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you know what if you want a 99 it is possible, just follow these simple intructions, first of all decide that you want a 99, i mean if you decide that you want a 95 you will get a 90 so aim for 99 and nothing less. You are only limited by what you think. If i told you that you could never fail what would you do? Do not get frustrated easily, life has just started for you, take one step at a time and enjoy it. You have great intelligence and education and a great life in US, how many of your countrymen can get such an opportunity. here is what i would do......... i would sit down first for 2 hours shut down my cell phone and take a notepad and a pen and start answering the following questions with full honesty and sincerity.......... what do i want (if you are honest here you would say i want a 99 because anything less than that would be a lie), how would i feel when i have achieved my target? (think of you holding you usmle step 2 score sheet with a 99 and you giving your friends a great party and celebrating) what is preventing you from getting to your goal? how long would it take for you to reach your target? What are the resourses that you have that will help you reach your target? Do you have any role models who have got similar results? Describe your ideal day What is your timetable and plan for achieving your target? answer these questions, not orally, but write them down on paper. You can do this even in chinese, but your pen should not stop for half and hour, just keep on writing. then read it loud. go to the beach and stand in front of the sea and say it out loud. read it everyday after you wake up and before you go to bed. you need to be obsessed with the idea to get results. now you will start feeling more confident you should now start studying hard. first start by reading the first 50 pages of kaplan q book where they have shown you how to prepare for the test and how to answer the questions.................. there is a key to studying in medicine..before opening any book answer this question....Why am i reading this stuff? For whom am I reading this text book? What is your answer? It is for my patients? Any single line of the book can save the patients life. So then you will get highly motivated to learn each and every line of kalpan text book. So in your revision you have to do medicine + pediatrics 12 days ( e.g. read CVS from medicine and then CVS from pedia) it saves a lot of time and energy Ob-gyn 5 days surgery 3 days psychiatry/behavioral sciences 4 days so one revision in 24 days then do all the questions like usmleworld.com ( dont miss a single question), kaplan q book 10-12 blocks, q bank 10-12 blocks, usmle sample cd ( the one you get from ecfmg....dont miss a single question)
what has to be done
kaplan q book and bank usmleworld.com
usmle sample cd
harrsison text book of internal medicine......hematology slides, dermat slides and stuff..
photos from first aid last 10-12 days just dont solve questions but read all the material again.
Take vitamin B complex pills everyday......or else you will get wernickes enceph 10-12 days before exam solve the kaplan simulated and the usmle sample cd
then 2-3 days for each subject
just read kaplan and nothing else, be confident, if you have read it before
you are going to know the answer. take notes of all those things of kaplan that you think that you cannot
remember e.g. leukemias, or pedia guidelines for head injury or infectious ds. at what cd4 count you get what infection in AIDS..............................
and write them in the diary...........................
last 3 days, read no new material, just read those notes that you took and
diary,...........also you might read certain topics that have to be
memorized e.g. hemat, cns, kidney
do a rapid revision of those things
2 day before exam do usmle sample cd again, see photos of harrison and first
aid, read diary.
day before exam just have fun,..........
go for a haircut, go for a massage on the head,..........its so relaxing,
dont sleep in the afternoon or else you will not be able to sleep at
night,...........
do some physical activity like going for a walk,............
and relax with freinds,.........watch a
movie................
and in the morning of the day before the exam read kaplan q book 1st 50
pages where they have described the ways to answer question in the
usmle.....................dont read anything on last day before exam. just
check your orange card and i.d.
Night before the exam, when you go to bed, visualise yourself at prometric
and giving the exam, you are doing so great and fantastic and you know all
the answers all the time...............wow that is the greatest exam of my
life.....................
read something that inspires you before you go to bed, so that you go to
sleep with positive thoughts in your mind.............
the next morning awake refreshed and happy and ready to give the
exam...........
take 3-4 bottles of tang or vital z with you for energy. take some jam
sandwich or something sweet so that you get lot of sugars, remember your brain needs
glucose as sole source of energy.
have a breakfast and take 2 tablets of vitamin B complex because you need
them more today and take apples in breakfast.................one apple can
stimulate you more that one cup of tea or coffee can. those of you who have
a habit of drinking tea or coffee can take them to prometric as
well...............
again check the orange card and i.d...................................
now take the blessings of your elders/god and conquer the exam
in the center just take deep breaths
go to toilet before the test begins............
wash your face with water and wash your eyes and feel fresh
once you go inside the test terminal dont immediately start.............
take some deep breathes.
take the earplug and put them in your ear.
take the marker pad and then write on the pad............I am going to do
the very best. Come on You can and You will do it
surely................Nothing in this whole world can now stop
me..........Unleash my powers and awaken the giant within
...........................
now you are confident........................
then start the tutorial....................
you cant skip it but just keep on pressing the next button until it gets
over and then you will be asked your CIN no. Just type it and the exam
starts.
Read carefully and start exam. Dont worry..............
Just take the exam like you are playing a video game or computer
game,..........no big deal just routine game.......................
most important ENJOY the exam,
after the block gets over just write on the pad. Great Job Doctor, keep up
the tempo, keep up the good work , 1 block over successfully..........
DO the 1st two blocks simultaneiously without breaks.
after two blocks take a break, wash your face and eyes to prevent eye strain
and fatigue, drink some tang. and start the third block.....
after your 4th or 5th block take a meal.................dont eat too
heavy,................
and you are like 70% done.
just give the blocks and after each block write something good about
yourself...........
i used the marker pad just for that..............
This willl be the best exam that you have ever given in your
life................
Enjoy your life,,,,,,,,,,,,,, if you need any help, i m here to help.
best of luck and you will do great
sharvil it has worked for me, my score is 99/268........and anyone and everyone can get a 99..because we are doctors..........





