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Free practice usmle questions from nbme website?

docmd2010

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    Hey I just downloaded that program that orients you to the FRED software and did those 3 50 question blocks. I was wondering how these correlate with the real thing. Is that supposed to be easier/harder/on par to the real thing? Also what percentage right would you estimate would be a good score? (~230ish).

    Thanks!!!
     

    riverie

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      Hey I just downloaded that program that orients you to the FRED software and did those 3 50 question blocks. I was wondering how these correlate with the real thing. Is that supposed to be easier/harder/on par to the real thing? Also what percentage right would you estimate would be a good score? (~230ish).

      Thanks!!!

      i did the questions on the free 150 software as well, and i just took the exam on saturday. i have to say that these questions represented the easier questions on the real thing, comprising about 25-30 questions in each block. the other 20-25 more challenging questions were not represented.
       

      osli

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        I just noticed that the medfriends estimator gives vastly different results than Kaplan's own score estimator when using the Kaplan QBank for a correlation, especially on the lower end of the spectrum. 50% on medfriends is failing miserably, while 50% on Kaplan is passing with a respectable score of ~210.

        Self reporting issue? Kaplan trying to give a false sense of hope (not sure what they would gain from that)? Any other ideas?
         
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