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AMBOSS Medical Exam Qbank: USMLE Step & NBME Shelf

AMBOSS Medical Exam Qbank: USMLE Step & NBME Shelf

AMBOSS

Exam prep for medical students: Study for USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK & CS, Shelf

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  • The Bugs!! Dec 1, 2019

    By JoeyCapwn
    I’m a big fan of Amboss (already an Ambossador), but this QBank app still needs some SERIOUS work. All the big pieces are in place, but my goodness is it buggy. I just timed myself doing practice questions for exactly 5 minutes. I made it through 2 questions but unintentionally “clicked” on underlined terms 19 times, was redirected away from the question page 6 times, and had the app crash completely 12 times. I like Amboss, and I want to recommend it to my classmates, but you guys have got to get this app cleaned up.
  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Stefanie Bennett
    I LOVE that I can do my review questions on the go. This is perfect for when I need to get my adulting as well as my boards prep done simultaneously. Need to wait at Walgreens for a TB test for rotations but don't want to miss out on studying? Download this app.
  • May 15, 2021

    By Yassin Najjar
    Great for keeping up with study plans on-the-go. Please add a dark mode/theme to reduce eye strain when using at night!
  • Avid user for your Qbank May 17, 2019

    By Mohamed Salahie
    Guys you got a great Qbank and teaching medical resource , But I think you should make it to resemble the real exam .. the formats/fonts and the whole questions should be 100% identical to the Exam , Uworld is a more exam simulator Qbank because of that .. please make sure to update the platform so it looks identical to the exam and keep up the update for the questions so it really reflects the exam changes .. you have done a fantastic job and I’m pretty sure you’ll be a great contender soon !
  • May 24, 2021

    By K T
    Amboss is the best! I personally like their set-up more than UW and they are more understanding of the expensive journey of medical students by giving free assessments and trials. Thank you Amboss for your part in my education!
  • Mar 28, 2021

    By Edric Ian Vargas
    The Amboss Medical Exam QBank is very high-yield as it incorporates the objectives of each of the learning modules/cards embedded in the Amboss Knowledge App. This app helps me a lot in reviewing important concepts and answering board exam-like questions.
  • Easily the best shelf prep Sep 1, 2019

    By JonRC
    Yeah, UWorld has great questions and explanations and Osmosis has great videos (I've paid for both), however, Amboss provides the best overall learning experience. The questions are well written, the explanations are thorough, and best of all, you can click on all the key words to get short definitions or link to the learning app to get in depth info. Worth every penny! I wish I had Amboss during my M1 and M2 years!
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Wilfredo Rivera
    Excellent resource. I compared with another highlights yield preparation course and definitely increase my expectations. Definitely recommend to those that engage in pass medical board.
  • May 18, 2021

    By KB Kirkpatrick
    Love Amboss!! Just wish I could make new tests in the app.
  • Must Have May 10, 2021

    By Paging_dr_young
    The Amboss app has been a life saver for 3rd year with all the time at the hospital. If I have a few minutes free, I can quickly download the last question set I was working through. It pairs seamlessly with the amboss knowledge app as well and will open reference info for further information.
  • The Bugs!! Dec 1, 2019

    By JoeyCapwn
    I’m a big fan of Amboss (already an Ambossador), but this QBank app still needs some SERIOUS work. All the big pieces are in place, but my goodness is it buggy. I just timed myself doing practice questions for exactly 5 minutes. I made it through 2 questions but unintentionally “clicked” on underlined terms 19 times, was redirected away from the question page 6 times, and had the app crash completely 12 times. I like Amboss, and I want to recommend it to my classmates, but you guys have got to get this app cleaned up.
  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Stefanie Bennett
    I LOVE that I can do my review questions on the go. This is perfect for when I need to get my adulting as well as my boards prep done simultaneously. Need to wait at Walgreens for a TB test for rotations but don't want to miss out on studying? Download this app.
  • May 15, 2021

