Originally Posted by gravitywave
i disagree with everyone in here, but then i really hated FA. your last week should be almost all questions. you shouldn't be reading anything you haven't read before, and if you've already read it, you've probably already read it several times and i say that at that point - either you know it or you don't.
make sure you get through everything you missed in UWorld at least once, and take an NBME if you don't have enough UW to pass the time. use FA only for all those stupid lists (tumor markers, toxicology, etc)
also, you shouldn't be putting in 12 hour days at this point. start to idle your brain down so you have reserve for the big day. if you take an NBME, make it the only thing you do that day.
I agree sure you can read FA quickly during the last week but you are just skimming it and you won't take home the little details that will improve your score. You are more likely to remember a little detail between the differences between the 4th and 6th arch in question rather than briefly skimming it again when you already looked at it a couple of times. Yes it is important to have that great base of factual knowledge but two similar answer choices can have you doubting the knowledge that you obtained.