Dan S., MST USMLE Tutor
Extremely well explained. I am with you on the “Simulate the Real Exam” front. An added bonus of this approach is that tracking your performance on these blocks over the course of weeks or months can be a pretty good metric of progress and can really help identify trouble areas. This way, if 2 weeks into studying you are finding that when cardiology questions come up, you are still struggling with them despite having done an FA cardiology 1st pass, you can re-target that area. That’s a lot more helpful than reading FA cardiology, then doing well on a few sets of FA cardiology questions, and then thinking you are in good shape and not seeing a cardiology question again until weeks later only to find that your really struggling with them and you’re running out of study time.