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Listening Kaplan, FA, UW: The ONLY Keys to success?

Guys here is a thought/concern i would like to share with you!

I keep reading, especially into this forum, (which i respect a lot!) that the vast majority of step 1 takers go with the classic prep method: Kaplan Step 1 Notes and videos, FA and UW. They keep posting their exam experience and results (most of the time 99s!!!). They keep saying that key to success is Kaplan + FA + UW! Almost nobody posting his exam experience has stated that used various resources and not Kaplan!

That means that if somebody uses books from various resources (eg BRS, RR, Lippincott's), FA and UW is not going to achieve a 99 score in step 1? Is not going to succeed?

I really want to hear your thoughts!!!

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I'd like to know the same! I'd be grateful for any reports on exam experiences with books other than kaplan.
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doing all the big books is great for ur knowledge
however the USMLE doesnt test ur overall knowledge
it has specific concepts
asked and APPLIED in specific ways

the usmle asks u WHAT IT WANTS TO KNOW

which u will be able to do (if u are an img) with great ease with kaplan notes and videos.

it will be more productive (higher score in smaller time) as compared to doing ALL big books on ur own


hope that helps
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Expecting my results tomorrow, and did not use Kaplan. Will let you know how it goes!
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Expecting my results tomorrow, and did not use Kaplan. Will let you know how it goes!

looking forward to it!
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Used BRS and high yields with FA, and didnt use kaplans (except pharmacology) and got 99. And know ppl just did FA and got 99. Just use what u feel comfy with!

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Used BRS and high yields with FA, and didnt use kaplans (except pharmacology) and got 99. And know ppl just did FA and got 99. Just use what u feel comfy with!
Hi!
Do you have a thread explaining what books you used for which subjects?
Would be very helpful to me! I don't really wanna use Kaplan LN...
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Hi!
Do you have a thread explaining what books you used for which subjects?
Would be very helpful to me! I don't really wanna use Kaplan LN...

MY Experience: 99/232

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Expecting my results tomorrow, and did not use Kaplan. Will let you know how it goes!
Hi, what's ur score...?All the best....!!
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