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Group talk November December 2013; Step 2 CK Takers

hey
so ppl planning on giving ck by nov dec..lets gather here and help each other out..
i am an img currently in my final year at med school!
i am done with kaplan notes along with videos and mtb 2 and 3...
did kaplan qbank also...
planning on starting u world within a week and covering at least 2 blocks a day..
right now covering all the topics i wasn't good at while doing kaplan qbank..
planning on giving the exam most probably by november mid...dont want to delay it any further!!
so if all the nov dec takers could gather here and keep each other motivated while we take on this beast of an exam..that will be great!!
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Im hoping to take mine in december and I dont even know where to start I have old kap video does anyone use the goljan anymore? I also go the mtb 3 but is that for step 2 or step 3
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i don't have any idea about goljan for step 2..
mtb 3 is for step 3...but mtb 2 doesn't cover anything other than medicine completely...peds surgery n gyne are covered better in mtb 3 so most ppl usually do these from mtb3 while preparing for ck..
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lol no one else for nov-dec?
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I was originally a part of the August exam thread. Now I have moved on to September exam thread. I hope I don't end up here
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i am in.but i haven't done much yet. hope this thread keeps me motivated.
reading kaplan lecture notes seemed repetition of step 1.
so starting doing kaplan qbank instead .hope to do kaplan qbank along with lecture notes to keep things interesting.my goal is to finish qbank in 3 weeks..
hope things go as planned.
plz share ur prep,n keep each other motivated
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@drsrb
Please let us know when you start U.W that how helpful was kaplan Q bank??

All the best
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I was originally a part of the August exam thread. Now I have moved on to September exam thread. I hope I don't end up here
Don't stress it..take ur time..u only get one shot...better make it worth it!!!
i rushed with my step 1 n i screwed up my score big time..it has taught me one thing..be patient n carry on!!
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@goalusmle...yea most of it is repetition...but u should at least cover it once and don't miss out on conrad videos...he teaches some great stuff and that too in a fun way...very rare quality!!!
his lecture points helped me solve q's on the qbank...u remember his points n d answer seems clear...
idk how helpful it will be on uworld..
@offpiste i will most probably start with uworld next monday...not this..have to get all the paperwork done for step 2 and some other stuff!!
kaplan q bank was good...helped me understand some topics and helped me focus on stuff i sukd at...
also the length of the q's on kaplan qbank is quite long which is the pattern of q's on the real exam so it helps u manage time...n also it helped me retain kaplan notes better so i think it was good..
but there is some irrelevant stuff to...u have to just skip thru that parts!!
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hi guys i am in..
actually i started a thread dec ck takers..
only a few to reply

I just started prep, done wid surgery few chapters in obgyn, now duin my int med.
i am duin chapter wise my kaplan ln and simultaneously reading mtb 2.
r u guys duin kaplan q bank online r offline?
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i did it online..there is no point of doing it offline because
1)its illegal
2)the type of q's on the test are changing and the offline ones are old so really no point!!
and its only 99 dollars for a month so not that expensive...1 month is enough to cover the qbank!!
and u get subscription to two simulated exams so thats good too..
rest its ur choice..
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thanks mate..

can we do system wise in each subject??

n what do u suggest - do it in parallel while studying kln r after completing d books?
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i am also planning for november end. been through kaplan notes and video+mtb2 once for IM only. i plan to do mtb3 for the rest of the subjects. i am confused as to whether i should kaplan qbanks first or start doing uworld directly. maybe srb can answer as he/she has already done it already. thnakyou.
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I am planning in 15th nov , when should i start uWorld ?
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need ur help guys what do u think of mtb 3
shoul i do mtb med n mtb paeds too??
mtb 2 is lacking info in many areas,, i am even surprised to see so many good reviews about the book,m i doing something wrong?
i dont understand
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Don't stress it..take ur time..u only get one shot...better make it worth it!!!
i rushed with my step 1 n i screwed up my score big time..it has taught me one thing..be patient n carry on!!
i agree with u drsrb, i screwed my step 1 too by rushing it.
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I am planning on ditching Kaplan Notes and just keeping them for reference...

