If you were a first year medical student getting ready to start your summer break, and you wanted to start a long term low intensity (or intermediate intensity) program to begin preparation for step 1, what would you do knowing what you know now? I know many of you are thinking,? Another gunner," but I actually am a below average student (I am walking on air when my test scores are above the mean). I should probably spend a lot more time studying, but when I do it is not too effective or in other words not high yield. My biggest problem is remembering things long term because I always seem to cram enough to pass and then it all goes out the window. I have a lot of time this summer and I know many people would say, "Enjoy the summer." If your only option was to study and perhaps make up for not learning the 1st years material too well, what would you do? I figure that if I start now and really internalize the information then when step 1 roles around I won't have to cram my brains out and I will remember everything well. I am also hoping this will help me to do better in my second year. I would love any suggestions about books or step 1 programs or schedules or "mistakes not to make" or anything. Thanks a bunch.