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Old 12-07-2011
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WHAT SECTIONS OF MTB 2CK do you think are NOT GOOD ENOUGH...??

WHAT SECTIONS are VERY good??

i was wondering since this book has recieved very good reviews in various polls on various forums !!!
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Old 12-10-2011
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I read the same thing and purchased it. I think the IM section is well written. After that I did OB next and it is horrendous to say the least. I switched to FA for OB I plan on sticking to it for the rest of the subjects as well. MTB didn't even mention some of topics. I'm guessing that's because Conrad probably had more to do with the IM section then the other ones.
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MTB-CK for IM and MTB-3 for everything else( I compared both books and that's the abstract of my research) . Still if you are doing KLN and UW, no need for MTB, stick to kaplan. MTB is definitely fancy but lack lot of important info I think. Interestingly, US grads use Crush or Step Up or secrets( checked on SDN that most people don't use MTB). I bought both MTB-3 and MTB-CK and I think I wasted my 60 bucks.
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i am doin IM from MTB ck and rest from UW n FA. no kaplan.

whats the odds ? i mean is it a good idea guys?
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yeah, that seems fair enough.
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i am doin IM from MTB ck and rest from UW n FA. no kaplan.

whats the odds ? i mean is it a good idea guys?

And what do you guys think about FA????
Is it not worth reading at all??

Thanks...please advise
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And what do you guys think about FA????
Is it not worth reading at all??

Thanks...please advise
ive gone through some topics in FA i dnt find it tht bad...i think its better than MTB.
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I think if you annotate out of the Kaplan Notes what FA didn't cover...you're all set.
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thats true. but then y dont i read kaplan if i wanna annotate n stuff....y should one do donkey work...
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thats true. but then y dont i read kaplan if i wanna annotate n stuff....y should one do donkey work...
So when you do you second or third review, you can just read your FA instead of five separate books all over again. It's not for everyone, but I think it has its plus points.
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