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Hi all
I am hoping to take step1 in January or February 2013.
I have 2011 FA.
I was wondering if I should get FA 13?
I wouldn't bother much about the cost , as I am already spending many $$ and I am sure FA is worth every penny.
Please share your opinion on this..
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if $ is not a issue..then the latest one is what i would buy.
i am sure there are alot of changes, even i studied from 2011 edition book..found that 2012 had significant changes..i had a soft copy of 2012.
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Stick to 2011!

The 2012 edition was a disaster, there's an error in every few pages. pretty sure 2011 will be better than 2013 edition as well. Again, stick to 2011
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The writer, I believe, apologised for all the errors stating that adding colour and repositioning the pictures so that they are next to the topics being discussed led to a lot of the errors in FA2012. On top of that, Conrad Fisher has tweeted about many additional errors in the book. Hopefully 2013 will correct the errors and if for nothing else, thats a good reason to buy that book.
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My issue, is that I have added so many notes in my FA 2011 that I am too scared to open brand new blank FA 2013....So, I guess I need to write STEP 1 soon
But may be color is better with all the pictures on the side, gives you good exposure every time you read.
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The writer, I believe, apologised for all the errors stating that adding colour and repositioning the pictures so that they are next to the topics being discussed led to a lot of the errors in FA2012. On top of that, Conrad Fisher has tweeted about many additional errors in the book. Hopefully 2013 will correct the errors and if for nothing else, thats a good reason to buy that book.
Just like every edition '13 FA would have errors too! when do they usually come up with the errors?
PS I like colored books!
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You dont have to worry about the errors....there is a PDF file (you can find it on www.usmlerx.com/firstaid) wich includes all the corrections that have been made.
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You dont have to worry about the errors....there is a PDF file (you can find it on www.usmlerx.com/firstaid) wich includes all the corrections that have been made.
so they already have alll the errors and the corrections for 2013 edition?
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Im using the fa 2012. Can plz somebody tell me from where can i correct the mistakes in it ?
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@drmano

here you go
Attached Files
File Type: pdf FA-Step-1-2012-errata-20120530.pdf (2.07 MB)
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if $ is not a issue..then the latest one is what i would buy.
i am sure there are alot of changes, even i studied from 2011 edition book..found that 2012 had significant changes..i had a soft copy of 2012.
Do you know when the '13 book would be made available?
Amazon says the publication date is jan 13.
How am I to wait until then
Is it smart to print a pdf of '12 for just 300 rs instead of shelling 2k for the new book? I have a '11 book already. Can I refer to it in case I need to look up for images??
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errata list is constanly increasing from year to year, if I could, I would buy the 2011 version , unfortunately I have to stick now to the incredible error filled 2012 version, what a joke
Medessentials is so much better
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