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    5th semester and step 1

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    hey everyone
    am a transfer in 5th semester. i've been talking to some seniors about step 1, how to do well and what if you fail etc. is aua really average on policies about step 1 attempts or difficult like ross? i have heard some stories about ross.
    at aua one student i have been talking to failed his step 1, 3 times and was told that he would need to take comp shelf again and only then the permission to take step 1 again. but i dont think he was given much time to study and hence failed comp.

    listening to all this freaks me out. i mean i have been hitting the books hard but what if i dont pass. am i going to be in the hole like this guy?

    i am still learning about how things are at aua. hehe. who's good side do i need to be on if i get stuck like him?
    also what is better? kaplan path or goljan path or brs? is brs physio sufficient?

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    We get 6 months from the end of 5th semester to take and pass the step 1. That is a lot more time than at Ross.


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    yeah ross is going crazy now. too many students and the admin is all snobs. how is the admin overall at aua?

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    You will be in "the hole" if you fail your Step 1 three times no matter what school you plan on attending. Don't plan on failing the step. If 3 times isn't enough, a lot of states in the U.S. wont license you. AUA's policy on the step would be the least of your worries at that point

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    Does anyone know what the shelf exam post 5th semester is like?

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    you should do an nbme exam. they provide those on nbme website. i took one yesterday. some seniors i know said the same thing. it seems to be a good scale to see where you stand and was told that the shelf exam is kinda like that.
    does anyone know a good resource for physio? that is my weak point.

    goljan path seems to be the best. and you can find them free online.
    pharm i am not too sure about. diff people gave diff resources.

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    BRS physio worked great for me
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    thanks!!! think i will stick with brs physio. any pointers on what to use for pharm? some people said kaplan pharm is too much info and others said it was enough. thanks much

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