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Question Which is higher yield, molecular or biochemistry?

in terms of importance, which is more high yield for the boards? biochem or molecular biology? also the various qbanks only provide very few biochem questions(kaplan qbank there is only 61 qs for biochemistry) so is that enough? or should I use other qbank like uworld or Rx for biochem. And do I need to refer to any other question bank resources other than the top 3 qbanks?
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Hi,

I have done the Kaplan Qbank and as you say there are only about 50-60 Biochemistry questions, in Uworld there are about 120 questions and while in kaplan they seem abit easier in Uworld there are extra stuff that werent discussed on the videos or FA so i recommend going over UW aswell, obviously without any connection to biochem it's very important to go through Uworld, i have been hearing alot of feedback from people saying it's the most similar to the exam.

Both subjects are not very big for the boards i would say that you maximum have ~20 questions of both of them together in the exam but this varies try to do NBME to get better appreciation of the question distribution.
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Hi,

I have done the Kaplan Qbank and as you say there are only about 50-60 Biochemistry questions, in Uworld there are about 120 questions and while in kaplan they seem abit easier in Uworld there are extra stuff that werent discussed on the videos or FA so i recommend going over UW aswell, obviously without any connection to biochem it's very important to go through Uworld, i have been hearing alot of feedback from people saying it's the most similar to the exam.

Both subjects are not very big for the boards i would say that you maximum have ~20 questions of both of them together in the exam but this varies try to do NBME to get better appreciation of the question distribution.
ok, you had said that "uworld has extra stuff that werent discussed on videos or FA", so i would like to ask--
1. by new material not covered in kaplan or FA, is it a whole bunch of new concepts or is it only a few like less than 10 new questions.
2. I had initially thought that if someone is thorough with kaplan and FA, that the person would get most if not all questions correct in U world/ Nbme and the real thing. is that so?
3. what about other topics like anatomy, pharm, micro, path, etc. is there alot of new material in Uworld not covered in the FA and kaplan material?
please let me know, thanks again...
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Well i haven't gone through the whole Uworld yet so it's hard to say if it's 10 questions or more. I wouldn't say new concepts, but defiantly some new details.

I have gone through FA and kaplan and yes defiantly you are right be saying that i am able to get most of the Uworld questions right ~80% /exam. Uworld seems abit easier then Kaplan on first look, i dont know if it is because i have gone over the whole material already while with kaplan i was actually in the process of studying the material, or it's because it's really easier. But it will be right to say that with Uworld i dont want to smash the screen on my laptop while with kaplan i was very close to it few times.

Your questions are right but you have to understand that it's hard to compare questions from one bank to another i dont even remember anymore which question comes from where. It's very recommended to do both of them.
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Well i haven't gone through the whole Uworld yet so it's hard to say if it's 10 questions or more. I wouldn't say new concepts, but defiantly some new details.

I have gone through FA and kaplan and yes defiantly you are right be saying that i am able to get most of the Uworld questions right ~80% /exam. Uworld seems abit easier then Kaplan on first look, i dont know if it is because i have gone over the whole material already while with kaplan i was actually in the process of studying the material, or it's because it's really easier. But it will be right to say that with Uworld i dont want to smash the screen on my laptop while with kaplan i was very close to it few times.

Your questions are right but you have to understand that it's hard to compare questions from one bank to another i dont even remember anymore which question comes from where. It's very recommended to do both of them.
Hi, I wanted to know that what do you think is the best solution for memory problems, for ex I usually go through a topic (micro for ex) in about 5-7 days giving 10 hrs a day, but the problem is that after i complete that topic and move on to the next i forget a whole lot of details and facts relating to the old topic( like in micro I would forget certain toxins produced by bacteria or stains used to grow some bugs). And this gives me a lot of anxiety because I am hoping that when I do Uworld or other questions I hope I will be able to recall those details to help answer questions...Any thoughts or suggestions for recall/memory? and does uworld or nbme test a whole lot of recall?? thanks!
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