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USMLE Random vs. Subject based q-bank approach

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BurnedOut

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For the high scorers: Would doing all of the nbmes make up for doing rx, kaplan, and uw subject based?

WHY yes/no?

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Fission Chips

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No, because it doesn't work that way. You should be doing all the NBMEs regardless of how you went through QBanks. There isn't any "making up" to do... You either know the material or you don't. The big disadvantage you have by doing the Qbanks by subject is lack of practice in switching from one topic to another, and artificially inflating your scores (which may lead you to thinking you are strong in an area that you are weak in). If you spent the time to learn from your mistakes in Kaplan/Rx/UWorld, then you're fine.
 
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