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I am starting my CK preps. Anyone taking test in the feb-april '14 join the thread. Lets keep posted .

Study material : KLN + UW +UWSA + NBME - as far as now.

Started with IM.

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i ve started the IM too, doing neurology these days from KLN.
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hey folks
m also planning for feb to march ...planning to start from IM ...give me an advise whether to start IM with mtb 2 or ist i should start with kaplan lecture notes...theres a new trend coming up where many if the ck takers are recommending the mtb 2 and discouraging kaplan lectures notes..they are saying u should make the mtb 2 as ur primary book..
if u have to read kaplan med than read it once only....
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I will be happy if I can take the exam in February.I don't know but I become lazy(((
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hey guys i'm in... im starting with im too... doing endocrine... figured i would follow the kln book pattern.... guys how imp is mtb 3??
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same exam time frame.

doing IM first from MTB 2 and the rest from MTB 3. will be doing UW after a couple reads.
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hi.. iam just planning to start my preparation.. going to start with im in next couple of days. good luck for all of us.
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Hey Guys....I am inStarted reading mtb.
All the best to all of us for this journey...
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Count me in. I plan for Feb-march at most.
Started with IM and following KLN videos plus lecture notes, and MTB 2 and 3, and making my own notes from KLN info missing in mtbs. Its a long shot but i'm just hoping it'll be worthwhile in the end to have a more comprehensive read. I plan to do Kaplan Qbank after my first reading of all subjects and then move on to Uworld. Right now, just trying to be consistent with the no of hrs i put in everyday, and pick up pace further along.
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I'm planning to take step 2ck next year by June. I will start my reparation in couple of days.
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Count me in
Actually i plan to complete everything in december but still its good to have a extened time frame as a plan B
Doing KLN with mtb2 and 3
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hey guys how is it going?? slow for me... becoming lazy how r u all doing??
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hey guys how is it going?? slow for me... becoming lazy how r u all doing??
Same here.....not getting full tempoI really need to speed up....
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me too someone pls help by sharing study plan/ schedule.. started with hemat. just did 2 pages.!!!
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me too someone pls help by sharing study plan/ schedule.. started with hemat. just did 2 pages.!!!
Im following mtb2 order densely annotating it from kln and q banks and it taks a hell of a lot of time.
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Hey guys....if anyone interested studying together on skype then please let me know.

My skype name is- dr.jd1486
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Hey guys....if anyone interested studying together on skype then please let me know.

My skype name is- dr.jd1486
Lets create a study group
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Yup.....I am in.Lets do it.give me your Skype id or send me a request.
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So, after finishing Step 1 over a year ago, it's time to engage step 2 .

Planning on doing it in the end of April, haven't started properly studying for it, just going through MTB for the university exams...

Planning on doing MTB2 + MTB3 , Kaplan videos for most of the things, UW Qbank and If I feel necessary I might do another Qbank before UW to fill the time till the exam, any recommended Qbanks?

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Default I am in both in Skype and Exam!

I was planning to go for the CK between Feb. and April, But a friend of mine who took the 1 Oct. Exam told me it was much more difficult than he could imagine, He wasn't that prepared indeed, but the questions that he described as the easiest questions were really tough and needed a special preparation. So I thought I will go for the CK in June . But anyways I will study with you as if I am going for the CK in Feb. which was my plan A.
I have been working for the CK for one year, but without real focusing to the exam, so right now I have seen about 80% of kaplan videos, I have finished about 80% of IM Kaplan LN, 60% of Peds, 75% of surgery (but that was a long time so I believe I will have to revise it from the start). and almost nothing in Ob\Gyne. Also I have solved some chapters in FA Q&A and pretest.
My Skype is Ahmad_Shokry . I am in for any studying group.
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Lets do it people!!!! Lets work hard and nail this exam!!!!!
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So, after finishing Step 1 over a year ago, it's time to engage step 2 .

Planning on doing it in the end of April, haven't started properly studying for it, just going through MTB for the university exams...

Planning on doing MTB2 + MTB3 , Kaplan videos for most of the things, UW Qbank and If I feel necessary I might do another Qbank before UW to fill the time till the exam, any recommended Qbanks?

