You guys helped me alot. So Iโ€™m sharing my experience as a payback to this group!

Hey everyone,
You guys helped me alot. So Iโ€™m sharing my experience as a payback to this group !

Iโ€™m a 5th year student

๐‘๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž๐:

A) Subject-wise:

1-Pathology: Pathoma
2-Pharm: Sketchy pharm
3-Physiology: kaplan ( the worst mistake iโ€˜ve ever made in my life)
4-Microbiology: Sketchy micro
5-Behavioral science: B & B and dirty usmle for ethics
6-Biochemistry: Dr najeep
7-Anatomy: B&B + shelf notes
8-Immunology: B & B

By resource:

1-First Aid: done 5-6 times, 5 stars, a must-do,
2-Pathoma: Must do, almost all you need to know about path.
3-Sketchy: I think this is a gift from God. The best resource out there.
4- PIXORIZE ; visual mnemonics like sketchy
5-You tube ; dirty usmle
6- Anki : i had created my own cards for the second pass of UW which helped me alot

UW twice - the gold โ€ฆ I believe that itโ€™s cover 90% of exam questions โ€œ do it as many times as you can โ€œ80+% first pass โ€”โ€”- ~94% second pass

Old NBMEโ€™s: I did some of them as a qbank

NBME 16: 250+
UWSA1 : 262 โ€” 2-3 months before

NBME 21: 260 โ€”1 month before
NBME 20 -22 -230 : 250 + people says these are under predict
NBME 24 ~ 265
My exam postponed another 15 days which I think was the reason of my score drop as i was exhausted and couldnโ€™t study or even revise well for the last 2 weeks

UWSA2: 258 5 days before
NBME 18: 255 3 days before
Free 120: 89% or 88

step 1 (5 march )- 257

๐“๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ:

1-In my humble opinion,The more questions u do the higher your score will be .

2- never postpone your test when you feel ready โ€ฆ this had a negative impact

3-Donโ€™t compare yourself to others. Everyone has their own strengthens and weakness so what might apply for others may not hold true for you.

4-You will have days in which you feel like you are not making any progress but donโ€™t give up. Take a break whenever u feel this way, do something outside of medicine

5- the new update of NBME report is completely useless
So i would recommend doing UWSA2 at least 2 weeks before your test as its score report is the only one now can show you your weakness

Good luck on your test, I hope to see you on the other side soon

Feel free to ask any questions.