planning on being through with: 3-4 readings
Master the Boards 2CK
Master the Boards 3

Uworld and Kaplan Qbank

what do you guys think?
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are u guys intending to apply late this year?
i am almost done with 1 read of mtb 2&3. read im in mtb 2 only and every other thing in both mtb 2 and 3 it sounds crazy i know cos lots of stuff is repeated in both but they complement each other for missing information(s). i am doing kap qbank by the side. lets keep this thread alive.
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are u guys intending to apply late this year?
i am almost done with 1 read of mtb 2&3. read im in mtb 2 only and every other thing in both mtb 2 and 3 it sounds crazy i know cos lots of stuff is repeated in both but they complement each other for missing information(s). i am doing kap qbank by the side. lets keep this thread alive.
I could apply this year but I am not going to as I wont be having anything other than my score to apply with... 235 in step 1 is not so great, so I feel my chances are low . thats why I am not applying this year
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@ kidnext door, Congrats! u have an awesome step 1 score! have u give CS yet? cos if u have done so it would hurt to give it a shot this year but if u are looking at applying next season that's ok.
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@ kidnext door, Congrats! u have an awesome step 1 score! have u give CS yet? cos if u have done so it would hurt to give it a shot this year but if u are looking at applying next season that's ok.
235 is alright, for an IMG.... have not done CS but I could do it by dec 31, not that much more difficult, but choose not too wanted to improve my CV and have a good shot in 2015....
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@sandman268 yea i think doing kaplan before u world is good...coz u world is the ultimate source for the exam...so doing kaplan after doing uworld ..its like shifting Luke's focus from the death star!!
don't do that..n if u haven't figured it out by now..i am a guy...;p
n i agree with neural crest here..even tho mtb 3 is preferred over mtb 2 for subjects other than medicine..i ended up reading the others from mtb2 as well n it has a lot of info not covered in mtb 3 so in end i will cover both of them to b on d safe side and augment them with uworld...
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i too am prepping for ck for a late nov date. so far i have 73% in uworld and am reading mtb2...have mtb3 for non im. i am a fmg from mexico.
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Is it okay to do KLN for internal medicine only (that is skip KLN for all other subjects) and read the rest from MTB 2 & 3 and complete with UWorld?
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Currently doing psych...

Studying the subject from step 1 vids and reading the text of HY psych since I found that Kaplan psych is a horribly written!
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Im IMG from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Passed step 1 in april with 244 points but lost so many energy with documents problem and step 1 prep. Now im reading mtb 2. After finishing
Mtb 2&3 will go to uw:-)I plan to take exam in december. If someone will want to speak with me via skype, just write private message to me:-) I want to find someone who wants to go to US in march for cs.
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Count me in everybody! I am aiming for end of December iA!! I have just given my med school internal medicine exam so it is fresh in my mind. I did Surgery and OB/GYN from MTB 3 in the past few days and now planing to move on to Psychiatry. Any suggestions where I should do it from? MTB 2 or 3?
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ok
now back on track...done with paperwork...wasted almost ten days...didnt even open a book..
hopefully will start uworld by this weekend..
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I'm planning to take the exam in the late of november
I'm done with Kaplan LN for IM,Surgery OBS & GYN
did MTB3 for Peds & Psy.

started UW from two days. but I'm afraid if this is not enough because this is my first step and there is the graduation exam after 1 month (10 days will be wasted on the graduation exam) .
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started uworld today..did only one block of peds...lazy sunday...
didn't feel like doing a second one...
will do 2 blocks a day atleast from tom
planning on finshing it in 25 days...by 10th oct...fingers crossed!!
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Hi
I am an IMG , and planning to take step 2ck as my first exam(I haven't given step 1 as yet) in Dec 2013.
I plan to start from tomorrow with following tasks :

1. using KLNs along videos.

