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Kaplan Medical Kaplan Qbook; How relevant to the current exam!

So, I have this legacy from a pal of mine - kaplan qbook 2006 edition, and I have my own, 2011 edition. They are completely identical. Like totally...

Questions are pretty much asking the stuff that is not in KLN... I came across some controversial questions, especially in pharm.

How many of you, use Kaplan qbook in your preparation and how relevant it is to the current exam?
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They say that the qbook has much easier questions than the qbanks and I tend to agree. They also say that it's not an indispensable part of the prep -- I also agree. I've done a few sections of it before.

It's usually done early, but if done mid-prep or close to the exam, maybe it can be like a confidence booster.

Gives us the "Hell, yeah! I know this!!" moment we don't usually get in the nbmes.
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They say that the qbook has much easier questions than the qbanks and I tend to agree. They also say that it's not an indispensable part of the prep -- I also agree. I've done a few sections of it before.

It's usually done early, but if done mid-prep or close to the exam, maybe it can be like a confidence booster.

Gives us the "Hell, yeah! I know this!!" moment we don't usually get in the nbmes.
Uhmmm... I'd say it's a mix - 50%easy 50% are like... Why are u asking me this? I mean I am pretty good in pharm, but just did a block and got many questions wrong... So I would say its weird
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Uhmmm... I'd say it's a mix - 50%easy 50% are like... Why are u asking me this? I mean I am pretty good in pharm, but just did a block and got many questions wrong... So I would say its weird
If that's the case, don't dwell too much on the weird questions. By now, since you've done the nbmes, you know which ones are high-yield. Just know the correct answer in the weird ones and move on. I think it's essential to spend time only in the high-yield questions when the exam is near.
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