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Old 07-10-2016
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Default USMLE schedule help?!

Hello everyone!
Finally decided to get an account on here, after months of rummaging around.

I'm a IMG (I still have 1 more year to go) and I'll be taking my USMLE August 27th.

So far I've done the entire kaplan series, HALF of kaplan Qbank with an average of 60% and 70% of UWorld with average 65% (I'll be finishing UWorld in about a week- doing 3 blocks timed random per day). I plan to take my first NBME in 2.5 weeks

I've read FA once fully and have read random sections from it while reviewing additionally.

My question is the following: I am having difficulties correcting the 3 blocks AND reviewing a topic in FA. As a result, I keep getting these drastically varying spikes in my scores like: 57% one block, 75-80% another block. I know my weak areas but I don't know how to fit into my schedule targeted review of subjects. I suppose its a scheduling thing. What would you recommend?
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I think setting your primary objective to review 3 blocks daily and review them well might be a good idea. Then with the rest of your time do the targeted topic review of FA. Whatever you don't finish that day you can do the next day. As time goes on you will become faster at reviewing the 3 blocks of FA if you continue reviewing the incorrect in detail and you will start to get more correct which means you will have less incorrect to review. Then you will be able to fit more of the FA review each day. Perhaps you may be able to review more than one topic a day. Alternatively you can increase the amount of time you spend studying each day.
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