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Default Microbiology- Kaplan or CMMRS or both combined?

i am starting microbiology today.. Just wanted a suggestion that which one i should make my number 1 source, the Kaplan microbiology or Clinical Microbiology made ridiculously simple? I found CMMRS quite fun to study (i took a look and studied half of the first chapter 2-3months before).. but then again who can deny Kaplan? So i'm really confused about which one i should go for? or Should i integrate the two sources? i think second option is the safest.. but it'll certainly take a lot of time.. So if somebody could take out some time to suggest which one i should go for and if integration is better, then how can i study both efficiently? Thanks..
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i am starting microbiology today.. Just wanted a suggestion that which one i should make my number 1 source, the Kaplan microbiology or Clinical Microbiology made ridiculously simple? I found CMMRS quite fun to study (i took a look and studied half of the first chapter 2-3months before).. but then again who can deny Kaplan? So i'm really confused about which one i should go for? or Should i integrate the two sources? i think second option is the safest.. but it'll certainly take a lot of time.. So if somebody could take out some time to suggest which one i should go for and if integration is better, then how can i study both efficiently? Thanks..
IMO I would start from CMMRS !!! Those funny things will make u remember better. I would personally skip Kaplan for Micro and just stick to FA....really for Exam FA is more than enough.
Kaplan is a little overkill for Micro!
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Doing two resources for micro is not really recommended
I did CMMRS , I think it's quite long but really funny , i was confused like you but I chose CMMRS and I don't regret it b/c its my weak

If u have time do it , if u don't Kaplan is very good too

And as being said , FA is the real resource , but you might need a background Form KLN or CMMRS
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Thanks for your beautiful suggestions. What I've learned that i should be going for one source, and that should be CMMRS(along with FA). i also liked it, my fear is that if i will miss anything if i skip the Kaplan videos. But if you say everything is covered in CMMRS, I'll go for it, skipping Kaplan LN and videos altogether.
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I'll be starting microbiology next week and have a similar question.
I tried reading FA but it's very hard to follow.
Think I need some background before reading FA: which one is better Kaplan or CMMRS? I have the most recent Kaplan and 3rd edition of CMMRS.

Thanks for your advice.
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