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Dear Friends..

i have 2011 offline USMLE Rx q bank..i am planning to do with FA 1st read (after completion of each topics with FA )? is that a good idea or should i do UW now itself?

what is your opinion on debate about Kaplan Qbank vs USMLE Rx?

as we know UW is must for our preparartion, but which one would be the best to memorize the FA (kaplan or Rx q bank?)
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Usmle Rx - it ties in nicely with FA
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Usmle Rx - it ties in nicely with FA

how to ace Rx with FA? please give your guidance and advice on it
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I would say, read thru FA first if you have not allready done so.
when you do RX you will realize it has those classic clues that u can pick on. I would not consider it a great learning tool, I think UW does a much better job at it. Also if you think you are ready for UW, go for it - it will fill in the holes in your knowledge and explain concepts to you - which i think is more time worthy than rx. and then later u can use rx to revise FA.
See, I did RX before UW and i thought it was a waste of time - not entirely but it didnt help me with concepts. it did help me with pure recall/memorization part like micro, pharm.
But, rx does expose you to different type of questions. once u do any question bank for few days, you get used to its way of asking questions - so its helpful to throw in a different way I think.
I might have been better off knowing and understanding majority of the things first and then later using rx.
It's just my personal experience, not sure if this will hold true for others.
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oK tai35..i will do will UW laong with FA for my 1st read then i will do FA with Rx for my second revision..thank you..
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