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Hello everyone..

I am planing to give Step 2 CK by the end of this July, and would like to ask you all regarding Kaplan QBank V/S UWorld.

I have done offline UW once (quite a long time back with my first read). Did not score good but not bothered as I had just started preparing.

Now with about 2 months to go, I am planning to but ONE question bank for the last month and would like to ask:

Should I go for Kaplan QBank (1st time) or USMLE World (2nd time)?
What should help me more? I am kind of sick of doing questions so wouldnt wanna do BOTH.



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Uword 2nd time, because everyone says uworld is the best source for this exam.
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Uword 2nd time, because everyone says uworld is the best source for this exam.
Ditto.....
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Uword 2nd time, because everyone says uworld is the best source for this exam.
Thanks ... apart from UW being extremely high yield, is there any other reason why are you guys not recommending Kaplan?
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Hello everyone..

I am planing to give Step 2 CK by the end of this July, and would like to ask you all regarding Kaplan QBank V/S UWorld.

I have done offline UW once (quite a long time back with my first read). Did not score good but not bothered as I had just started preparing.

Now with about 2 months to go, I am planning to but ONE question bank for the last month and would like to ask:

Should I go for Kaplan QBank (1st time) or USMLE World (2nd time)?
What should help me more? I am kind of sick of doing questions so wouldnt wanna do BOTH.



Thank you.

UW timed & random mode 2nd time. I wouldn't recommend Kaplan.
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UW timed & random mode 2nd time. I wouldn't recommend Kaplan.
Thanx Vero.. Could you plz elaborate about why wudnt u recommend Kaplan?
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Thanx Vero.. Could you plz elaborate about why wudnt u recommend Kaplan?
It is very detail-oriented instead of concept-oriented like UW, and the explanations are useless. It helps you to recall details, which may be useful just one week before the exam. I feel for CK concepts consolidation is way more important. That's my personal view.
Anyway I think everybody would agree that if you have to choose between UW and Kaplan no doubt you should choose UW...
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UW all the way. It has everything you need to score high. I'm 20% through UW and I have already forgotten a lot of content from the previous blocks. I may have to do it 3x to get the most out of it.

The real exam question stems are longer as compared to UW but you can make up for that by finishing UW blocks 5 minutes ahead of time.

I've read Kaplan x1, Kaplan med x2, MTB2&3 x1 but I don't feel that any of these books are helping me out. My previous knowledge from Step 1 and stuff I've learned here and there over the last 2 years while doing rotations are what's helping out the most. Unlike Step 1 where pretty much everything could be found in FA, Step 2 is different in that there isn't one source which contains everything.

My UW average is in high 60's right now and I'm hoping to break 70 pretty soon
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The real exam question length is not longer than UW, bit the font is bigger. So guys just change the setting in UW and use the bigger font to get use to the exam format.

You should try to finish the blocks 5-10 min earlier, in case you have an ad or an abstract, these require a bit more time.
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I am planing to give Step 2 CK by the end of this July, and would like to ask you all regarding Kaplan QBank V/S UWorld.




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Hey. I did both UW and Kaplan. If you have time and just for practice....go for Kaplan sure. It has bunch of LOW yield stuff.

If u dont have time ...UW UW UW UW UW UW....as many times as possible.. Go over all Q's that u guessed,m marked. Make sure U understand. UW is as close as u can get to real thing.
I was amazed by how similar some q's were on real deal.

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