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Old 01-21-2013
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Hi all!

This is my first post .. I am an IMG and I am planning to give the USMLE step 1 exam on September 2013... I got as a present last summer first aid 2012 edition. Should I buy the 2013 edition that's recently came out? Or it isn't worth the money?

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 02-03-2013
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I havent seen the 2013 version. But there were lots of corrections to be made in the 2012 version. hope that was cleared up in the new version. the correstions are stated in the errata by the way. besides, my gut feeling is to buy the newer one. good luck!!
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Do NOT get the 2012! It has so many corrections and even the errata they put out have errors! It was very disappointing to say the least.

A review from amazon: "I've never had a book with so many blatant errors. It's like the authors realized how essential this book is to our studying and decided to maximize profit by outsourcing the writing to a blind, Nigerian child. But even a child would have simply incorporated the corrections from last year without creating new ones, so I'm forced to assume the writers are trying to sabotage my score."
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