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Old 02-26-2010
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Question 10,000 Questions

Yay, thanks guys! Got one here
Nuclear Plant Accident!

... 10,000 more to go before I write the step
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What! you'll do 10,000 questions
Have a look here
How many questions need to practice for Step 1?
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I was exaggerating a little - but see the 7 NBME forms alone are 1500 questions and Kaplan's about 3500 if you include the IV Qbank (comes with Qbank plus) and USMLEWorld is about 2500 so the total comes to about 7500 right there. Besides - I think that you have probably answered about 200 questions right here on these forms so I'd guess you're probably around there yourself.

Actually I haven't done any UW questions though so I'm getting a little worried - I should start on that - I really believe that it's the quality and therefore what you learn from questions that matters rather than the number since some of the kaplan questions I've seen are super direct along the lines of

Release of which of the following peptides leads to an increase in the secretion of pancreatic enzymes into the
small intestine?
A. Cholecystokinin
B. Gastrin
C. Motilin
D. Secretin
E. Somatostatin

I mean - that's not a USMLE question right? So I guess in reality it's closer to 3000 "good" questions.

Wish me luck! I know I can't do this journey without you guys so please keep responding and encouraging the way you have been to me and others.
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Default Good luck Ashish

You are absolutely right
Add to them 850 questions of Kaplan Qbook and some 400 questions in Kaplan notes chapter ends.

You are absolutely right

Wishing you all the good luck
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Good luck Ashish!

Do post about your progress and tricky questions you encounter.

That is a large number of questions! Which brings me to a question I've been thinking about:

Assuming that one does 5000+ questions, how much time is needed i.e. after completing the books, how much time is advised for just doing questions from the various Qbanks, considering that you're studying 6-8 hrs/day?
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I certainly will do guys! Thanks a lot!

I've set aside about a month to purely do questions right before the exam - this is in addition to whatever I do before... Does that make sense? I know everyone is different but by and large most of my fellow students usually tend to be the type that spends more time memorizing and trying to understand material rather than on questions and I've found by and large that it is better to do questions as early as possible instead - at least my my medical school. I don't know though - I can't help myself either... sometimes I can't bring myself to start questions either.

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Good luck Ashish!

Do post about your progress and tricky questions you encounter.

That is a large number of questions! Which brings me to a question I've been thinking about:

Assuming that one does 5000+ questions, how much time is needed i.e. after completing the books, how much time is advised for just doing questions from the various Qbanks, considering that you're studying 6-8 hrs/day?
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I've set aside about a month to purely do questions right before the exam -
This is exactly what I've done. It's a great idea. Keep doing UWorld up to the last minute.
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, how much time is advised for just doing questions from the various Qbanks, considering that you're studying 6-8 hrs/day?
The deeper you go into your prep days the more questions you can do per day. Generally speaking, It's great if you can do two blocks per day (including reading explanations and quick related review).
You may also have a look here
How many USMLE World Step 2 CK Qbank Questions per day?
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