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Hi mate! I remember you from step1 forums, I was quite active then.

Same here, took step1 exactly in oct 2012 :/ Now, CK preps Hope I am able to recall step1 stuff as much as possible . How is going?
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I am in guys for february 2014. Should be finished with my first read of MTB 2 for IM and rest from MTB 3 by tuesday at the most and then plan on starting the kaplan qbank and then come over to uworld once I finish it!!

Skipping kaplan notes for now but would highly appreciate the inputs from anyone doing these if they could tell me how the notes are helping them better than the MTBs??
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Hi friends, took exam in oct.. Starting ck today.. Count me in in discussion: skype: Janakadhikari7. We are not here to pass we are here to kick ass.. Lets nail it all together..lets start the show!!!
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Hi friends, took exam in oct.. Starting ck today.. Count me in in discussion: skype: Janakadhikari7. We are not here to pass we are here to kick ass.. Lets nail it all together..lets start the show!!!
Starting IM with kaplan and MTB..
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welcome congratulations first of all.
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Friends, you all starting kaplan notes with mtb together or first kaplan?
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count me in- started with vids and jotting the points onto mtb2- for im... u all doing ques chapter wise or gonna finish mtb , vid first before questions
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I am starting my CK preps. Anyone taking test in the feb-april '14 join the thread. Lets keep posted .

Study material : KLN + UW +UWSA + NBME - as far as now.

Started with IM.

Lets keep posted. GL
I am also planning for c/k in Feb.2014.
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I am also planning for c/k in Feb.2014.
... You here..good to know..
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People I am bit confused.

I planned do KLN+FA+UW online. Doing KLN solely now. With everyone preffering to do MTB, should I substitute MTB ofr FA.
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People I am bit confused.

I planned do KLN+FA+UW online. Doing KLN solely now. With everyone preffering to do MTB, should I substitute MTB ofr FA.
Stick to MTB only, You can refer MTB 3 also along with 2.Its good to refer MTB along with Uworld.
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looking for an sp to do online uworld together, using uw as a learning tool. study plan to be decided together. pls pm me if interested. thx
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planning to give ck in 2nd week of march

(my study plan is kaplan qbook, uw offline, MTB 2/3, KLN, sample step 2 ck Qbank, sample comprehensive cases this month, dec

NBMEs

then i'll buy online uw with uwsa for 2 months

NBMEs

then kaplan qbank last month

so this seems to b running up thing! )


[yesterday 7 questions of obgy from uw
right now doing kaplan qbook 2008-2009 edition test 1 IM half done]
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Can I still join the study group?? how do i join..

