QBank - regular v. IV

Discussion in 'Step I' started by kapMD/PhD, May 22, 2006.

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  1. kapMD/PhD

    kapMD/PhD T-1 yr 7+ Year Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Has anyone noticed a difference in the difficulty of the questions on the plain old Q bank v. the ones on the vinette section?
    Also do we know if there are sections of ~5 or so questions relating to the same scenario on the actual test like there are in the vinette section? Thanks!
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  3. Arsenic

    Arsenic posting from the future Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    May 5, 2004
    i havent taken step 1 yet but i think IV Qbank is much easier than regular QBank. my average in IV is 10 points better than on QBank so I dont really even use it anymore. It seems to be made up of more direct quesitons like "patient presents with X,Y, Z... what does he have?" I think the regular qbank is more like what the real step will be like since most of its questions arent as direct and involve more reasoning.

    if you were an IMG and had 3-4 months to just study than I think IV would be helpful at the beginning of your studies to reinforce basic stuff. if you only have a few weeks though, just focus on regular qbank.

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