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I have my step 1 exam on Oct 31st. I have done Uworld twice. I want to do another Qbank but I am not sure whether it should be kaplan or usmlerx.

I know there are polls here on this forum but because I have less than 2 months left my situation is a bit different.

Also letting you know that I havent read First aid completely although I have gone through it with Uworld twice.

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what is your average UW score? did u take any NMBE or any other assessment ?
i think FA+USMLErx is ideal and good combination
u gotta read FA thou 3x at least .
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My Uworld avg isnt so good . 55%
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My Uworld avg isnt so good . 55%
Hey i am in the same boat. Have you taken any NBMEs yet? if so what are your score range
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Hey i am in the same boat. Have you taken any NBMEs yet? if so what are your score range
Nah, man I havent yet. I know I have to . Just dont feel ready at the moment. Soon.
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USMLERx is a good way to revise FA, for example if you did only 1 reading of FA and exam is not many days away then you can do Rx to consolidate FA.

If you have some time for the exam and already have done several reading of FA then Kaplan Qbank.

I would go with Kaplan Qbank after finishing at least 2 readings of FA, it is a much better practice source than Rx. Rx is mostly about straight recall with very little concept application.

Hope this helps
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Is it possible that he can do both qbanks rx and kaplan because he still have 2mnths left and he already done 2 uw reads..
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Just keep doing uworld over and over again. The other qbank you can use is usmlerx.
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Sometime ago on this forum people use to talk about Kaplan qbank now it's mostly usmlerx.
I still feel Kaplan is the way to go. I don't have reasons anyway to convince anyone but my instinct tells me I shd do Kaplan qbank.
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Just keep doing uworld over and over again. The other qbank you can use is usmlerx.
Thanks I was thinking the same. Because I dont think I have enough time to do Kaplan and I definitely need to prepare First Aid cover to cover for the exaM. So usmlerx it is.
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