MTB all the wayyyyy! dont waste time on First Aid, its not sufficient.
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Planning for march 2,3 week IA
Doing MTB 2 plus 3 plus KLN
Have done few uw questions too.
Im aiming to finish Uw till januray end and then will take NBME on jan 31.
This week im reviewing psych and epidemiology from KLN.
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Planning for march 2,3 week IA
Doing MTB 2 plus 3 plus KLN
Have done few uw questions too.
Im aiming to finish Uw till januray end and then will take NBME on jan 31.
This week im reviewing psych and epidemiology from KLN.
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Are you targetting subject by subject? For ex. Obgyn: Kaplan, MTB, UW then you go to the next subject?
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Are you targetting subject by subject? For ex. Obgyn: Kaplan, MTB, UW then you go to the next subject?
No i did KLN and MTB subject wise,done with all except psych and stats.
I will do MTB and uw subjectwise in second read.starting from january.how far you are in your preparation?
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No i did KLN and MTB subject wise,done with all except psych and stats.
I will do MTB and uw subjectwise in second read.starting from january.how far you are in your preparation?
Well since I got MTB late, i finished Kaplan reading for all 5 subjects (2 times). Now I'm going thru MTB 2 and 3 for each subject. Recently finished Gynae, now doing Obs. So i first go thru MTB 2 then MTB 3 for the same subject. If I have to I go back to Kaplan to reinforce any concept. I am also planning to do UWorld starting in Jan.
Plan is to do UW plus revisions thru Jan. and Feb.
I feel as I have the concepts down, just need to memorize, memorize and memorize...
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Well since I got MTB late, i finished Kaplan reading for all 5 subjects (2 times). Now I'm going thru MTB 2 and 3 for each subject. Recently finished Gynae, now doing Obs. So i first go thru MTB 2 then MTB 3 for the same subject. If I have to I go back to Kaplan to reinforce any concept. I am also planning to do UWorld starting in Jan.
Plan is to do UW plus revisions thru Jan. and Feb.
I feel as I have the concepts down, just need to memorize, memorize and memorize...
I plan on taking exam in March, is it worth reading all the KLN or just IM and the rest from MTB 2 and 3? I am half way gone in IM KLN and wondering if I should go through all the others or just move to MTB 2 & 3 with UWorld - any ideas?
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I am taking my ck end of march.
I just started with Kaplan videos and lecture notes then will jump to MTB 2 for internal and MTB 3 for everything else with UW.
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I plan on taking exam in March, is it worth reading all the KLN or just IM and the rest from MTB 2 and 3? I am half way gone in IM KLN and wondering if I should go through all the others or just move to MTB 2 & 3 with UWorld - any ideas?
Honestly, you should def go thru kaplan notes...MTB only put those concepts in bullet form for u...Build concepts with kaplan and memorize with MTB. UW itself has quite a few new concepts not found in Kaplan or MTB..So we should go over that thoroughly too..
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So I am almost done with the IM in KLN (yes, despite the holidays) and this is the best decision I ever took regarding Step 2 CK prep. Now I am planning on reading the other 4 books once but I feel like I need to go over the KLN IM one more time before hitting UW and MTB2&3. Any ideas?
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So I am almost done with the IM in KLN (yes, despite the holidays) and this is the best decision I ever took regarding Step 2 CK prep. Now I am planning on reading the other 4 books once but I feel like I need to go over the KLN IM one more time before hitting UW and MTB2&3. Any ideas?
Hey I am half way through KLN IM too! I am taking more time than necessary I just started with MTB2 side by to beat monotony. Should I do First aid too?? Have you started UW ?
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So I am almost done with the IM in KLN (yes, despite the holidays) and this is the best decision I ever took regarding Step 2 CK prep. Now I am planning on reading the other 4 books once but I feel like I need to go over the KLN IM one more time before hitting UW and MTB2&3. Any ideas?
Yes plzzZ! Go over kaplan notes at least 3-4 times..i know its tenuous and hair pulling but dont go thru the MTB's without doing so. MTB's are just a more concise reflection of Kaplan...You will get lost in MTB without Kaplan. Once ur comfortable with Kaplan notes, then hit the MTB's and UW.
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Hey I am half way through KLN IM too! I am taking more time than necessary I just started with MTB2 side by to beat monotony. Should I do First aid too?? Have you started UW ?
Dont waste time on First Aid, plz..