    By Yassin Najjar
    Great for keeping up with study plans on-the-go. Please add a dark mode/theme to reduce eye strain when using at night!
  • Avid user for your Qbank May 17, 2019

    By Mohamed Salahie
    Guys you got a great Qbank and teaching medical resource , But I think you should make it to resemble the real exam .. the formats/fonts and the whole questions should be 100% identical to the Exam , Uworld is a more exam simulator Qbank because of that .. please make sure to update the platform so it looks identical to the exam and keep up the update for the questions so it really reflects the exam changes .. you have done a fantastic job and I’m pretty sure you’ll be a great contender soon !
  • May 24, 2021

    By K T
    Amboss is the best! I personally like their set-up more than UW and they are more understanding of the expensive journey of medical students by giving free assessments and trials. Thank you Amboss for your part in my education!
  • Mar 28, 2021

    By Edric Ian Vargas
    The Amboss Medical Exam QBank is very high-yield as it incorporates the objectives of each of the learning modules/cards embedded in the Amboss Knowledge App. This app helps me a lot in reviewing important concepts and answering board exam-like questions.
  • Easily the best shelf prep Sep 1, 2019

    By JonRC
    Yeah, UWorld has great questions and explanations and Osmosis has great videos (I've paid for both), however, Amboss provides the best overall learning experience. The questions are well written, the explanations are thorough, and best of all, you can click on all the key words to get short definitions or link to the learning app to get in depth info. Worth every penny! I wish I had Amboss during my M1 and M2 years!
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Wilfredo Rivera
    Excellent resource. I compared with another highlights yield preparation course and definitely increase my expectations. Definitely recommend to those that engage in pass medical board.
  • May 18, 2021

    By KB Kirkpatrick
    Love Amboss!! Just wish I could make new tests in the app.
  • Must Have May 10, 2021

    By Paging_dr_young
    The Amboss app has been a life saver for 3rd year with all the time at the hospital. If I have a few minutes free, I can quickly download the last question set I was working through. It pairs seamlessly with the amboss knowledge app as well and will open reference info for further information.
  • Good content, disappointing user interface May 23, 2020

    By Lucymaybe
    I like the web browser version of AMBOSS, but the app drives me crazy. The font is TINY and I have to hold my iPad absurdly close to read it. Often when I swipe to a new question, it just appears as a blank page. Sometimes this can be resolved by selecting highlight when the words magically appear again, but not always. The highlight feature is also annoying - I would rather highlight my own phrases as a learning tool than see what they’ve chosen to highlight. That being said, I think the content more closely matches the breadth and depth of NBME questions than does UWorld.
  • Great Questions, Bad App Dec 13, 2020

    By mmmnnnmmz
    This app is poorly designed. You can’t highlight. Lab values are hard to access. An assist button that automatically reclassifies the question as “correct with assistance” instead of just correct is way too easy to accidentally click. It’s too easy to accidentally select a wrong answer. The text is too small with no (or at least no easily found) way to increase it. There is also no way to flag a question. Amboss on the computer is a good resource. It would be nice to be able to use Amboss on mobile, but this app is just bad and needs a complete redesign.
  • Shockingly feature poor May 22, 2018

    By MichaelHe12
    I’m genuinely surprised by the lack of certain features in the app. You can’t create new tests/sessions within the app natively - it requires you to open an in-app web browser to do that. You can’t change the font size from the size 8 font. You can’t navigate to the next button with an arrow - you have to either use two taps to select the question number and then the next question number or swipe. The questions seem good, but my faith in them is diminished by the haphazard setup of both the app and the desktop site.
  • Dec 16, 2020

    By Dr. Nowsheen
    I am not able to creat new session smoothly. Each time I attempt to do it, it shows a blank screen and then when you keep clicking on blank screen, then the logo of amboss shows up with no new session creation. Help!
  • User Interface Aug 25, 2020

