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    Hi,

    I did the NBME #1 and got 280 on it. I have 5 weeks till the exam date. What should I do? I need to really do something drastic. I have not done USMLE world questions yet. I am going to start them tomorrow.

    35 days remaining.

    There are 2300 USMLE world questions. Would doing 100 a day with their answers be sufficient for 23 days and then I can focus on some books for the next few days.

    Please help, I am panicking now... I want to do well on the Step 2 not mediocre.

    Please suggest something.

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    My advice would be to get ahold of the Kaplan Books and start reviewing/re-writing them, memorizing them.

    Get USMLE world tomorrow and start doing 50-100 a day. Concentrate more on re-learning the material from the books first. Because Q's without context are difficult to do. After you have gone through the material in Kaplan (spend more time on medicine 10-12, maybe a 4 days on peds, 3 on ObGyn and 1 each on surgery and psych.

    Other ancillary sources, First Aid step 2, Step Up to Medicine, Secrets....whatever.

    If my above count is right, thats three weeks total. After those 3 weeks review your material again, but quicker, and focus much more on the questions. Go thru USMLE world atleast once ( i haven't but i'm trying to get there) but my roommate has gone through it 3 times.

    Take NBME 2 7-10 days out, and if you are still not at a 500, delay your test if you really want to do well. If 500 or better, than continue on doing questions and looking at high yield things (back of First Aid 2)

    Good luck!

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    Thanks,

    I am going to hit the books hard now. Do 100 questions of USMLE and finish those in 23 days, and supplement those with Kaplan books. and then at the end of the day for like an hour or two focus on kaplan books, have to put in 16 hrs a day now. Nothing left to do but that...

    I wanted to do well... now it seems after that score I need to fight to pass in 5 weeks.

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