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Old 11-19-2011
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Help anat/biochm/phys kaplan qbank score so far

I have completed Kaplan Anatomy, Physiology, and Biochemistry lecture notes and videos.
I have now dedicated a week to doing Kaplan qbank, random questions for these three subjects (a combo of all 3 per block).
However, my scores are so low for the first few tests! Its not like I don't know the stuff. I learned well from the Kaplan videos and notes but these questions are just some next level stuff. What scares me more is that this isn't even usmle world. The only hope I have is that despite getting 3/4 of the questions wrong per block, I am learning a lot from it.
Is this normal? Because I have seen people post kaplan qbank percentages saying that they got a 60 or 70 percent on it. Is it usually because people redo the qbank and missed questions or do a lot of people actually get the 60-70 percent the first time?
Maybe my score is low because anatomy/biochem/physio are me weaker subjects, whereas path pharm and micro are my stronger subjects? Any advice, real life experience/feedback will be highly appreciated because I am really worried.

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Default It's normal and healthy

This is completely normal and healthy.

Initial qbank performance is usually in the range of 25% to 40% for the typical student.

The more questions you do the more tricks you learn and the more knowledge you accumulate.

Don't worry you score will jump up gradually.

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Hey Medicineman1 this is more than normal. U need time to get the "thinking" behind the usmle questions. Now u might score low even if u just read about something. But doing question will learn you how to think and also how to study and what questions to ask yourself while studying. Dont get confused or frustrated by the score give it some time! Qbanks are learning tools! Best of luck!
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me too thae same after i complete physio
start kaplan q bank for physio my score was looooooow too
thats normal
use it as learning meterial then do uw u will see ur score will be high

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