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I need your input for my study plan, I have done 45% of Kaplan Qbank and got 72% on average. I haven't started UW yet and I want to take my exam at end of April. Do you think I should finish my Kaplan Qbank or better start with UW now ? For those of you who have used UW as part of step 1 prep, I need your suggestion on how I should use this qbank to get the most of it.

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You should do all questions.. Only doing 45% of a qbank is practically nothing. You should start thinking about not finishing a qbank when your around the 90% mark.

But it's best to finish off the qbank.. Espicially because the qbank comes at such an expense.
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I need your input for my study plan, I have done 45% of Kaplan Qbank and got 72% on average. I haven't started UW yet and I want to take my exam at end of April. Do you think I should finish my Kaplan Qbank or better start with UW now ? For those of you who have used UW as part of step 1 prep, I need your suggestion on how I should use this qbank to get the most of it.

Thanks

Hey, you really need to start UWorld. That is the key to the exam. If your exam is at the end of April, you can start doing at least one block a day and then increase it next month. You should try to finish UWorld and then go through all the ones you got wrong. Do one block (46 questions) and then read and understand each explanation. UWorld is the exam.
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You should do all questions.. Only doing 45% of a qbank is practically nothing. You should start thinking about not finishing a qbank when your around the 90% mark.

But it's best to finish off the qbank.. Espicially because the qbank comes at such an expense.
No way I can get 90% on any qbank LOL, meaning I can't stop doing any qbank rite. Well I do hope I can finish them all but I have limited time, and I even haven't reviewed any page in First Aid yet, I use mostly Kaplan Lecture Notes, Video and MedEssentials. I am afraid I don't have time to finish UW before my exam. Should I finish at least 70% of it ?
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I need your input for my study plan, I have done 45% of Kaplan Qbank and got 72% on average. I haven't started UW yet and I want to take my exam at end of April. Do you think I should finish my Kaplan Qbank or better start with UW now ? For those of you who have used UW as part of step 1 prep, I need your suggestion on how I should use this qbank to get the most of it.

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You should get on uworld. Trust me, you won't regret it. I did the same, I had kaplan qbank and finished about 70% of it but I felt like I didn't learn much except how to memorize the weirdest details. You will see the difference when you go to uworld. You did 45% of uworld, that is still a couple of hundred questions which is good enough. I am in my last month of prep with more than 50% of uworld left and there is nothing I regret more then not doing it sooner. I have learned so much more from this qbank. Please don't make this mistake - I'd rather do uworld twice than finish a complete round of kaplan qbank.
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Hi, thx for your input. I think I should start working on UW now. I haven't reviewed first aid, do you think I should review it first before doing UW or I can do it later after finish reviewing UW ?
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Anyway I have finished revising all Kaplan Lecture Notes and videos twice, should I review First Aid then doing question on UW, or do it simultaneously ? I am so tired of revising the materials over and over again, but still can't remember everything in Kaplan Lecture Notes.
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