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So finally its time to write about my ck experience..
score: 249
Prep time:3.5 months
Books MTB2 and MTB3, Kaplan gynae and surgery
UW
before i begin , i must let you all know that the prep for step 2 is different from step 1, there is no FIRST AID and everything at first my seem scattered, its your job to put organize everything u learn cuz thats how u retain for CK.

so i started reading kaplan medicine but found it had too much info crammed in one paragraph, so i left it,, started MTB2 and read the medicine section. then did kaplan surgery and gynae and did the same from BOTH mtb2&3,annotating them where ever necessary.
By the end of feb i was done with most of medicine, obs ,paeds and surgery.
Then in march i had to endure 15 days of labour room duty.. so very less stdy doone during that time.
Then i started UW.. scored b/w 60-80%
Did uw in 2 months except for the biostatistics section which i dreaded. i made a separate copy for uw notes and made them system-wise.
Then i also got a skype study partner and we revised a lot of stuff.. gynae, obs endocrine,neuro...
I also did CMS offline .. there is a group with all cms questions on fb. i did all neuro, psych surgeryy and paeds forms and form 3,4 for medicine gynae . they are just for extra practice.
after that i started my second run of uw,around may10th...second time i scored b/w 84-95%.. i aways felt i was unprepared, maybe i shud extend my exam..
uwsa 12 days out-256
nbme4 online,5 days out-240 i was freaking out cuz of low score.
On nxt 5 days i re-read all of MTB2 and relevant parts of MTB3 and my uw notes.. i focused on the topics I scored low in uwsa and nbme4.
ON THE DAY OF EXAM- I was numb cuz i thought i shud have extended my exam, first block was not easy and i left atleast 5 questions cuz i ran outta time. Took 2 mins break to collect my self and did nxt block.. then 3 min break and another block.. then took 10mins break to eat something.. the subsequent locks ,i found easier just like uw.. then after 5th block i was tired .. just wanted to get over with it..too another 15 min break after 6th block.. then on 7 th block i had 36 questions and on last bloc i had 32 questions, i had only one Abstract question and i think i got it right, m not sure.
overall i thought i did better on step1 than on CK. but still managed 249.
any questions please free to ask

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congrats on your awesome score. did you do any of the clinical mastery series? and how long ago did you take step 1 and how did you score in it?
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congrats on your awesome score. did you do any of the clinical mastery series? and how long ago did you take step 1 and how did you score in it?
hey thankyou.. yes i did cms series offline.. i have edited my post as i forgot to mentiion it earlier.. i did all 4 forms of neuro, psych, surgery and form 3&4 for medicine and gynae
i took step1 in december 2015 and scored 245
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Congratulations on your score

How long did it take you to finish 1 block of Uworld ? ( solving and reading explanation and taking notes)
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Do you think going through kaplan videos are worth it? Because i was planning to skip it in order tk save time for more UW and MTB revisions.
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Do you think going through kaplan videos are worth it? Because i was planning to skip it in order tk save time for more UW and MTB revisions.
skip the videos.. uw is most important source...
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thanks you for the experience sharing
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Thankyou for sharing your experience .so in the end / final read ,you did mtb 2 3 and uw right
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