step 3 - Kaplan Qbank

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  1. all41

    all41 Junior Member
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    What do you think about Kaplan Qbank questions in comparison to the actual test's questions?
    It seems to me that the Qbank is pretty difficult (as opposed to the step 1 & 2 tests). Do you also feel that way, or is it a poor prognostic factor for my step 3?
     
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    I didn't use the Kaplan Qbank, but I was able to pass step 3 by skimming Crush Step 3 over a couple of days. If you've completed most of an intern year (that's my current level of training), I think you can pass without a great deal of effort. Just wanted to pass along a word of encouragement. Best of luck!

    P.S. For a free comparison, the questions that USMLE posts on their website for practice are only slightly easier than the actual test (and the case based simulations are very similar in difficulty). Hope this helps.
     
  3. MD3s

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    your best prognostic factor for step 3 is....your score from step 2 (since the exam is comparable, except for the CCS)

    Kaplan Q-Bank is good for Steps 1-2-3.
    Crush Step 3 is also very good (read it 2-3 times)
     
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    thanks guys!
     

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