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    Prepping for Step 1

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    Hello all,

    I am about to start my 3rd Semester at RUSM. I was wondering if there is anyone who took Step 1 and would like to share his/her strategy or plan and any resources that worked for them in terms of studying for the Step. I understand 3rd semester might be a bit early, but I wanted to plan ahead. Thank you for your time.

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    My advice,

    1) don't use too many sources, 2 or 3 max.
    2) I liked First Aid and UWorld
    3) Definitely practice Uworld ?s as they are the closest you'll see to actual step questions.
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    Unless things have changed, definitely use UWorld in conjunction w/ studying for Mini's. Some professors emphasize aspects that are NOT emphasized on the Step 1. You can definitely use their powerpoints, but using UWorld assure you will be getting the proper "angle" to what is important on Step 1.

    Goljian Rapid Pathology was a HUGE help. Add FA w/ good notes you take throughout the semester and you are setting up for success!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gfliptastic View Post
    Unless things have changed, definitely use UWorld in conjunction w/ studying for Mini's. Some professors emphasize aspects that are NOT emphasized on the Step 1. You can definitely use their powerpoints, but using UWorld assure you will be getting the proper "angle" to what is important on Step 1.

    Goljian Rapid Pathology was a HUGE help. Add FA w/ good notes you take throughout the semester and you are setting up for success!
    Only problem with that is wasting a lot of $ and good study questions on Mini's instead of Step 1. Mini's generally aren't testing as high yield as step 1 and using UWorld at this point is not advised in my opinion. Everyone learns in their own special way though so it may work for you. Also using UWorld from 3rd semester on is expensive for 12 months which is what would be necessary for starting at this time.
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