For what it's worth, BOARD STUDY SCHEDULE

Goofyone

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    Well, I've been working on this for awhile now. My schedule is whacky, because I'm taking COMLEX and USMLE with a couple weeks in between, and I had to plan around other school activities.

    I intentionally didn't make it too detailed to allow myself some flexibility should I become bored with one thing.


    PHASE I: OVERVIEW
    April 10-18 (1 week)
    Approximate study time available: 90 hours
    Goals: Gold Standard- All (Priorities: Path, Pharm, Phys, Micro)
    First Aid- All

    PHASE II: INTEGRATIVE
    April 19- May9 (3 weeks)
    Approximate study time available: 100 hours
    Goals:
    Savarese OMT Review
    BRS Path
    BRS Physio
    BRS Behavioral
    HY Anatomy
    HY Neuroanatomy
    MRS Micro
    Katzung Pharm- Chapter 1 + Appendix (quick review)
    Lippincott Biochem- Figures only
    Moore-Dalley- Clinical Boxes
    Q?s from NMS, Mosby?s, A&L by subject during evening

    PHASE III: COMLEX CRUSHER
    May 11- June 8 (4 weeks)
    Approximate study time available: 335 hours
    Goals: Review Books- anything I didn't finish from phase 2Micro- Levinson-Jawetz for immunology
    Micro Flash Cards
    Pharm- Katzung/MRS- weak areas
    Pharm Flash Cards
    Gold Standard Revisited:
    Pharm, Path, Physio, Micro
    Savarese- high-yield boxes
    Goljan HY Path Notes
    Path- Robbins Review by Klatt
    Goljan Lecture
    Goljan Notes
    Web-Path- Weak areas only
    Dubin EKG
    First Aid Revisited
    MRS USMLE Step 1
    Kaplan Q-Bank- All
    BSS- All
    A&LERT, NMS, Mosby?s- as much as possible

    PHASE IV: USMLE ANNIHILATOR
    June 10-25 (2 weeks)
    Approximate study time available: 144 hours
    Goals: HY biostats- All
    HY embryo- All
    HY cell and molecular- All
    Additional Q?s from various sources
    MRS USMLE Step 1 Revisited
    Gold Standard Revisited:
    Biochem
    Biostats
    First Aid Final Review


    I know this sounds totally insane, and there's no way in hell I can actually do it all......but if I can even get most of it done I think I'll be good.
     

    Claymore

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      Wow, that seems like WAY too many resources. Are you really going to be able to get through all of that? I'm taking the approach that it's better to know fewer (key) resources, but know them very well. Some of the books you have listed seem redundant or just overkill.

      But, what do I know, I'm in the same position as you.

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      hihihi

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        I've seen a lot of schedules on here that were above and beyond anything I could ever do, but that schedule is ridiculous.

        My favorite part is in phase 3...where among about 20 other things you are going to complete all of BSS, Qbank, WebPath, and Robbins Review. Dude, that is almost 8,000 questions.
         
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        Goofyone

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          Originally posted by hihihi
          I've seen a lot of schedules on here that were above and beyond anything I could ever do, but that schedule is ridiculous.

          My favorite part is in phase 3...where among about 20 other things you are going to complete all of BSS, Qbank, WebPath, and Robbins Review. Dude, that is almost 8,000 questions.

          Actually I've already worked through Robbins review and Web-path. I'm just going to hit them again-real quick.

          Yeah getting through all of BSS and all the other stuff is likely impossible, and the review books are meant more to study my own particular weak areas and supplement my doing questions--except HY series which I plan on reading cover to cover.

          I'm NOT a gunner--hence the overcompensation!

          I'm one crazy mo-fo.

          :laugh:
           
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