USMLE Step 1 Experience – Gustavo Rosas
NBME 12 221
NBME 13 234
NBME 15 221
NBME 17 224
NBME 18 224
FINAL SCORE: 238
Preparation time like 12 months.
Books: FA (my MAIN and most useful book in my test), UWORLD 2016 OFFLINE (trust me you can use a cronometer instead of uworld online but everybody has their preferences), kaplan just for genetics and PATHOMA (very good concise book).
TIP: If your basics are quite well, DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME ON KAPLAN.
I started reading FA along with my classes, then when I finished each block (lets say cardio) I used uworld of cardio only and make notes on FA and so one.
One I had all my important notes from uworld I REREAD a lot of times FA and UWORLD lets say like 6.
Then I read PATHOMA BOOK, making notes to FA as well.
Again, RE READ FA along with pathoma notes and uworld but don’t be lazy, READ FA WELL!!! IT IS CLUE.
And again I reread like 4 more times FA and UWORLD AND PATHOMA and so on.