Advice needed on STEP 1 schedule

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I just took one of my UWorld Self Assessments as a baseline before dedicated study and scored a 196. I am aiming for around a 240 and want to plan my schedule around that goal. I 40+ point increase seems like a lot to me so I would appreciate any help you all can offer.

I have 9 weeks of dedicated time exactly starting February 13th and plan to get through UWorld twice. My question is, is 3 blocks of 40 UWorld questions a day with time to review all missed questions in First Aid manageable? I’m anticipating working around 9 hours a day, 6 days a week for 24 days to get through that first pass of UWorld and then I can reset do it again in the second month.

Is this a good approach for anyone that‘s just been through it or had similar goals and already has their schedule planned? Any other recommendations?

Thanks all.

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Doing UWorld in twice in such short time span may not be as effective, since you will start remembering questions. I would recommend getting through UWorld --> doing your incorrects --> starting another qbank.

For UWorld, quality of review is more important than the quantity of questions you are getting through. It is possible to do 3 blocks/day with FA - I did Sketchy in the morning, FA morning-afternoon, UW 120 non-random, timed questions with thorough review afternoon-evening. I studied 14 hours/day, 6 days/week since I had a shorter dedicated period.