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Planning CK in 40 days ... possible ????

hey friends,i will be taking step1 in this month and then i would have about 40 days to prepare for ck before the match. Do you think i can achieve something 250+ with 40 days prep ???? esp. when i m fresh of step1 , if yes, what books should i consult and how should i go about it !!!! Please reply asap in detail, i feel little worried ........
( Btw,i have studied kaplans+videos,First Aid,uw qbank,Goljan patho,high yield neuroanatomy and few topics from BRS Physio for my step1 prep )
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Kaplan LNs + UW

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UW+ MTB 2 & MTB 3
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i have read kaplans once early in my med school,so i guess,i would go thru few topics from kaplan then go thru same topics from mtb-2 for medicine and for rest mtb-3 and then 48 mcq's from uw,adding things in mtb's.......do you think its possible in aa day ???
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i have read kaplans once early in my med school,so i guess,i would go thru few topics from kaplan then go thru same topics from mtb-2 for medicine and for rest mtb-3 and then 48 mcq's from uw,adding things in mtb's.......do you think its possible in aa day ???
It's possible to pass but again it depends on your step 2 ck score aim.
UW average score should be a good guide as well as NBME (1,2,3,4) every week.
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i don't just wana pass.....i am aiming at 250+ and you are right about nbme as possible predictor of one's performance but i ve heard many people saying that nbme's might not be accurate predictor of ck score so,that's kinda confusing too.......anyway,what do you recommend,what should be the game plan to go about ck prep in short time ????
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i don't just wana pass.....i am aiming at 250+ and you are right about nbme as possible predictor of one's performance but i ve heard many people saying that nbme's might not be accurate predictor of ck score so,that's kinda confusing too.......anyway,what do you recommend,what should be the game plan to go about ck prep in short time ????
Honestly, chances of getting 250+ with 40 days are slim but anything is possible and it depends on UW/NBME scores. The problem is, CK2 tests concepts not the raw knowledge (which can get you to passing score) and making concepts takes time.
Take NBME to find out where you stand currently.
Do six blocks of UW unused timed random mode to get your % score (not the percentile).
Let me know and then we can plan.
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hmm.....yeah,your plan make sense ,i will stay in touch........Thanks alot Novobiocin for your time and advice
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Honestly, chances of getting 250+ with 40 days are slim but anything is possible and it depends on UW/NBME scores. The problem is, CK2 tests concepts not the raw knowledge (which can get you to passing score) and making concepts takes time.
Take NBME to find out where you stand currently.
Do six blocks of UW unused timed random mode to get your % score (not the percentile).
Let me know and then we can plan.
Step 1 is the same.

I guess the NBME realized some of us have incredible memorizing power.
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