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anyone heard about Kaplan IV QBank?

Discussion in 'Step I' started by baseball gal, Nov 8, 2002.

  1. baseball gal

    baseball gal New Member

    Jul 15, 2002
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    hey everyone. I am just starting post in this forum.

    Anyways, I was just checking out Kaplan for QBank, and i just saw this new QBank that Kaplan is offering. Intergrated Vignettes QBank. I don't know how long this has been out or anything since i have totally been out of the loop. So i was wondering if there has been anyone who has used it? I would like to hear some feedback about it, good or bad.

    Thanks. and Good Luck everyone!
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  3. theodore

    theodore Most kind beast around
    7+ Year Member

    Oct 7, 2002
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    Hi there. Haven't used it ,nor i probably will, but I saw some guys talking about it.Supposingly it gives you the chance to choose more specifically on the area you want to test yourself in. I remember for example, one guy mentioned about headache(causes,differential,treatment,blahblah). That's a very rough overview, don't know if it helps, but it's the only thing i remember about it. If u want more, i can check it, but i don't remember the specific site right now.
  4. SimulD

    SimulD Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2001
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    The Kaplan guy said that the IV QBank was divided up by chief complaint rather than organ system. Plus, there are multiple questions on one case rather than one vignette + one question (like on the real thing). That was all he really said about it.

    So, the special that Kaplan offered us, if we sign up before January 1st was:

    9 months of QBank (2000 q)
    9 months of IV QBank (1200 q)
    850 q/book
    350 q/test on CD
    350 q/test at the center

    for $329 ...

    but other people say that just a month or two of QBank is enough.

    Anyone have thoughts?

  5. BellKicker

    BellKicker Twisted Miler
    7+ Year Member

    Jan 23, 2002
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    Two months of qBank should be enough! I used mine one month and went through the qs twice.

    I can't verify this but I swear someone wrote (in this forum) that the same questions are recycled in the qBook. Again, I don't know if it's true.

    qBank was very useful, by the way.

    Good luck.
  6. nychick

    nychick Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Oct 24, 2002
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    and was very happy with it, although after I first took the test I thought it didn't seem to reflect the material or the questions I remembered. But then I got a good score, and Qbank is was I used to study mainly, along with First Aid and some pre-test, so I attribute my success to it, partly.

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