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* Qbank Comparison - Opinions
 #134419  
  drewry - 10/31/06 22:54
 
  Kaplan Qbank
http://www.kaptest.com

- Gold standard
- Challenging questions
- Detail Explanations
- Useful performance tracking
- Fairly stable system (except during June to July)
- Expensive, expensive, expensive!!!

- Bottom line: Get it if you can afford it!

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USMLErx
http://www.usmlerx.com

- Pretty new (fresh materials)
- Slightly easier questions
- Great explanation and First-Aid Facts!!!
- Some technical problems here and there
- Not too expensive, but few people can afford both Kaplan and USMLErx

- Bottom line: Give it a try if you can't afford Kaplan

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USMLE Steps1-2-3
http://www.studentconsult.com

- Another new comer
- Great Interface
- Questions are fairly standard, no surprise here
- Some cool performance review options (not quite important personally)
- Explanation is also great
- Also expensive

- Bottom line: It's either USMLErx or this

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USMLExchange
http://www.usmlexchange.com

- Latest player
- Mix of long clinical-based questions and rapid-firing review questions.
- Explanation is also good.
- Great Interface
- Performance review is pretty good
- No subscription necessary, cheap, cheap, cheap (Search for coupon codes online)!

- Bottom line: Great supplement to Kaplan or USMLErx or USMLE Step 1-2-3. Get them both if you can afford another 30-40 bucks.

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USMLEWOLRD
http://www.usmleworld.com/

- It's been there for a while (questions seem to be unchanged)
- Smaller question pool size
- All stanard features
- Not too expensive
- Average quality in general

- Bottom line: Get it afer you have finished everything else and still want more questions.

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* Re:Qbank Comparison - Opinions
#538583
  qiaoma - 10/31/06 23:31
 
  USMLEWORLD is running a promotion for the weekend. Only $25.

The USMLExchange 50 free credits coupon is 'PanicAttack', but you need to use a .edu email address to register for the account.

USMLE Steps 1-2-3 used to offer coupons through Elsevier.com. Just keep checking online for it.

USMLErx ran a special long time ago when it first started......

Kaplan Coupon? Forget it!!! (You may have a slim chance of winning a free Qbank subscription if you sign up for their sweepstake, check with your med schools).
 
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* Re:Qbank Comparison - Opinions
#538587
  rmansour - 10/31/06 23:32
 
  HOW BOUT SCORE95.COM? ARE THE QUESTIONS GOOD? DO THEY RESEMBLE KAPLAN?  
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* Re:Qbank Comparison - Opinions
#538645
  drcoolmd - 11/01/06 00:50
 
  Dear qiaoma :

thanks for the info............ i have 1 Q.............

Where did you get the info for "USMLEWORLD is running a promotion for the weekend. Only $25."?

thanks
 
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