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Make the Picmonic app a part of your board prep and you'll get the most from your Qbank. Picmonic is the only visual learning resource for med and nursing students that's been research-proven to boost retention 331%. Since 2012, over 1 million students have trusted Picmonic to help them achieve dream board scores. With succinct 2-3 min videos, you'll study more efficiently and effectively for board exams.

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Med Students use KAPLAN for STEP & COMLEX

How I scored 275 on USMLE Step 1

How I scored 275 on USMLE Step 1

Kaplan was very helpful when I was confused about the questions. I would use the Feedback feature which sends your question to a professional teacher. If I encountered Kaplan questions I’d never heard of, or answered a question that was supposedly correct but that I had no idea why, I looked to see if there was a Picmonic mnemonic flashcard for that topic to learn the details before continuing. I reviewed the incorrect answers and Kaplan explanations for every question, and then used Picmonic to lock in the details.Read more >
How Students use Picmonic with Kaplan Qbank

How Students use Picmonic with Kaplan Qbank

While studying with Kaplan Qbank, I would get together with a group and discuss why they think the right answer is right and the wrong answers are wrong. I would write down the topics, whether from the right answer choice or the wrong answer choices, that I was unfamiliar or uncomfortable with. Then I would use Picmonic to remember those one or two facts, either by creating / adding on to a Picmonic or by using the Picmonic that already exists.Read more >
How I scored a 274 on USMLE Step 1

How I scored a 274 on USMLE Step 1

Kaplan USMLE Qbank tests a lot of minutiae but I got several questions on my exam correct because of the questions here. Kaplan Qbank also does a good job of giving you plenty of practice with the arrow questions for physiology.Read more >
Utilizing Kaplan's High Yield for STEP 1 Study

Utilizing Kaplan's High Yield for STEP 1 Study

Overall, I feel as if Kaplan gave me the most thorough review and understanding of my weakest points. In addition to Kaplan, I was able to maximize my recall of information by using Picmonic.Read more >
6 STEP Prep Tips for a 268 Dream Score

6 STEP Prep Tips for a 268 Dream Score

Dr. Tenore gives his advice on when to start step prep and how many qbank questions he recommends to achieve a dream score. Find out how he used qbanks and 5 other tips.View webinar >
"I Would Not Have Passed Med School Without This"

"I Would Not Have Passed Med School Without This"

Dr. Marc Katz, the author of mykittykatz.com, shares his tips for studying with Qbanks to make sure that you understand what you are memorizing, and applying that knowledge to board-style questions.View clip >

How Nursing Students use KAPLAN for NCLEX prep

How I Passed the NCLEX the Second Time

How I Passed the NCLEX the Second Time

With Kaplan, I would watch a whole lot of videos on what the NCLEX is about and how to prepare for it. I wish I used Kaplan the first time! Kaplan comes with the class session of Kaplan review, with a bunch of questions and videos in each NCLEX category, they go through with you answering each question.Read more >
Why Nursing Students Recommend Kaplan Qbank

Why Nursing Students Recommend Kaplan Qbank

"Kaplan provides NCLEX style questions that help to prepare me to think like a nurse; and then provides remediation on each subject."RN student recommendations >
Why I Like Using Kaplan Qbank for NCLEX Prep

Why I Like Using Kaplan Qbank for NCLEX Prep

"I take the practice tests a lot, and I like their style of questions--they help me prepare for tests/NCLEX. Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Nutrition, Medical Surgical Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Maternity Nursing, Physical assessment."RN student recommendations >

What Students Say

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"275: Dream STEP Score"

Martzio
Martzio
Med Student
True Blue - St Georges University School of Medicine

Picmonic's visual mnemonic approach has been a huge part of my learning. I just took my first simulation exam and I scored a 275 (99% percentile) and it’s definitely because of Picmonic's online learning system. Picmonic is the study tool for the students who want to excel because they were the ones who knew that extra small detail that changed their score from a 239 to a 245 or a 249 to 255….because one extra correct question on the actual USMLE can mean a few extra points.

“Best Review Resource”

Zac G.
Zac G.
Med Student
True Blue - St Georges University School of Medicine

Picmonic’s short online videos are what set them apart from other medical school study-aid resources. When I need to cover a lot of ground, and gain those little extra bits of knowledge just before an exam, Picmonic is my go-to. On several occasions, it wasn’t the countless hours of review in front of a textbook, lecture slides, or whiteboard, that helped me recall an answer to a question, but a Picmonic flashcard that literally only took 2 minutes to review.

