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  1. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Hello, I just started my STEP 1 prep. I started with Kaplan anatomy. My question is, should I focus properly on facts (like what enzyme does the phosphorlation of mannose in relation to I-cell disease) or should I focus on concepts more than this? Thank you!
  2. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Never forget we strive to eliminate the suffering of the world and aim to bring happiness and beauty to the lives of our patients. Keep this thought in mind when you are asked why you are studying for the USMLE or COMLEX and your motivation will return ten-fold. We are not providers... we...
  3. General Topics Forum
    Is it normal to have read something a couple of times and then forget it 5 days later? Some material is so "non-sticky" and slippery. Please provide your experiences and thoughts.
  4. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    If you have a low attention span, or get bored studying long hours like myself. You might wanna consider the Pomodoro Study Technique. It consists of studying in that sequence: 25 minutes => 3 to 5 minutes break => 25 minutes => 3 to 5 minutes break => 25minutes => 3 to 5 minutes break => 25...
  5. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Someone here on the forum gave an advise to learn how to best answer MCQ. Maybe we can gather and give some input on strategies that are used when doing questions. Is it recommended to first read the last sentence, or the answer choices, skim the whole question or anything else?
  6. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    What do you guys do to stay awake and not feel tired? Blahh Even after 2 or 3 hours of work and with a break I don't feel like studying.
  7. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Hi, my exam is in December, my addiction is sleeping. I am helpless in front of it, I am still sleeping 10 hours daily. please share your thoughts which motivate you and makes you study all night or at least 6-7 hours at night. thanks
  8. General Topics Forum
    i am finding it very difficult to sleep on time and maintain the cycle how do u guys manage it?? and the last 3-4 i have wasted a lot of time trying to reset my sleep cycle :rolleyes:....seems like deres no cure
  9. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Today, I went through some actual active learning, by looking at my Kaplan Lecture notes (biochem right now), and then scanning over FA...and man oh man oh man...I felt exhuasted, both mentally, and physically. That's what ACTIVE learning means. but before, when i was passive learning, i was...
  10. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Does anybody else feel this way? I get too restless while doing questions or reviewing them and that doesn't facilitate learning well. Does anyone else feel this way? If so, what do you do to cop up with the stress and anxiety?
  11. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Hello friends, I was hoping someone would post some good recall and revision habits that have proven to be useful, although I know everyone is different...also how to maximize retention with such vast majority of information.
  12. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    im having a difficulty in completing my blocks ? im left with arount 4 to 5 qs at the end of each block....what do you guys suggest ? thank you
  13. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Hi, so im really worried now, i have been doing FA, and i know my stuff my usmle world (timed tutor) i am getting around 65-75%, but i just took UWSA 1 and i am getting like 50 % average and when i read the question i go totally blank i dont know whats going on, i know the material but i just...
  14. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Hi, I am in my initial read for usmle step 1 . I find it difficult to keep up with daily schedule, even though i study everyday. Looks like every other day i feel the burn out, i know its too early to feel burnout, but if i read with full potential today, say 10 hrs concentrated, next day i...
  15. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Or is Low Yield something that should be avoided in review altogether? It has been a long time since my basic sciences, and I've really forgotten a lot of stuff. I'm relying heavily on the Kaplan lecture notes and DVDs. By understanding all those concepts, can I really shoot for a 230-240...
  16. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Hey everyone.. I am a good active learner and i usually have a study partner who can ask me questions to help me recall information.. unfortunately, I'm by myself now and cant seem to find a legit person to review with.. what is the best way other than questions to help recall information like...
  17. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Hey guys, Hope you are studying well. So my exam is in a month time. But now I have this problem of anxiety which is not letting me study like I am supposed to. Couple of months ago I used to be anxious only, which benzos would help. But for the last couple of weeks, My heart has started...
  18. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    I decided to take the exam this week, and even though it was nerve-wracking and annoying, I'm so happy that it is all over. I think the relief you get when the exam is over is the best thing ever. I think studying for the exam is tedious, but good planning helps - big time. Also, note that the...
  19. General Topics Forum
    I want to complete the exams in a year period, any advise on how to make schedule for the exams , which sequence of taking the exams is advised?
  20. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    I did like 30% of the UW (CK) and improved greatly from the first few tests. I am still fresh from taking step 1 and remember many UW (Step 1) questions. This time I kinda feel that UW is harder in matter of many questions being "splitting-hair-like". Step 1 was exactly opposite - whenever...
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