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Old 01-21-2016
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hi everybody,, m an old img.. done with step1...
can anybody suggest me what all books to read?
started with mtb2 n planned for uw later?
how long does the preparation takes on average?
my step 1 score not so good..
live in us.. does kaplan or any oh course taking helps...? as kaplan course is pretty costly..

need ur guidance...plz...

thx in advance..
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Hi. Good job clearing up step 1! I'm an old IMG too, and just passed step 2ck. I used MTB 2/3 (3 new editions, mainly for peds, OB/Gyn), UWorld 1 times taking notes of everything in separated notebooks, that I reviewed extensively after finishing the Qbank. I also checked on UpTodate for the free stuff I could access, otherwise I used Medscape (just in cases I needed more details on recommendations for exemple). I did clinical mastery series but just IM as I was running out of time. Fot some stuff like immune, I read FA step 1 again really fast to refresh my memory. Then self-assessments with nbme/UWSA.
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thx a lot for ur reply n guidance...

m little down as my marks r not that good,, how long do u take to prepare..
thx for ur tips...
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Well, these exams are pretty draining, it really need us to stay focus on the goal, and go one step at a time....
As for step 2ck, it took me an average of 8 months, but I have kids, and also some unexpected issues popped up in the middle...so I did UWorld casually in 5 months, with a lot of things next to it going on. The true hard work was done in the last 2-3 months, but still with not so many hours free to study...

If your way is the ecfmg/USMLE, now that you cleared step 1, forgot about your score there, and put all you energy in the next step! You can't change the past, but the future is in front of you
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hi
m really thankfull for ur encouraging words..
and giving me some guideline to start with..
will definitely try to follow as u said..
i ve kid too.. ni know how difficult it is to do with kids..but u did it.....
really great..

thx.. again ..for ur guidance
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Good luck! Where there is a will, there is a way
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