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Anyone? Lets support each other and share ideas
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count me in..
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Me too

So lets start discussing our schedule here. And in case we find something which is very difficult to remember, let's post it here.
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Do you already have a reading plan? What books are you using? I have got Kaplan LN and MTB2 only for now
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me too. i started uworld after a random, bits and pieces read of mtb2 n kaplan.
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Count me in..hope to take the xam on 16th may IA
so far I haven't done anything,just holding the book and day dreaming..awh its so difficult to concentrate.
But as I have followed various threads here,and as I am fresh from step 1, I will be following MTB2+MTB3(should be done by end of Feb) then UWOLRD in&out.

so today I should do infectious diseases..MTB2+3..but I need to speed up.

Lets MOTIVATE each other..thats wat is needed tremendously
thanks for starting this thread..hope it helps all of us
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Count me in..hope to take the xam on 16th may IA
so far I haven't done anything,just holding the book and day dreaming..awh its so difficult to concentrate.
But as I have followed various threads here,and as I am fresh from step 1, I will be following MTB2+MTB3(should be done by end of Feb) then UWOLRD in&out.

so today I should do infectious diseases..MTB2+3..but I need to speed up.

Lets MOTIVATE each other..thats wat is needed tremendously
thanks for starting this thread..hope it helps all of us
Team daydreaming . I'm planing on taking it may 16 also. which is coincidentally my moms bday...:
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Team daydreaming . I'm planing on taking it may 16 also. which is coincidentally my moms bday...:
Kool...let's rock this exam..yuhooo

any strategies to cut down day dreaming
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any strategies to cut down day dreaming
get off the forums and study. haha.. easier said than done..
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Team daydreaming . I'm planing on taking it may 16 also. which is coincidentally my moms bday...:
I am a member of that team too, at least till midnight.

@mdsoon, you can finish mtb 2 and 3 in just two weeks? wow i envy you! so then you do uworld till may?
i guess i am planning at a slow pace then. Planned to do Kaplan notes along with just mtb2 till 20th of March, then attempt Uworld, then go back and read again till april 20th, after which i just continue with uworld, nbmle and revision
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I am a member of that team too, at least till midnight.

@mdsoon, you can finish mtb 2 and 3 in just two weeks? wow i envy you! so then you do uworld till may?
i guess i am planning at a slow pace then. Planned to do Kaplan notes along with just mtb2 till 20th of March, then attempt Uworld, then go back and read again till april 20th, after which i just continue with uworld, nbmle and revision
my plan is actually different..

I took apart MTB 2 and 3.

Took IM form MTB 2 and Everything else from MTB 3 and put them all in one binder.

Im currently trying to read about 20 pages a day while doing a block of U world which is about 50 blocks so 50days. and review till my exam.. so far it taking me about 4-5 hours to finish and review a block of UWORLD. minus the day dreaming.. i need to pick it up

also in clerkship so my time is limited.. i procrastinated after step 1. i wish i started earlier.
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I am in ...please ..lets plan the details ..doing medicine from kaplan videos and kaplan books...
have bought mtb 2 and 3
lets keep in touch
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same here...
planning to take the test in may..
done with first reading of all subjects almost..
IM FROM KAPLAN +MTB2,OTHERS FROM KAPLAN +MTB3...
so plan to do a fast 2nd revision of all subjects along with uworld(a block for each subject or so) n then do the rest of uworld in random mode...
thts the plan as of now... dont know whether i could give the test by may 2nd week..
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same here...
planning to take the test in may..
done with first reading of all subjects almost..
IM FROM KAPLAN +MTB2,OTHERS FROM KAPLAN +MTB3...
so plan to do a fast 2nd revision of all subjects along with uworld(a block for each subject or so) n then do the rest of uworld in random mode...
thts the plan as of now... dont know whether i could give the test by may 2nd week..

m in the group too... im finding so many thing already in MTB which are mentioned in kaplan.. i donno what to add in mtb... can you tell me what subject is most diff.. i think maybe its paeds that we seriously need to give a read from kaplan too.... confused
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m in the group too... im finding so many thing already in MTB which are mentioned in kaplan.. i donno what to add in mtb... can you tell me what subject is most diff.. i think maybe its paeds that we seriously need to give a read from kaplan too.... confused
wat i personally felt after my 1st reading is...
IM: MTB2 enough on longterm basis but u need to give atleast 1 reading of kaplan initially n mtb 2 also needs some annotations from kaplan..
PAEDS:kaplan enough... dont even go near mtb3.. kaplan is good enough to cover everything but also concise enough to rewise it fast later..
OBS-GYN: kaplan is awesome... concise too... dont even start mtb 3 for this...
SURGERY: kaplan hardly takes 3 days to complete 1st reading of surgery.it is tht concise n complete... no need of mtb again...
i am not suggesting mtbs for subjects other than IM bcoz i feel mtbs r only needed if the primary material is robust and too exhaustive and haphazard like the IM kaplan notes tht u cannot rewise it faster during final phases of prep...
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how many days u guys put in reading medicine from kaplan?
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how much time did u take for first reading of kaplan
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well i m also planning to give exam in end of may, so far i have finished medicine from kaplan and mtb2, and rest of subjects from mtb3' didnt touch kaplan for rest subjects except medicine, now want to start uworld as soon as possible, dont have time for doing kaplan q bank, m i doing rite thing or not?
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m in the group too... im finding so many thing already in MTB which are mentioned in kaplan.. i donno what to add in mtb... can you tell me what subject is most diff.. i think maybe its paeds that we seriously need to give a read from kaplan too.... confused
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ANybody started Uworld yet? I did but its going prettttty slow. Need motivation, big time!
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I am also taking ck in May! I am solely using MTB 2 and MTB 3! Not quite sure if this is the right choice or not but I am sticking to it!! I have read every thing once and plan to read IM from MTB 2 atleast twice by March 15, I hope I can!! I have also started UWorld and am planning to go through it once by April 10! I just need to stay focused and keep going!!! Good luck to all!
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i am also planning to take ck in may
using mtb 2 for im and mtb 3 for rest
ive recently taken step 1 so i think skipping kaplan wont make much diff as most ppl say,any recommendations?
i m planning to innovate mtb with kaplan videos,do u guys thibk its a good idea?
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Conrad Fischer lectures in medicine too good ...must watch
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I'm doing kaplan Q bank, so far, with an overall perfomance of 55%
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can anyone tel me how useful are the uworld notes for CK(found on internet).IS it relevant to Ck still ??

I am planning to do these notes alongside MTBs,then start Uworld.

SOmebody plz suggest sbout these notes

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can anyone tel me how useful are the uworld notes for CK(found on internet).IS it relevant to Ck still ??

I am planning to do these notes alongside MTBs,then start Uworld.

SOmebody plz suggest sbout these notes

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HeY MedicineDOC

I guess u shdnt be reviewing those notes before doing uworld. They are uworld notes, essentially have everything from uworld! so i suggest u go through it after u have finished doing uworld first pass. at least thats what i will do.

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I need some motivation trying to study but I can't
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Are you applying for Match this year?
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I need some motivation trying to study but I can't
I know sometimes it gets sooo difficult to study..but you are not alone..
just concentrate on your goals and keep moving..
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