  #2

Sharvil, your message is very encouraging to me, really nod

Thanks for writing it !. The only thing that it could be some difficult is to read harrison book, they are 2 volumes, and toooooo many pages.

smiling face. Thank you and congratulations for that perfect score !



  #3

wow, that sounds really great, how long did it take you to prepare the step 2, I am planning to take it in feb but i feel like i 'm losing my motivation. congratz for your score, that is really a great scoresmiling face



  #4

oh yeah one more thing, where did you get the q book, i bought the kaplan notes from ebay but they didn't include the q book, i didn't know if they are differentsad





  #5

any kind of correlations wld surely help!! nbme, kaplan qbank cummulative score or usw...wink

thanx

and hey before i forget congratulations on that stellar score...



  #6

Thanks Sharvil, sounds like the ideal plan, except i have less time so il have to speed things up. Oh and i don't have any beaches or sea near my house, so I'l have to face the beautiful mountains every morning and say "I hope I can get a 99"...good luck with match wink


  #7

congrats, sharvil, that's huge great score! have you used textbooks for other subjects also or only Harrison's PIM?

cloudparkville, you can buy Kaplan qbook step 2 CK from www.amazon.com for $ 29.67.



  #8

hey guys, thanks a lot for your compliments

well actually what i meant was to use the harrison text book only to see the color photos at the end of the book not for reading, i m nuts to read harrison for usmle ck, i would do that for my internal med board exams, which i dont have to cause i m going for surgery,

all the best to you

sharvil



  #9

Hey Sharvil,

CONGRATS on the great score.
Your msg is very encouraging... I don't have that much time but I can use most of your advice.
Thanks.




  #10

Sharvil, WOW! Thank you for that wonderful post.

........and anyone and everyone can get a 99..because we are doctors..........

Indeed!





  #11

thank you very much ppl

glad to provide you with any help...........that i can..................

all the very best to all

sharvil



  #12

well well vishal
what is all the bitterness for buddy....
cool and relax

i have done enough of internship work and clinical work to realize one thing........and that is the GOLDEN RULE of surgery.............React to all adverse situations and comments with a cool head and calm mind............

i m sorry i my post offended in any way.............i did not have that in mind while i wrote it.....

dude life is great...........and just relax and enjoy it.............

turn your bitterness into sweetness and spread it around,,,,,,,,,,,

the world needs it................

nod all the very best in life,

wishing you success,

sharvil



  #13

thanksnod sharvil for encouraging post..



  #14

wow sharvil, thanks for the great post, it built up my spirits....


  #15

Thank you! It's really helpful! nod


  #16

hi

after reading ur post today i felt you are a person with difference...not too many people will have that attitude.wat ever u said is exactly true..these are all success principles....WHAT EVER THE MIND OF A MAN CAN PERCIEVE AND BELIEVE IT CAN ACHIEVE.....( with a right plan and action)..

i learned a lot after reading a very good book --THINK AND GROW RICH---....its amazing book, useful for eacn n every person on this planet...read that one too ( if u have not read).



keep in touch.

with regards



  #17

hi ....every body ....just took my step1 and planning to take step2 in 2 monthes i do not is it enough time to study?and can you give a specific advice where to start and how?do you have any idea where can i get kaplan notes i could'nt find it in ebay...sorrrrrry alot of questions but i do realy need help as iam a startershaking head....thanx..


  #18

Hi All, I just cleared step 1 (with not the ideal score)and desperately need to perform good on Step 2. I am not sure how to get started. Any Guidance will be reeeaaaalllly appreciated. Thanks



  #19

Hello everyone. Hello Shavril. How are you? Thanks for the great post for encouragement. I just got my Step 1 result. 219/89. Not bad but not great. I wanted to know if a score like that would be enough to get into surgery? I'm of course planning to score much higher in step 2. Let me know what you think.

Thanks



  #20

Thanks for morale boosting, U r simply GREATnod





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