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Default Is it necessary to watch evry kaplan videos ?

Hey docs.....While reading kaplan notes is it really necessary to watch every kaplan videos related to that topic given in notes? If i need to watch only few what topics should i focus on for videos... Also i hv been hearind about DIT videos here ...Are they better than Kaplan's or i should just stick to Kaplan only?



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Hey docs.....While reading kaplan notes is it really necessary to watch every kaplan videos related to that topic given in notes? If i need to watch only few what topics should i focus on for videos... Also i hv been hearind about DIT videos here ...Are they better than Kaplan's or i should just stick to Kaplan only?



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If your basics are weak, Kaplan is valuable with the exception of pathology which should be substituted with pathoma. You're better off watching immune and micro DIT instead of Kaplan.
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Plz watch Kaplan videos...all ( not path)
Path..pathoma is awesome with clear explanations.
DIT very good for all subjects...finishes up almost your whole FA,however,would be easy to follow and should be seen after completion of all your subjects.( my opinion though)
Usmle Rx..and definitely UW..I find it very good to solve after doing all the topics from FA....doing UW without reading FA is a waste of time.
All these are again my opinions though and this is how I am following...
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And when to take Kaplan qbank? i was thinking to buy subscription of it for 1 year and to practise it along with kaplan notes after completing each chapter or subject and later Uworld after completing FA...is this the right strategy?

I am planning to appear in june july period next year.....

Regarding videos, I hv bought new subscription of Dr najeeb videos recently , also downloaded DIT, Kaplan videos and watched videos of some insitute named LECTURIO who posted here few days back...and found it good in term of explanation of concepts and it is nearly covering kaplan notes ...I hvnt watched DIT or Kaplan much..SO NOW MY PROBLEM IS I HAVE THESE SO MANY DIFF SOURCES OF VIDEOS ,I DONT KNOW NOW WHICH SHOULD I GO WITH..Obviously i cnt watch all

Lecturio lectures are new and they hv just released it as a beta testing phase so culdnt find much reviews about it here but i found it gud ? Should i stop watching them and go with this DIT or KAPLAN as most of guys suggest them ?

Guys ur expert opinion please
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Nothing is "Necessary" except Uworld and First Aid, the rest you can use any of the resources available. Personally, I think watching Step 1 videos could be helpful if it's a long time since you studied them and are not fresh on topics. If you have to pick and choose listen to Biochem definitely, Biostat and Beh Sci by Daugherty, and Physiology / Pharm if you are weak on these two topics. For the rest FA or other books are pretty enough. Also reading notes instead of listening to videos is practically the same, depending if you are a visual or aural learner.
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June July next year...you have a long time....u do not have to hurry.
Build your basics first..read and watch Kaplan.then do kap q bank...at the end of each subject.
Honestly,he is good but I find a hard time following him...so physio,biochem I switched to najeeb...also teaches immuno well
I am glad u bough dr.najeeb...the topics u find really difficult...see those from dr.najeeb
DIT...very good only after u have a thorough grip on the subjects....because 20 mins videos go really fast.....u can do subject wiseDIT.after doing subject wise Kaplan..
I love Conrad Fischer lectures.first Chpts,gi,endo and wazir qudrat,as a backup dr.najeeb
Plz don't keep adding up resources....u will be more and more confused and overwhelmed....
Ultimately,everything comed down to FA and UW..+ don't forget pathoma.
Hope this helps....I am not expert like peterpanbut this is hw I follow...again these are all my opinions....good luck
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Thnks @Alvira@PeterPan for ur grt advice.... Will follow this strategy
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