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Neuro MTB 3 bad and confused book for step 2ck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First at all want to say that books are similar in content, and in MTB 2ck material are more detailed that MTB 3. You can complete infor to your MTB 2ck from source like : UW, KLN, WIKIpedia, Kaplan Qbank... Video lectures to Kaplan notes like Classroom anywhere and videos personaly to MTB2CK High Yield...

For memorising and understanding of material is necesary to pass at least 2 times material. A round of MTB3 may cost you a quietely month
Your choice what to do, just gave my opinion here...

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First at all want to say that books are similar in content, and in MTB 2ck material are more detailed that MTB 3. You can complete infor to your MTB 2ck from source like : UW, KLN, WIKIpedia, Kaplan Qbank... Video lectures to Kaplan notes like Classroom anywhere and videos personaly to MTB2CK High Yield...

For memorising and understanding of material is necesary to pass at least 2 times material. A round of MTB3 may cost you a quietely month
Your choice what to do, just gave my opinion here...
well thats your opinion but not to come on a forum and say its bad and confused book? its actually a very good book, which i used for my own prep for ck and it helped me. to each his own.
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well thats your opinion but not to come on a forum and say its bad and confused book? its actually a very good book, which i used for my own prep for ck and it helped me. to each his own.
Can you tell me as you used this book, i think you used Both 2ck and 3 MTB's. What chapters do you use only from MTB 3?
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Can you tell me as you used this book, i think you used Both 2ck and 3 MTB's. What chapters do you use only from MTB 3?
actually i used only mtb 3 , because i found out that the peds, obs/gynae and surgery section and some IM stuff was better. my opinion. so i stuck to that one cuz i cant do more than 2 books. but i gave mtb 2 one shot and i did qbanks more. not saying any book is bad it's your choice which book u want to use. heck a lot of my friends used only FA and passed. it doesn't matter as long as you're doing questions and understanding concepts. what i hated about the above comment was the book bashing which is wrong. just say the one u prefer or u used and don't call other books bad because you haven't read them. it throws people off.
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actually i used only mtb 3 , because i found out that the peds, obs/gynae and surgery section and some IM stuff was better. my opinion. so i stuck to that one cuz i cant do more than 2 books. but i gave mtb 2 one shot and i did qbanks more. not saying any book is bad it's your choice which book u want to use. heck a lot of my friends used only FA and passed. it doesn't matter as long as you're doing questions and understanding concepts. what i hated about the above comment was the book bashing which is wrong. just say the one u prefer or u used and don't call other books bad because you haven't read them. it throws people off.
Can you please count all the materials you used for preparation.
And only one book for preparation is known that is not sufficient, and you can still convince by infinite
I said why i think so, it's all because of the same info in both MTBs and in MTB 2ck i found a little bit more info that from 3rd edition...
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So why call it confused .? My prep was basically mtb3 + uw + Kaplan qbank = ck score = 230's range. Didn't use the new mtb 2 but the old one was not all that for me. Again I'm not bashing any book because I know people who still used that book and did well. Like I said use anything u want as long as ure supplementing from q banks.
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So why call it confused .? My prep was basically mtb3 + uw + Kaplan qbank = ck score = 230's range. Didn't use the new mtb 2 but the old one was not all that for me. Again I'm not bashing any book because I know people who still used that book and did well. Like I said use anything u want as long as ure supplementing from q banks.
OK , thanks for sharing experience, and for advice....
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Thanks for the question, i don't know to others but for me, the book is not that confusing and it is a really great help.
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