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I started using Usmle-Rx questions (system wise) and found that some diseases are mentioned more frequently compared to others. Should I pay more attention on this topics, or is it just a coincidence?
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Of course yes but don't neglect the others. Infact make sure u recall all.
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When you start doing mixed questions you are going to get more varied diseases. Rx has a very large pool of questions.
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i'm currently working on rx too. i created 2 full length simulations to be used later. what i dont know is if those questions can be reviwed later after i take the test with complete explanations, or they wouldnt be available for review like nbmes?
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i'm currently working on rx too. i created 2 full length simulations to be used later. what i dont know is if those questions can be reviwed later after i take the test with complete explanations, or they wouldnt be available for review like nbmes?
Not quite sure but as I know you can review stimulation questions later with explanations
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I would suggest creating 1 or 2 more Rx sims, before the good questions start being pooled to your everyday question usage. Those questions will stay there in the sim until you complete it.

After the sims, you can review all the questions that were asked on each block and see an analysis of your performance on each block too.
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I would suggest creating 1 or 2 more Rx sims, before the good questions start being pooled to your everyday question usage. Those questions will stay there in the sim until you complete it.

After the sims, you can review all the questions that were asked on each block and see an analysis of your performance on each block too.
oh ok...yeah that makes sense. also, what do you think is a good enough average score on this? i know it doesnt really matter, but just for an idea?
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I dont know, I havent taken the step 1 yet. But I have to admit that, after doing USMLE world, Rx still feels a little hard. It can come up with very difficult questions, or sometimes some very wtf?! type of questions that will throw you off and reduce your scores.

I think a good average would be 65-70%.
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I dont know, I havent taken the step 1 yet. But I have to admit that, after doing USMLE world, Rx still feels a little hard. It can come up with very difficult questions, or sometimes some very wtf?! type of questions that will throw you off and reduce your scores.

I think a good average would be 65-70%.
Have you done Usmle world already and still find Rx not easy?
I started directly with usmlerx ( its my first Q bank) and didn't find as easy as I knew from others. This disappointment made me thinking that UW would be very difficult for me.. ( but along with usmle rx i'm doing FA and paying attention to details that I missed from first read, hoping that it'll improve my weak points :-) )
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Maybe its more of a subjective feeling by my part, maybe because I did almost half of Uworld by systems or subjects I remember it as easier. But I also remember the UW SA 1 and 2 were quite easy. NBME's have easy questions too, I mean, on those Im scoring 80-85%, but I need more! because scoring 80% in NBME is like a 224 on Step1 (according to their algorithms). On the other hand, im scoring 70-75% on Qmax (equal to a 235 step1 predicted according to them), so i consider it more difficult.

In my opinion, difficulty level on qbanks are:
Qmax>Uworld>Kaplan

But Uworld has the question bank that resembles the most to the NBMEs (and the step1 I guess).
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Maybe its more of a subjective feeling by my part, maybe because I did almost half of Uworld by systems or subjects I remember it as easier. But I also remember the UW SA 1 and 2 were quite easy. NBME's have easy questions too, I mean, on those Im scoring 80-85%, but I need more! because scoring 80% in NBME is like a 224 on Step1 (according to their algorithms). On the other hand, im scoring 70-75% on Qmax (equal to a 235 step1 predicted according to them), so i consider it more difficult.

In my opinion, difficulty level on qbanks are:
Qmax>Uworld>Kaplan

But Uworld has the question bank that resembles the most to the NBMEs (and the step1 I guess).
Thanks, Somehow it relieved my sorrow
Same I know about UW ( that with questions it resemble real exam) and I was worrying beforehand that it would be difficult for me...
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I dont know, I havent taken the step 1 yet. But I have to admit that, after doing USMLE world, Rx still feels a little hard. It can come up with very difficult questions, or sometimes some very wtf?! type of questions that will throw you off and reduce your scores.

I think a good average would be 65-70%.
i knoww! i asked cuz i was really taken aback by some of the questions they threw at me! It seemed like a 3-4part thinking process is required before i could arrive at an answer. i feel like they make you analyze questions from every different angle, and even uworld didnt have that. i just started so hopefully will get the knack of it soon. thanks for the info!
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i knoww! i asked cuz i was really taken aback by some of the questions they threw at me! It seemed like a 3-4part thinking process is required before i could arrive at an answer. i feel like they make you analyze questions from every different angle, and even uworld didnt have that. i just started so hopefully will get the knack of it soon. thanks for the info!
Yes, some questions are very difficult like that! And some questions will just feel as though they have bad redaction, and they will also throw you off. Good luck with the qbank. I feel its the best qbank out there after Uworld. I feel kaplan is too easy.
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Yes, some questions are very difficult like that! And some questions will just feel as though they have bad redaction, and they will also throw you off. Good luck with the qbank. I feel its the best qbank out there after Uworld. I feel kaplan is too easy.
I actually found kaplan tougher than uworld, but thats probably cuz i did it really early on in my prep...and don't even remember any of it i think. yeah i hope this qbank provides that much needed improvement!
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for me it was RX>Kaplan>Uworld.

I did kaplan first then uworld. probably why i find RX easier since i've done all the hard work.

BUt RX does have a whole bunch of difficult, challenging and WTF questions AND new concepts that were never tested in kaplan/uworld
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Dont use USMLErx it is not worth your money, also the support is crap.... anyone of the past users will tell you that it frequently crashes and I had a very terrible experience with their customer support- they suspended my account for 1 week waiting to confirm payment from the credit card when the amount already charged to me, also customer care is not helpful... they dont reply on time, nor are they helpful in telling you what is going on or what they want
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Dont use USMLErx it is not worth your money, also the support is crap.... anyone of the past users will tell you that it frequently crashes and I had a very terrible experience with their customer support- they suspended my account for 1 week waiting to confirm payment from the credit card when the amount already charged to me, also customer care is not helpful... they dont reply on time, nor are they helpful in telling you what is going on or what they want
Lol, ok this guy is just posting this everywhere, he is really pissed with Rx.
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Dont use USMLErx it is not worth your money, also the support is crap.... anyone of the past users will tell you that it frequently crashes and I had a very terrible experience with their customer support- they suspended my account for 1 week waiting to confirm payment from the credit card when the amount already charged to me, also customer care is not helpful... they dont reply on time, nor are they helpful in telling you what is going on or what they want
That is how it goes sometime but we shd not loose sight of the good side. I mean something gold in the qbank. Sorry for ur encounter
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Dont use USMLErx it is not worth your money, also the support is crap.... anyone of the past users will tell you that it frequently crashes and I had a very terrible experience with their customer support- they suspended my account for 1 week waiting to confirm payment from the credit card when the amount already charged to me, also customer care is not helpful... they dont reply on time, nor are they helpful in telling you what is going on or what they want
I'm already using UsmleRx and found it worth to spend money for :-)
Once I couldnot log in and reported to customer service, they found out that it was their problem, corrected error within 1 hour and plus extended my subscription for 2 days... That's my story with UsmleRx But still appreciate sharing your experience ..
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