JibsGuy52

5+ Year Member
Jan 13, 2015
389
351
Status
  1. Medical Student
I'm just about to start passively studying for Step 2 CK with the extra free time from "online" rotations. Is it true that I only need Uworld? I'm the type of student who is just a bit above average. (233 Step 1 and wants to do IM).

It worries me because my first pass Uworld score is roughly 45-70 % on blocks. I see peers with FA for CK, MTB, OME and it slightly worries me that I should be doing more. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to tackle this beast?

Thank you.
 

hawthorn9797

2+ Year Member
May 9, 2016
436
446
Status
  1. Medical Student (Accepted)
Following, I’m in the exact same situationc, 18% through UWorld and getting 45%-70% in blocks... as of late I have stopped blocks of UW and am doing a quick read through all of MTB for a refresher. It’s just with UW there seems to be many conditions that I have never even heard of. And the presentations are much vaguer than UW for step 1 so it can be very challenging. Good luck
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

JibsGuy52

5+ Year Member
Jan 13, 2015
389
351
Status
  1. Medical Student
Following, I’m in the exact same situationc, 18% through UWorld and getting 45%-70% in blocks... as of late I have stopped blocks of UW and am doing a quick read through all of MTB for a refresher. It’s just with UW there seems to be many conditions that I have never even heard of. And the presentations are much vaguer than UW for step 1 so it can be very challenging. Good luck
Exactly. Feeling the same way. I have all these books but I don’t even know which one I should pick.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user
About the Ads

hawthorn9797

2+ Year Member
May 9, 2016
436
446
Status
  1. Medical Student (Accepted)
Exactly. Feeling the same way. I have all these books but I don’t even know which one I should pick.
I am really liking MTB right now, only about 1/2 through but it seems to cover a lot of what I’ve encountered on UW blocks and is adequately in-depth without going crazy (like step up to medicine in my opinion). It kind of glosses over pathophysio that we should theoretically know from step 1. Just my 2 cents
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

drrod

2+ Year Member
Jun 3, 2016
3
6
On that same boat as you both. Hoping someone shine some good advice our way!
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

NecrotizingFasciitis

5+ Year Member
Jul 15, 2015
1,745
3,119
Status
  1. Medical Student
Aside from TZanki, UWorld, & OME (the typical stuff) one cool resource I've found digging around Reddit are the Dr. Devine podcasts. I specifically read to listen to (at a minimum) #'s 37, 97, 100, 102, geriatrics, the one on military vets, & the comprehensive reviews. I've listened to 37, 97, & 100 so far. It's super high-yield & straight facts. When he pauses momentarily before telling you answers, you can pause the audio to quiz yourself.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users

Neopolymath

Renaissance Man
5+ Year Member
Mar 5, 2014
2,128
6,845
Status
  1. Medical Student
Aside from TZanki, UWorld, & OME (the typical stuff) one cool resource I've found digging around Reddit are the Dr. Devine podcasts. I specifically read to listen to (at a minimum) #'s 37, 97, 100, 102, geriatrics, the one on military vets, & the comprehensive reviews. I've listened to 37, 97, & 100 so far. It's super high-yield & straight facts. When he pauses momentarily before telling you answers, you can pause the audio to quiz yourself.
I really liked Golijan audio for step 1 so I listened to Divine Intervention podcast audio all year driving, exercising, and any chores around the house. He single handedly allowed me to crush rotation exams even during my busiest rotations coupled with long commutes. I cannot recommend his content enough.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users

JibsGuy52

5+ Year Member
Jan 13, 2015
389
351
Status
  1. Medical Student
I really liked Golijan audio for step 1 so I listened to Divine Intervention podcast audio all year driving, exercising, and any chores around the house. He single handedly allowed me to crush rotation exams even during my busiest rotations coupled with long commutes. I cannot recommend his content enough.

As noted above, are there any #’s that are “must listens”?
 

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.
About the Ads