Should studying for shelf exams and cumulative finals count as "boards study time"? I have to take the pathology and behavioral science shelf exams and a cumulative pharmacology final. I'm concerned about burning out on boards review and forgetting all the stuff I memorize early. I suck at memorizing but am really good with remembering concepts. If I work on the concepts now and try to have all concepts in first aid mastered before shelf exams, do you think I shorten my step 1 review since I will have just memorized all the path/pharm/behavioral science? Thanks for any input.