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Old 02-12-2015
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hey guys

While I was preparing for the CK examination, I had no concrete reply to my concern about going for Ck before step 1.

Here is my story

total time:4.5 months
Kaplan LN, Videos, MTB 2 and 3, USMLE secrets.
Obviously Uworld as well.
went through Kaplan LN and videos once. read MTB along with it.
Started qbank around 80questions a day..made my own notes for the questions i got wrong or guessed on. First go---69%
NBME 6- 229

MTB 3 times....on an average took me 5 days to go through it once.
Then did Uworld Incorrects and marked.
NBME 4 - 225
one more revision of MTB and then did IM questions again from UWORLD.
read USMLE secrets. ranged between 75-82 percent

UWSA 234--- 4days before the exam

Marked the topics i got wrong in UWSA...read em again from MTB and Kaplan notes...quick review...had problems with SIADH, some Obg, immunodeficiency, congenital heart diseases.
read IMMUNOdeficiency disorders from FA step 1
did a quick review of biostats from FA step1

Exam day:
Reached at 8:30
Supposed to start at 9
Two blocks-no breaks.
took a 5 minute break after second and third block.

15 mins after 4 th block.

then took 4-5 minute break after almost every block.

took a 10 minute block before the final block. went in thinking, this is the last chance. read the stems well. answered.

TIME management: divided each block into 11 question every 15 mins.
Chose randomly on about 5 questions due to time constraints.
overall went ok with time.

Drug abstract: don't even bother...**** is hard.

Behavioral: know attributable risk and how to to calculate NNT

Step 1 questions: had about 15 to twenty questions....make an educated guess...know your immunodeficiencies well.... diarrhea causing organisms. Know the mutations in common genetic conditions.
Micro---know about meningitis and pneumonia causing organisms
Know how congenital heart diseases work in kids....esp TOF.

Waited for three weeks for the result..

Honestly, I was scared as many people told me that I will fail cuz i havent done step 1 and all.

FINAL SCORE : 235

My background: Chilled my way through med school...not on top of the class or anything. passed lol
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Old 02-17-2015
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salam
are u giving step one now?? i m giving step 2 cs first i need guidelines if u could..





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hey guys

While I was preparing for the CK examination, I had no concrete reply to my concern about going for Ck before step 1.

Here is my story

total time:4.5 months
Kaplan LN, Videos, MTB 2 and 3, USMLE secrets.
Obviously Uworld as well.
went through Kaplan LN and videos once. read MTB along with it.
Started qbank around 80questions a day..made my own notes for the questions i got wrong or guessed on. First go---69%
NBME 6- 229

MTB 3 times....on an average took me 5 days to go through it once.
Then did Uworld Incorrects and marked.
NBME 4 - 225
one more revision of MTB and then did IM questions again from UWORLD.
read USMLE secrets. ranged between 75-82 percent

UWSA 234--- 4days before the exam

Marked the topics i got wrong in UWSA...read em again from MTB and Kaplan notes...quick review...had problems with SIADH, some Obg, immunodeficiency, congenital heart diseases.
read IMMUNOdeficiency disorders from FA step 1
did a quick review of biostats from FA step1

Exam day:
Reached at 8:30
Supposed to start at 9
Two blocks-no breaks.
took a 5 minute break after second and third block.

15 mins after 4 th block.

then took 4-5 minute break after almost every block.

took a 10 minute block before the final block. went in thinking, this is the last chance. read the stems well. answered.

TIME management: divided each block into 11 question every 15 mins.
Chose randomly on about 5 questions due to time constraints.
overall went ok with time.

Drug abstract: don't even bother...**** is hard.

Behavioral: know attributable risk and how to to calculate NNT

Step 1 questions: had about 15 to twenty questions....make an educated guess...know your immunodeficiencies well.... diarrhea causing organisms. Know the mutations in common genetic conditions.
Micro---know about meningitis and pneumonia causing organisms
Know how congenital heart diseases work in kids....esp TOF.

Waited for three weeks for the result..

Honestly, I was scared as many people told me that I will fail cuz i havent done step 1 and all.

FINAL SCORE : 235

My background: Chilled my way through med school...not on top of the class or anything. passed lol
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Old 02-19-2015
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Hi Rabia
I think i posted in the wrong forum..
i am done with ck and giving cs now...will give step 1 in august.
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Thank you Elixir!
This gives me some hope. My friend and I have also planned to take it first

Hoping for the BEST

Good luck to you for CS!
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