Hi guys, I finished my M2 year 3 years ago and I've been doing basic science research. I'll be going back to medschool next year (2008), and I'll need to take my Step1 sometime in April-May of next year. That gives me about 11-12 months. Obviously I'd like to do as well as possible on this exam, but also I really want to learn as much as possible to make my M3+M4 yrs as productive and rewarding as possible. However being out of school for this long, I've forgotten almost everything about USMLE prep and I thought this would be a nice place to ask for some help. I'd especially love to hear from those who were in similar situations as myself, out of school for a while and having about 12 months to prepare (not 24/7 though). Is Kaplan recommended? Their homestudy package was $499. I'm thinking I need to start slowly and ramp it up slowly. I'm not a believer in reading tons of different books, but I do believe in doing tons of practice problems. I'd appreciate any help you guys can provide. Thanks!