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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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  usmle19s - 09/05/12 10:53
 
  when did you give your exam ???? i gave mine on aug 20th ,,,, i thought i might get score today , looks like i miscalculated.....  
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
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  tbag - 09/05/12 10:55
 
  Congratulations Biyaa:)
I have a question,when people say that exam is abt concept,is it the same concepts tested in uworld & nbme or is uworld more direct and not conceptualized?
God bless u
 
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
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  zen786 - 09/05/12 10:55
 
  That's a great score!!!! So happy for you!
I wish u the best for your future obstacles!!


Many many congrats!!
 
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
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  argininestep1 - 09/05/12 10:58
 
  UWORLD !!!! THANKS  
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
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  biyaa - 09/05/12 10:58
 
  @usmle19s i wrote my exam on 16th aug
u will get result next wed probably..gud luck dear:)

@tbag dear exam is like uworld n nbme because..it test ur baseline knowledge n concepts
i wont say that it ask same concepts n qs
bt obviously if u r doin well in nbme n uworld that means u have good baseline knowledge n u r good to go...
 
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
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  usmle19s - 09/05/12 11:00
 
  thanks ... hey forgot to congratulate you... awesome score........ you rocked....
keep up the same spirit .. all the best for your future
 
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
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  mayaali - 09/05/12 11:00
 
  what is dit.and how nbme works.plz tell me
 
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
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  tbag - 09/05/12 11:02
 
  lol...thank u :)of course I know they don't repeat same questions  
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
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  biyaa - 09/05/12 11:03
 
  thnku zen:)  
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
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  arrowmates - 09/05/12 11:10
 
  Congrats buddy..that's my dream score:)
Pls how did you improve in 3 months?I took my 1st nbme 2days ago & scored 209:( but my exam in 3 months?
Thank u
 
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