It’s coming! It is hard to believe that in a little over two months I will be taking the test that has been talked about over and over for the past two years…the USMLE Step 1. In order to get ready for the study marathon that is to come, I’ve created a study schedule for myself and have decided to share it with all of you. This schedule is mostly for the 5 weeks of intensive studying I will have after my school ends for the semester until my test date. Until then, I will just be trying to do as many practice questions and review that I can while still keeping up with the class work.
Please keep in mind that I have not yet taken Step 1, so I cannot guarantee any certain score or even general success if you decide to use this schedule. Also, I am not saying that the resources I used are the only ones to use. I have just created this schedule based on research on other study schedules online, from talking with students who have already taken Step 1, as well as those in my own class. Please just use this as a guideline for your own studies and I encourage you to tweak and change anything about the schedule in order to better fit your own needs and goals for studying. The best study schedule is one where you feel you are learning as much as you can and one that you will be able to follow through to completion. It should be completely personalized to your own learning style and timeline.
Do you have any tips for Step 1 studying? Any further questions about how I am going to study? Please leave any questions or comments below. I would love to hear from you!
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