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Default Kaplan videos ESSENTIAL for the Kaplan lecture notes

I am IMG and I am going to start preparing to take my Step 1 in late 2015. Even though I will bye the First Aid and use it as a review I am looking for a more extended book or notes on each subject before I go on to revise from FA. Through research I have found that Kaplan Lecture Notes are really extended and comprehensive. I have found out that you can bye them in amazon as I will not bye the kaplan course.

So my question is; do you need the lecture videos to understand the lecture notes or can you use the lecture notes alone and comprehend each subject?

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P.S I am sorry if this question has been asked and answered before but I have not been able to find it
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If u have time as u mention ur about to start then I think u should use kaplan books along with kaplan videos.. It ll help u correlate easily and helps in building ur step 1 pillars..
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thank you

yes I do have time. I have found out that you can buy the kaplan notes on amazon (2013-2014 edition) but the videos are no where to be found if you or someone know where you can get the videos from that is not the kaplan site it will be mutch appretiated.
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I am not sure if kaplan videos are still available through DVDs. I think you can only watch it through their licensed partners/offices in your home country. That is if you enroll in their review course.
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kaplan DVDīs are not an option as I have not been able to find any and in my country there are no kaplan acadamies or any type of academy. I know that kaplan offer an online preparation kit but I think it is too expensive for what it really is, books and video lectures. I am not against paying for the Kaplan lecture notes, I want to buy the 2013 ones from amazon.
Basically what i am asking is for thouse that have used Kaplan lecture notes AND lecture videos, are the videos ESSENTIAL to understand the notes? Can you study with the lecture notes alone with no lecture videos?
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In my opinion YES they are important in order to understand kaplan books..
Contact any friend in asian countries like pakistan,india or china.. They have kaplan videos in DVDs..
I my self bought that from pakistan.. I m not sure if they delivered online or my post..
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Hi,

You can download the Kaplan videos for free from the Pirate Bay. and do like what I did, I bought the original books for 2014 (not a copy it is us print) from eBay for $150.

and download Pathoma from the pirate bay if you want, and you can find a high quality PDF for 2014 USMLE first aid in there as well.

and you will be good to go.

good luck.

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Thanks you have bothe been a great help. I canīt find the 2014 video lectures on the pirate bay but i can find the 2012 videos so would you guys think I will be good if i buy the 2014 lecture notes and compliment them with the 2012 videos
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Dear,

This is exactly what I did. It's true, I couldn't find 2014 videos either. And put in your mind that there is not much updates between 2010 and 2014. Plus, Kaplan LN and videos are only to give you a general overview on the subjects. Put your bulk on FA and Usmle world.
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Dear,

This is exactly what I did. It's true, I couldn't find 2014 videos either. And put in your mind that there is not much updates between 2010 and 2014. Plus, Kaplan LN and videos are only to give you a general overview on the subjects. Put your bulk on FA and Usmle world.
Thank you, I have found in ebay an offer for the Kaplan LN from 2014 but the lecture videos of 2010, I assume that if thats the package than it is not as important to have the video and LN from the same year.

My only doubt is that it says Printed outside the US, even though in its description says the only thing that varies is the quality of the paper (which I dont really care) I have read in another place (another seller in ebay who has the US printed ones) that the content is completly different and buying non US printed LN are a ripp off. If someone knows if there is or isnt any differance from the US and Outside US printed ones please tell me
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Thank you, I have found in ebay an offer for the Kaplan LN from 2014 but the lecture videos of 2010, I assume that if thats the package than it is not as important to have the video and LN from the same year.

My only doubt is that it says Printed outside the US, even though in its description says the only thing that varies is the quality of the paper (which I dont really care) I have read in another place (another seller in ebay who has the US printed ones) that the content is completly different and buying non US printed LN are a ripp off. If someone knows if there is or isnt any differance from the US and Outside US printed ones please tell me
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I am not quite sure if there is a difference or not if it was the same copy, but i remember that i read somewhere that someone bought an out of us copy, that suppose to be 2014, but when he received it he found that only the cover of the books were 2014 and the actual book is 2010. And the quality of the copying were not so great.

For my self, i bought the 2014 original us print for $150. Check the ending soon auctions and some times no one places a bid on them and you can win the auction for a relatively cheap price.
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