2.After I am done with that want to do MTB 2 and 3 along Kaplan q bank

3. And final uworld

Please help how many reads/times should be given to each task. I am completely naive to the usmle world -_- !!!
Srb since u have done most of it , could u please help with ur experience. I am a from Pakistan. Thanks
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@hshah...i think ur plan is good...but i wud suggest u cover kaplan notes at least twice coz u dont have step 1 as base..
i was fresh off step1 so i only read kaplan once ...2nd reading i gave along with mtb n copied points from kaplan to mtb which i thot were important n were missing from mtb!!
rest do as many qs as u can...nothin can beat that..all the best!!
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@hshah...i think ur plan is good...but i wud suggest u cover kaplan notes at least twice coz u dont have step 1 as base..
i was fresh off step1 so i only read kaplan once ...2nd reading i gave along with mtb n copied points from kaplan to mtb which i thot were important n were missing from mtb!!
rest do as many qs as u can...nothin can beat that..all the best!!
Drsrb thankyou for kind response. So that means I should give 2 full reads to klns individualy and then one along mtb? So in all 3 reads to kln?
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nah u can give second read along with mtb..but i think u shud first lay emphasis on kaplan more than mtb..get a strong base n then move on to a review book..
having step 1 behind u while preparing for step 2 is a big plus..u learn lots of concepts n details in step 1 that r used here..
so really it all depends upon how much u understand n retain at the end..
if one read does it for u..go for it !!!
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nah u can give second read along with mtb..but i think u shud first lay emphasis on kaplan more than mtb..get a strong base n then move on to a review book..
having step 1 behind u while preparing for step 2 is a big plus..u learn lots of concepts n details in step 1 that r used here..
so really it all depends upon how much u understand n retain at the end..
if one read does it for u..go for it !!!
Drsrb You re absolutely right about it. Not having a step 1 background demands more so I would go for 2 reads from kln atleast. Thanks so much.
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Why is mtb 3 needed for step 2? I hear people say MTB 2 is not enough but wouldn't you want to use Step 2 books for step 2 instead of step 3?
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see mtb 2 covers medicine properly....
but other subjects have a lot of missing info meaning its really deficient in many high yield topics...while mtb 3 has much more info on these subjects so most people prefer studying these subjects from mtb 3 or even from kaplan books instead and adding on the points from u world.
i covered d other subjects from both mtb 2 n 3...
rest if u think mtb 2 is enough..stick to it.
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guys eed help. if i want to give my exam at the end of november ,when would be the right time for me to start uworld. i plan to do it twice, which i hear must be done atleast twice.

what do you guys say?
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@sandman, start right now. U need time to sink in all the information that UW has to offer.
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I am an IMG , and planning to take step 2ck as my first exam(I haven't given step 1 as yet) in Dec 2013.
I plan to start from tomorrow with following tasks :

1. using KLNs along videos.

2.After I am done with that want to do MTB 2 and 3 along Kaplan q bank

3. And final uworld

Please help how many reads/times should be given to each task. I am completely naive to the usmle world -_- !!!
Srb since u have done most of it , could u please help with ur experience. I am a from Pakistan. Thanks
I think you should use Step up rather than MTB. It covers basic sciences more than any other CK book. Since you have not studied for Step 1 it would be more useful.
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guys eed help. if i want to give my exam at the end of november ,when would be the right time for me to start uworld. i plan to do it twice, which i hear must be done atleast twice.

