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Board study schedule during COVID


Full Member
5+ Year Member
Apr 27, 2015
  1. Medical Student
So I was planning to travel and relax during the summer but with the virus, everything has been cancelled. So I wanted to start studying for boards (although I’ve been advised not to).

anyone have tips on which materials I should get and which area I should focus on?
If someone made a weekly schedule, mind sharing it on here as well?
Thanks all


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2+ Year Member
Apr 25, 2019
  1. Medical Student
  2. Resident [Any Field]
  3. Attending Physician
Hi Ixacex.
When exactly are you planning on taking your Step 1?

If you are several months out, I would recommend getting through all of sketchy pharm and micro. Those two resources are extremely useful. However, they also very time consuming and therefore not reasonable to get through during a 4-8 week designated study period. Try to go through Pathoma one time through as well. I would also recommend starting some kind of Q bank during this time. If you would rather save UWorld until designated, then Kaplan Q bank is a great alternative.

I'd be happy to give you a better break down when I know what month you are planning on taking the exam.

Annette G, MD, MPH - USMLE Tutor and Residency Advisor at Med School Tutors
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