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finished with kaplan first read and brs and all stuffs...not yet started with fa.....should i start the first read of fa?...or give another read of kaplan...if fa. then what should be the appropriate method?
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finished with kaplan first read and brs and all stuffs...not yet started with fa.....should i start the first read of fa?...or give another read of kaplan...if fa. then what should be the appropriate method?
It really depends on you. Most would go with FA + UW.
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did you take any nbme? I would suggest that.
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yes i took nbme 7 i got 206...how should i improve? i got 6 months left
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yes i took nbme 7 i got 206...how should i improve? i got 6 months left
Do uw and read FA, then do UW again and Then review FA.
and do so untill you are finish with all the topics
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Start doing FA. It has soo much information. And all high yield. Start doing FA and for topics that you don't understand take a look at kln or brs. And start q bank too. It shall help. And the more time you revise FA, better your score is going to be.
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Start doing FA. It has soo much information. And all high yield. Start doing FA and for topics that you don't understand take a look at kln or brs. And start q bank too. It shall help. And the more time you revise FA, better your score is going to be.
best advice ever
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thanks so much....is it possible to go 250 + in these 6 months with fa and uworld alone? i mean no else resource req?
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YES. IT IS.
I would suggest you to do other question banks since you have time. Start by doing usmle rx. It helps with FA a lot. And more questions you do it will be better. Keep uworld in last 3 months of your prep. And yes make notes. Concised but do make them.
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Start doing FA. It has soo much information. And all high yield. Start doing FA and for topics that you don't understand take a look at kln or brs. And start q bank too. It shall help. And the more time you revise FA, better your score is going to be.

Do what Desmin suggested and it will help you increase your score. I started doing the same thing and it's helping me. It might take more time than regular FA reading but dont let that discourage you, this way you are understanding the topic.
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YES. IT IS.
I would suggest you to do other question banks since you have time. Start by doing rx. It helps with FA a lot. And more questions you do it will be better. Keep uworld in last 3 months of your prep. And yes make notes. Concised but do make them.
thanks a lot desmin
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Do what Desmin suggested and it will help you increase your score. I started doing the same thing and it's helping me. It might take more time than regular FA reading but dont let that discourage you, this way you are understanding the topic.
do you mind sharing your nbme marks?
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