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I finished UWorld recently, and found it mildly challenging. Overall though, I found the questions to be well written and honestly not very vague.

USMLE Rx seems to be a bit tougher for me, which is weird because everyone keeps saying it is straight forward. Don't get me wrong, there are a ton of easy questions on here....but is anyone else finding the presentations to be a bit more vague and actually slightly challenging?

I just expected to breeze through this after completing UWorld, but I guess not...
 

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yeah i absolutely agree. the presentations are vague and i've honestly had a harder time with rx questions then i had with world. Some of the questions are well written but then a lot of the others are ridiculous facts not mentioned in FA. I think world still wins my lightyears but rx is way better than kaplan and a good adjunct qbank to solving questions
 

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I have been thinking the same thing. I only do medium and hard questions and they have seemed rather difficult to me. Really specific in some places. I have got from upper 90s to low 50s on some. I usually am around the 65-70 range but I feel it is more difficult than what is expressed on here. Personally, I hope the real deal is like UW. I have done about half of it. Now starting on the UW.
 
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Rx is much more like the practice NBMEs than Uworld and as such, great practice to nail down the specifics. In many questions. Uworld gives you too many ways to solve the problem. On NBMEs and Rx, either you know it or you don't and IMO, this makes Rx a very valuable tool.
 
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Rx is much more like the practice NBMEs than Uworld and as such, great practice to nail down the specifics. In many questions. Uworld gives you too many ways to solve the problem. On NBMEs and Rx, either you know it or you don't and IMO, this makes Rx a very valuable tool.
Yeah that's exactly my problem with USMLERX and NBME the you know it or not. Uworld even if I don't know wtf is going on I can try to maneuver around to an educated guess but I can't pull that crap on RX or NBME which stresses me out because I don't know how the real exam is going to be?
 

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I'm also finding value in doing Rx on medium/hard too ("easy" is really easy).

What do you all think of the "Predicted USMLE performance" on the cumulative analysis page?
 

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I'm also finding value in doing Rx on medium/hard too ("easy" is really easy).

What do you all think of the "Predicted USMLE performance" on the cumulative analysis page?
same thing as I think about Uworld % to Step 1 score -> nothing at all.
 

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I'm also finding value in doing Rx on medium/hard too ("easy" is really easy).

What do you all think of the "Predicted USMLE performance" on the cumulative analysis page?
You're right. Easy on rx really is WAY too easy. I doubt the real deal will be even close to those.
 
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You would be surprised. I have heard that the real test is a mixture of super easy, medium, hard, and insane questions. Some will definitely be that easy.
 
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You would be surprised. I have heard that the real test is a mixture of super easy, medium, hard, and insane questions. Some will definitely be that easy.
Definitely. I'm sure you've read the experiences where people say that there were questions that simply asked: "What is the mean of these values?" Like a 4th grade arithmetic question. I guess my point is that with 28 days left, I'd rather blast through whatever medium/hard RX is left at this point, while completing as many NBMES+Uworld notes as possible. There are 931 total "easy" questions in RX. I've done a couple of blocks of them before.
None of the easy category Rx questions require lateral thinking. I still love that qbank though man. It helped a lot.
 

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If anyone's looking to purchase Rx, my school got a code to sign up for USMLE-Rx, expiring this Thursday, June 5th. The code is SUNYDOWNQMAX1 & it's $99 for 12-month subscription, which you can buy now and activate up to 6 months later if you prefer to wait. It's normally $200, so definitely a steal.
 
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