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First Aid FA behavioral science enough?

Hello,

I did the Kaplan BS videos and lectures and I am now revising from FA, solving the questions I get the feeling that FA is deficient, can any body tell me what's enough?

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Arrow FA is not enough

Most members think that FA is not enough for behavioral sciences, have a look at this poll
For which subject in Step 1 is FA sufficient?!

You can also have a look at this poll
Best Behavioral Science Book for USMLE Step 1?

Another highly recommended book is
Conrad Fischer 100 ethics cases
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Watch Kaplan videos with FA and do UWorld questions, you'll be fine.
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somebody plz tell me if FA is enough for behavioral science ( and psych) .. i hate this subject like anything .. seriously ... m hating it in kaplan ... except for the ethics part which i find fine .. HELPP
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somebody plz tell me if FA is enough for behavioral science ( and psych) .. i hate this subject like anything .. seriously ... m hating it in kaplan ... except for the ethics part which i find fine .. HELPP
I think its not enough for statistics for sure
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I think its not enough for statistics for sure
yes i plan to do the first 2 chaps frm kaplan along with the kaplan videos ... but what abt the rest of the stuff? what do u think?
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Completely agree. Recent experiences I have read from several posts including SDN has shown a lot of Behavioral Science and Psych questions. Just to be on the safe side in that subject I added BRS Behavioral Science along with UWorld Subject Review( don't really like it but since I paid I will complete it).
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yes i plan to do the first 2 chaps frm kaplan along with the kaplan videos ... but what abt the rest of the stuff? what do u think?
i think FA psycho pharmacology is pretty decent. Its too dense though, hard to memorize.
Maybe I think that it is ok, because I use pharm flashcards along with it.

But again imho FA by itself is worthless and useless book if you just memorize it. If you do it along with UW or another qbank - its enough.
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Completely agree. Recent experiences I have read from several posts including SDN has shown a lot of Behavioral Science and Psych questions. Just to be on the safe side in that subject I added BRS Behavioral Science along with UWorld Subject Review( don't really like it but since I paid I will complete it).
Yea! I have this UW biostats too. It is lamely made, but it has some broad info and its pretty much golden to me.
I'd rather even say - I didn't know any statistics at all even after 2 reads of kaplan and 1 read of FA. Questions made me think so
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Yea! I have this UW biostats too. It is lamely made, but it has some broad info and its pretty much golden to me.
I'd rather even say - I didn't know any statistics at all even after 2 reads of kaplan and 1 read of FA. Questions made me think so
I was thinking abt getting the extra Biostats from uworld.. How is it?
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Absolutely!

First Aid is VERY deficient for Behavioural Sciences.
Do it from Kaplan & then do Qbanks
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Hey, I did FA, 100 cases and Kaplan for behavioral, but on the test I had extremely weird behavioral questions, I only came across these situations on my leasure time, stupidly browsing wikipedia and reading some behavioral ethical situations.

I would say - none of those 3 books was enough =((

I felt like I have effed up every single behavioral question that I had (thank god - not too many)
But on the score report it shows I had a good performance anyhow.
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