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Default Currently doing my first read of Kaplan...buy 2012 FA now? or Wait for 2013 version in December?

the 2013 version comes out in december.

currently, i have the 2010 verison. i've browsed through it a few times, but haven't annotated it at all.

i've now firmly decided to do the kaplan lecture notes. except for micro and patho (which i'll do cmmrs, and goljan respectively)

i plan to be finished with my first round of kaplan lecture notes by end of january. i don't plan to do a second round. after that, its going to be all FA and USMLE world.

and if needed, i'll refer to the already looked at kaplan books if i need to.

i figure that since i'm doing kaplan right now, there is no point needing first aid, until January anyways.
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Yeah, I would totally wait for the 2013 version to come out. In fact, at times they say that it'll come out in January and then the actual release date occurs sooner (which may not be the case this time since we're already in December).

I think it's useless to take a look at FA still in your first read. Use FA as a 2nd read and hit the qbanks. I wish I would've listened, instead I've read many of the kln even 3 times. Still haven't touched anatomy, embryo, histo nor BS. Not planning on doing it either.

However, if you can, try to make sense out of the 2010 version you have for subjects that are a little more dense like neuroanatomy and biochem.
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Wait for the 2013 version. 2012 is plagued with mistakes, the errata is 25 pages!!! Wasted hours correcting it -.-
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yes wait for the 2013 version, i stopped reading 2011 version long back. will start with 2013 version.
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Wait for the 2013 version. 2012 is plagued with mistakes, the errata is 25 pages!!! Wasted hours correcting it -.-
Insane, I checked it out today and that was crazy!

Btw, even the errata has an errata, I hear.
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Insane, I checked it out today and that was crazy!

Btw, even the errata has an errata, I hear.
Yup, what sucks is the fact that these mistakes are the exact same ones that the 2011 version had, I guess they were too busy working on the new layout. I am pretty sure the new one is going to be better and mistakes free though, so it's better if u wait =)
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