Show some IMG love! (help!)

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  1. Blondbondgirl

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    Ok, I am an American studying in Germany trying to figure out when to take my Step 2 and how long I should plan to study for it. I didn't do so well on Step 1, so I want to do well on Step 2. Part of the problem is that I self-taught myself a lot of it, I didn't have time to wait until I had the classes here.
    I had planned to study for 5 weeks after my last theoretical final (I would have had all subjects then, right before my final year, my "practical year", which is only in the hospital). My only worry is that although I would have had the material in this case (as compared to Step I), we don't have shelf exams, so I would not have had the American format for very long (or are 5 weeks of UW and First Aid enough, all of you IMGs out there?)
    Any suggestions? experiences?

    Thanks guys!:)
     
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  3. raidenxp2005

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    what you need is Kaplan Lecture Notes for Step 2 CK and maybe the dvd's to go with them

    If u consider your a good and fast reader you'll only need 2 months, as long as the informations sticks in your head

    when you're finished reading a discipline, e.g. Cardiology from the internal medicine lecture notes, you do questions from UW and review the questions you got wrong along with those u got right

    most ppl suggest doing UW atleast twice to get a good score

    FA is good as a good refresher but all u need in Kaplan and UW to pass

    if you know u haven't been in the US teaching system for a while....you should consider studying for more than 2 months....maybe 4, depending on how much work you can cover in a short time
     
  4. Blondbondgirl

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    Thanks, dude, I really appreciate it! :D

    I thought about doing an NMBE (or whatever they're called) 4 months prior to see where I stand so I can plan accordingly, though it seems most people use those exams closer to the end!?
     
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    yes take nbme closer to the end, and before that use your score on qbanks to evaluate your progress
     
  6. raidenxp2005

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    Yes Most Definitely

    Do The Nbme...
     

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