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Idea! Step 3 qbank for CK prep

Hello,

Those who have started step 3 uworld qbank, do you think it will be helpful to do step 3 qbank for preparing step 2 ck...i can spare about 15 days for step 3 qbank depending on your suggestions...
Do u think it will help boost my CK score ?

If i do it this way I THINK it will make my step 3 prep way easier and i can DO BETTER on ck...any opinions?
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I wouldn't recommend this.

Although Step 3 is very similar to CK but still there are differences. There is more emphasis on the management part in step 3 while more emphasis on the diagnostic part in CK. Also step 3 has lots of vague questions about clinical judgement, ethics, US health care, and preventive medicine; while these topics are not emphasized in the CK exam.

So when you do the Step 3 bank you will find yourself focusing on stuff that might not appear in your CK exam.

If you still have time available for the CK prep then I suggest you do more CK-oriented questions such as Kaplan CK Qbank or other banks.

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I agree

hi there............it sounds like a good idea , also because i did that myself for my CK exam. I do not disagree with step taker but just sharing my experience.

My main drive to do step 3 kaplan qbank was that i wanted to do another qbank apart from UW before my exam...........but i was running out of time. So instead of doing step 2 kaplan qbank of 2500 qs (which i wouldn't have been able to finish......20 days were left for my exam )......so i thought of doing a qbank based on the same pattern as CK qs with lesser no of items (i despise the feeling of being unable to finish things that i targeted for ).

Although, the step 3 qbank emphasizes more on the Mx , but that is what is asked on CK as well. Most importantly, Dr. Fischer suggested on one of his live courses for CK prep, that it is equally good to do the step 3 qbank if one is unable to do the step 2 qbank.

Hope this was helpful. Good luck for your exam .
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I wouldn't recommend this.

Although Step 3 is very similar to CK but still there are differences. There is more emphasis on the management part in step 3 while more emphasis on the diagnostic part in CK. Also step 3 has lots of vague questions about clinical judgement, ethics, US health care, and preventive medicine; while these topics are not emphasized in the CK exam.

So when you do the Step 3 bank you will find yourself focusing on stuff that might not appear in your CK exam.

If you still have time available for the CK prep then I suggest you do more CK-oriented questions such as Kaplan CK Qbank or other banks.

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Thanks a lot for the input Step taker!!! I will do kaplan qbank instead
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hi there............it sounds like a good idea , also because i did that myself for my CK exam. I do not disagree with step taker but just sharing my experience.

My main drive to do step 3 kaplan qbank was that i wanted to do another qbank apart from UW before my exam...........but i was running out of time. So instead of doing step 2 kaplan qbank of 2500 qs (which i wouldn't have been able to finish......20 days were left for my exam )......so i thought of doing a qbank based on the same pattern as CK qs with lesser no of items (i despise the feeling of being unable to finish things that i targeted for ).

Although, the step 3 qbank emphasizes more on the Mx , but that is what is asked on CK as well. Most importantly, Dr. Fischer suggested on one of his live courses for CK prep, that it is equally good to do the step 3 qbank if one is unable to do the step 2 qbank.

Hope this was helpful. Good luck for your exam .
Thanks a lot for your help tangled, i really appreciate it
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