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Default What to do after Kaplan CK Qbank: UWorld twice or a Third Qbank?

Hi, people! I would like to ask your advice.

I'll finish my Kaplan CK QBank in a couple of days, but my exam is still > 2 months away.
So what should I do next?

Shold I do UWorld TWICE
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UWorld ONCE + one more Qbank (like USMLEConsult or USMLERx)?

What do you think?
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revise and prepone ;-)
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after u r done with ur qbank , give a NBME and see where u stand......then decide accordingly......
if u have >2 months to ur exam, u can do UW....but revision to all material is very important before the exam.......
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Thanks, but I think I'll do NBME a month prior exam or so...
I will not prepone as long as I'm not satisfied with my results yet

The question is: do those additional banks worth doing them, or it is better to stick to Kaplan and Uworld and re-do them once more?....
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Thanks, but I think I'll do NBME a month prior exam or so...
I will not prepone as long as I'm not satisfied with my results yet

The question is: do those additional banks worth doing them, or it is better to stick to Kaplan and Uworld and re-do them once more?....
kaplan and UW r fine.....don't burden urself with other qbanks.....if u can , revise these two again and again.....

repetition is very important ......!!

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Me personally I voted for the second option above.

I think there's no point in repeating the same question, I immediately remember the trick and answer the correct answer so what's the point?

I think you should do a third qbank to expand your knowledge and maximize your training for more and more and different and varieties of questions.
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I agee with Hokolesqua and I'll tell you all why:

I belive that all Qbanks basically test the same facts and concepts, but in different manner. The quality of questions is different either (and of course Kaplan and UWorld are the best here).

But when I do the same question for the second time, no matter how hard it is, I just instantly recall the answer, with no doubt or thinking. In my opinion, there is no point in thoughtless recall.

But when you do different banks, you see how the same concept can be tested in different ways. This skill seems to be essential in USMLE.

As I remember my Step 1, there was only few vague material, it was mostly of clear and well-known facts and concepts, but asked in tricky manner. But maybe Step 2 is different. I'm not sure, that's why I'm asking.

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