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Kaplan Medical Kaplan Live Prep in Pasadena

I'm an IMG and I've finished my first read. I'm thinking about taking the 7 week Kaplan Live Prep course in Pasadena. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions about this program? When would you recommend I do it (after second read, right before exam, ?)

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I know only a few people who attended the course and they weren't very happy. In the end it differs for everyone. Some people learn better in classroom environments while others learn better on their own. Irrespective of that, I strongly suggest you take it now instead of after the completion of prep.
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The kaplan courses (and other review courses similar to it) are definitely intended EARLY during ur prep, to build a solid foundation.
Later on during ur prep, u will be more busy focusing on the higher yield stuff (FA + UW + DIT etc)
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Thanks for the feedback!

I thought the 7 week prep course gave a lot of 'this is going to be on the test' type information - I've heard the lecturers work with the people who write the questions and that recording their lectures is not allowed, because they give so much 'inside information'.

But it sounds like it's more for people who are just starting out?
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I've watched the online lectures, so I'm not as sure about the classroom preparation.

However, the impression I get from the course is that, despite the "inside information", it is not high yield enough for the end-game of one's preparation. It would be better to do a course which is higher yield and in less amount of time.

Again my experience is with the online version, and is based more on my own impression of the course.
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