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Question Which QBank better for study (not self assessment)?

Hi All,
Please suggest me a qbank for study (not for self assesment) with very detailed explanations, pictures, graphs etc. I will use it in particular topic, but not timed, not random. In the other words when I will repeat biochem I use only biochem questions in qbank. I think about USMLERx or USMLE Consult...

NB. Also I would like to reserve Kaplan and UW for self assessment (timed and random), I'll use Kaplan after "study qbank" and UW before the exam.
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According to this poll
What is the best USMLE Step 1 Question Bank?

USMLE Consults comes third after Kaplan and UW.
USMLERx comes fourth after Kaplan, UW, and Consult.

My personal opinion is Consult, it has lots of graphs and references to famous Elsevier textbooks.
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I am using Kaplan Qbank and so far I love it. They provide excellent explanations for all the questions, plus for each question they give you the FA reference/ page number so you can easily find it in FA and annotate it. They also give you a screen shot of the page in MedEssentials, which often has graphs and images. And last but not least, for difficult concepts, they have a 2-5 minute video clip with one of there professors explaining it...love those video clips.
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I am using Kaplan
Absolutely agree with you I used Kaplan and I did 25% of the qbank, my average score after first reading was 40% only and I decided continue reading my weakest topics in FA and Goljan RR, Katzung&Trevor Pharma (what I'm doing now) + doing questions. But anyway I need to do questions it is not only study for me also it is like stumul...
But I would like to leave Kaplan for self-assessment because there is good correlation between kaplan and real test. Then If I'll see enough progress I will do UW and then exam
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I am using Kaplan Qbank for learning - as Heights wrote, it's nice to have a page # in First Aid to go to for each question! And the Qtorial videos and MedEssentials charts are pretty helpful too.

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I will do a 90-day UWorld starting three months before my exam and go through it in random timed chunks. Surely periodic online NBME's would be the most accurate absolute self-assessment, and there are enough so that you can spread them out. I'm not sure you need another one, per se.

I haven't taken the exam yet, so I'm not sure - but I had this strategy recommended to me and it seems pretty sound...
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Kaplan Qbank+ Uworld, nothing beats that combo.
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