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Question What's the schedule in CS?

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I am almost starting my CS preparation, my exam is on March, but I still have some inquiries about this step

This test still disconcerts me, since it has such a different format than the other steps. I have read many posts and polls about how many weeks/months takes for an IMG to complete the CS preparation... but still... I feel like something is missing... because, I've never read a post about the real schedule past test takers had, i mean, it's definitely not the same to practice for 3hrs/day than 9hrs/day. Most of the people talk about 4-6 weeks is enough, but, how did you schedule those weeks? how many cases (average) did you practice p/day? did you even have free days? did you read the FA first and THEN started to practice or did you start practicing immediately? I'd like to know that, since according to the polls and threads I should be starting my CS preparation by the end of this month.

Thank you very much,
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1 hour or 4 cases a day. Do that 2 or 3 times with FA for CS. and take it.
use a study partner with this exam



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Hi!

I am almost starting my CS preparation, my exam is on March, but I still have some inquiries about this step

This test still disconcerts me, since it has such a different format than the other steps. I have read many posts and polls about how many weeks/months takes for an IMG to complete the CS preparation... but still... I feel like something is missing... because, I've never read a post about the real schedule past test takers had, i mean, it's definitely not the same to practice for 3hrs/day than 9hrs/day. Most of the people talk about 4-6 weeks is enough, but, how did you schedule those weeks? how many cases (average) did you practice p/day? did you even have free days? did you read the FA first and THEN started to practice or did you start practicing immediately? I'd like to know that, since according to the polls and threads I should be starting my CS preparation by the end of this month.

Thank you very much,
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I'm doing like 2 cases a day if I'm lucky, I have no study partner except sometimes my husband. I don't have more than 2 hours a day and I'm doing 3-4 weeks of studying. I think it also depends on your backgrund and what and where you've been working and your knowledge (from previous work, from CK in order to make differential diagnoses or if you just trying to memorize stuff).
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