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Is Integrative Vignettes Qbank really necessary?

Discussion in 'Step I' started by icefan, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. icefan

    icefan Junior Member

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    Hi guys,
    thanks for your replies, y'all are awesome :)

    So I'm going to sign up for the "regular" Qbank, but I notice that there's also the IV-Qbank/Qbank combo (non-overlapping Qs). In this forum, I've seen a lot of "Qbank doesn't simulate Step 1's 'style' enough to be good practice" (or that's what I've understood).

    So I'm wondering: should I get the combo "IV-regular" Qbank? Has anyone used IV Qbank-- does it make for better prep, or is it just something they're trying to sell to neurotic med students like me? ;)

    Wishing you high scores!
     
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  3. kito

    kito Big Evil
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    IV is too easy to use for Step 1.
     
  4. exmike

    exmike NOR * CAL
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    IV wasnt very helpful, and its easier than step 1. did 1/4 then stopped.
     
  5. MeowMix

    MeowMix Explaining "Post-Call"
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    IV is fine to use during coursework, for practice exam questions. Style is not realistic/useful for Step 1.

    Kaplan showed up at school in the fall and scared us all into buying QBank. But they also offered a significant discount on it. If you are a pre-MSII, I would wait for the deal; don't pay full price.
     
  6. DMBmatty08

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    The IV questions are very good for COMLEX in case there are any DO's out there wondering. They simulate the case based questions on the real deal very nicely.
     

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