“Helps Recall Under Pressure”

Mansi
Mansi
Med Student
American University of Barbados School of Medicine

I love Picmonic first of all, because of the relevance and accuracy of the videos. There was this one time that I had seen a couple of videos on renal physiology (which btw are amazing) just before my class and my professor took a surprise quiz just to know if we had any prior knowledge. Not only did I do well on it, he even remembered my name by the end of the lecture. So many times those funny Picmonic mnemonic images that stayed in my head and helped me answer questions under pressure.

When should I use Kaplan QBank?

We hear that med students start using a Qbank as early as January of their second year (if they are taking STEP in June or July), and perhaps even earlier. Starting early also allows them to work with multiple Qbanks.

PA and Nursing students recommend getting started with a Qbank at least 3 months before taking the PANCE or NCLEX.

Can I use Kaplan and Picmonic when studying for NCLEX?

Yes! Kaplan has a Qbank for RN students. Nursing students who are prepping for the NCLEX use Picmonic to master a concept or fact they are struggling to remember. For example, when answering a Kaplan Qbank question incorrectly, students can use Picmonic as a refresher to understand why the answer is correct (and other answers are wrong). Using wacky characters and stories, Picmonic helps students remember more in less time and increases retention 331% making study and review more efficient. Picmonic also helps connect related topics which helps students correctly answer more of those "select all that apply" questions.

For more nursing student reviews of Picmonic click here.

Can I use Kaplan and Picmonic when studying for PANCE?

Yes! Kaplan has a Qbank for PA students. PA students who are prepping for the PANCE use Picmonic to master a concept or fact they are struggling to remember. For example, when answering a Kaplan Qbank question incorrectly, students can use Picmonic as a refresher to understand why the answer is correct (and other answers are wrong). Using consistent characters and wacky stories, Picmonic’s research-proven learning system helps connect related topics and make facts more memorable, enabling students to correctly answer board-style questions.

For more PA student reviews of Picmonic click here.

Can I use Kaplan and Picmonic when studying for USMLE STEP?

Yes! Kaplan has a Qbank for USMLE STEP 1. And for those taking Comlex, Kaplan has a Qbank for Level 1 (Level 1 + Step 1 Qbank) option. Medical students who are prepping for STEP use Picmonic to master a concept or fact they are struggling to remember. For example, when answering a Kaplan question incorrectly, students can use Picmonic as a refresher to understand why the answer is correct (and other answers are wrong). Using consistent characters and wacky stories, Picmonic helps connect related topics and make facts more memorable, enabling students to perform better on board-style questions. Students who use Picmonic’s research-proven learning system early in their med journey claim higher STEP scores and more efficiency when studying.

For more med student reviews of Picmonic click here.

Can I use Kaplan and Picmonic when studying for MCAT?

Yes! Kaplan has a Qbank for MCAT. Pre-med students who are prepping for MCAT use Picmonic to master biology and physiology concepts or fact they are struggling to remember. For example, when answering a Kaplan question incorrectly, students can use Picmonic as a refresher to understand why the answer is correct (and other answers are wrong). Using consistent characters and wacky stories, Picmonic helps connect related topics and make facts more memorable.

For more information about Picmonic for Pre-Health click here.

Should I save Kaplan Qbank for dedicated?

Med students recommend allowing enough time for multiple Qbanks, therefore starting well before dedicated is desirable. However, since Kaplan Qbank is widely used and recommended by successful med students, dedicated is a great time to start Kaplan to get the most benefit from being able to practice applying your knowledge to board style questions before the actual exam.

Which is a better Qbank, Kaplan or UWorld?

For a side by side comparison of Qbanks, including Kaplan features and Kaplan pricing click here.

Why use Kaplan USMLE Qbank for STEP 1 and STEP 2?

Many medical students use Kaplan Qbank practice questions and explanations to prepare for their board exams on their way to becoming successful doctors. Kaplan Qbank for medical students also features the ability to create flashcards.

Why use Kaplan Qbank for PANCE?

Many PA students use Kaplan Qbank practice questions and explanations to prepare for the PANCE on their way to becoming successful healthcare professionals. Kaplan Qbank for physician assistant students also features the ability to create flashcards.

Why use Kaplan Qbank for NCLEX?

Many nursing students use Kaplan Qbank practice questions and explanations to prepare for the NCLEX on their way to becoming successful nursing professionals.

Why use Kaplan Qbank for MCAT?

Many pre-med students use Kaplan Qbank practice questions and explanations to ace the MCAT when applying to medical school.

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Over 1 million healthcare students have used Picmonic to ace exams and boards/certifications on their way to becoming successful professionals.

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