I have 8 weeks of study time left for step 1, doing Qbank and FA etc.. I spend about 3 hours a day and all w/e on this. Will I be brepared for the real thing in 8 weeks ?.. thanks for any advise.. greatly appreciated.
Yup, so true! I started my "light review" early in second year (actually, partially in the summer between first and second year), but didn't retain that much. I actually had a very complicated, long study schedule spanning 14 months and involving First Aid, Step-Up, Princeton Review, Kaplan's QBank and Integrated Vignettes, separate review books for each subject, the official NBME "practice tests," etc.Originally posted by souljah1
You'd be surprised at how much information is info that quickly goes in and out of your memory. I do agree that working hard in the preclinical years helps out when reviewing for boards later, but some of this stuff I'm studying now (taking it in 10 days) would be really hard to remember for a while.