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Default master kaplan qbank before moving to usmle world?

I have noticed that some students do both qbanks(Kaplan qbank and Usmleworld) and they'll get like less than 50 percent on kaplan qbank and 50 percent on uworld, and get a low-average passing step 1 score.

My question to every one is, Do you think its wise to work on kaplan qbank first, along with first aid, trying to understand all the concepts in it, for lets say 4 5 months, watching scores improve, and then do USMLE world for like 3 weeks(all of it with answer explanations)?

Or Should I start usmleworld, and spend atleast 2 months on USMLE world, regardless of me getting less than 50 percent on kaplan qbank?

What are your thoughts friends, sabio, step taker, anyone.
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hav myself done only uw twice...bt nw i thnk uw + kaplan is gud strategy if ur startg ur prep
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hav myself done only uw twice...bt nw i thnk uw + kaplan is gud strategy if ur startg ur prep
Yeah Im hearing/starting to see people saying that the step isn't like uworld strictly but a combination of kaplan qbank n uworld. Also kaplan qbank tests on obscure details, which makes it harder than uworld(according to a lot of testtakers that im talking to), so my strategy is that if I master fa, and the little extreme details from kaplan qbank, then when I do uworld, it'll make me grasp concepts better than people that do uworld for 5 6 months straight and just memorize answers.
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