what do you guys say?
I would start with in this week, I agree with neuralcrest you need time for it to sink in.
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i agree if u want to give it by november start now..
i started doing it 5 days ago...hav been able to do just 8 blocks..with all the new info...taking down notes..takes alot of time..
even though its not at the wtf level as step 1 uworld was or maybe i am just more used to d q's because of step 1..still doing a block of q's n taking notes is a long process!!
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@drsrb, wow 8 blocks in 5 days! your pace is good; taking down notes takes eternity for me.
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lol i wanted to finish uworld by 10th next month...with the speed i am covering it at..guess it will take longer..
i have already filled up a register...now onto second one...dunno how i will read all that i am writing...
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n i also got my scheduling permit today...so panic mode has been activated...
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yes friends i agree that, if i want to give my exam by the end of november, i should start uworld right now. but the thing i si still havent finished reading mtb3 for the rest of the subjects(besides IM).so far i have done kaplan (for ALL SUBS) AND mtb2 for IM. would it be wise to start doing uworld without doing mtb3?
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n i also got my scheduling permit today...so panic mode has been activated...
I too got my scheduling permit, went directly to prometric and selected a date
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good...
i am scared..i did go to prometric site n check out the available dates...only available after 14th nov..
but i am not really sure if i should book a date before i give a self assessment..
maybe i will take 20th nov...2 months from now...if i need to push or maybe prepone can do that later..
prepone..
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good...
i am scared..i did go to prometric site n check out the available dates...only available after 14th nov..
but i am not really sure if i should book a date before i give a self assessment..
maybe i will take 20th nov...2 months from now...if i need to push or maybe prepone can do that later..
prepone..
I went through the same thing with my step 1 date.
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yea even during my step 1 i booked a date 3 months in advance..had to go push it further two weeks after a dismal performance on nbme...
hopefully wont hv to do it this time
when r u planning to give?
i am taking 20th nov
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yea even during my step 1 i booked a date 3 months in advance..had to go push it further two weeks after a dismal performance on nbme...
hopefully wont hv to do it this time
when r u planning to give?
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Dec 31, I think you will be fine go for Nov 20
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Does anyone know that HY step 3 master the boards (online 1 month course-Medquest) would be beneficial for reviewing step 2ck? especially to review these parts ped, surgery, and OBGYN.
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I was originally in da July takers.
But I had 2 postpone my exam @ da 11th hour due 2 inevitable reasons.
I ve given CS 2 weeks back. Now bak 2 CK prep mode, targetting Nov.
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My exam in 21th Nov and I'm afraid from now.
I started UW but the problem is I did well in some chapters like Endo, Nephro, Infectious (all around 70%)

but I did very bad in some other chapters like rhematology ,respiratory (like 40 % )
is that normal ???. I beleive that KLN is not enough to answer all UW q but in respiratory the questions was like (what the hell are they talking about )

and now I'm thinking about postponing ? do I need to delay the exam or there is enough time to catch all the new informations (there is 10 days I have to waste for studying for the graduation exam in October ) ??
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My exam in 21th Nov and I'm afraid from now.
I started UW but the problem is I did well in some chapters like Endo, Nephro, Infectious (all around 70%)

but I did very bad in some other chapters like rhematology ,respiratory (like 40 % )
is that normal ???. I beleive that KLN is not enough to answer all UW q but in respiratory the questions was like (what the hell are they talking about )

and now I'm thinking about postponing ? do I need to delay the exam or there is enough time to catch all the new informations (there is 10 days I have to waste for studying for the graduation exam in October ) ??
You have plenty of time. Don't pay too much attention to Qbank averages, just make sure you read and understand all the explanations.
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Startinng 26th in a few minutes. Average - 70%, timed, random.
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thats great!!
u are planning on giving it in december right?
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thats great!!
u are planning on giving it in december right?
Yes, in the end of december. Finished with kaplan lecture notes, currently reading mtb 2+3 with uworld. And you are going to give it in november, am i right?
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yes nov 20th...hopefully wont hv to push it any further..
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I'm in. Yet to take my step 2 CK. My friend is depressed and won't study because got 206 on step 1. Any advice?
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which of the videos of ck are worth listening??

kindly lemme knw plz..
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I'm in. Yet to take my step 2 CK. My friend is depressed and won't study because got 206 on step 1. Any advice?
been there done that
got 213 in step 1 i can totally understand ur friend
still one has go on
put aside everything n concentrate on step 2
i know its easier said than done, but u gotta do it
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[QUOTE=dr_shyambitla;218661]hi all

which of the videos of ck are worth listening??

