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my step 1 exam within 18 days ..
i have done the kaplan notes one time with kaplan videos then reviewed the note again then did the kaplan q bank then the Usmle world
then I'm reviewing the notes again right now and I'll finish reviewing 1 week b4 the exam (most of things ... except last 150 pages microbiology & Anatomy " which i reviewed them much earlier") to take the self assessment and the NMBE ..
then reviewing the lost micro and anatomy

i didn't :
1- 2 blocks left within UW
2- about 5-7 blocks i didn't review there answers
1- re answer the incorrect questions and the marked ones of UW
2- atlases of pathology and histology
3- i didn't 1st aid

as i have no time for any of them .. so if i need to do something I'll compromise my review for it

my Question ... : what not to do within the last list ? what to compromise ?

if any other suggestions please tell me
 

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Hi Betro,

You've come a long way my friend. We wish you all great success and you have been a nice member of our website.

Now, for the list you mentioned;

  • Do the missing 2 blocks of UW, it will take you half a day for that.
  • Forget about First Aid at this point.
  • Keep reviewing Kaplan notes until the last 2-3 days.
  • Do NBME now, I repeat now. See your score. If you are OK then you don't need to worry about any other points you mentioned. See this thread for NBME score correlations http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-general-topics-forum/155-nbme-scores-prediction-correlation.html
  • Don't worry about not reading all explanations or not reviewing the incorrect answers, there's no problem with that at all.
Don't forget to post your exam experience once you do the exam ;)
See you soon in our Step 2 CK Forum :)
 

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Hi Betro,

You've come a long way my friend. We wish you all great success and you have been a nice member of our website.

Now, for the list you mentioned;

  • Do the missing 2 blocks of UW, it will take you half a day for that.
  • Forget about First Aid at this point.
  • Keep reviewing Kaplan notes until the last 2-3 days.
  • Do NBME now, I repeat now. See your score. If you are OK then you don't need to worry about any other points you mentioned.
  • Don't worry about not reading all explanations or not reviewing the incorrect answers, there's no problem with that at all.
Don't forget to post your exam experience once you do the exam ;)
i need to complete my review as i added a zillion hints and info's in the notes from the bankS b4 NMBE ... what do u think .. it will be misleading if i didn't review my added notes b4 NMBE .. right ??
 

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i need to complete my review as i added a zillion hints and info's in the notes from the bankS b4 NMBE ... what do u think .. it will be misleading if i didn't review my added notes b4 NMBE .. right ??
How long you will take reviewing these notes?

I don't want you to take NBME few days before the test. Because (God forbid) if you don't do well in NBME at that time it would be a frustrating experience.

Do one NBME now, if you for example correlate with 90 score you will be aiming at another NBME (as you review more and more) to be done few days before the exam in which your target is to correlate 95 for example.
 

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How long you will take reviewing these notes?

I don't want you to take NBME few days before the test. Because (God forbid) if you don't do well in NBME at that time it would be a frustrating experience.

Do one NBME now, if you for example correlate with 90 score you will be aiming at another NBME (as you review more and more) to be done few days before the exam in which your target is to correlate 95 for example.
i'll take it one week b4 as I'll finish my reviewing 8 days b4 !!
my last review subject will be pathology .. i cannot do nmbe without reviewing it .. right ?

if the result will be frustrating .. this is ana indication for postponing or something .. but if i did it now and frustration .. it will mislead me as I'll say when i finish my review I'll do better .. I'm just thinking with u .. I'm not defensing or I'm intending to do something .. so please i need Ur further thoughts about it
 

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i'll take it one week b4 as I'll finish my reviewing 8 days b4 !!!
my last review subject will be pathology .. i cannot do nmbe without reviewing it .. right ?

if the result will be frustrating .. this is ana indication for postponing or something .. but if i did it now and frustration .. it will mislead me as I'll say when i finish my review I'll do better .. I'm just thinking with u .. I'm not defensing or I'm intending to do something .. so please i need Ur further thoughts about it
Alright, I think you are right
You should not do it before finalizing your Patho review

But as you said, if you don't do well in NBME later then you have to postpone the exam
 

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Do not bother with first aid

I would just Don the NBME and re do the incorrect questions, you might regret you didnt do them after the exam
 

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Do, the pathology atlas
Do the incorrect questions
Do the NBME
Do not do the 2 Blocks of UW world unless you have 3 red bull energy drinks a day:eek:

Anyways that what I would do
 

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Do, the pathology atlas
Do the incorrect questions
Do the NBME
Do not do the 2 Blocks of UW world unless you have 3 red bull energy drinks a day:eek:

Anyways that what I would do
nice one ..
u may not get me .. i don't have time for ALL or ANY of these .. so if necessarily I'll compromise my review to do any :)
 

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What do you want Betro?
Every body gave you excellent advice and still you are not satisfied!

If you don't have time then you have to sacrifice what's left to be done

The last 2 weeks should be devoted for review and consolidation of what you already know, never put new info into your brain at this time

So leave FA, and the last two blocks of your UW
Do NBME, review your Kaplan, review the incorrect UW

by the way tell how you did in the exam when you take it :rolleyes:
 

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Do tell us your NBME score when you take it bedro.

Betweeen, you should do the online one alright? Dun save the money and do the offline NBME.:p
 

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RE: Betro's Questions

first thing try to be relax, you have done alot of things.
Review only kaplan notes, only the high lighted, circled and underlinned things off all the 7 books. It will also be best for you in this situation.
Be relax and confident!

One thing more. dont qiuz yourself now in these days by doing MCQs and renaing UW. only review the previous done things. Review kaplan lecture only!
Best of luck.
 

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sorry for being away for a while :eek:

i have done NBME 10 b4 the exam and i got :

520/800 or
227/300
95 as 2 digit score

and i have also done a Usmle world self assessment on the same day and i got 236/300


my result is about to appear within days as it passed 3 weeks form my exam day

I'd like to thank all who supported me during these days

and please pray for my result to be good
 
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