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Hi guys..I need some help with starting step 3..I have taken ck 2 months back..So should i start with mtb 3 or UW? And how long of preparation is required? Somebody please reply...:sorry:
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I am in the same boat. Just recently started my prep a few weeks ago.

Your prep should be based on whats your goal ? If you want a 240-250 score then you should do Uworld for both CCS and Qbank, MTB 2 + 3, Archers CCS review and videos as needed in areas that you are weak.

I too just finished my CK in November. But my goal in step 3 is just a decent score. 200-220. So what I started with is reading MTB 3 and 2 and Solving Uworld simultaneously. After I am done reading + questions with a given system I will read the theory of the CCS cases by Uworld and then attempt to solve the CCS.

That's my plan. Let's see how it works out, will make changes accordingly. Hope it helps. All the best with your prep
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I am in the same boat. Just recently started my prep a few weeks ago.

Your prep should be based on whats your goal ? If you want a 240-250 score then you should do Uworld for both CCS and Qbank, MTB 2 + 3, Archers CCS review and videos as needed in areas that you are weak.

I too just finished my CK in November. But my goal in step 3 is just a decent score. 200-220. So what I started with is reading MTB 3 and 2 and Solving Uworld simultaneously. After I am done reading + questions with a given system I will read the theory of the CCS cases by Uworld and then attempt to solve the CCS.

That's my plan. Let's see how it works out, will make changes accordingly. Hope it helps. All the best with your prep
hi..even my goal is just a decent score..So I am goin to start UW along with mtb 3 and after that start with UW ccs and then give uwsa..Do you think one month of study with 5-6hrs/day is enough?
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hi..even my goal is just a decent score..So I am goin to start UW along with mtb 3 and after that start with UW ccs and then give uwsa..Do you think one month of study with 5-6hrs/day is enough?
Well that's certainly ambitious to say the least. But it's definitely possible. I know a friend who gave the Step3 1 month after the CK and did decently well. So it's up to you, how much of a quick grasper you are. I know for a fact, being the procrastinator that I am, I would never be able to follow such a timeline :P

I am no expert, but from what research I have been doing on this forum and other regarding the step 3 experience is that the mcq's s are vague but your step 2 ck knowledge is key and regarding the CCS the most important thing is practice practice practice. There are only a certain few ways they can twist that if your thorough with your stuff.

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