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MST Resource Review: UWorld MCAT Qbank
by David Watson on Jun 23, 2021 in MCAT, Resource Review, Uworld

High-quality, passage-based questions are the gold standard of MCAT preparation, but unfortunately, they are perennially in short supply for our students. Luckily, UWorld's MCAT Qbank is a top-quality resource for MCAT preparation. Read on for our review of UWorld's MCAT Qbank, how best to use it for MCAT success, and why the MCAT is an important milestone for incoming medical students.

Why you want to ace your MCAT exam on your first try

It is highly advantageous to ace your MCAT the first time around. Apart from the frustration of a second study period added to your med school admissions timeline, all MCAT scores are reported to medical schools.

While many schools will take into account your improvement on a second attempt, many will average or otherwise consider both attempts when evaluating your application. As a result, it is in your best interest to do your absolute best on your first attempt!

UWorld MCAT Qbank: A top-tier MCAT resource

In 2017, UWorld introduced a 1,000 question passage bank for the MCAT. Since then, UWorld has nearly doubled the size of the qbank with almost 2,000 questions. While a relatively new name to most MCAT test-takers, UWorld has built top-tier resources for the NCLEX and USMLE exams, so we are excited to see UWorld continuing to expand their MCAT resources.

Why is this so important? Beyond the official AAMC practice materials, the offerings of prep companies have been of mixed quality. Given the limited quantity of official AAMC materials, we recommend our students save the AAMC content until their final preparation leading up to test day and use the UWorld MCAT Qbank for initial prep. 

UWorld Qbank for the PANCE, PANRE and End-of-Rotation Exams

UWorld has long been the "gold standard" question bank resource for medical students preparing to take the United States Medical Licensing Exams (USMLEs). We were happy to see that they recently expanded their offering with a PANCE | PANRE Qbank for Physician Assistant students.

There are many options out there for PA students, like Kaplan, PACKRATs, Exammaster, Rosh Review, PrepU... so we thought we'd share what we know about UWorld's Qbank:

How I Scored a 258 on USMLE Step 3 While Figuring Out How to Be an Intern

By now, you’ve probably heard from everyone around you how challenging your intern year is going to be. Learning how to put in orders, dose medications, stay awake for 27 hours at a time, and just how to function when working 80 hours a week is a steep learning curve. So how are you supposed to study for another Step exam at the same time? Believe me, it can absolutely be done! You just might need to be more proactive in planning out your study time in advance.

Maximizing UWorld During Your USMLE Dedicated Study Period

The UWorld question bank is undoubtedly the most recommended resource for any student taking the USMLE Step 1 or Step 2CK. I’ve never met an individual who hasn’t completed at least one pass through the UWorld question bank prior to taking the USMLE. Some schools even provide the question bank free of charge for their students, as they realize the impact of this resource on their students’ scores. UWorld covers nearly all of the material on the USMLE and presents it in a way that is reflective of the ways in which it will appear on the exam.

Why Using UWorld Again is Something You Should (Q)Bank On

Virtually all medical students use the USMLE UWorld Qbank when preparing for their Step 1 exams. This Qbank is well-known to be one of the best resources for preparing for Step 1 by helping students actively learn high-yield, relevant material. While it is universally accepted that using UWorld is a must, how many times a student should complete the Qbank is more debatable. In this article, we will discuss the Do’s and Do Not’s of using UWorld multiple times.

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