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Old 01-13-2010
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Default Should we do UW Practice Cases!

OK me and my friend have finished the FA practice cases and we still have one month before our exam.
Should we do the UW practice cases! Are they useful?
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Yeah
why not
the idea is to practice as many cases as you can before you hit the exam
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If you have done FA cases in one way i.e. one case you are doctor and next case you are SP then I think it's better you switch roles and do those 31 cases again in the reverse manner.
I think FA practice cases are much better written than UWorld and repeating them is better.
If after finishing the reverse order you still have you may then do UWorld cases.
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Default USMLE World CS Practice Cases are not good

UW practice cases are terrible and not useful at all.
Why?
  • no proper doorway information
  • incorrect differential in several cases
  • unmatching information between SP check list and PN
  • no mention of patient name
  • no or bad challenging questions
  • cannot print SP checklist and therefore you need laptop to practice
  • no extra features, like show anxiety, stain the skin, ...etc
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A thread relevant to this issue is here
How good is USMLE World Step 2 CS Online Course?
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