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Kaplan Medical KAPLAN VIDEOS- required for high scores or not?

A lot of people say that kaplan vids are needed to ace( 250's)
step 1.

they say that as imgs, we need to see kaplan vids.

Personally, i can understand all concepts without these videos.

But the constant hysteria about the importance of these vids(all my seniors say the same thing) is now beginning to worry me.

does anyone of u out there face the same dilema??

please please clarify my doubts........

1. Ive heard (from forums and polls) that biochem genetics, behavioural vids are really really good. My question is that is there anything that im going to miss by not watching these vids?? I plan to do kaplan+RR for biochem and BRS for behav without these vids........

2.Will not watching these vids be a hurdle for me not getting 250's or 260's???(cause AMGs mostly don't see these vids and end up getting 99s.)

I really really need some good advice guys....
THNx in advance!!!








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You dont need to watch all the videos.

See this: http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-st...ave-watch.html

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1. Ive heard (from forums and polls) that biochem genetics, behavioural vids are really really good. My question is that is there anything that im going to miss by not watching these vids?? I plan to do kaplan+RR for biochem and BRS for behav without these vids........
If you read the beginning on the KLN, it says that notes are to be accompanied with the videos inorder to be effective. Now you can take it the way you want on what that means. Its coming directly from Kaplan.


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2.Will not watching these vids be a hurdle for me not getting 250's or 260's???(cause AMGs mostly don't see these vids and end up getting 99s.)
AMG's are prepared for USMLE during regular curriculum, so they dont need Kaplan, they only use FA (most).
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@Med stud


You wont be missing anything if you are not watching kaplan videos...............they are more effective with kaplan Notes ...as both can be used together


But Kap Videos are good to know the HY contents ....hence when u r studying u can give more focus to them

And as patelmd said our education system does not teach as to think clinical proactively like the US system...


So in the end ...assess yourslf and decide.....and also if u are aiming for high 99 then why take the risk
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