Anxiety over quitting Zanki

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Week before my COMLEX and two days ago I stopped doing Zanki reviews except for Pharm and Micro. I already took step and I was just getting exhausted between some family obligations, practice questions, and trying to rest up.

I'm honestly getting some anxiety over NOT doing Zanki every day. I had my reviews down to like 90 minutes. Now I'm feeling a bit like, "Well I put all this work in and now I'm going to forget EVERYTHING I learned."

Is there any value to keeping up reviews over 3rd year? Will the information stick because I'll pick it up studying for shelf/comat? Should I just relax and move onto a Step 2 deck and call it a day?
 
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Week before my COMLEX and two days ago I stopped doing Zanki reviews except for Pharm and Micro. I already took step and I was just getting exhausted between some family obligations, practice questions, and trying to rest up.

I'm honestly getting some anxiety over NOT doing Zanki every day. I had my reviews down to like 90 minutes. Now I'm feeling a bit like, "Well I put all this work in and now I'm going to forget EVERYTHING I learned."

Is there any value to keeping up reviews over 3rd year? Will the information stick because I'll pick it up studying for shelf/comat? Should I just relax and move onto a Step 2 deck and call it a day?
Move on. The information needed for 3rd year is different than the first 2 years
 
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I felt this. At times I’ve wished I kept up with sketchy decks. But now it’s time to start applying that info. You’re just legitimately not going to have time to review stuff for 90 minutes/day that you probably already know. I think I actually started understanding the info better when I had to dig in my memory banks a little for it vs always having it at the forefront.
 
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The new Anking deck for step 2 includes relevant cards from the step 1 deck, as well as some sketchy micro/pharm throw backs, so if you switch to using that deck you won’t completely lose your Zanki knowledge.
 
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Do people have time to do that deck? Aren't there a ton of cards?
I’ve heard a lot of people just do the cheesy Dorian cards from the deck. I’m just saying, the relevant cards are there if it’s really giving someone anxiety over forgetting step 1 material.
 
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Appreciate all the replies. I'm honestly excited to quit. Its a great memory tool but I just got to dreading it each day. Think I will keep my 30 or so Pharm cards.

So for shelf preparation I just want to get UWorld? Studying as a third year, specifically shelf/comat, is kind of mind boggling. I don't even have a good conception of what a day looks like.
1) Hospital
2) Go home and cook?
3) Read up on what today's patient has? Do UWorld? Assigned readings?

What's this Up To Date I keep hearing about?
 

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Appreciate all the replies. I'm honestly excited to quit. Its a great memory tool but I just got to dreading it each day. Think I will keep my 30 or so Pharm cards.

So for shelf preparation I just want to get UWorld? Studying as a third year, specifically shelf/comat, is kind of mind boggling. I don't even have a good conception of what a day looks like.
1) Hospital
2) Go home and cook?
3) Read up on what today's patient has? Do UWorld? Assigned readings?

What's this Up To Date I keep hearing about?
It’s highly variable. It really depends how much weight your school puts on the shelf exam. Like if it’s only 10% of your grade, you just make sure not to fail it and barely study the whole year and still get honors. If it’s 80% of your grade, then I hope your prepared for pain.
 

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Appreciate all the replies. I'm honestly excited to quit. Its a great memory tool but I just got to dreading it each day. Think I will keep my 30 or so Pharm cards.

So for shelf preparation I just want to get UWorld? Studying as a third year, specifically shelf/comat, is kind of mind boggling. I don't even have a good conception of what a day looks like.
1) Hospital
2) Go home and cook?
3) Read up on what today's patient has? Do UWorld? Assigned readings?

What's this Up To Date I keep hearing about?

UpToDate is a magical website. It’s essentially a perpetually updated online encyclopedia of medical practice standards, expert opinions, current research, etc.

Your school probably covers a subscription cost for your class.

Some of it was beyond the scope of M1/2, but moving into clinical years & definitely residency it seems to be the standard for reference.
 
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