kindly lemme knw plz..[/QU



plz let me know too
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u shouldn't miss out on conrad videos for medicine...
gyneobs videos are good too..helped me a lot since i was weak at gyne during my college days ..
peds psych n surgery..u can skip out on..
i did do peds..but really didn't find dem useful!!
didnt do psych coz its d same as step1...
surgery d videos are ditto q & a format that is d second half of d book!!
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It would not hurt if u do the surgery video also.
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I am on ck too.. I am doing mtb2 and 3 same time have done Kaplan qbank and started uw( did 65% so far average 55% ) have done mtb2&3 once now doing review.. I am on pediatric now
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At beginning I used Kaplan notes n videos for OBGYN but tools so long time from me so I decided to not do KN.. What u think only mtb 2&3 is enough?
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I am taking my step 2 in november too, i am two weeks away from finishing kaplans and MTB, i am doing UW simultaneously, i have 800 qs to finish and my average is about 84% but i am doing it subject-wise,
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Hi if someone wants to review Topic By topic please let me know. My skype name is anandsantoshbhatia. Step 2 ck exam by November.
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can anyone help me out with aspirin overdose abg values?
i get that you have respiratory alkalosis first due to stimulation of respiratory centre.. followed by metabolic acidosis..due to uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation and accumulation of acids...
but i always screw up on the ph values...
so which one of these is correct for abg?
PH pco2 hco3-
a) 7.45 30 20
b) 7.36 22 12
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done with u world once...plan on revising all of it with in 10-15 days and take an nbme...
lets see how it all turns out!!
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done with u world once...plan on revising all of it with in 10-15 days and take an nbme...
lets see how it all turns out!!
how many days did y need for Uworld. and what normal speed could you achieve with thorough annotating block a day. or 1.5/day or more.
planing to start UWorld in 5 days. also should i buy one month plus UWSA 130$, will this UWSA be active for 2 months from now? after my one month q bank subscription is gone? thanks. good luck with revision and NBME. tender-hearted for everyone on this thread.
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i covered uworld in exactly 29 days....
yea u hv to activate uwsa separately..it will b active for 14 days from the day u activate it...
at the begining i was covering 1 block a day..which midway went up to 2 blocks a day along with annotating mtb n taking notes wherever i felt necessary..even did 3 blocks a couple of times...
but wasn't able to revise the 3rd block same day...takes a toll on u
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i covered uworld in exactly 29 days....
yea u hv to activate uwsa separately..it will b active for 14 days from the day u activate it...
at the begining i was covering 1 block a day..which midway went up to 2 blocks a day along with annotating mtb n taking notes wherever i felt necessary..even did 3 blocks a couple of times...
but wasn't able to revise the 3rd block same day...takes a toll on u
Great!! So i also will be able to cover in a month, then revise and save uwsa for last days. Good luck keeping an eye on this thread. Planning random timed, 2 blocks of explanations a day. Lets see how it goes.
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Hi guys , also goin to sit for exam in December .
Done with : KLN , MTB 2 and UW (1.5 times )
Currently : reading YALE-G clinical review notes CK and redo UW .
Self assesment : only NBME 4 = 239 (few days ago )
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how are the yale-g notes?
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how are the yale-g notes?
well written and concise for exam , not less not too much for exam , just on a good standard for acing exam . Compared to KLN , i think Yale is better (just my opinion )
yale-G v/s KLN = Pathoma V/s Goljan .
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any good site or an app on android where i can learn n get used to the heart sounds...
trying on youtube but they are just too random!!
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Hello! I have already postponed my exam once and am not planning to do it again. Am doing job and find it difficult to study. I have read kaplan once and MTB-2 twice which I annotated with KLN. I have done UW once with my avg being around 81%. I am aiming for 250+ Lets hope for the best!
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Hello! I have already postponed my exam once and am not planning to do it again. Am doing job and find it difficult to study. I have read kaplan once and MTB-2 twice which I annotated with KLN. I have done UW once with my avg being around 81%. I am aiming for 250+ Lets hope for the best!
did u do Kaplan q bank, what ur average in there
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hi guys id like to take my test in early december.

