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    Question bank during Term 5

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    Wanted to hear thoughts on time management on completing UW questions in Term 5.

    Also, what about exam masters the PP department provides? Some questions feel out of scope from the lecture material. Not sure what to make of that. Is term 5 sort of like, anything is fair game since it's all cumulative at this point?

    Back to my original concern. I feel like I'm not able to make time to complete UW questions in the week. We've already finished the cardio lectures in PP, and I've barely started the questions.

    I've only just now figured out how to study for pharm, which is frustrating since it already took away so much time from PP.

    Also, what's up with the recommendation I've heard from so many people for completing pathoma in Term 5? Is it for PP? or for step prep? is it for if you did poorly in path term 4?

    Thanks.

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    Off Topic, but I've just been thinking forget unifieds because it took me forever to understand pharmcokinetics that I've only covered two lectures in Pathophys.

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    Yeah, I'm not sure how I let a 12 unit course take such a backseat. No more of that.

    And forget unifieds, indeed.

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    It helps prepare for the exam if you do subject based exams prior to the exams. For Pathophys, you should complete all Pathology, Physiology, and Pathophysiology questions. This actually holds true for ICM as well, but for whatever reason the content covered in ICM doesn't always line up with Pathophys so you'll have to figure out how to budget that time. For ICM, only Path questions will be relevant. Then obviously you do the Pharm questions relevant for the section. I did Uworld on random, so I'm not sure how many questions that amounts to, but if you split it up like that, you'll at least be being more efficient with your time so that your Uworld time doubles as studying for exams. You also don't need to go overboard. 1-2 blocks of questions per subject right before the exam is good enough.

    I think the issue in 5th term for those trying to do everything at once is finding a balance. Your minimum goal during 5th term if you're looking to do well on the step and well in your classes is to study hard for Pharm, get through 1st aid once, and get through as many questions as possible that allows you to actually learn from them and assess what you don't know. There is plenty of time after the term ends to not only finish Uworld, but get through it again.

    And don't worry, most people are in the same boat for 5th term unifieds for whatever reason. For me it's because I was going out all the time. Knowing I was about to bomb the unified was also the kickstart I needed to actually stick to my study plan and not mess around for the rest of the term.

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    Exam master questions are bad for Step 1 prep, but it's nice for class, because I got a few questions right for PathoPhysio due to it. I felt there was some repeats, but my classmates said no. It doesn't repeat verbatim, but some concept do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonepair View Post
    Wanted to hear thoughts on time management on completing UW questions in Term 5.

    Also, what about exam masters the PP department provides? Some questions feel out of scope from the lecture material. Not sure what to make of that. Is term 5 sort of like, anything is fair game since it's all cumulative at this point?

    Back to my original concern. I feel like I'm not able to make time to complete UW questions in the week. We've already finished the cardio lectures in PP, and I've barely started the questions.

    I've only just now figured out how to study for pharm, which is frustrating since it already took away so much time from PP.

    Also, what's up with the recommendation I've heard from so many people for completing pathoma in Term 5? Is it for PP? or for step prep? is it for if you did poorly in path term 4?

    Thanks.
    exam master= LOL at it, and just do it for the bonus points. A monkey with a pencil could write better questions....honestly
    You gotta make time for those uworld questions. How I would do it is, study for 50min blocks, then take 10min and do roughly 10 questions and keep repeating this until I was done studying for the day. On weekends I would do all annotations. It worked out nicely.
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    So afterwards, would you end up annotating maybe 50 or 60 some questions during the weekend? I think I can handle this sort of schedule. I've been doing about 10-15 a day and it's working out okay, but I don't think I'm getting anything out of the physio part because I'm like, "ohhhh yeah, that's really old physio that I used to know at one time....." Maybe that's for the weekend, then, the reopening of old physio wounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by want2beanMD View Post
    It helps prepare for the exam if you do subject based exams prior to the exams. For Pathophys, you should complete all Pathology, Physiology, and Pathophysiology questions. This actually holds true for ICM as well, but for whatever reason the content covered in ICM doesn't always line up with Pathophys so you'll have to figure out how to budget that time. For ICM, only Path questions will be relevant. Then obviously you do the Pharm questions relevant for the section. I did Uworld on random, so I'm not sure how many questions that amounts to, but if you split it up like that, you'll at least be being more efficient with your time so that your Uworld time doubles as studying for exams. You also don't need to go overboard. 1-2 blocks of questions per subject right before the exam is good enough.

    I think the issue in 5th term for those trying to do everything at once is finding a balance. Your minimum goal during 5th term if you're looking to do well on the step and well in your classes is to study hard for Pharm, get through 1st aid once, and get through as many questions as possible that allows you to actually learn from them and assess what you don't know. There is plenty of time after the term ends to not only finish Uworld, but get through it again.

    And don't worry, most people are in the same boat for 5th term unifieds for whatever reason. For me it's because I was going out all the time. Knowing I was about to bomb the unified was also the kickstart I needed to actually stick to my study plan and not mess around for the rest of the term.
    Super helpful. I like the minimum goal idea. Brings me less anxiety to know I'm doing SOMETHING I should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonepair View Post
    So afterwards, would you end up annotating maybe 50 or 60 some questions during the weekend? I think I can handle this sort of schedule. I've been doing about 10-15 a day and it's working out okay, but I don't think I'm getting anything out of the physio part because I'm like, "ohhhh yeah, that's really old physio that I used to know at one time....." Maybe that's for the weekend, then, the reopening of old physio wounds.
    that is the entire idea, even if you get it wrong but still recall it after, it is a good sign as less relearning is required.
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