    By bobbyb298
    I have access to the full version of AMBOSS thanks to a campus plan. I have been using the PC version for a while and it works very well. The user interface makes interacting with the material intuitive. However, the user interface of the iOS version was not up to par. So much so in fact that I have uninstalled it from my device. A lot of work needs to be invested in this before it can meet the minimum of expectations.
  • Jan 3, 2020

    By Sid Bhowmick
    The content is nice but the letters are dull and grayish and so is the background too. The ios version has a good contrast between letters and the background making it easier to read. Also i want options to rename the tests i take even even i am doing the tests. Please do this. Its very hard to make test also when i only want step 1 subjects in specific areas but instead choosing subject gives me all questions from all the steps
  • Jan 8, 2019

    By Leo Ferretti
    the 2* rating is only for the app, not AMBOSS itself. it is crazy to not give the ability to create new question sets internally though the app. Uworld allows you to do that simply and sync between devices. this is a glaring oversight that should be fixed to make this a competitive company. The mobile configuration of the website makes it tedious to navigate on the phone and med students don't always have their laptops.
  • Oct 8, 2020

    By Sam
    Losing my eyesight, no Dark Mode. It's 2020 but this app belongs to 2010. Doesn't allow you to download all the images and limits you and forces you to connect to internet even though you have 90 days "offline" use. If you want 5 stars: 1. Dark Mode and and font adjust right from where you are going through your questions. 2. True unlimited offline usage. 3. Allow more than 1000 questions to be selected. I select by basic sciences subject and pathology is over 1500.
  • Sep 11, 2020

    By Jessica Yim
    AMBOSS qbank is actually on par with UWORLD in terms of quality of questions. However, as stated in many other reviews, the app needs a lot of help. First and foremost, I think they should have highlighting be an option. This app is practically unusable because there's no way to highlight and you can't answer a long-ass question stem without highlighting. Edit: that's not true, you can't highlight question stems even on browser mobile app!
  • Continuous Crashing Mar 17, 2020

    By SheWantsTheMD2020
    They recently updated the app, which has since caused me the only problems I’ve had with the app thus far. Any time I click the “Settings” gear icon in the upper right, the app automatically quits. This happens every time on both my iPhone and iPad. Website and Knowledge Library are great, as are the questions which just need to be accessed on the computer to avoid this problem.

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  • The Bugs!! Dec 1, 2019

    By JoeyCapwn
    I’m a big fan of Amboss (already an Ambossador), but this QBank app still needs some SERIOUS work. All the big pieces are in place, but my goodness is it buggy. I just timed myself doing practice questions for exactly 5 minutes. I made it through 2 questions but unintentionally “clicked” on underlined terms 19 times, was redirected away from the question page 6 times, and had the app crash completely 12 times. I like Amboss, and I want to recommend it to my classmates, but you guys have got to get this app cleaned up.
  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Stefanie Bennett
    I LOVE that I can do my review questions on the go. This is perfect for when I need to get my adulting as well as my boards prep done simultaneously. Need to wait at Walgreens for a TB test for rotations but don't want to miss out on studying? Download this app.
  • May 15, 2021

    By Yassin Najjar
    Great for keeping up with study plans on-the-go. Please add a dark mode/theme to reduce eye strain when using at night!
  • Avid user for your Qbank May 17, 2019

    By Mohamed Salahie
    Guys you got a great Qbank and teaching medical resource , But I think you should make it to resemble the real exam .. the formats/fonts and the whole questions should be 100% identical to the Exam , Uworld is a more exam simulator Qbank because of that .. please make sure to update the platform so it looks identical to the exam and keep up the update for the questions so it really reflects the exam changes .. you have done a fantastic job and I’m pretty sure you’ll be a great contender soon !
  • May 24, 2021

    By K T
    Amboss is the best! I personally like their set-up more than UW and they are more understanding of the expensive journey of medical students by giving free assessments and trials. Thank you Amboss for your part in my education!
  • Mar 28, 2021

