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Question Should I finish Kaplan Qbank or turn to UWorld?

Hey Guys

I have just finished my 2nd reading of Kaplan Notes and done with some MCQs FROM from KAPLAN qBank ... I could not complete the course on time due to some problems and now have started doing FA.

I am confused that either I should buy UWorld now or should complete FA and kaplan Qbank first. I have the bookish form of Qbank......I don't have an idea that how much time will th UW take to complete?

Need guidance specially of staff.

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What percentage of Kaplan Qbank you have finished? What was your accumulated average score (first time attempt)?

Did you read First Aid before?

When you answer me these two questions I might be able to guide you.
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I have just finished Kaplan Qbank in anatomy and my score is 39%. I have done half of biochemistry and half of pathology Qbank....in patho my score is around 50%
Nowadays I have started doing physio questions..........Started FA for the first time.
Now I'm confused that I should first complete FA and Kaplan Qbank or should buy UW
???plzzz also tell me how many days it will take to finish UW with explaination???
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What percentage of Kaplan Qbank you have finished? What was your accumulated average score (first time attempt)?

Did you read First Aid before?

When you answer me these two questions I might be able to guide you.
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i have just finished kaplan q bank in anatomy and my score is 39%i have done half of biochemistry and half of pathology Qbank....in patho my score is around 50%now a days i have started doing physio questions..........Started FA for the first time. now i m confused that i should first complete FA and Kaplan Q bank or should buy UW
???plzzz also tell me how many days it will take to finish UW with explaination???
Your scores need to be increased. You should read read FA carefully before you go on with more questions.
I suggest you repurchase Kaplan Qbank after you finish FA.

Then, only then, you start UWorld. You should aim @ 60% in UWorld.

The whole UWorld bank takes about 30 days including reading explanation. This is provided that you have finished FA and Qbank before it otherwise it takes longer.
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Your scores need to be increased. You should read read FA carefully before you go on with more questions.
I suggest you repurchase Kaplan Qbank after you finish FA.

Then, only then, you start UWorld. You should aim @ 60% in UWorld.

The whole UWorld bank takes about 30 days including reading explanation. This is provided that you have finished FA and Qbank before it otherwise it takes longer.
Can u please tell me what will be the effect of repurchasing the q bank???
Should I buy USMLERx instead of doing kaplan qbank again??
I have heard that some people take NBME and assess their weak points at this stage and after recovering their weak points they take UW. Do u have nay idea about this???
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can u plzz tell me what will be the effect of repurchasing the q bank???should i buy usmle rx intead of doing kaplan q bank again??
i have heard that some ppl take NBME and assess their weak points on this stage.and after recovering thier weak points they take UW.do u have nay idea about this???/
The idea of repurchasing Kaplan Qbank is that you did not finish it!
According to our poll here, Kaplan Qbank ranks higher than USMLERx.
Doing NBME at this point is not going to be effective. Because you still need to increase your scores a little bit.
Assessing yourself before finishing Kaplan Qbank and FA will not give you a good idea about your real potential.
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The idea of repurchasing Kaplan Qbank is that you did not finish it!
According to our poll here, Kaplan Qbank ranks higher than USMLERx.
Doing NBME at this point is not going to be effective. Because you still need to increase your scores a little bit.
Assessing yourself before finishing Kaplan Qbank and FA will not give you a good idea about your real potential.
THANKS A LOT Lee.. I will finish FA and will do Qbank.........will need your advice again at that time.
Usually people finish FA in how many days???
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THANKS ALOT lee USMLE..i will finish FA and will do Q bank.........will need ur advice again at that time.usually ppl finish FA in how many days???
I personally finished it in 3 weeks. But the way I read was annotating it into Kaplan notes (I mean whenver I found something in FA that I did not read in Kaplan I add it to Kaplan notes) then I read Kaplan third time.
However, the traditional method is that students actually do the reverse which is annotating Kaplan notes on FA.
I don't advice to do the latter because that takes lots of time.
From now on I advice to stick to FA and keep repeating it until your exam.
Once you finish FA once, go back to qbank or USMLERx or whatever bank and do questions. You should see that your percentage is going up. Then do NBME to cool you down. Then hit on UWorld as a last stage of your prep. The whole process may take up to three months from today.
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