...I've heard from several people (and it's been mentioned on these boards a few times) that you can start some preliminary preparation for Step 1 during your M1 year. Since it's two years away and I don't really know what I'm talking about yet, this may be a stupid question: Is it really helpful to prepare so early (i.e. would anything I do 1st year really be of any use at the end of 2nd year) ? What would be the best thing to do? I read that getting First Aid physio and annotating during classes is a good thing to do during first year. Is it true, or would this be a total waste of time?