USMLE World Subscription Length

Discussion in 'Step I' started by Futuredoctr, May 12, 2008.

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How long is your USMLE World Q Bank For

  1. 30 days

    18 vote(s)
    64.3%
  2. 60 days

    6 vote(s)
    21.4%
  3. 90 days

    4 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. 180 days

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. 360 days

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Futuredoctr

    Futuredoctr Member

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    How long did you buy the subscription for, and whats your advice for length?
     
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    Doing 6wks of study. Plenty of time to go thru the entire qbank and review.
     
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    sorry, I put 90 days when I actually had 60 days. I agree with overfiend. I'm only 3 weeks into it and I'm already 50% done.
     
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    What if you had gotten the subscription for the year, and took a block of questions after each system?
     
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    How many questions are you guys doing per day? Im so incredibly slow. I seriously dont know how I can do any more than 50 Q per day since it takes me like 6 hours to review everything. no joke. :(
     
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    Not quite sure why you would want to do this. I figure for board study, this would be a tremendous waste of time and money....
     
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    50-100 on most days. 150 max: And thats if I'm really getting the majority of them right. For review, 1-1.5hr per block.

    Why is it taking you 6hrs per block?
     
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    Well Im reading all of the explanations, including the ones I got right and taking notes on key concepts. Argh, i dont know how I can go any faster. It just takes me forever to read everything! I really do need to speed it up.

    Are you reviewing the questions after you complete a block or are you doing tutor mode?

    Thanks!
     
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    I review the questions after I complete a block.

    When I review, if I got the question right, I breeze thru the explanation and don't even read the other stuff because I know I got it right and I know why. If I guessed and got it right, then I'll review the right and wrong explanations. And usually if its a one or two-step question, I'll just go down to the bottom and read that instead of reading a, c, c, d.....

    If I got it wrong, I'll only read why I got it wrong(meaning whatever answer choice that is) and then the right answer. I don't read ALL the explanations cause usually I can narrow it down and I already know why those answer choices were wrong.

    The only time I take notes is if there is a great chart or table or if its like you said "a key concept". Its really a judgment call on this one.

    I do it this way so I can cover more questions in a reasonable amount of time. So if I have more time, I can cycle thru my wrong answers again to see if I got the concept.

    Hope this helps....:rolleyes:


    After reviewing some responses I think if I have more time, I'll review all answers and explanations, regardless if I answered them right or wrong...
     

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