Originally Posted by maxxor
Took the Step yesterday. I also saw a ton of crazy anatomy. Weird.
Tore my ACL in the fall. Started studying after reconstruction was done in October, as I literally couldn't do much else.
I read the First Aid Organ Systems and Basic Sciences books. Did Organ Systems with our classes (organ curriculum) and used Basic Sciences to review first year material. Also used Kaplan QBank with each block to consolidate before each block's exams.
Pathoma - This man is fantastic
Micro Made Ridic Simple
Deja Review Pharm
MedEssentials for the Behavioral Sciences Questions
Kaplan Pharm Cards
Vijay's Underground Biochemistry
Kaplan - Went ever it about 2x.
World - Finished and then did incorrects
USMLERx - Did about 30-40% of it in total. I stopped doing it when they started testing on diseases that literally less than 15 people have ever had in the history of medicine.
Kaplan Diagnostic (After finishing all first time studying) - 79%
NBME 11 - 242
NBME 12 - 250
NBME 13 - 264
UW Self Asssessment 1 - 266
Hoping for a score that lines up with what those tests predicted.
I'll report back in a month. PM me if you have questions.
There hasn't been a lot of feedback with these books (FA organ systems and basic sciences), did you like them? Did you find there were lots of errors? (people on this site have been complaining about errors in them)