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Yes plzzZ! Go over kaplan notes at least 3-4 times..i know its tenuous and hair pulling but dont go thru the MTB's without doing so. MTB's are just a more concise reflection of Kaplan...You will get lost in MTB without Kaplan. Once ur comfortable with Kaplan notes, then hit the MTB's and UW.
@zephyr you hit me with you words i studied kaplan 2 times except psychiatry ,i am thinking about doing mtb but afraid to be distracted by the discrepancies bet kaplan and mtb ,shall i do kaplan another time or do mtb my exam feb 11
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@zephyr you hit me with you words i studied kaplan 2 times except psychiatry ,i am thinking about doing mtb but afraid to be distracted by the discrepancies bet kaplan and mtb ,shall i do kaplan another time or do mtb my exam feb 11
Hmm...so after 2 times doing kaplan, do u feel u own the concepts? If I say Placenta previa, does the definition, management etc. come to u immediately? On any given topic, r u able to say a few sentences on that topic? If yes...then ur good to go towards MTB. If not, I would give Kaplan a 3rd GOOD read. MTB is bullet form of Kaplan, u can only take advantage of MTB after u know ur Kaplan thoroughly.
Dude, unfortunately, I gave Step 2 ck twice. both attempts were premature. I though I could've wing it but failed both times at a 74 (or 75) i forgot. Thats why I'm emphasizing on going over and over. The exam is so lengthy and so quick, u dont have time to think thru the managements and treatments. It has to be quick on ur fingers...
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Hmm...so after 2 times doing kaplan, do u feel u own the concepts? If I say Placenta previa, does the definition, management etc. come to u immediately? On any given topic, r u able to say a few sentences on that topic? If yes...then ur good to go towards MTB. If not, I would give Kaplan a 3rd GOOD read. MTB is bullet form of Kaplan, u can only take advantage of MTB after u know ur Kaplan thoroughly.
Dude, unfortunately, I gave Step 2 ck twice. both attempts were premature. I though I could've wing it but failed both times at a 74 (or 75) i forgot. Thats why I'm emphasizing on going over and over. The exam is so lengthy and so quick, u dont have time to think thru the managements and treatments. It has to be quick on ur fingers...
hope im not scaring u>>lol!
you are right no time for thinking and that what a friend advised me he said do kaplan over and over ,but the problem is that its too long to have a good grasp on it cover to cover ,so i think i will stick to the plan
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you are right no time for thinking and that what a friend advised me he said do kaplan over and over ,but the problem is that its too long to have a good grasp on it cover to cover ,so i think i will stick to the plan
its very tedious going thru kaplan over and over,,,but worth it! Good luck!
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Count me in plz. Planning on taking CK in feb or march iA. Started studying in October. I'm done with Internal Medicine from Kaplan and MTB2. Done with Paeds from Kaplan and MTB3. Doing Gyne, done half from Kaplan. Besides that ive done kaplan qbank offline, a few blocks of IM and all the blocks of paeds. Going through a slow phase currently. Was randomly flipping through forums to find motivation, lolz.
Want to get done with gyne, surgery and psych asap from kaplan and mtb3.. then gna activate uworld subscription(2 months) and do it twice, while making notes of explanations. Gonna give nbme 4 and uwsa few weeks beforehand. Thats my tentative plan. Hoping i stick to it. LEts keep each other motivated, shall we? All the best to everyone
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my plan is to give ck in feb or march IA, dont know if i ll be able to or not, i actually started prep in end of august, bt i do a part time job too, and in betwen i did an externship too, and obviously i hv to do so many other thing related to household, coz living in usa and studying is quite a tough job, anyways, i hv done all the IM, surgery, gyne obs, did nt read KLN paeds, and abt pshych and BS i ll just do the uworld, and i hv done alomst 80% offline uworld... still nt satisfied with my prep though, m starting online uworld this week....
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Hey vinaya and jd.... Good to see you guys here.... Im also planning feb-march..... Hows it going for you????
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Hey vinaya and jd.... Good to see you guys here.... Im also planning feb-march..... Hows it going for you????
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Good to see you too, I was missing our step1 group here....I am planning most probably in second week of feb. I am doing Uworld and done with around 70% of it. What about you?
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Ugh Finally! Just completed Obstetrics: Kaplan, MTB 2, and MTB 3. Also completed full set of Obs questions and explanations from UW. If my exam were tomorrow and only on Obstetrics..I'd be confident I'd pass! LOL...but if only..
Tomorrow will start Gynae and will dedicate the next 4 days to everything Gynae..

