I'm getting ready for Step 3 and have been doing research on what are the best resources to use. I'd like peoples opinions on what's best / how useful? usmlesteps123 Shaher's CCS Simulations usmleworld passfirst USMLE Computer-based Testing (CBT) Practice Session Comprehensive Clinical Medicine Self-Assessment (CCMSA) I'm reading wildly different opinions of these on various forums. Any help would be appreciated. I used NMS , Strong Medicine and First Aid first time around and failed with a 72 / 177. The actual exam was way harder than any of the practice material I used in these books. The long questions really caused me problems My week areas were: "Clinical Encounters": Initial Work-ups "Physician Tasks": Health Maintenance/Systems/Legal & Ethical "Physician Tasks": Clinical Intervention "Clinical Settings": Office / Health Center "Problem/Disease Categories": Musculoskeletal/Skin/Connective "Problem/Disease Categories": Reproductive/Urinary "Patient Age": 6 - 17 How do I interpret these result in order to focus my studying? Is there a way I can specifically focus on these? Thanks.