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- Friday, December 28, 2012 No Comments
Some people are asking about the 150 free USMLE questions i think this is what you guyz are looking for

http://www.usmle.org/practice-materials/index.html

I scored 99/252

- Thursday, March 29, 2012 No Comments
Its 99/252
sooooo happyyyy. 


PREP SCHEDULE: 7 months

PREP MATERIALS
Kaplan lecture notes (2002 edition), FA 2010Goljan book, slides & audios, Conrad Fischer 100 Cases
BRS physiologyKaplan Qbook, UW (online) and Kaplan qbanks (offline).

ROUND 1:
Anatomy: Kaplan lecture notes followed by videos and FA, then kaplan qbook and qbank subject-wise, timed.
Physiology: kaplan LN followed by BRS, then kaplan videos and FA then Kaplan qbook and qbank.
Biochemistry: Kaplan LN then videos (lionel raymon) and FA then kaplan qbook and qbank.
pathology:Goljan book and audios, then FA and kaplan videos, then kaplan qbank.
Micro& immuno: kaplan LN, then FA , then videos, kaplan qbank.
Pharmacology: Kaplan LN, then FA, then kaplan videos, then kaplan qbank.
Behavioral sci: Kapaln LN, conrad fischer 100 cases, then FA, then Kaplan vids, then kaplan qbank.

ROUND 2 (10wks to exam)
i did a quick revision of all the materials, using the kaplan videos, and jotted notes, with goljan slides and did 2nd read of FA.

UWORLD
 (5wks to exam)
random,timed,unused,online. 2blocks per day. average= 76%. reviewed wrong questions in the last week.
UWorld exam day simulation (3wks to exam): 7 random, timed, unused, sequential UW blocks: averaged 78%.

LAST 1 WK
:
FA review cover to cover(16hrs per day)

NBME 7 (5 days to exam) : 258/660

Free 150 official USMLE questions(2days to exam):41,41,40

I am soooo happy to have 99/252. Glory be to God. 

I thank the forum staff, and fellow forumites for their awesome support.

TO THOSE STILL PREPARING: GOD IS YOUR STRENGTH, YOU CAN DO IT.

Exam day Experience 1

- Saturday, October 29, 2011 No Comments

 Exam is Over..yeah

Finally I am done with the exam
Such a relief..
Impressions about the exam: Was not as difficult as I had expected it to be. It was between NBME and Uworld's level of difficulty.
Breaking it questions wise.
About 40 - 50 % Questions were really straight forward.
About 25 to 30 % were of average difficulty.
I found only 5-10 % of the questions extremely difficult.


Subject wise
Anatomy; Kaplan and FA are definitely not enough. Some weird questions which I had no clue about.
Biochem: all question were straight forward. FA is enough.
Genetics: Mostly family trees with questions asking to identify the type or disease with similar inheritance.
Physiology: Almost all questions were somewhat related to hormones, their actions and secondary messengers. Kaplan does a good job for physiology.
Pathology: FA is enough. I had read Goljan but I think most of the question which I had on the exams could be answered even if I had skipped Goljan.
Pharmacology: Very easy. Uworld pharmac questions are harder then the real stuff.
Microbiology: Kaplan does a good job. Most questions had a slide or a picture along with it.
Behavioral science and Bio-stats: This was the most difficult part. Best response type questions had options which were very close and difficult to choose from. Kaplan Qbank represented these questions quite well. I had 2 or 3 questions from Biostats which I had no idea about.
Lots of CT scans and Images..All were easy to identify..

In all the exam is easy.Will post my detailed experience after I get my results..