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Member Profile

Mark Jordan (2013)
Member Type: Student, Junior Member Campus: Rockford
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery Program: Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners
Advice
- LOTS of practice questions. Started doing them in February of M2. Did random timed blocks in UWorld (starting with a block every other day or so in February), after finishing UWorld I did a good chunk of Kaplan Q-bank. Q-banks are skewed towards the subjects that matter for the test which keeps you on track. I read the explanations very slowly and this was the majority of my studying.
- Goljan, Goljan, and more Goljan (book plus audios), used throughout M2 and then did read-thru at beginning of study block. If you know path well you can rock this test.
- Really liked Kaplan audios for basic science and some M2 material (biochem, anatomy/embryo, pharm, neuro)
- Used First Aid as my sole Micro source..went though First Aid with each section during M2 and also did a read-thru or 2 during my study block
- Did random quizzing out of First Aid with a study partner once a week. More for moral support than anything, misery loves company.
- Avoided BRS-type books like the plaque, seem very low yield
- Left Friday and Saturday nights for being normal, maintained workout schedule, friend+family time, etc.
- Do what works for YOU. I'm auditory, so I geared my materials towards this. Don't look over your shoulder, some people are great at creating grandiose study schedules while studying their friends' facebook profiles. So I can vouch that a master study schedule is not necessary if not exactly your bag. Good luck!