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View Poll Results: Do we need to watch Kaplan Videos for Step 1?
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Old 09-15-2010
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Default Do we need to watch Kaplan Videos?

Several members have asked whether we should be watching Kaplan videos or Kaplan notes are enough for USMLE Step 1 Prep.

Let's see what you think about.

Also you might be interested in this
http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-st...ave-watch.html

There's a separate vote for Kaplan Video Lecture for USMLE Step 2 CK here
Do we need to watch Kaplan CK Videos?
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Depending on which video you're talkign about - things like biochem can be more useful for older grads while things like pharm and path are more useful for current students i would think.... Overall however, they're pretty good - if you've scheduled yourself properly you should leave yourself some time to study them....
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Default My take on this

The latest 2010 Kaplan Lecture Notes are written in completion and they are not designed to be supplemented with videos and the evidence to that is that they started selling it (for the first time) as stand-alone prep material in Apple's iTunes Store (see this thread).

Therefore, I think that Kaplan have realized that most students cannot afford the high prices of their videos and decided to offer a complete package in the notes.

I forecast the appearance of original lecture notes available for legal sale in libraries and their website in the year 2011.
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Good news
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Yeah sure, there's no need to watch them. I did not and I passed
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Not mandatory but highly usefull and recommended!
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