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Default Need sp, aim 240+, 4months+ prep time, Goljan/Pathoma a must with FA


Im looking for a sincere study partner, specifically for Goljan, who is in no rush for step 1. I prefer deeper understanding over superficial skimming because it helps to retain the info longer in memory. I believe it is better to finish FA+ Goljan 3 times than just doing FA, forgetting majority of the info and having to read FA 5+ times ((the recommended plan by many 250+ scorers). To facilitate the process of learning I prefer someone who isn't planning to use the study partner as a crutch but should be willing to reciprocate.

Kaplan is something I am yet to incorporate. I know I will be using it for biochem, behavioral science and genetics definitely. Right now Im going by system wise and eventually will be doing system wise plus one of those individual subjects side by side (ie biochem, behavioral science, biostats, micro/immuno).

Why I need a sp: To review materials and have end of chapter discussions. They say teaching is the best way to master a subject and when thats not possible discussions are the next best thing to aim for. Personally I don't believe in going over line by line from the text in the discussion because 1) it doesn't give enough time to think and process the subject matter resulting in poor memory consolidation and 2) I am not seeking to improve my english skills over voice communications.

Medium of communication: skype/hangout +/- whatsapp.

I already have a study partner. We are doing cardio. You can join in any time or propose a plan of your own. If we get enough people perhaps we can form a group. An actual study group with productive discussions that benefits everyone, not one of those whatsapp study group where random people are added in herds and its a constant back and forth impressing game, a courtship ritual if i can say so

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Undergrad in Psychology, Med school almost completed (99%), a few USCE done, actively seeking more. Med school chapter will be wrapped up by the end of this year following which I will be appearing for step 1 and 4 months later step 2.

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