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Question Is UWORLD worth it now? And should I get USMLE Rx Qbank (Qmax)

So, I was reading this thread and some people who took their exams recently were saying that the real deal was much harder than UW or the NBME 15.
Usually what I used to hear was that the real deal is easier compared to UW. UW did help me a lot to expand my knowledge and see how the questions could be asked. I'm still going to do UW but I was just curious.
Also, I'm doing USMLE Rx videos rightnow. Should I do the USMLE Rx Qbank? or is that not worth the time. Thank you.
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So, I was reading this thread and some people who took their exams recently were saying that the real deal was much harder than UW or the NBME 15.
Usually what I used to hear was that the real deal is easier compared to UW. UW did help me a lot to expand my knowledge and see how the questions could be asked. I'm still going to do UW but I was just curious.
Also, I'm doing USMLE Rx videos rightnow. Should I do the USMLE Rx Qbank? or is that not worth the time. Thank you.
Hi futuredoc,

UW is still a very effective tool and a very important part of a solid step 1 preparation! The step 1 is always changing and being modified for the changing times, but sticking with a solid QBank is still a necessary component of effective prep, and in my opinion and in my years of experience with helping students, you cannot beat the UW qbank.

I know you say you are still going to use it, which I believe is a wise choice on your part.

Good luck on your exam!

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I was in exam - so I failed.
I can tell for sure - USMLERx much much closer then UW to real exam. Really. I took UW for 3 months - and in my opinion it's not so effective as UsmleRx. Questions on a real exam very similar with questions in Usmle Rx.
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I was in exam - so I failed.
I can tell for sure - USMLERx much much closer then UW to real exam. Really. I took UW for 3 months - and in my opinion it's not so effective as UsmleRx. Questions on a real exam very similar with questions in Usmle Rx.
Sorry to hear about your step 1 result. And Thank you for letting me know. I'm going to do both, UW and USMLErx. I've already done UW once so I think i'll be able to cover usmlerx in a month .
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I was in exam - so I failed.
I can tell for sure - USMLERx much much closer then UW to real exam. Really. I took UW for 3 months - and in my opinion it's not so effective as UsmleRx. Questions on a real exam very similar with questions in Usmle Rx.
Sorry to hear about your failure OlgaW007, i always followed your posts. And i was rooting for you during your exam period.

What would you say you would have done different? focusing on USMLErx, NBME...etc?? What was your score if you don't mind me asking? i understand if you choose not to say.

Are you back to studying again? good luck.
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