As promised, here is my study schedule! Please use this as a resource to help guide your studying. For reference, I scored a 269!
- Unlike Step 1, I used one main resource, Uworld.
- You need to master Uworld to do well on Step 2.
- I completed the corresponding Uworld questions throughout my third-year clerkships then repeated them during dedicated.
- I spent most of my dedicated period going through questions and reviewing them. I did them on random and timed mode.
- I took notes on a Word document and made Anki cards on questions I got wrong.
- Online Med Ed (OME)
- A great supplemental resource. I didn’t review all the videos, only ones on topics I felt weak in. I watched videos on 2x speed while taking notes in the Quick Tables book I purchased for $25.
- Zanki Step 2
- I should have been more diligent about completing my reviews. I honestly just used this when I could fit it in. Maybe 1-2 hours a day during dedicated.
- I highly recommend this for looking up the most current treatment regimens and management algorithms.
- Practice Exams
- I completed all the NBMEs (Forms 6-8) and Uworld Self Assessments (UWSA 1-2).
- NBMEs are notorious for underpredicting but are a great learning tool (I completed these first). I then did the two UWSAs. Lastly, I completed the free 120 questions from the NBME, which I thought were the most similar to the actual exam.
Overview of daily dedicated schedule
- 8am-11am: Uworld questions, 40 questions x 3 blocks
- 11am-2pm: Reviewed completed Uworld blocks
- 2pm-3pm: Break- lunch
- 3-4pm: Finished reviewing Uworld
- 4-5pm: OME videos
- 5pm-8pm: Break: workout and dinner
- 8pm-10pm: 1 more block of Uworld (the last week of studying, I decided to do all four blocks in the morning when I was most alert)
Comment below if you have any questions!
Thanks for reading and good luck!