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* my step 1 experience..
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  biyaa - 09/05/12 10:44
 
  got my score today 250 ALHAMDULLILAH

m happy and satisfied with my score...
thnks to all forum members for there support n help

well about my my prep...
prep time 7 to 8 mnths
started with kaplan books n vdos....i found videos very helpful...so will recommend them strongly
fr physio i did brs
neuro anat highyield
n patho goljan rapid review with audios
it took me about 4 mnths to complete first read
then i immediatelty gave nbme 3 offline
guys give nbme as soon as possible...belive me it is goin to help u


started with fa along with rapid kaplan revision n finally uworld
i cant stress more on uworld guys...it is the key...do each n every qs veryy keenly
try to understand each n every concept...dun worry if it is taking time..if u do it wisely u dun have to repeat again

after uworld i gave nbme 11 online
n started dit...i found dit really really helpful to cram first aid
then fa revision once n wrote my exam

my uworld avg was 78%
nbme 3 167/200 offline..3 mnths before exam
nbme 11 250 one mnth before exam
nbme 7 261 15 days before exam
nbme 12 261 5 days before exam
rest i did offline n got 10 to 15 qs wrong in each nbme

exam day...
cudnt sleep a night before exam...bt that doesnt matter...i didn feel sleepy during exam
exam was tough
tougher than nbme's ...bt obviously experience may vary
micro was heavily tested...bt was easy
immuno was very tough...n yea i got comparitively low performance in immuno
in each block 35 qs were really easy
n 5 to 6 really tough
block 1 was tough
2 wa easy bt qs were lengthy
3 was ok 4 was fine
5 was crazy.. i marked about 15 qs in that block
6 n 7 were very easy
i took break after 3 block fr 10 mins...bt that was where i went wrong..i shud ve taken atleast half hour break after 3rd block...it wud have altered my performance in 4 n 5 blocks
so i suggest to take break after 3 or 4 blocks..even if u feel fine n fresh..go n wash face
after 5th block i took break fr half hour
one more thing..in exam centre they provide u with orange colored headphones to minimize noise..so if someone is typing or if there is some noise do wear that...i didn know that until my last block:p

after my exam..i knew that it didn go that fine..specially immuno section..bt i was happy that atleast it is over

wt i think really helped me during my prep
uworld obviously
dit
n having a good study partner:)
n thnku zen fr making that 10 day fa plan

gudluck guys..study wisely...exam isn't about cramming..its all about concepts
for any queries u all r welcome



 
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
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  biyaa - 09/05/12 11:14
 
  @mayaali...dit is a 15 day course..u can find link on forum n download videos

@arromates thnks dear...i took nbme 3 immediately after kaplan first read n rest after doin uworld n fa...so both of them help me in improving my score...
just do uworld very wisely
 
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
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  barsha05 - 09/05/12 11:36
 
  congratulation biyaa.
how did u take notes throughout ur studies?
 
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
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  vena86 - 09/05/12 11:48
 
  congradulations biyaa ,,great score

i have a q for u ,,,wt u read for histology and cell biology ,,,general principle of health and dz ???
another q..did u reviewed ur nbme ??
 
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
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  biyaa - 09/05/12 11:52
 
  @barsha05 thnx
i just added notes frm uworld on my fa
@vena86..thnks dear
i followed kaplan fr them
n yup just giving nbme i reviewed all ans same day
 
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
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  vena86 - 09/05/12 11:54
 
  thnx dear biyaa,,,,,good luck in all other steps
 
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
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  carpediem1 - 09/05/12 12:06
 
 
congrats on ur awesome score biyaa :) i knew u would do well
 
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
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  psychmledr - 09/05/12 12:11
 
  Congratulations!! Best wishes for the future :)  
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
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  regeniuf - 09/05/12 12:16
 
  hey ... what an awesome score ... i m very happy for U dear :)
may Allah (swt) bless u in rest of ur life ...


 
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
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  usmle2177 - 09/05/12 12:32
 
  congrats biyaa !! i was positive u would score great ... :-)  
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
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  chips - 09/05/12 12:34
 
  congrats... and thank you  
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