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Old 07-28-2011
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hello...iam newbie to step 2 ck forum but nt to dis usmle forum...
done with step 1 and waiting for the results..wanted to start my step 2 ck prep and give the exam by dec this yr..I need advice abt the books,videos,how to study etc etc..
which subject should i concentrate first which will give me some enthusiasm to move forward instead of getting tired in the starting only..
can i do it in 4months?
is that necessary to watch all videos?iam asking dis bcos iam nt gud at listening and concentrating on videos ..i prefer to study notes and understand concepts myselves unless necessary.
when should i subscribe for uworld?
which Qbank is best uworld or kaplan?
anything and everything you kw abt ck ..pls share with me..i will appreciate it..i already went through recommended threads but ..still iam nt sure.
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Well, I think you should review Kaplan books as fast as you can, then use MTB for CK as a rapid review and then do questions.
I cannot say anything about the videos because I didn't watch them, I also watched the Step 1 videos when I was studying for it and after that I felt that some of them were a waste of time, so I am not sure if CK videos could help.
About the Qbanks, I think both are good, Kaplan has improved its Qbank. I did both and they helped me a lot.
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me 2 am also gonna start step 2 as drciri
so any advice ? i heard only kaplan book and MTB is enough for that.
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About the videos , some are really good & helpful, & some are just a waste of time.
my suggestion , forget Obstetrics , but watch Gyna , Epidemiology and Stats are good , Psychiatry is really good unless you feel you don't need it since you're done w Step 1, Surgery is garbage, & actually I didn't watch Pediatrics & don't know about them , as for IM I watched all of the IM videos & found them really helpful since I'm taking CK before step 1.
Hope I was of any help, good luck.
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