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These notes are a real help!! Thank you...

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Hi guys,

First of all happy new year with best of luck to every body
I need some advice , I am an specialist actually a subspecialist and now I am passing a second fellowship in my specialty in US, I have a job offer from here all I need to do is to pass my USMLEs, I passed step 1 and I studied only less than a month! now I need to pass my exam by the end of Feb !! I have not started yet, I don't need a high score ; which material do you recommend me to study? only UW qbank is enough or I need more?

My basic knowledge is good , I was the first rank in my med school , but it goes back to many years ago LOL... any way , I need your help and fresh minds .

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First of all happy new year with best of luck to every body
I need some advice , I am an specialist actually a subspecialist and now I am passing a second fellowship in my specialty in US, I have a job offer from here all I need to do is to pass my USMLEs, I passed step 1 and I studied only less than a month! now I need to pass my exam by the end of Feb !! I have not started yet, I don't need a high score ; which material do you recommend me to study? only UW qbank is enough or I need more?

My basic knowledge is good , I was the first rank in my med school , but it goes back to many years ago LOL... any way , I need your help and fresh minds .

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Hey! First of all i would love to know how u became a subspecialist!! But im sure u know what ur doing...lol..well if u gave step 1 and passed just after studyng over a month..thats great!
If i were u, I would go thru UW a few times and study MTB 2/3 thoroughly. Take NBMEs to assess urself. i f ur scoring 240+ then go for the exam..
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Hey u guys! I love coming to this thread because we are all in the same boat (dates wise and exam wise)! if everyone can post their progress and what they've done so far, that'd be awesome and motivating.

Started Serious Stuck my Butt to the Chair Studying on Dec. 30th, 2013:

Week of Dec.30th-Jan.5th:
GYNAE = 4 days (Kaplan, MTB 2 & 3) (I completed Obs the week before in 6 days from kaplan, MTB 2&3)
Surgery = 3 days (Kaplan, MTB 3)

Unfortunately, I was unable to finish Gynae in 4 days. Today is Jan. 5th.!!

Finishing up Gynae today (in 7 days rather than the 4 as scheduled)
Oh well, will still stick to my schedule!! I will have to fit surgery somewhere else..
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Week of Dec. 30th - Jan. 5th

Gynae: 4 days (Kaplan, MTB 3, UW)
Surgery: 3 days (Kaplan, MTB 2&3, UW)
*Obs completed before: 6 days (Kaplan, MTB 2&3, UW)


Week of Jan. 6th - Jan. 12th

Psych: 4 days (Kaplan, MTB, UW)
Biostats: 3 days (Kaplan, MTB, UW)


Week of Jan. 20th - Jan. 26th

IM: 7 days (Kaplan, MTB, UW)

Week of Jan. 27 - Feb. 2

IM: 7 days (Kaplan, MTB, UW)

FEB. 3rd>>>> NBME

Feb. 4th - Feb. 28th

Review entire course 24 days: NOTES from UW, MTB's, and Kaplan (2nd round) + Kaplan Q bank

MARCH 1>>>> NBME & UWSA

March 13th - March 16th

Review entire course 13 days: NOTES from UW, MTB's, and Kaplan (3rd round)

MARCH 17>>>> NBME

March 18th - March 24th

Review entire course 7 days: NOTES from UW, MTB's, and Kaplan (4th round)

MARCH 26th>>>> EXAM CK
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Hey Guys!

So it took me 6 days to type up these notes from Kaplan Gynae!! These notes + MTB 3 will all I'll be studying for Rounds 2, 3, and 4 of revisions

Have a look, and let me know if i missed anything!
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Count me in, I ve started reading on oct.
Rt now am trying to do kln for the second time,
I really need motivation cuz I have lot of ups nd downs
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Rt now am trying to do kln for the second time,
I really need motivation cuz I have lot of ups nd downs
I know the ups and downs are torture! Just hang in there...going thru kaplan is a pain...start MTB with it when u get tired of kaplan...
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Hey guys ! I also started in oct... Done with kln and mtb2 and 3... Working full time so its taking long. Done with 90% uword with 80% cumulative. Now planning to do revision of mtb2 and 3. Nbme 4 most likely this week and uwsa next week. And plan to take the test by jan end feb first week.
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im doing uworld 50% done with random timed mode with average 75%! plus Doing MTB 2, 3 and First aid step 1! wana reach 80% by end of uworld!!
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These notes are a real help!! Thank you...

genxraver and girl^interrupted....

If anyone cares..lol..my exam is on March 26th!!!
I took a look at these notes briefly, but I think it is always better to make your own notes...I am still battling with KLN here, hope to finish soon enough.
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These notes are a real help!! Thank you...

genxraver and girl^interrupted....

If anyone cares..lol..my exam is on March 26th!!!
I took a look at these notes briefly, but I think it is always better to make your own notes...I am still battling with KLN here, hope to finish soon enough.
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I took a look at these notes briefly, but I think it is always better to make your own notes...I am still battling with KLN here, hope to finish soon enough.
I agree, but can u just imagine how long it will take to make those notes!

