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I had 2.5 months for ck, 2 months (with family time adjusted).
Materials I used:
MTB 2 for IM, EM, ophthalmology, preventive medicine
MTB 3 for all the other subjects like surgery, paediatrics, OB &gyn, psychiatry and dermatology
First aid step 1 revision for biostats and behavioral sciences only
Kaplan LN for surgical vignettes only (makes Óbout 50% of the book)
Uworld first time 73% on average
I would make a block of incorrect ones every 3-4 days and solve them so as not to forget what I learnt in past 3-4 days
In the end I made blocks of biostats/drug ad/abstract onły and practiced that
UWSA was 256
Took NBME 7 only it was 248
Took the exam after 5 days
Real Deal 243
I'm so happy I'm finally done with it in such a small time. Best of luck everybody it is much nicer than step 1!
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good to see that its possible in short period of time!! congratulations.
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hey congrats on getting done with the exam....doing a block of the wrong ones every 2-3 days is a nice idea,thank you for that.
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I had 2.5 months for ck, 2 months (with family time adjusted).
Materials I used:
MTB 2 for IM, EM, ophthalmology, preventive medicine
MTB 3 for all the other subjects like surgery, paediatrics, OB &gyn, psychiatry and dermatology
First aid step 1 revision for biostats and behavioral sciences only
Kaplan LN for surgical vignettes only (makes Óbout 50% of the book)
Uworld first time 73% on average
I would make a block of incorrect ones every 3-4 days and solve them so as not to forget what I learnt in past 3-4 days
In the end I made blocks of biostats/drug ad/abstract onły and practiced that
UWSA was 256
Took NBME 7 only it was 248
Took the exam after 5 days
Real Deal 243
I'm so happy I'm finally done with it in such a small time. Best of luck everybody it is much nicer than step 1!
hey..congrats on the score!
i am also going thru a time crunch nw..have a question..did you get time to revise all of the above stuff? and how much time did you devote for it..
Thanks!
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hey..congrats on the score!
i am also going thru a time crunch nw..have a question..did you get time to revise all of the above stuff? and how much time did you devote for it..
Thanks!
I read MTB 3 in 10 days then I started uworld 2blocks every day (3rd block of incorrected ones every 3-4 days) plus mtb 2 (technically all medicine) simultaneously. I have done internship/house job in my home country so it helped me solving question without having read mtb 2 before I started uworld. Anyway it took me one month to complete both uworld and mtb 2. Then I read first aid for behavioral sciences and biostat in 1 day then started revising the mtb 3 and mtb 2, took me 15 days. Simultaneously in those 10 days I was doing 15-20 pages of surgical vignettes from Kaplan LN every day as well 1-2 blocks of uworld blocks 2nd time. In last 5 days I took uwsa, nbme 7 and did 1.5 blocks of biostat drug ad and abstract questions only. And last day I only checked the snaps of difficult explanation in uworld questions on my phone. Thats how I did it. Technically it took me 2.5 months in total but I m subtracting the 15 days bŔcause I was taking break, roaming in different towns, going to movies or entertaining guests or looking after my sick baby.
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I read MTB 3 in 10 days then I started uworld 2blocks every day (3rd block of incorrected ones every 3-4 days) plus mtb 2 (technically all medicine) simultaneously. I have done internship/house job in my home country so it helped me solving question without having read mtb 2 before I started uworld. Anyway it took me one month to complete both uworld and mtb 2. Then I read first aid for behavioral sciences and biostat in 1 day then started revising the mtb 3 and mtb 2, took me 15 days. Simultaneously in those 10 days I was doing 15-20 pages of surgical vignettes from Kaplan LN every day as well 1-2 blocks of uworld blocks 2nd time. In last 5 days I took uwsa, nbme 7 and did 1.5 blocks of biostat drug ad and abstract questions only. And last day I only checked the snaps of difficult explanation in uworld questions on my phone. Thats how I did it. Technically it took me 2.5 months in total but I m subtracting the 15 days bŔcause I was taking break, roaming in different towns, going to movies or entertaining guests or looking after my sick baby.
thanks a lot for the clarity!
its given me more confidence now.
good luck for the match
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well done Nixy!!! great score!!!
im starting my ck prep and this is definitely a booster and inspirational.
good luck with your other tests!!
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