    By Edric Ian Vargas
    The Amboss Medical Exam QBank is very high-yield as it incorporates the objectives of each of the learning modules/cards embedded in the Amboss Knowledge App. This app helps me a lot in reviewing important concepts and answering board exam-like questions.
  • Easily the best shelf prep Sep 1, 2019

    By JonRC
    Yeah, UWorld has great questions and explanations and Osmosis has great videos (I've paid for both), however, Amboss provides the best overall learning experience. The questions are well written, the explanations are thorough, and best of all, you can click on all the key words to get short definitions or link to the learning app to get in depth info. Worth every penny! I wish I had Amboss during my M1 and M2 years!
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Wilfredo Rivera
    Excellent resource. I compared with another highlights yield preparation course and definitely increase my expectations. Definitely recommend to those that engage in pass medical board.
  • May 18, 2021

    By KB Kirkpatrick
    Love Amboss!! Just wish I could make new tests in the app.
  • Must Have May 10, 2021

    By Paging_dr_young
    The Amboss app has been a life saver for 3rd year with all the time at the hospital. If I have a few minutes free, I can quickly download the last question set I was working through. It pairs seamlessly with the amboss knowledge app as well and will open reference info for further information.
  • Mar 18, 2021

    By Claudia Avila de Jacotte
    The app is great. But sometimes when click on the links on a question, it just goes blank and doesn't redirects me to the library... but the rest, I love the explanations and specially the charts and the videos ! Thanks!
  • Just got the app, but please add “submit” button feature! Jul 16, 2019

    By BrianLif
    Just got the Qbank, seems good so far, but please add a submit button feature. The question is answered based on the first answer choice you select, so if you accidentally press a wrong answer choice, you cannot change your answer before submitting. There should be a submit button to prevent submitting accidentally chosen answer choices.
  • Simply THE BEST Jul 5, 2020

    By DocJen Sago
    There is nothing like AMBOSS in the market, the question bank is tough with a purpose, the explanations make you think and find the key differences needed to to improve the score, you don’t have to go and google anything since every word is underlined with a quick link to definition or development of the subject.
  • Great app, still needs work Oct 7, 2020

    By bwwwpwtw
    Great app but even after adjusting the text to the maximum size, I still feel like it’s too small to read on the phone. I also think that a dark mode option is long overdue as students have been asking for this for a long time.
  • May 28, 2019

    By Elina Floria
    Overall, 4*. Great study tool, app is simplistic and intuitive. But I'm looking forward to the in-app 'Start a new session' option. Also, the percentage of user that had chosen the particular answer could be visible within the answer line (like in a desktop version).
  • Great app Oct 16, 2019

    By Dmwlbwksjjs
    Great for doing questions on the go but could it optimized on iOS 13? It randomly crashes after a few seconds of opening or after doing a few questions.
  • Great content, but buggy! Dec 20, 2020

    By Lin(d)s
    Love the amboss library and question bank. The app is frustrating mainly because landscape mode is unusable. When you flip between questions in landscape mode, the right side of the text is cut off, so you can’t read the question. Also would be much better if the lab values sheet were more app friendly (e.g., bigger font, collapsible sections, searchable)
  • Dark mode Feb 28, 2021

    By I-toss
    This app is decent, it be a lot better with a dark mode option. Still one of the only STEP Q banks without an option for a dark background. It makes a huge difference when reviewing question blocks. It would as be better if users could save questions into folder like in the desktop version.
  • Jan 19, 2021

    By Ramin B
    Good app, but seriously needs a dark mode, and an amoled black mode. The mobile app is for in bed studying and the white burns my eyes.
  • Good content, disappointing user interface May 23, 2020

    By Lucymaybe
    I like the web browser version of AMBOSS, but the app drives me crazy. The font is TINY and I have to hold my iPad absurdly close to read it. Often when I swipe to a new question, it just appears as a blank page. Sometimes this can be resolved by selecting highlight when the words magically appear again, but not always. The highlight feature is also annoying - I would rather highlight my own phrases as a learning tool than see what they’ve chosen to highlight. That being said, I think the content more closely matches the breadth and depth of NBME questions than does UWorld.
  • Great Questions, Bad App Dec 13, 2020

