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USMLE Books My choice of books; what do you think?

hi guys..
am new here and i need your advice ...
i just started preparing for step 1 and i have got.....

* FA 2011
* Kaplan Qbook
* Goljan pathology + audio
* BRS physiology
* conrad fischer ethics
* KLN + DVDs in ((immuno + micro , pharma ,anatomy , bio + medical genetics ))

is this enough or do i need any supplementary books
and which 1 of these books is weak in certain topic

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seems good to me.
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I'm a book-whore...

My comments are on this thread: What do you think of my study plan?

Basically your plan is enough.

As for your question: after your first qbank, you'll know where you are weak and the limitations of the books you've read.

We can't really say which ones need bolstering for you bec each person has his own weaknesses.

Also, usually, the qbanks make up for the limitations of your primary material. They fill in the gaps of your prep.
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After your first qbank and you have already identified your weak areas, just go back to this forum and click the link, "usmle books" at the top panel. You can choose from there if you feel the need to supplement your primary material.
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Yep! You have got them all!!
If you need anything else you can go for it after studyn these once and doing the first qbank...
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thnx all for your advice ...
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instead of Goljan Path , Go for PATHOMA - such an amazing tool for step 1.
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I used pathoma to get a even greater grasp on my path, goljan is great too though! For physiology I used dr.najeeb. I love this guy he made learning so much fun.
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