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Warning! Uworld is taking me more than 6 hours to review!

Hi to all

Ive been studying for CK for about 6 months. I red MTBCK once, completed Kaplan Qbank, the 20 cases from Conrad Fischer, 2 NBMEs, and DIT for CK

Im doing Uwolrd for the first time, random, unused, timed, full blocks

Im doing good in the first two blocks, but the thing is Its taking me UP TO 6 HOURS to review a block of questions

Is this normal?

Should i read all questions (incorrect, correct)?

Should i read the bad answers? (like A is incorrect because etc etc)

PLEASE HELP ME

Im planning to take CK in 1 month from now

I'would appreciate your help

Thanks!
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Usually a review takes up to1 hour for a block. What I usually do is that I first goover the incorrect answers read the explanation, and write few lines in the book about it if the material is missing. The right questions I only read the educational purposes in few seconds, obviously if I guessed I mark the question and behave to it like a a wrong question.
as I said I takes up to an hour if 50% is wrongi guess I can take up to 2 hours max.
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Usually a review takes up to1 hour for a block. What I usually do is that I first goover the incorrect answers read the explanation, and write few lines in the book about it if the material is missing. The right questions I only read the educational purposes in few seconds, obviously if I guessed I mark the question and behave to it like a a wrong question.
as I said I takes up to an hour if 50% is wrongi guess I can take up to 2 hours max.
thats exactly what i do.. there are questions you'll be able to answer even if someone woke you up at 5am after a night of binge drinking.. no point in writing those tho again.. just quickly refresh your memory and move on. but make you're understanding or figuring out the logic in the questions you got wrong, as well a ddx, presentations, labs and treatment. that makes a big deal. for example croup and vascular ring present in very similar ways. even if you don't know anything, knowing that vascular ring doesn't respond to steroids and racemic epi will help you narrow down your answer.

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thats exactly what i do.. there are questions you'll be able to answer even if someone woke you up at 5am after a night of binge drinking.. no point in writing those tho again.. just quickly refresh your memory and move on. but make you're understanding or figuring out the logic in the questions you got wrong, as well a ddx, presentations, labs and treatment. that makes a big deal. for example croup and vascular ring present in very similar ways. even if you don't know anything, knowing that vascular ring doesn't respond to steroids and racemic epi will help you narrow down your answer.

hope that helps
The thing is that a lot of times there are questions that i get right by guessing or discarting the other wrong choices.

Should i consider these as incorrect answers?

Another instance is that sometimes you selected the right answer but the other answers also make sense

Shouldn't we review those other options as well?
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I reviewed all wrong Qs + the ones that I wasn't sure of (marked qs). If you managed to get correct answer out of luck, make sure you know the reason for sure. So next time you meet the same concept tested in another set of Q, it's not luck, it's your brain making conscious choice.

i think I spent 2-4 hours reviewing 1 block. For the correct ans, I just scheme on it. If there are several good answer I also look to those and see why they are not correct.

Bottom line is: study the good distractors.
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what are the 20 cases from Conrad Fischer?

thanks and good luck
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what are the 20 cases from Conrad Fischer?

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Thanks!

20 videos featuring Dr. Conrad Fischer in which he takes the 20 most important topics of internal medicine, going through each one in detail
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20 videos featuring Dr. Conrad Fischer in which he takes the 20 most important topics of internal medicine, going through each one in detail
where can i find those?
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