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1) Can someone please tell me how to study with FA?? Im an IMG so i just needed some advice on how exactly to go through it... i understand its a weird question but plz help
Should i learn it by heart or understand...??

2) I also needed help with DIT videos... Should i go through them first and then try uworld or do it simultaneously??

Thanks !! Any advice is welcome!
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1) Can someone please tell me how to study with FA?? Im an IMG so i just needed some advice on how exactly to go through it... i understand its a weird question but plz help
Should i learn it by heart or understand...??

2) I also needed help with DIT videos... Should i go through them first and then try uworld or do it simultaneously??

Thanks !! Any advice is welcome!
1) First aid by itself is a skeleton. You can't understand all of it as they are bullet point facts. When you do a review course like Kaplan, or DIT, and add little notes here and there in your first aid to help you understand whats already written, it helps you conceptualize the first aid content. First step is to conceptualize and understand. Second step is to memorize.

2) I'd focus on one thing at a time. I made the mistake of doing uworld and dit simultaneously. The problem with that was I ended up taking 3 months to complete DIT. The benefit of DIT comes by completing it in a short period of time (anything <30 days). I say focus on completing DIT in a month only. Once you're done, move on to Uworld
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Now if you're able to do 14 hours of studying a day, then it may be possible to do both uworld and dit simultaneously but I think thats unhealthy. You need time to relax, exercise as well
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For sure take some time for yourself. Your mind works best when your body is healthy.
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1) First aid by itself is a skeleton. You can't understand all of it as they are bullet point facts. When you do a review course like Kaplan, or DIT, and add little notes here and there in your first aid to help you understand whats already written, it helps you conceptualize the first aid content. First step is to conceptualize and understand. Second step is to memorize.

2) I'd focus on one thing at a time. I made the mistake of doing uworld and dit simultaneously. The problem with that was I ended up taking 3 months to complete DIT. The benefit of DIT comes by completing it in a short period of time (anything <30 days). I say focus on completing DIT in a month only. Once you're done, move on to Uworld

Thank you so much!!! I dont have a lot of time left so im gonna follow your advice!
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