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Member Profile

Ryan Enke (2005)
Member Type: Student, Junior Member Campus: Chicago
Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program: Mayo Clinic
Advice
USMLE STEP 1 ADVICE

You actually start studying from the start of your M1 year, get as much as you can out of every class, especially M2 year. Having an established knowledge base will be your best tool for Step 1, but more importantly this will serve you well in the rest of your training. Now for the actual study plan I used. I started with 1st Aid over spring break and practicum, a good overview of key facts. Then I set aside 4 weeks devoted entirely to studying for the test. I studyed mostly M-F as follows: 8-12: Kaplan binder review, 12-1: break, 1-5: Kaplan review binder, 5-8: break, 8-12: Q-bank questions. I went through all 3 large Kaplan binders over this time and 90% of Q-bank. I also suggest taking a full length practice test about 2 weeks before your test. You can take go to Univ. of Missouri, Kansas City web site for info on practice tests they offer. Use 1st Aid during last week of preparation for high yield facts. Take some breaks, so you donít burn out. Itís a lot of studying, but find a method that fits your style best. Good luck and contact me with any questions you may have.