Usmle step 1 experience - 257

USMLE STEP 1 EXPERIENCE - 257

Year of Graduation : 2015
Study Duration : 3 Months during House job (March-May) + 6 months of Dedicated Study (June-Nov)
Date of exam : Nov, 2016
Resources Used

  1. Physio : Kaplan with Kaplan Videos + FA + uworld
  2. Pharma : Kaplan with Kaplan Videos + FA + uworld
  3. Biochem & Genetics : Kaplan with Kaplan Videos + FA + uworld (Revised Genetics during last months of prep)
  4. Pahtology :
    Pathoma e pathoma Videos + FA + Uworld (Nothing else, Quickly reviewed pathoma for
    histo pics in last days)
  5. Anatomy :
    Gross : Kaplan esp CT scans of thorax and abdomen ( used it in last days as well) +
    Muscles of upper and lower limb , origin insertions from KLM + FA + Uworld [will not
    recommend HY anatomy, all necessary info is covered in uworld and FA]
    Neuro : HY Neuro ( Must b done from kaplan, i personally believe that HY is LY for
    Neuro :stuck_out_tongue:
    Embryo : HY embryo (Best book)
  6. Micro : FA and uworld r MORE THAN ENOUGH
  7. Immuno : Kaplan(recommended) + FA + Uworld
  8. BS & Ethics : Kaplan Books with Kaplan Videos + FA + Uworld
    100 cases of Conrad Fischer [N.B :DONT FOLLOW ANY OTHER BOOK FOR ETHICAL
    PRINCIPLES, as there is a lot of stuff that creates confusion]
    For Ethics : Uwrold and Conrad’s 100 cases are the best sources
  9. Biostats : Kaplan e videos + FA + uworld + uworld subject review
    Qbanks : Uworld + Did kaplan Qbank for Genetics section.
    Time Line
    1st Phase
    Kaplan, Pathoma, HY & all stuff other than uworld and FA (3 Months of housejob + 1 month)
    Assembled the stuff, started with Kaplan books and videos, like most peolple didnt realise that kaplan must b done
    as fast as possible :stuck_out_tongue: wasted a lot of tym , obviously it wasnt easy with housejob. Pathoma is an excellent book to
    cover patholgy, rest is covered in FA and uworld. Did Physio, pharma, biochem, immuno, BS & biostats and Antomy
    from kaplans.
    Advice for starters :
    • Have a STUDY PARTNER. A DEDICATED ONE. 2 heads are better than one :wink:
    • Try to complete Kaplans e videos asap. This part of prep is just for concept building, dont cram anything,
    just try to build a strong base. Repeat Kaplan only if you think you lack concepts even after doing uworld.
    • AIM IS TO BUILD CORE CONCEPTS. AFTERALL WE R GOING TO BE THE BEST DOCTORS.