Sorry for over-posting recently. I appreciate you bearing with me. I have attached my study schedule step1.xls In a nutshell, I'm using the following mainstream books - HY Behavior, HY Anatomy, HY Neuroanatomy, HY Embryology, HY Cell Bio - RR Biochemistry - BRS Physiology - BRS Pathology - K&T Pharm - Micro Made R Simple - First-Aid - BRS Pharm Cards - USMLE World - Kaplan QBank So far I'm okay. If I continue to do what I'm doing, I will actually finish all of them. I read each book, annotate, highlight, skim again, and attempt to memorize all. I do all questions as unused-timed. I score about 50-60% on UW and around 65% on Kaplan. The problem is: I haven't taken an NBME yet. My plan is to take an NBME two days before the exam, and spend last day on short-term memory stuffs (pharm cards, immunology...). One forum member told me NOT to take NBME within 3-4 days before, because your score won't change and it will freak out if you do bad. Here are my questions: 1) Should I Stick to my schedule or 2) Take NBME tomorrow instead, see where I am, and push back everything by 1 day (I hate to do this because I hate to get questions wrong because I haven't studied the topic yet) 3) ANYTHING you want to contribute MANY MANY THANKS!