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Help coming up with a 6 week step 1 schedule

Discussion in 'Step I' started by elektroshok, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. elektroshok

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    Hey everyone -

    I will have 6 weeks to prep for step one starting early 2012.

    I have looked through some various methods and like the Taus method but seems to long for just 6 weeks.

    Any suggestions on getting the most out of that method (or anything else) tailored to a pure 6 weeks of prep time?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Willbeadoctor

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    Do USMLE World in its entirety! That should last you 6wks. USMLE is all about knowing how to answer the questions; if you went to med school, you already have the material buried somewhere in your head. Also listen to Goljan audio files 3x. You should score at least average if you follow that. Personally, I would study for much longer as I do not believe 6wks is enough. I studied 4.5mo straight with a score of 248/99, so if you can dedicate more time, you should. Good luck!
     
  4. elektroshok

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    Nice.

    Yeah I plan on having the bulk of my studying centered around taking questions.

    We only get 6 weeks of time to study, so that is the bummer part..
     
  5. sylvanthus

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    No idea who has 4.5 months straight to study besides IMG and caribbean students. 6 weeks is plenty.
     
  6. hop2it

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    If I had studied for 4.5 months I would have gone insane. 6 weeks is perfect in my opinion. Do all of Uworld. I listened to one Goljan audio, but it didn't really seem helpful to me. First Aid and Uworld, 6 weeks, do it.
     
  7. elektroshok

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    Sounds good.

    Should I try to make a first pass in say two weeks and use kaplan q bank for questions then the last four weeks make a second pass and do uworld?
     
  8. elektroshok

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    I made a basic outline mostly from stuff in the Taus method.

    The first pass (up to day 3, week 3) I plan on taking kaplan questions after each section studied (phys, pharm, etc.) for each system.

    As far as the path goes, what is the most beneficial way (for both first and second pass) to use the audio and RR? I was thinking about listening to the audio while going thru rapid review and taking any notes I needed in there. Or would it make more sense to just take notes directly into FA from the audio?

    Thanks!
     

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