally tie up with two ans. i don no abt my performence.
peds:i had very few qs in it. no developmental milestone qs. its happy for me , and congenital heart disease , immunology i had few qs. ppl pls pls read immuno def disease for peadiatrics. i had few dilemma to ans these qs. i ans with step 1 knowledge. EX-ig A deficiency.
obgyn:its always my least fav sub. so writn atlast. evn ma med school days i hate to be in labor room. so far i did OK in it.

end of the day: i felt so drained all energy. but my mind satisfied with the way i gave my exam. anyway so relived aft such a exam stress. will post ma results aft 3 wed . thanks guys.. all in this forum frns n their post so helpful for me,(bebix, drnrpatel, ahmed, sonu,...etc)..

feel free to ask any qs ,
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hi surez ..congratulations on being done with exam....

do we have to review pathophysio or just uw is sufficient for exam. and also same about pharma?

uw first attempt 82% is very nice score....

mtb ,kap and uw are enough for exam? ..so as u said q are vague ..are they like nbme? and are they doable ?

whats best way to use 1 month before exam?...

have u done usmle consult?...which one is better usmle consult or kaplan q bank?

sorry for toomany q ...reply when are done celebrating postexam
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hey surez18, congrats ! i too just gave the exam step 1 and double your view on step. its doable if you have studied well.

i am just starting with my step 2 ck preparation.
plan on doing kaplan + mtb 2+ uworld .

do you think kaplan q bank should be included? kaplan lectures videos should be done? as i has just finished my step 1 preparation so.

i have just 3 months for this step so i am just working out was that will be effective. also i will start working now as i have to apply for visa so dont know how will i manage

how many hours did you give for 3.5 months and were you working?
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hi surez ..congratulations on being done with exam....

do we have to review pathophysio or just uw is sufficient for exam. and also same about pharma?

uw first attempt 82% is very nice score....

mtb ,kap and uw are enough for exam? ..so as u said q are vague ..are they like nbme? and are they doable ?

whats best way to use 1 month before exam?...

have u done usmle consult?...which one is better usmle consult or kaplan q bank?


sorry for toomany q ...reply when are done celebrating postexam


1. i didn reviw stp1 stuff except epidemiology n biostat. if u fresh with stp 1 its not needed. or u else u just go once, cos i had 5-6 qs with up n down arrows from pathophysio.
2.qs vague lik no sufficient clues lik kap/uw. hav to guess d diagnosis. for example primary amenorrea lik Q stem but not hav clue to come xact Dx. but its few lik 2-3 qs per blok.
3. i did uconsult for s1 instead of kaplan. den i regret ma self aft exam. its total time n money waste. do kaplan my personal advise..

thanks..
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hey surez18, congrats ! i too just gave the exam step 1 and double your view on step. its doable if you have studied well.

i am just starting with my step 2 ck preparation.
plan on doing kaplan + mtb 2+ uworld .

do you think kaplan q bank should be included? kaplan lectures videos should be done? as i has just finished my step 1 preparation so.

i have just 3 months for this step so i am just working out was that will be effective. also i will start working now as i have to apply for visa so dont know how will i manage

how many hours did you give for 3.5 months and were you working?
i would say kaplan is good for 1st q bank. den ull be familiar with uw qbank. n u can do uw timed n with good scores. it ll boost up. if u do first time uw den u hav to reviw fully n evrythng. and its boring sometime. do kapaln with lectures. it ll go smooth. watchd IM n obgyn videos. obgyn really really good. don miss it. i didn work anywer while do stp2. before 1 workd while stp1. i studied 6-8 hr a day. last 20 days >10 hrs i thnk. house md videos are good relaxation for break.. all d best..
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hi congrats .. wish you the best

please i wanna ask you about kaplan q bank , is it a must ? , i did about 50 % of kaplan q bank 3 months ago , didn't finish it .. do you think i have time for it ?

i mean i have like 37 day left to my exam and i'm about to finish UW once , with average score 69 % & 82 percentile and i didn't start with step 1 , this is the 1st step am taking .. i have a big problem with biostat and IM !!

i feel like i forgot everything , my IM is weak (cumulative score in UW is 67 ) i feel like of course i need to do UW again , plus reviewing mtb and some topics form FA again .... do you still think i can make it ??


i have intention to take NBME in like 12 days (25 days before my exam ) is this safe ? but i feel like i forgot everything , so scared to take it now


please i need help .. thank you
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hey good luck with ur result...
what about surgery??was there so less number of questions from it that u already forgot if it was tested too?
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hi congrats .. wish you the best

please i wanna ask you about kaplan q bank , is it a must ? , i did about 50 % of kaplan q bank 3 months ago , didn't finish it .. do you think i have time for it ?

i mean i have like 37 day left to my exam and i'm about to finish UW once , with average score 69 % & 82 percentile and i didn't start with step 1 , this is the 1st step am taking .. i have a big problem with biostat and IM !!

i feel like i forgot everything , my IM is weak (cumulative score in UW is 67 ) i feel like of course i need to do UW again , plus reviewing mtb and some topics form FA again .... do you still think i can make it ??


i have intention to take NBME in like 12 days (25 days before my exam ) is this safe ? but i feel like i forgot everything , so scared to take it now


please i need help .. thank you
u do it kaplan once. its good as uw. but uw is most important den all. and int medicine u read in mtb2 its well consolidated. biostats were some wat tough for me also. i did high yield for biostat for step 1.
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hey good luck with ur result...
what about surgery??was there so less number of questions from it that u already forgot if it was tested too?
ya its so less than psychiatry..
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good job. wish you to get what you want!!!
I wanna ask you about uw qbank how you study it? and is it similar to the real exam. what about time during the test? did you have any problem with that??? wish you to explain more to me about the new type of questions(drug add) .. thank you alot and I wish you veryamazing score
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good job. wish you to get what you want!!!
I wanna ask you about uw qbank how you study it? and is it similar to the real exam. what about time during the test? did you have any problem with that??? wish you to explain more to me about the new type of questions(drug add) .. thank you alot and I wish you veryamazing score
i did uw for practice material. reviewed once abt 80% of qstns. and i finished all blocks minimum 10-15 min before. so time is nt such a prob for me. cos i practiced uw n kaplan q bank in timed mode. its vry helpful. and i had 2 drug ad qs. one is little easy. i hope i gt it correct. another one i felt tough. i just guesed d ans.
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