Originally Posted by Dr.Masr
the BEST study you can do for step I is study the material presented to you over the 2 years of basics so you know it and UNDERSTAND it COLD!!!! No cramming for the exam, no just memorizing facts, understand why things work the way they do.
Then spend the 5-8 weeks REVIEWING the material you learned- whether that be using Kaplan, BRS, Hi-Yield, or a combo of them (Personally used Kaplan(books and Qbank) and Hi-Yield for weeks 2-12, week 1 was quick read of FA, Week 12 FA and qbank with NBME tests periodically)( weeks 1-6 were Kaplan class).
You cannot learn everything new (or even 50% new if you were only half paying attention in class) in a few weeks - you may PASS step I, but don't think you can excel (220+) if you cram for step I as well.
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