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* my step 1 experience..
  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 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 is the 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 that doesnt matter...i didn feel sleepy during exam
exam was tough
tougher than nbme's obviously experience may vary
micro was heavily 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 that was where i went wrong..i shud ve taken atleast half hour break after 3rd 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 exam centre they provide u with orange colored headphones to minimize 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 i was happy that atleast it is over

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

gudluck 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..
  sept240 - 09/05/12 22:22
  thank u so much...
u said u did first nbme can u plz send me offline nbmes (what ever u have) with answers.
my skype id sept240
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
  cearamor - 09/05/12 22:23
  Great score, buddy! I'm anxiously waiting for my score..  
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
  1381 - 09/05/12 22:53
  thank u very much

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* Re:my step 1 experience..
  usmle272 - 09/05/12 22:57
  congratulations... good luck stay blessed  
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
  fineboys - 09/05/12 23:51
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
  drsahiba - 09/06/12 01:46
  congrats biyaa, wish u a great score  
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
  imgpak - 09/06/12 03:21
  congratulations biyaa''''''''' you finally did it, thanks a lot for all your help.  
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
  biyaa - 09/06/12 04:53
  thnku guys:)
n gudluck cearamor
@sept240..will send u soon
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
  biyaa - 09/06/12 04:56
  @imgpk..hw did ur exam go??  
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
  sunshine3 - 09/06/12 08:43
  congratulations!!! hey is it wise to strt uworld before ur first read get complete??  
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