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I got my score today.
did exam 28th Dec 2010

Its 99/252
sooooo happyyyy. :happy:

PREP SCHEDULE: 7 months

PREP MATERIALS:
Kaplan lecture notes (2002 edition), FA 2010, Goljan book, slides & audios, Conrad Fischer 100 Cases
BRS physiology, Kaplan Qbook, UW (online) and Kaplan qbanks (offline).

ROUND 1:
Anatomy: Kaplan lecture notes followed by videos and FA, then kaplan qbook and qbank subject-wise, timed.
Physiology: kaplan LN followed by BRS, then kaplan videos and FA then Kaplan qbook and qbank.
Biochemistry: Kaplan LN then videos (lionel raymon) and FA then kaplan qbook and qbank.
pathology:Goljan book and audios, then FA and kaplan videos, then kaplan qbank.
Micro& immuno: kaplan LN, then FA , then videos, kaplan qbank.
Pharmacology: Kaplan LN, then FA, then kaplan videos, then kaplan qbank.
Behavioral sci: Kapaln LN, conrad fischer 100 cases, then FA, then Kaplan vids, then kaplan qbank.

ROUND 2 (10wks to exam)
i did a quick revision of all the materials, using the kaplan videos, and jotted notes, with goljan slides and did 2nd read of FA.

UWORLD
(5wks to exam)
random,timed,unused,online. 2blocks per day. average= 76%. reviewed wrong questions in the last week.
UWorld exam day simulation (3wks to exam): 7 random, timed, unused, sequential UW blocks: averaged 78%.

LAST 1 WK
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FA review cover to cover(16hrs per day)

NBME 7 (5 days to exam) : 258/660

Free 150 official USMLE questions(2days to exam):41,41,40

I am soooo happy to have 99/252. Glory be to God. :happy:

I thank the forum staff, and fellow forumites for their awesome support.

TO THOSE STILL PREPARING: GOD IS YOUR STRENGTH, YOU CAN DO IT.
 

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@ adrenaline rush,

in my view, kaplan's john barone is good, but goljan is better when it comes to pathology concepts. Goljan picture collections are high yield(master them)
But for those histology slides and gross pictures, john barone in (kaplan videos) is excellent.he has a way of describing them that even when u see a different slide, you already know what it shuld be.
 

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So happy for you

Great job tunde michael,

You did it and you deserve a great celebration.

We @ USMLE Forums feel so proud and happy when our members go ace that monster exam.

This thread is going to be sticky for a while and we'll move it to the recommended list later on :)

Congratulations
 

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hey ..tunde michael...congrats for a great score...do u remember me?...m khushboo to whom u sent mail for FA 2010!!...well at that time i was not knowing that we both will be getting result on same day with >250...
cheers to both of us....:D
 

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Hello. Tunde. Congratulations, great score.
I have a ? for you. What do you think about FA????????
Kushoboo says don't rely on it. What's your opinion???????
Did you study a lot FA?????
 

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Hello. Tunde. Congratulations, great score.
I have a ? for you. What do you think about FA????????
Kushoboo says don't rely on it. What's your opinion???????
Did you study a lot FA?????
well this might be troublesome for u..that one is in favour of FA..n other not...but from the beginning i was not in favour of FA...i solely studied from kaplan n goljan...i did FA last thats y for me i could not rely on it...

but things differs for everyone...if u r scoring good with FA then just do it...for me it didnt worked...but there r lot of people who do only FA n get 99...so listen to everyone but do wtever u think works for u...
 

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very very congrats

congrats ,
it is wonderful.
would you please let me know this score is 252 from 300 or 252 from 350.
or other number at all.
actually I searched many places but it is not clear for me.
wish you best.
 

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woowwww...great score..many many congratulations and all the best for next steps..
i have a question to ask u ..is it necessary to go through whole goljan if i dont have time?i mean can i just do major systems from goljan and the rest from kaplan?or do it from kaplan and listen to goljan audio lectures?
another thing is that even though after making concepts it is difficult for me to answer and i get most of the questions wrong..:toosad: ..what should i do in this case??
 

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@evavar,
FA is a high yield book, it really helped in mastering the really important concepts i learnt from kaplan LN.its a great revision tool, where u need to jot notes from UW,videos,wikipedia and any source u consulted.
Although, questions will not be asked directly from it, neither from kaplan LN,
Its still a must read. Besides, when ur kaplan LN, is old, u need a current FA with UW to update ur stuffs.
Stick to it, u will do fine.
 
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