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I need some honest advice re: the peds boards. My main studying has been using the medstudy qbank and laughing and I am using the PREP questions as practice exams. I have heard multiple times that > 75% on these is really what you want to be getting in order to pass the actual exam. I did 2013 and did 72% a couple of weeks ago and did 2014 today and did 71.6%. The questions are a bit frustrating and dont seem to really reflect all that well what I am reading in LYW or the medstudy qbank. Has anyone on here passed the boards without getting consistently >75% on the PREP exams? TIA.
 

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It's hard to focus on an exact percent. Those sources are all pretty good and 72% isn't bad. It's true the questions are often not all that clinically relevant, but that's also true of Board questions in general. I felt the PREP questions, though a bit longer than what you'll see on the Boards, were good preparation. I think they list the percentage of people that got the question right on the first try, and that may give you a better idea on how you're doing compared to others. Make sure you read the explanations thoroughly though.
 
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Do people do PREP during PGY2 and medstudy Qbank during PGY3?
There's not really a time frame. You just need to find a consistent system that works for you.