I agree with youmarr said:I'm starting 2nd yr next week but I'm not studying for step I until spring of next year. Path is taught this semester along with micro,immuno,viro,parasitology at LSU-NO so it doesn't make much sense to study for step I until you have these classes under your belt. I will probably just reviewed first year stuff this fall while concentrating to do well with path and such.
Excellent advice.anubus said:Also, if you're thinking of doing the Kaplan prep course, buy it immediately once they give you the 9 month early bird special (sometime in Nov) so you can get the books early in Dec and annotate them as you go along w/ 2nd year. If not, buy some other recommended review books for path and pharm and annotate them as you go along through the year. This way most of the "busy work" should be done by the time you start studying and you can spend the majority of the time doing questions.