This is my experience. First of all, this was my first step. I was too worried to take it as the first one but I had to because my visa had few months to end. With someone who is literally average like me, and less preparation than the others. I never thought i’ll make it! And if I did, you can too!! Guess what? I took it in Philadelphia, where everybody else was an AMG.
My less preparation time was because I still have finals to do in the medical school. I took 28 days to prepare. My first two weeks was just reading the cases and practicing with someone through skype, where it was miserable because i was cheating all the time of what questions i gotta ask lol. Through time, i started to be more confident and make my own mnemonics. I watched a lot of videos also through that time.
Went to New York 2 weeks before my exam, and took the NYCS prep course because I didn’t have any idea about the patient note. So practicing a lot was the key to ace the patient note.
Stick to practicing a lot, even if it was for two weeks!! Choose the right partner, who doesn’t give compliments 👌
First aid, Kaplan cases were helpful, partner, and Patient Note practicing!!
Good luck all!
Article published with permission from the author.
We continuously update our articles by consulting with the author and changes in recent guidelines of the exam. Please make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter (it’s completely FREE) to get notified on future updates of this article.
Image designing by Arnab Mukherjee.
📚 Write an article today
The Paradigm Shift Group is a community website, where everyone can publish materials related to study. The goal is to provide high quality FREE study materials created, edited and studied by academic people (students, researchers and professionals). You find more information on this page. Email the article to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.