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Goljan Why is the latest Goljan lecture audio 10 years old?

Anyone why? I know that he is still teach Falcon. Why are people learning from a 10 year old audio file? I know pathology does not change much. But treatments have changed. And he mentions a lot of treatments.
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Well thats because the current Goljan audio available online is from 2002, and is not legal. As in, it has not been officially released by Goljan or Falcon, but is a bootlegged recorded version. I'm assuming of late they've been barring recording devices into Falcon classes to avoid such things from happening again?

While the current audios available online are 10 years old, i can vouch for the fact that those audios are still a goldmine of information. Because what he teaches the best is the approach to studying for step 1. And the integration between all subjects.

But you need to supplement the audios with multiple readings from Goljan RR
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Goljan RR is brutal to get through. As good as it is. And I wonder if the "high yield" stuff he mentions in the audio are still high yield over 12 years later. I mean, based on what I was told, the exam writers get new questions in every year. Surely those written pre 2002 are being used less and less.
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Yes you are right about that, what he mentions as high yield, while still may remain high yield, there would also be a lot of stuff that have become high yield in the ten years following the audios. But like i said, the goljan audios aren't meant to impart information, i used it as a way to learn how to study for the step 1, and how to approach USMLE type questions, and what kind of thought process you need to have going.

Also the material he does teach, especially in the general pathology part, is still extremely high yield and very important. And its easier when you've heard the audios and are familiar with some of the information that is presented in Goljan RR.

While Goljan RR might seem like a monster, just make sure you do read it as well as you can, even if it takes a month. Because believe me, that book is gold.
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