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Dan S., MST USMLE Tutor
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Great post! Not sure if you would agree, but one thing I warn students of is not to spend too much time reviewing NBMEs. I think they can be a good marker of progress, especially when compared to previous NBME scores, but because there aren’t explanations built into the NBME review system (and because the NBME review system is generally pretty confusing), trying to review all of the questions can be a huge time sink. I think most peoples’ time is better spent giving the NBME questions a quick once-over to note big picture subject areas that are still a struggle, then getting back to UWorld and other question banks where answer explanations are well thought out and designed for learning.

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