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Hey guys! I am starting my Step 2 CK studying. I was planning on doing MTB 2 and 3 along with UW. I was thinking of doing the high yield videos that go along with MTB 2 but I have been told that they are not helpful. Now I took my Step 1 over 9 months and I have forgotten everything, so do you thing that doing the high yield videos will help?
Please help me out here, I am so lost and I need to start my CK studying asap.

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hi Layla,our paths have crossed so much in this path,i gave you my UW guess you didnt use it,cos i didnt get a reply.

I just wrote my exams,my advice practice practice practice......

dont waste time reading too much.It doesnt help.
Stick to one book and the UW at least twice,i also did Kaplan qbank.
One easy way is to just revise pathology-pathoma as you read a chapter in medicine,made things really easy for me...

Make sure you know everything .Remember UW covers almost everything you will see on exam.

I hate MTB,i didnt help me even in CVS questions which was the only chapter i read many times in the book.

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hi Layla,our paths have crossed so much in this path,i gave you my UW guess you didnt use it,cos i didnt get a reply.

I just wrote my exams,my advice practice practice practice......

dont waste time reading too much.It doesnt help.
Stick to one book and the UW at least twice,i also did Kaplan qbank.
One easy way is to just revise pathology-pathoma as you read a chapter in medicine,made things really easy for me...

Make sure you know everything .Remember UW covers almost everything you will see on exam.

I hate MTB,i didnt help me even in CVS questions which was the only chapter i read many times in the book.
Hi, I wanted to know if you found kaplan qbank useful, because I did their free trial and some of the questions were weird, in my opinion. Thanks
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I gave ck 8 months after step 1 and was in a similar situation as well. I had to refer to FA for step 1 when something came up (a lot did come up while reading IM) but I did not really read the step 1 books again. I jumped into kaplan and started doing UW after I was done with it. Read MTB in 8-10 days. I would recommend step 2 secrets over MTB any day as it is well organized, more correct and easier to read. Stick to the usual stuff and you should be fine.
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kaplan has a lot of low yield stuff,but overall is the next best to UW.so gives you more practice if you need it.

i felt i needed more practice,besides its very cheap so you can use it while doing first read and then focus on UW after that.
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Hi, I wanted to know if you found kaplan qbank useful, because I did their free trial and some of the questions were weird, in my opinion. Thanks
if you do the kaplan qbank you will find a lot of weird questions, and even weirder explanations. its especially frustrating when their info conflicts with uworld. if you must do another qbank, then usmlerx is a better bet. at least that qbank gets the easy questions right and doesnt disagree with anything from uworld.
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I hate MTB,i didnt help me even in CVS questions which was the only chapter i read many times in the book.
soooooo true. and yet, for every person who dislikes mtb, ten people go on to tell everyone else that mtb is the de facto usmle step 2ck book. what i really cant comprehend is when someone with a high score also recommends it. its so basic and superfluous that it cant possibly contribute to anyone's score in any significant manner.... but somehow people who score >260 find a way to give it some credit. its like covering construction boots with tissues and saying that it really helped protect your feet.
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totally agree with you.the book was crap to me.he would have even written the CVS chapter better which is his specialty .I find the Guy childish and boring. even tried to watch HY videos but i was bored by the residents he hired to read the book.

I say read because they hardly offered any explanations.
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