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Immunology Kaplan Immunology Too Complicated

I have studied immunology from Levinson and I found it really easy.
But now when i read it from Kaplan its too lengthy. And I personally think no ones gonna ask us such small details. is that so? Please help me out.
The questions also I cant solve them too deep. Should I be using some other book?
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I have studied immunology from Levinson and I found it really easy.
But now when i read it from Kaplan its too lengthy. And I personally think no ones gonna ask us such small details. is that so? Please help me out.
The questions also I cant solve them too deep. Should I be using some other book?
Kaplan gives you the necessary background knowledge. If you go through FA and know and understand all the immuno there, you should be good, but just a heads up, they do get very pedantic and specific with immuno, so don't underestimate it.

Immuno and molecular biochem are the two areas that the USMLE gets really cruel and brings up the small details you wouldn't think are important. All the other subjects are more "big picture" with some details sprinkled in there but these 2, the little picture is just as important.
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I never had any kind of a grasp on immunology until I read then re-read it from kaplan.

As with any subject, if you can try to learn it to a bit more detail than what the exam requires, it will help for when youre faced with the harder questions about more pedantic details - and immunology seems to be a USMLE favorite for this type of quesiton
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Kaplan gives you the necessary background knowledge. If you go through FA and know and understand all the immuno there, you should be good, but just a heads up, they do get very pedantic and specific with immuno, so don't underestimate it.

Immuno and molecular biochem are the two areas that the USMLE gets really cruel and brings up the small details you wouldn't think are important. All the other subjects are more "big picture" with some details sprinkled in there but these 2, the little picture is just as important.
oh yeah they definetly get cruel and pedantic with immuno, but then again, those questions could have been part of the experimental set. Overall though, a read through immuno in Kaplan and sticking to FA should be more than enough.
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Yes I agree with above comments..Kaplan & FA along with Uworld is more than enough Immuno
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Yes I agree with above comments..Kaplan & FA along with Uworld is more than enough Immuno
the only problem is when they go nuts; it really messes with your head on the exam
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