I've heard a lot about advantages of taking the USMLE (in addition to the COMLEX) but haven't heard about any disadvantages. Are there any? From what I have found out, it is not mandatory to report your USMLE score if you don't want. That seems to be a good reason to take the USMLE, but I'm not planning on taking it "just to see." If I take it, I want to do well. I am an average student in terms of GPA (mostly low B's and high C's), so I don't know if this makes it harder to pass the USMLE??? Also, for people who have taken both, have any of you regretted taking the USMLE? What extra studying should be done and how long do you recommend waiting between the USMLE and COMLEX? In addition, our school offers Kaplan COMLEX Qbank, should I purchase Kaplan USMLE QBank as well?