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Help Kaplan or BRS for Physiology!

I have 5 weeks to my exam.
I am doing good in UW up till now but physiology is my Achille's heel up till now. I did Kaplan physio last about 2 months back. Guys at this point what u ppl say should I revise Kaplan physio once or go through BRS? I havent done BRS before but it has some great reviews here. Would it be wise to start a new book now or I am better of going through Kaplan + FA + UW?
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I have read both BRS and Kaplan, and i didn't feel much difference, in fact i think Kaplan is more clinically oriented and has more equations than BRS, except if you do the Nervous system from any other source, which is the only part missing in kaplan but also not enough in BRS, i will recommend you to revise kaplan and memorize it, and then go for Uworld and see how it pays off
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BRS physio is an excellent book and it has got everything u need for preparing physiology. i dont think u should change book for physiology at this point but if u think u can take 2-3 days out of these 5 wks then u can give it a try. And obviously doing more and more questions ll really help u.
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Try doing BRS physio in 3 days. It's doable and better than Kaplan. It kind of spoon feeds you stuff. Which I think a person in your situation will appreciate.
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I would also advise you to do BRS. It's not very long and simpler and easier to understand than Kaplan Physio. Less boring too
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I would also advise you to do BRS. It's not very long and simpler and easier to understand than Kaplan Physio. Less boring too
+1 for the OP for mentioning "not boring".
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My two cents-----do not attempt trying a new book so close to the exam.....stick to kaplan, FA n Uworld..this would suffice.

if u feel inadequate about physio, do more question related to that instead of opening a new book...this would help u more i feel....

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I personally loved both. But I think that I like kaplan physio because I had read BRS first, otherwise I wouldn't care about it too much.

BRS is a super good book that will do you good in physio. It's also a super easy read so if you can spare 3 intensive days on it, do.
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