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* How do u improve on mcq for day 1 FIP & diagnosis?
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  grittymd - 01/30/19 13:15
 
  Does anyone have any advice on how to improve on day 1 mcqs for FIP and diagnosis? The real exam is harder than the uworld FIP and the questions are longer on the real exam for day one.
Are there any books or other qbanks that you would recommend that would help me score better on FIP and diagnosis type questions? That is my weakest area. I'm not referring to the biostats or abstracts and drug ads. Just trying to figure out how to improve my score and pass this exam. Any advice would be appreciated.
 
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* Re:How do u improve on mcq for day 1 FIP & diagnos
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  the28shogun - 01/30/19 17:08
 
  Personally I think there are things on day 1 that you just aren't meant to know. Even the people who get 250+ on step 1 and step 2 usually do not get this same score on step 3, and I think this is largely because some questions on day 1 are too random, subjective, vague, or just not from any typical medical resource.

My advice is don't worry about day 1 beyond what you're capable of. Use the materials that everyone uses, review your high-yield info from Step 2 CK, and go over some key points that you remember from Step 1 being important or easy to remember with mnemonics. Apart from that, just worry about day 2 and the clinical cases section.

You just have to pass and if you spend a lot of time trying to learn minor facts I think it'll just hurt you more than actually help you.

Good luck.
 
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* Re:How do u improve on mcq for day 1 FIP & diagnos
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  grittymd - 01/30/19 18:24
 
  Thanks for the advice @the28shogun.  
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