We?? are you from usmlerx or something? or was that a typo? Hope it's the latter... I wouldn't think it's ethical to advertise like this....getianshi said:The authors of the questions go to great lengths to add USMLE-like complexity as well as to get rid of almost any buzzwords. As authors we are required to reference all our questions from primary texts, no review books allowed. This allows for much broader coverage of topics that are likely to appear on the exam. Though First Aid covered material is highly represented, there's quite a few questions that go over topics there just wasn't room for in First Aid.
That and the price can't be beat! If you're short on cash this is the bank to buy.
That being said Qbank is still a proven resource and I wouldn't pass it up if you're really shooting for the high numbers.
Good luck to all!
All of USMLERx's questions are written by medical students that have already passed Step 1 (such as myself). They're then peer-reviewed and professionally reviewed 3 or 4 times before going live.DrPak said:We?? are you from usmlerx or something? or was that a typo? Hope it's the latter... I wouldn't think it's ethical to advertise like this....
getianshi said:All of USMLERx's questions are written by medical students that have already passed Step 1 (such as myself). They're then peer-reviewed and professionally reviewed 3 or 4 times before going live.
As a disclaimer, I am getting paid for the questions I'm reviewing/writing but I hardly think I'm breaching medical ethics here by recommending it as a resource.... I don't get paid to recruit people....
As I mentioned in my previous posts it's got a few problems but I think it's a fine resource. Having gone through Qbank 100% and comparing the two I think USMLERx does a good job of filling in the gaps that Qbank leaves.
I did the same thing, though I didn't get involved with USMLERx till right before I took my actual exam.DrPak said:I did NOT know that! Wow... that's really cool. The First Aid guys found the fastest and quickest way to make sure recent exam content gets into their qbank.
I'll be doing Kaplan Qbank as well, as it's tried and tested, but I like usmlerx a lot, I'll be able to compare it to Kaplan soon, but the word is that they're both pretty similar in terms of content.
BTW, how did u get recruited by the usmlerx guys?
Thanks for your reply.getianshi said:Yes. There's a Step 2 USMLERx bank in the works but for now Step 1 Qmax and USMLERx are the same thing.
superoxide said:Thanks for your reply.
Could you tell me the break up of the questions in Qmax? What I mean is how many pathology/pharm/mol. bio questions are there? I found that Qbank under/over represented some subjects. I thought physiology was grossly underrepresented on Qbank and most of the questions seemed to deal with respiratory physiology. It seemed like almost every questions dealt with interpretations of a graph in relation to obstructive/restrictive lung diseases.
Did anyone else find that to be the case?
Thanks for the quick reply In regards to physiology questions, what is the best source of questions since both Qbank and Qmax seem to underrepresent physiology? Anyone ever tried Physio Qbank by kaplan? How are the questions in BRS? Any other sources?getianshi said:I don't have an exact breakdown here and the bank doesn't have a "questions available" function so you can see how many questions fit into each category.
I think physio is a tad underrepresented on USMLERx as well and Pharm seems to be a little overrepresented. They do a great job with Path though.