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Hi friends,
I tried replying to the queries to my previous thread ,but cudnt upload it.hence this new thread.

Background:
I am an ancient graduate with YOG 2003.Currently working as Registrar-Paediatrics & Neonatology in middle east with 48-60 hrs/week working schedule,12 hr shift.,day & night duties .study time 25-30 hrs/week ,40-50% of them with post night duty headaches & fatigue.

Kickstart with KLN:
I started my prep with KLN ,since i was out of touch with all subjects other than paediatrics & it was a good decision.read all the subjects.prep was a bit easier because i got my basics right with step1 prep earlier .Step1 first,step2 next sequence is good for oldies like me.finished by mid oct

MTBs& UW -masterblasters:
After KLN, i switched gear ,read MTB2 Int med for 2 weeks ,then started UW Q bank ,the ultimate weapon in ur hand to ace USMLE,i really loved it ,10-15Qs/hr,timed tutor mode ,no specific no of blocks.read as much as my time permits.Pl mark the ones u got wrong or got right after some wild guess,since going thru UW again can be sometimes boring & frustrating. finished by Mid dec.
I had to give almost one month break between Mid Dec -Jan end for MRCPCH clinical final part .Thank god,i passed that too My stress level went down now & i was ready for mle with clear frame of mind.

Final prep:
I started reading MTB 3 all subjects including int medicine ,i feel that MTB 3 is sufficient for all subjects incl int med if u have read KLN ,others may differ .Then went through the marked ones in UW Q bank with explanations again once ..Both these took me till Mid march .revised only MTB 3 in the last5 days of prep.This is crucial step to gain confience .pl don go to KLN in the final stages of ur prep except for Surgery & Obgyn.Took NBME 4 3 weeks prior to exam ,got 258

exam was doable.Time management is imperative .I had only a couple of minutes left before the end of each block.

I have tried my level best to clarify all your doubts,All the best to u for all future endeavours.This forum was really helpful in my prep.
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Hi ,
Missed out few details .

UW score percentage -cumulatively 80%(Int med-85%,Peds-86%,OG,Psych & surgery around 70%) ,didnot take UWSA due to time constraints.

started my Step2 CK prep in July 1st week.
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Congratulations on such an excellent score..
How much time should it take ideally for surgery and obs gyn from Kaplan..if I do them from Kaplan ( I have the 2008-2009 edition).,do I still need to go through mtb..? And how many times should one do uworld..?
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Congrats on dat massive score... I hv taken my step 1.5 month back... Now m starting preparation for ck.. M planning to write it in aug 1st week.. Does KLN play a major role? Due to time constraint I thought of starting with MTB 2 & 3 and UW.. Do u think its a good idea?
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mashallah very nice score
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Congrats on dat massive score... I hv taken my step 1.5 month back... Now m starting preparation for ck.. M planning to write it in aug 1st week.. Does KLN play a major role? Due to time constraint I thought of starting with MTB 2 & 3 and UW.. Do u think its a good idea?
Take one NBME & see where u stand,if you have a decent score in that,then u can skip KLN,.If u have time constraints ,then do atleast surgery(go staright to the second half, surgical vignettes) ,obgyn, epidemiology and statistcs in KLN ,they won take much time.rest u can do as u think.UW is the most important,leave time for adequate revision of it

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Congratulations on such an excellent score..
How much time should it take ideally for surgery and obs gyn from Kaplan..if I do them from Kaplan ( I have the 2008-2009 edition).,do I still need to go through mtb..? And how many times should one do uworld..?
It depends on your study time available,if u r reading full time and a recent graduate ,you should be able to finish in 2-3 weeks time.again it depends on your back ground knowledge .mtb is just an abridged version of KLN, use it wisely for revision purposes ,may just take 2 or 3 days to read. UW should be revised atleast once .If time and boredom is a problem,revise atleast ur marked ones (wrong ones& the ones u got right after guess work)
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As a finalist, is it good to take step2 before 1? I really don't have time for step 1 with the final year subjects, which r step 2 subjects
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