Ive transferred these into my ipad and just go over them at night...and review them with each subject..hey whatever works!
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It's my 3rd day doing Psych. I've been thru kaplan few months back and now studying MTB 2. MTB 2 lacks some Kaplan topics which is why im writing them on stickies and posting in the MTB 2. For rounds 2, 3, and 4. I am planning to study only MTB for psych.

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It's my 3rd day doing Psych. I've been thru kaplan few months back and now studying MTB 2. MTB 2 lacks some Kaplan topics which is why im writing them on stickies and posting in the MTB 2. For rounds 2, 3, and 4. I am planning to study only MTB for psych.

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Hi,
I refered step1 book for psy and then read MTB 2 & 3. I did'nt touch kaplan step2 psy book. After finishing 1st read I started doing uworld. It usually cover evrything I guess.
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I refered step1 book for psy and then read MTB 2 & 3. I did'nt touch kaplan step2 psy book. After finishing 1st read I started doing uworld. It usually cover evrything I guess.
honestly, i dont even remember what was in kaplan psych step 1 book...
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I reviewed step1 book very briefly...uworld, MTB 2&3 should be enough..
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Sorry for bumping in. but i wanted to know when people write their uworld percentage, is it the percent of correct answers or the percentile? coz though my percentage seem ok, the percentile is jus 55 with 6 tests.
i think its percentage of correct answers, but it may be different for everyone.
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lol! Yes i think everyone is studying! But ur posts are very helpful zephyr, so thank u!
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Why thank u!! It's good to know I'm helpful/entertaining someone somewhere, lol...

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Why thank u!! It's good to know I'm helpful/entertaining someone somewhere, lol...

I'm stuck on psych MTB 2..must finish today!
U will iA! I was supposed to wrap up gyne from kaplan today. Falling a bit behind. 2 chapters left. Will wrap up in the morning. Follwed by mtb3.
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guys...today I am going to start my marked Qs of uworld. I am planning to take NBME in next 10 days. Hope everything goes well
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will it be ur first nbme? and what have done so far?
Yes it will be my first nbme. I read kaplan once and then MTB 2&3. After that I started uworld and finished it before 2 days. Now I am reading marked Qs first before giving my first nbme. Took exam date 13th feb. What about you?
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Yes it will be my first nbme. I read kaplan once and then MTB 2&3. After that I started uworld and finished it before 2 days. Now I am reading marked Qs first before giving my first nbme. Took exam date 13th feb. What about you?
umm...read kaplan twice already, now going thru MTB's and UW subjectwise...will take first NBME on feb. 3...exam on March 26th.

buddy ive taken this exam before and failed by one point. cant take risk again, thats why planning to review entire course (kaplan, mtb, UW) multiple times until i've memorized every detail.
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i think its percentage of correct answers, but it may be different for everyone.
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Well i guess ive "graduated" to this forum, did step 1 3 weeks ago, results due next week, and sitting step 2 on 31st March.

Its gonna be a tight few months for sure!
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Aiming for march, finished through half of uworld after reading MTB 2 and parts of three..Hope am not lazy..
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Week of Dec. 30th - Jan. 5th

Gynae: 4 days (Kaplan, MTB 3, UW)
Surgery: 3 days (Kaplan, MTB 2&3, UW)
*Obs completed before: 6 days (Kaplan, MTB 2&3, UW)


Week of Jan. 6th - Jan. 12th

Psych: 4 days (Kaplan, MTB, UW)
Biostats: 3 days (Kaplan, MTB, UW)


Week of Jan. 20th - Jan. 26th

IM: 7 days (Kaplan, MTB, UW)

Week of Jan. 27 - Feb. 2

IM: 7 days (Kaplan, MTB, UW)

FEB. 3rd>>>> NBME

Feb. 4th - Feb. 28th

Review entire course 24 days: NOTES from UW, MTB's, and Kaplan (2nd round) + Kaplan Q bank

MARCH 1>>>> NBME & UWSA

March 13th - March 16th

Review entire course 13 days: NOTES from UW, MTB's, and Kaplan (3rd round)

MARCH 17>>>> NBME

March 18th - March 24th

Review entire course 7 days: NOTES from UW, MTB's, and Kaplan (4th round)