here are my stats

uworld-76% random mixed block first time; 42% remaining
form 3 (june 2013): 204
form 2 (oct 2013): 233

i am still going through MTB 2/3. not sure if i will have enough time for KLN.
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No i didnt. Should i? I have paucity of time though.
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hey guys do you think that 5-6 months with 8 hours/day studying time is enough to finish studying step 2 CK ? ( KLN + MTB + kaplan Qbank+UWorld)
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Hi guys, i just did NBME form 2 and i got 620 (263) , i am planning to reviw MTB 2 once again and review marked and incorrect qs in UW ( done t once with 84% overall), my exam in late november
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can anyone help me out with aspirin overdose abg values?
i get that you have respiratory alkalosis first due to stimulation of respiratory centre.. followed by metabolic acidosis..due to uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation and accumulation of acids...
but i always screw up on the ph values...
so which one of these is correct for abg?
PH pco2 hco3-
a) 7.45 30 20
b) 7.36 22 12
I know that aspirin toxicity is frustrating but I realized the PH doesn't help you much in diagnosis ( it can be low or high ) just go to the LOWER values of paco2 and hco3 ... in other words, severe resp alkalosis ( very low paco2) and severe met acidosis ( very low hco3)
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can anyone help me out with aspirin overdose abg values?
i get that you have respiratory alkalosis first due to stimulation of respiratory centre.. followed by metabolic acidosis..due to uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation and accumulation of acids...
but i always screw up on the ph values...
so which one of these is correct for abg?
PH pco2 hco3-
a) 7.45 30 20
b) 7.36 22 12
may be choice b is the answer ,Aspirin overdosem near normal PH , mixed metabolic acidos and Respiratory alkalosis
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yea b is correct but isnt option a also showing mixed metabolic acidosis along with respiratory alkalosis but with normal ph?
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yea b is correct but isnt option a also showing mixed metabolic acidosis along with respiratory alkalosis but with normal ph?
Same problem here. I guess going to LOWER values is the answer
Also got problems with asthma ABG values
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yup...gonna stick with the lower values for aspirin toxicity!!
In asthma exacerbation acutely u will hv resp alkalosis...
if it becomes severe with altered mental status,normal pc02,no wheezing...resp acidosis!!
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yup...gonna stick with the lower values for aspirin toxicity!!
In asthma exacerbation acutely u will hv resp alkalosis...
if it becomes severe with altered mental status,normal pc02,no wheezing...resp acidosis!!
For severe asthma or status asthmaticus pCo2 goes up no? Resp acidosis.
Its when resp muscle fatigue that pco2 gets normal
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yup...muscle fatigue..
can't hyperventilate anymore...
pt going into respiratory failure...intubate.
ok i found an interesting qs relating to this.
Acute asthma exacerbation
what should be the answer on this one?
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yup...muscle fatigue..
can't hyperventilate anymore...
pt going into respiratory failure...intubate.
ok i found an interesting qs relating to this.
Acute asthma exacerbation
what should be the answer on this one?
Intubation .. but source sais albuterol
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lol yes
but i would still stick with intubation on this one...there are many qs like this on uworld..almost similar...
tried doing some research online..none said said to cont albuterol so gonna stick with intubation...
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me also planning to take exam in dec...
done with one read kln mtb 2 im and mtb 3 for rest.....u world offline

now planing to revise mtb 2 & 3.....u world online uwsa

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Hey guys, count me in too...Dne with Kaplan videos with notes *2
UW once..started revising
MTB 2 and 3 once...


Took nbme 2few days back scored206.. I hav exam on 21 st November ...
I want to score 230 - 240


Is it possible in 1 month? What should I read in last month.?


I need ur advise guys..
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Look at the bicarbonate, Its almost near normal which is not possible in Aspirin toxicity
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