Dec 2, 2010
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Hi all,
I have been preparing for the step 1 for about 6 months, attended kaplan live lectures and all. Here are my stats:

Goal - 99 or as high as humanely possible without losing my sanity.

Kaplan Qbank - 50% done avg around 70%
Uworld - 60% done avg around 65%, still have around 1000 questions will finish 2 blocks a day up till my exam on dec 16th.

UWSA 1 - 244 - 6 weeks ago
UWSA 2 - 263 - 2 weeks back(this was a fluke, i think i hit everything i read and all my stars were lined up)

NBME 5 - 244 - 1 week ago
NBME 6 - 240 - yesterday
Will have 10 days uptil exam after that,

Heres my big worry:: I have only read parts of First Aid 2010, I rely mostly on Kaplan notes, i have read them several times cover to cover, i still have weak areas in all the books, dont know all by hard for sure!!!

ETA - 18 days until exam

Condition - Real nervous because i feel like i dont know FA!!!

What do you guys advice? Read only first aid, go over the notes focusing on my weak spots? Just stop studying and do Uworld only???
 

kryptik

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Apr 12, 2008
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focus on finishing the rest of UW and go over your wrong and marked questions. dont stress about "not knowing" FA, just review the portions you are weak in, you stated you gone over kaplan notes several times so you should be in good shape. good luck.
 
OP
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Dec 2, 2010
70
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Virginia
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Non-Student
ok will do, i am going to stick to kaplan notes, wont stress about fa much, just going to use it review micro, immuno and bcem.
 

dermpathdoc

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Aug 24, 2005
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Step back..take a breath and RELAX!!!
look don't freak out about this...
whate your grades like in class exams...most likely if you did well there you will do well on the boards...except for some poor unfortunate souls wh freak out in the big exam...6 months study should be plenty!

Hi all,
I have been preparing for the step 1 for about 6 months, attended kaplan live lectures and all. Here are my stats:

Goal - 99 or as high as humanely possible without losing my sanity.

Kaplan Qbank - 50% done avg around 70%
Uworld - 60% done avg around 65%, still have around 1000 questions will finish 2 blocks a day up till my exam on dec 16th.

UWSA 1 - 244 - 6 weeks ago
UWSA 2 - 263 - 2 weeks back(this was a fluke, i think i hit everything i read and all my stars were lined up)

NBME 5 - 244 - 1 week ago
NBME 6 - 240 - yesterday
Will have 10 days uptil exam after that,

Heres my big worry:: I have only read parts of First Aid 2010, I rely mostly on Kaplan notes, i have read them several times cover to cover, i still have weak areas in all the books, dont know all by hard for sure!!!

ETA - 18 days until exam

Condition - Real nervous because i feel like i dont know FA!!!

What do you guys advice? Read only first aid, go over the notes focusing on my weak spots? Just stop studying and do Uworld only???
 
OP
D
Dec 2, 2010
70
0
Virginia
Status
Non-Student
yes i need to relax, if i freak out i will forget whatever i know. i am just going through kaplan notes one more time real slow and will do an nbme after to see where i stand. if 240 or above i am writing that test asap.
 
OP
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Dec 2, 2010
70
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Virginia
Status
Non-Student
hi, thought i would update this with the latest:

nbme 7 - 260
nbme 3- 255
nbme 4 - 263

just reviewing my kaplan notes in the few days before the big day!

9 more days to go!!

one question: should i be madly flipping through first aid right now?