MARCH 26th>>>> EXAM CK

Hi have same timeline for my assessments,how is your score in Uw?planning to take first nbme on 3rd feb IA,need to finish 50 % UW questions.keep posting and stay mtivated.
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I guess my question is... Most US students take step 2ck after between 2 and 4 weeks of dedicated study, why is the IMG timeline so vastly different??
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Hi have same timeline for my assessments,how is your score in Uw?planning to take first nbme on 3rd feb IA,need to finish 50 % UW questions.keep posting and stay mtivated.
Happy weekend to All
I'm actually doing UW in tutor mode, and really want to grasp the concepts. To assess I'll take the nbme. Thank u for the motivation, def need it...
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I guess my question is... Most US students take step 2ck after between 2 and 4 weeks of dedicated study, why is the IMG timeline so vastly different??
Well there are a lot of reasons and each person is different.. For ex. A) they may by old graduates and need a lot of time to get the concepts down B) there's a gap between step 1 and 2 ck C) US students give their CK during med school when everything's fresh, IMG's usually give step 1 after finishing med school D) IMG's can't take the risk of failing or getting a low score, for a US student they can slide by
And so these are some of the reasons why I think IMG's need to study more for the USMLE's....
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Hey u guys!

An important thing I just realized and wanted to share with you..

Fluoxetine is a SSRI

BUT

Duloxetine is a SNRI

Don't confuse them!

Yes still doing Psych, will def. def. finish today!
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Guys...2nd time I did anxiety q wrong...Here is the treatment part

1.SOCIAL ANXIETY- treatment is in 2 part
a. If it is related to performance or public speaking then give....B-blocker(propranolol) 30-60 mins prior to anxiety provoking situation

b. If it is generalized social anxiety(eg. meeting people, initiation of conversation etc) then give.....SSRI/SNRI

2. GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER- give CBT and SSRI (Buspirone)

3. ACUTE STRESS DIORDER- CBT and for severe cases give... Benzodizepine for two wks

4. SPECIFIC PHOBIA- CBT is the first line

5. PANIC DISORDER- CBT and SSRI

6. PANIC ATTACK- Benzodizepine
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Guys...2nd time I did anxiety q wrong...Here is the treatment part

1.SOCIAL ANXIETY- treatment is in 2 part
a. If it is related to performance or public speaking then give....B-blocker(propranolol) 30-60 mins prior to anxiety provoking situation

b. If it is generalized social anxiety(eg. meeting people, initiation of conversation etc) then give.....SSRI/SNRI

2. GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER- give CBT and SSRI (Buspirone)

3. ACUTE STRESS DIORDER- CBT and for severe cases give... Benzodizepine for two wks

4. SPECIFIC PHOBIA- CBT is the first line

5. PANIC DISORDER- CBT and SSRI

6. PANIC ATTACK- Benzodizepine
What a fine line between Anxiety and Phobia! And then the 2 different phobias!

Thank you, I'm stuck here too...
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What a fine line between Anxiety and Phobia! And then the 2 different phobias!

Thank you, I'm stuck here too...
Yes...These are the some topics which definitely we should revise 5-6 days before the exam.
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Yes...These are the some topics which definitely we should revise 5-6 days before the exam.
Yes def. , something else I just got thru my head is...

https://twitter.com/zursha18/status/422085510891601920

Yet, bipolar and schizophrenia seem so familiar to me. Am I the only crazy one??
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Yes def. , something else I just got thru my head is...

https://twitter.com/zursha18/status/422085510891601920

Yet, bipolar and schizophrenia seem so familiar to me. Am I the only crazy one??
As far as I understood,
In Bipolar qs- Symptoms of euphoria, irritability, distractibility and associated with feature of depression but you will never see the POSITIVE SYMPTOMS like auditory hallucination(hearing voices), delusions(false beliefs) or thought disorder(speech that makes little sense) and formal thought disorder(sentences that are irrelevant to each other).

Sometimes NEGATIVE symptoms of schizophrenia(eg. loss of ability to take pleasure, loss of interest in task) makes confuse with depression but always look for hallucination and delusion to rule out schizophrenia.
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