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Default FA vs. Master the boards for CK, CS?

I have been searching for the feedbacks for the materials of CK and CS. It seems that lots of people used MSBs, but also said that it wasn't enough. I wonder if anyone used FA and succeeded in getting great scores. I just finished step 1, and format of FA was so familiar and so easy...

Doesn't anyone have DIT and PDF of MSBs? Thank you so much!
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i read mtb 2 and 3 and got >250 on my step 2ck... but i cant attribute a single point to those useless books.
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i read mtb 2 and 3 and got >250 on my step 2ck... but i cant attribute a single point to those useless books.
so what can you say is useful material?
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so what can you say is useful material?
there really is a lot of useful material... i think that one important aspect of preparing for the boards is being critical of what you choose, and abandoning bad choices opposed to trying to complete them. below is a list of material that i studied when preparing for step 2CK.

Useful
UWorld Step 2CK
UWorld Step 3
UWorld Subject Review
Case Files (all the clinical books)
Family Practice Examination and Board Review
Paul Bolin youtube videos

Neutral... but probably timed wasted
USMLE Rx
First Aid Cases for the USMLE Step 2 CK
First Aid Q&A for the USMLE Step 2 CK
Kaplan Step 2CK Videos
Kaplan Notes
Pretest (portions of peds, psychiatry, ob/gyn)

Unhelpful... definitely a waste of time
Kaplan Qbank
USMLE Consult
Master the Boards 2 and 3
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I thought MTB were a must
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I thought MTB were a must
almost everyone says it is... but it was useless in my experience, and i think a few other honest high scorers would say the same. the book is very limited and focuses on "high-yield" facts which dont even appear on the exam. i dont even recommend it as an aid to uworld.
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