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Old 11-06-2013
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Good night everyone. I'm in my third year in medicine school and I already started to look for information about USMLE (HUGE GOAL), so I'm getting to a point where i found incredible good information about the best texts and...Kaplan. The ''Alone'' system will cost me USD $9000 and the Kaplan system will cost me like USD $16000. The money is a big question for me, but I refuse to make my choice based on it, so I need good advices from all of you to help me with this (I have to start saving NOW!!... And working )

This is the list of texts for the ''Alone'' plan:

Step 1
- Guide: First Aid fot the USMLE Step 1, Le.
- QBank: USMLE world S1 (1 year); Review for the USMLE S1, Lazo.
- Anatomy: High-Yield Gross Anatomy, Dudek.
- Embriology: High-Yield Embriology, Dudek.
- Histology: Cell Biology and Histology, BRS, Gartner.
- Behavioral Science: High-Yield Behavioral Science, Fadem.
- Biochemistry: Lippincott Illustrated Review: Biochemistry, Ferrier.
- Genetics: High-Yield Genetics, Dudek and Wiley.
- Microbiology and Immunology: Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple and High-Yield Immunology, Johnson.
- Neuroanatomy: High-Yield Neuroanatomy, Fix.
- Patology: BRS Patology, Schneider.
- Pharmacology: Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology, Harvey.
- Physiology: BRS Physiology, Costanzo (plus Qbook).

Step 2
- Guide: First Aid for the USMLE Step 2, Le.
- QBank: USMLE World step 2 CK (1 year) and CS (60 days), NMS Review for the USMLE step 2.
- Internal Medicine: Blueprints in Medicine, Young plus Clinical Cases. And NMS Medicine, Wolfsthal.
- Obstetrics and Gynecology: Blueprints in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Callahan plus Clinical Cases.
- Pediatrics: NMS Pediatrics, Dowrkin plus Blueprints QA in pediatrics, Foti.
- Preventive Medicine: NMS Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
- Psychiatry: Blueprints in Psychiatry, Murphy plus Clinical Cases.
- Surgery: Blueprints in Surgery, Karp plus Cinical Cases.

Step 3
- Guide: Firs Aid for the USMLE S3, NMS Review for the USMLE and Step-Up to USMLE S3.
- QBank: USMLE World Step 3.

If you really read the whole thing, thank you so much, God bless you

Sorry for redaction mistakes, I'm still learning.
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Old 11-07-2013
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Dont be in a hurry for step 3, you can take it after many years.
For your exact question i watched kaplan videos, but not live course. For me kaplan videos are enough.
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