What if you just don’t care and use QBanks from 2 years ago. Two years ago it wasn’t all clinical questions; it was somewhat clinical and somewhat straight off basic science This year the USMLE writers are pushing medical students to enhance their clinical knowledge so they will be prepared when they start clinical clerkship rotations. Therefore, if you use old QBanks then you are putting yourself at a low point of not getting the highest score. And if you just don’t care of the highest score and you just want to pass, well you are also putting yourself at risk of failing because you could’ve racked enough points to pass.
Therefore, my suggestion is take the time and money around an average $350 and subscribe to the latest format of QBanks from Kaplan, USMLE World, USMLE Rx, etc. And please don’t ask me which one is the best because I haven’t taken the USMLE Step 1 yet so I can’t comment on that topic.