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Feeling overwhelmed, anyone???

Discussion in 'Step I' started by Peeshee, Jun 18, 2002.

  1. Peeshee

    Peeshee Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 16, 2000
    Hi, I am not taking the Step 1 until probably August, but I am still feeling overwhelmed by the material to cover. OK, I know to stick to First Aid definitely and do lots of questions (Q bank, Q book, etc.), but I feel as if I am missing something still. I am reading BRS Pathology and plan to also read the high yield Beh. Sci. Is anyone else feeling overwhelmed/anxious about this? Maybe, it will be better once I have the whole day free to study (instead of being at the hospital all day and then studying at night).
    Also, did anyone improve their score on Q Bank by 15-20%? I am scoring around 50% right now, and I definitely need to improve that by at least 15-20%. Anyone else taking it in August???
    Good luck! Thanks to everyone for their good advice!
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  3. jimdo

    jimdo Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2001
    When I took step 1 of USMLE and COMLEX 1, I had only 1 day off between the two exams. Three days of exam sucked royally. Stress and trepidation are part of the process. I know that doesnt help much, but in the end youll look back and say that it really wasnt an bad as it seemed. Get plenty of exercise and sleep. Do something totally unrelated at least once a day and do everything to worry about it as little as possible.
  4. Medic13z

    Medic13z I drink because you cry 10+ Year Member

    May 29, 2002
    The Rat Trap
    I know kow you feel. I take it Wednesday. Listen to this. I had an average in the mid 70's on Qbank..... the past couple of days I have been getting in the low-mid 60's!!!!!!!!!!! :confused:
    Hopefully the 85% I got on the USMLE CD that was sent out w/the app will be closer than the low-mid 60's of recent on Q-bank!!!
  5. ckent

    ckent Banned Banned

    Jul 31, 2000
    Don't worry, everyone feels overwhelmed in the beginning. In a couple of weeks, you will be in your "studying groove" and probably at peak productivity, and then a few days before the test you will just be tired of studying. Just keep on looking forward to the finish line!

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