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Studying for Step 2CK! Hazem M. Shoirah Resident of Psychiatry Applicant in the 2011 match.

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1 Studying for Step 2CK! Hazem M. Shoirah Resident of Psychiatry Applicant in the 2011 match

2 The Start -When? -What? -How? Timing & Scheduling Resources & Materials -Primary -Recap -Evaluation The Psyche -Getting there! -Having fun -Being in shape

3 The Start -When? -What? -How? Timing & Scheduling Resources & Materials -Primary -Recap -Evaluation The Psyche -Getting there! -Having fun -Being in shape The Start When to start? Step 1 vs Step 2 first.. the eternal dilemma! Preparation.. end backwards.

4 The Start -When? -What? -How? Timing & Scheduling Resources & Materials -Primary -Recap -Evaluation The Psyche -Getting there! -Having fun -Being in shape How to time your study? Identify your target. Recognize your tools. Set your tactics! 3T t a r g e t b y BULK t a r g e t b y VALUE

5 The Start -When? -What? -How? Timing & Scheduling Resources & Materials -Primary -Recap -Evaluation The Psyche -Getting there! -Having fun -Being in shape Target by bulk

6 The Start -When? -What? -How? Timing & Scheduling Resources & Materials -Primary -Recap -Evaluation The Psyche -Getting there! -Having fun -Being in shape Target by value Internal Medicine ObGyne Psychiatry/Ethics/Stats Pediatrics Surgery

7 The Start -When? -What? -How? Timing & Scheduling Resources & Materials -Primary -Recap -Evaluation The Psyche -Getting there! -Having fun -Being in shape Time Blocks

8 The Start -When? -What? -How? Timing & Scheduling Resources & Materials -Primary -Recap -Evaluation The Psyche -Getting there! -Having fun -Being in shape Primary Study: Kaplan First Aid Recap: Your personal notes First Aid USMLE secrets Deja Review Flash Cards Kaplan Q-bank Kaplan Q-book

9 The Start -When? -What? -How? Timing & Scheduling Resources & Materials -Primary -Recap -Evaluation The Psyche -Getting there! -Having fun -Being in shape Evaluation USMLE world Q-bank USMLE world Simulated Exams NBME Exam blocks Score Estimators: urces/usmle-score-calculator.html

10 The Start -When? -What? -How? Timing & Scheduling Resources & Materials -Primary -Recap -Evaluation The Psyche -Getting there! -Having fun -Being in shape Solving Questions Read Highlight Answer! Find the answer blindly Read all other answers Exclude wrong answers Make an educated guess Pick your lucky number!

11 The Start -When? -What? -How? Timing & Scheduling Resources & Materials -Primary -Recap -Evaluation The Psyche -Getting there! -Having fun -Being in shape THE CRITICAL FACTOR OF SUCCESS

12 The Start -When? -What? -How? Timing & Scheduling Resources & Materials -Primary -Recap -Evaluation The Psyche -Getting there! -Having fun -Being in shape 3T Target Keep your target clear in your mind Communicate with people who have the same target

13 The Start -When? -What? -How? Timing & Scheduling Resources & Materials -Primary -Recap -Evaluation The Psyche -Getting there! -Having fun -Being in shape 3T Tools Your mind is your strongest tool! “I’m a human being.. Anything a human being has ever done, I can do. – P. Zimbardo Working on your mood.. Identify your psyche’s strengths and weaknesses

14 The Start -When? -What? -How? Timing & Scheduling Resources & Materials -Primary -Recap -Evaluation The Psyche -Getting there! -Having fun -Being in shape 3T Tactics Preparation Fun tactics! Dealing with anxiety and stress.. The night before..

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