    By mmmnnnmmz
    This app is poorly designed. You can’t highlight. Lab values are hard to access. An assist button that automatically reclassifies the question as “correct with assistance” instead of just correct is way too easy to accidentally click. It’s too easy to accidentally select a wrong answer. The text is too small with no (or at least no easily found) way to increase it. There is also no way to flag a question. Amboss on the computer is a good resource. It would be nice to be able to use Amboss on mobile, but this app is just bad and needs a complete redesign.
  • Dec 16, 2020

    By Dr. Nowsheen
    I am not able to creat new session smoothly. Each time I attempt to do it, it shows a blank screen and then when you keep clicking on blank screen, then the logo of amboss shows up with no new session creation. Help!
  • User Interface Aug 25, 2020

    By bobbyb298
    I have access to the full version of AMBOSS thanks to a campus plan. I have been using the PC version for a while and it works very well. The user interface makes interacting with the material intuitive. However, the user interface of the iOS version was not up to par. So much so in fact that I have uninstalled it from my device. A lot of work needs to be invested in this before it can meet the minimum of expectations.
  • Jan 8, 2019

    By Leo Ferretti
    the 2* rating is only for the app, not AMBOSS itself. it is crazy to not give the ability to create new question sets internally though the app. Uworld allows you to do that simply and sync between devices. this is a glaring oversight that should be fixed to make this a competitive company. The mobile configuration of the website makes it tedious to navigate on the phone and med students don't always have their laptops.
  • Sep 11, 2020

    By Jessica Yim
    AMBOSS qbank is actually on par with UWORLD in terms of quality of questions. However, as stated in many other reviews, the app needs a lot of help. First and foremost, I think they should have highlighting be an option. This app is practically unusable because there's no way to highlight and you can't answer a long-ass question stem without highlighting. Edit: that's not true, you can't highlight question stems even on browser mobile app!
  • Shockingly feature poor May 22, 2018

    By MichaelHe12
    I’m genuinely surprised by the lack of certain features in the app. You can’t create new tests/sessions within the app natively - it requires you to open an in-app web browser to do that. You can’t change the font size from the size 8 font. You can’t navigate to the next button with an arrow - you have to either use two taps to select the question number and then the next question number or swipe. The questions seem good, but my faith in them is diminished by the haphazard setup of both the app and the desktop site.
  • Jan 3, 2020

    By Sid Bhowmick
    The content is nice but the letters are dull and grayish and so is the background too. The ios version has a good contrast between letters and the background making it easier to read. Also i want options to rename the tests i take even even i am doing the tests. Please do this. Its very hard to make test also when i only want step 1 subjects in specific areas but instead choosing subject gives me all questions from all the steps
  • Oct 8, 2020

    By Sam
    Losing my eyesight, no Dark Mode. It's 2020 but this app belongs to 2010. Doesn't allow you to download all the images and limits you and forces you to connect to internet even though you have 90 days "offline" use. If you want 5 stars: 1. Dark Mode and and font adjust right from where you are going through your questions. 2. True unlimited offline usage. 3. Allow more than 1000 questions to be selected. I select by basic sciences subject and pathology is over 1500.
  • Continuous Crashing Mar 17, 2020

    By SheWantsTheMD2020
    They recently updated the app, which has since caused me the only problems I’ve had with the app thus far. Any time I click the “Settings” gear icon in the upper right, the app automatically quits. This happens every time on both my iPhone and iPad. Website and Knowledge Library are great, as are the questions which just need to be accessed on the computer to avoid this problem.

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AMBOSS Medical Exam Qbank: USMLE Step & NBME Shelf

AMBOSS Medical Exam Qbank: USMLE Step & NBME Shelf