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BSS anyone

Discussion in 'Step I' started by genX, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. genX

    genX 2+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2006
    I know BSS (board simulator series) has been talked about in numerous threads before, but just wanted to see if anyone was adding it to there study plan this time around. Im trying to figure out if its worth it to dedicate maybe 2 weeks to going thru bss or put that time towards something like Usmle world instead. Any thoughts or input would be a great help.
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  3. mules05

    mules05 Member 5+ Year Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    I'm planning to go through all the BSS books. I've got them scheduled for a week/week and a half before the exam, so if I feel behind on qbank or with studying I may not do all of them. I'm planning on doing one book per day.
  4. hopefulmed

    hopefulmed 2+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2007
    that's quite impressive if you can go through each book a day... it's possible, just a lot of patience I guess.
  5. dr.weiner

    dr.weiner 10+ Year Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    If you wanna tackle BSS I would start it earlier rather than later. 3850 questions are tough to do in a couple weeks.
  6. mules05

    mules05 Member 5+ Year Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    I originally had my schedule so I was going through one book in 2 1/2 days, but I think for the way I do questions that would be too much time. I just happen to go through questions quickly...I've been doing USMLEWorld and USMLEasy questions and tend to do a 50 question block in about 20 minutes. Since my days during boards study are planned to be 8 hour days plus 2-3 hours in the evening, I'm thinking I should be able to get through 770q a da, especially since these questions are really just add-ons and I won't be heartbroken if I don't get to them at all.
  7. KNightInBlue

    KNightInBlue 5+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2004
    I agree, sometimes, especially in the beginning when you are using questions to LEARN (for which BSS is perfect for), you can FLY thru questions because you are only trying to see how the questions is phrased, what the answer is and if its missing from your notes (if so, add it in).............I would avg about 3 questions per min and got thru 1800 questions in a day (about 12 - 14 hrs straight).......finished BSS over one weekend and now all the info is my notes/head

    dont take too much time for questions in the beginning of your prep, that comes later with usmleworld etc, for now, focus on learing and adding info into your notes

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