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2021-05-26

Is Anki a must for Step 1?

Is Anki a must for Step 1?

As for whether anki is necessary, it is not BUT it all depends on how you learn. most people end up relying heavily on it. but i know people who got 250+ without anki. The most important part about anki is making sure you keep up with all of your reviews otherwise the system is worthless.

How many Zanki cards should I do a day?

Zanki can be rough long term, getting 200+ reviews in a single day. If you’re fast, you could get those done in 1-2 hours (I’m too ADHD to do that). To lower the number of reviews, I suggest a set of news from each subdeck on a different day (eg 60 from biochem on day 0 then 60 from cardio on day 1, etc.).

Is Zanki or Anking better?

Anking vs Zanki Anking is just the same as Zanki except that it comes with a better tagging system and a few additional decks.

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Should I make my own Anki cards?

Yes, there’s definitely value in making your own deck. The two benefits I see are: 1) familiarizing yourself with the material when adding new cards; 2) and customizing the deck to suit your needs. I do both. My first deck is the best one I could find among the shared anki decks.

Is Zanki Step 2 GOOD?

If you have a strong knowledge base and are performing well clinically, Zanki Step 2 is a great resource for you. If you need more guidance and background knowledge, WiWa might be a deck better suited to your needs.

Can a high step 2 score make up Step 1?

Can Step 2 CK make up for a bad Step 1 score? It depends. There’s actually no clear-cut answer, with specialties and specific residency programs placing emphasis on Step 1 over Step 2 CK and vice versa, and there’s not a real consensus across the board either.

Is there a step 2 Anki deck?

The AnKing Step 2 Deck This deck is a mostly comprehensive deck for USMLE Step 2. It combines the best parts of Dorian and Zanki Step 2 and merges with the Step 1 deck.

What are the best resources for Step 2?

Most Popular USMLE Step 2 CK Resources

Rank Title (all editions) % of students used
1. UWorld 83.7
2. OnlineMedEd | Clinical 42.2
3. Anki 32.2
4. First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CK Clinical Knowledge 22.4
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What’s a good step 2 CK score?

230-245: This range is considered good. Students with scores in this range will likely have most to all doors open to all specialties, especially if paired with at least good performances on Step 2 and clinical grades. 245-255: Scores in this range are considered very good.

Is Step 2 or Step 1 harder?

I personally found Step 2 to be more challenging, despite the fact that scores on Step 2 are usually higher on average than for Step 1. This is because Step 2 often tests what the “next best step” is in terms of workup or treatment; unlike basic science facts, this information DOES vary from year to year.

Which is the hardest Usmle?

Step 1 is definitely the hardest and most important test that any medical student will ever take.

How difficult is step?

It’s really difficult relative to school exams as it requires a good level of thinking, but easy compared to competitive exams like JEE advanced or gaoakao. STEP 1 and 2 have many conceptual questions and basic proofs whereas STEP 3 requires a lot of in-depth knowledge and clear understanding of mathematical concepts.