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  donewithu - 12/11/17 21:24
  Just wanted to help someone else since I'm now officially done with these exams.

Step 3 test is structured to cover every level of medical education from basic science to residency training. Day 1 tests you heavily on step 1 (Basic science) material. Day 2 part 1 tests you on Step 2 CK. Day 2 part 2 tests you on Step 2 CS but with the added requirement to manage your patient instead of just listing the differentials like you did in Step 2 CS. Day 2 part 2 tests your ability to come up with your differentials and then proceed to order tests to arrive at your diagnosis and also manage your patient efficiently ALL BY YOURSELF since you're now the MD.

So, for Day 1: Review your basic science - MOA of medications, biostatistics and research abstracts (this has been said over and over), and ofcourse, know the pathophysiology of diseases. It's called FIP for a reason. Just know one thing for sure: You will have a tough day but keep your cool and take every block as new. Don't let the struggles of the previous block affect your mind on the next block. Important!!

Day 2: Review your Step 2 CK note. Do UWorld Q-bank till you're scoring above 65% consistently. Read MTB 3 for review after you're done studying your core materials. This should be an easier day for everyone who has made it to this stage of medical education/training.

Finally, CCS: I tried EVERY material out there. Uworld CCS is good. Archer is good. Crush CCS is good. For sure, the practice cases released by the NBME on their Fred V2 software are good. Here's the million dollar Q: How do you know if you're doing well or not? None of these actually SCORES your activities. None! I was lucky to find a software that actually SCORES what you do and tells you what is needed. This was the ONLY thing that helped me pass CCS. I'm sure not a lot of people know this because they just produced the software this year 2017. It is dirt cheap as well and you only pay for it once a year! I personally feel it's too cheap for its worth..and the scariest part: it's the exact software on the real test. Now, before someone thinks I am trying to advertise a product - look through this forum - you will NOT see any posts from me. I just wanted to help someone - who ever this is meant for. You may or may not pass CCS with UW CCS software, may or may not pass with the NBME Fred V2 practice material, may or may not pass with Crush CCS but if you PRACTICE and MASTER this new software, you will definitely ace CCS, and if you do well on CCS, you will very likely pass step 3 as long as you do ok (not great) on the MCQs.

I have not mentioned the name of the software here so no-one thinks I'm advertising. If this interests you, I'll email you the name of the software if I have your email. I forgot to mention: On day 1: Skip the Biostat/abstracts till you're done with the "real medicine" questions. Important!!

That is my little contribution. Good luck to you all. Namaste.
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* Re:Step 3 KEY
  donewithu - 12/28/17 20:01
  @afam: I emailed you. Good luck!
@smahmed11: I emailed you. Good luck!
@drnaush: I emailed you. Good luck!
Regarding MKSAP books/Qs: If you have time, it won't hurt but you really don't need that. UW is enough for you to do well on the MCQs. As you already know, MTB is a 'must read'. The lesser the # of study materials, the better. Again, good luck!
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  akinwise773 - 12/28/17 23:29
  Hi There my friend: here is my email can you share the software with me. Thanks in advance!  
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  d4lions - 12/29/17 10:03
  please send email to  
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  f16 - 12/30/17 01:31
  Our email is and we are twins and both doing step 3.My scores in step 1 and ck are not very good.I want to score really high in step 3 so that it can compansate for my other 2 steps.Please share the software with me asp.Any other advise is very welcome.  
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  medjunkie98 - 12/31/17 17:33
  send the name of the software to  
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  endinsight - 12/31/17 22:38
  Id really appreciate the name of the software sight! Thanks for helping us all out.
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  f16 - 01/02/18 00:46
  please somebody write me the software name at,  
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  bluenote1 - 01/02/18 09:03
  Hello Sir...
Thank you so much for helping all of us out.

My email :

Would really appreciate forwarding the software link
Best to you in the future
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* Re:Step 3 KEY
  marshal - 01/02/18 09:46
  Please kindly email me the name of the software. Thanks
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  donewithu - 01/04/18 19:28
  Happy New Year Docs..sorry for the late response
@akinwise773: I emailed you. Good luck!
@d4lions: I emailed you. Good luck!
@f16: I emailed you both. Good luck!
@medjunkie98: I emailed you. Good luck!
@endinsight: I emailed you. Good luck!
@bluenote1: I emailed you. Good luck!
@marshal: I emailed you. Good luck!
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