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hi guys.
i might be familier to few people here and to some i might be new lol..

I was thinking of starting my step 2 prep from tomorow.

I have been reading alot of forums and experiances and was just charting down my study plan.

these are the things i have planned to do.

1- Read KLN(all subkects) and do Kaplan video for selected topics only which most of the people recomended - i.e. IM, OBGYN, SURGERY.

and then do A set of questions on First Aid Q and A , after i finish each topic from KLN

2- Read MTB-2
3-Do an NBME
4- Do UW (1 time) -
5- do an nbme
6- Do UW (2nd time) and reading my notes as well.
7- re-read MTB-2 and the subjects from KLN which my nbme showed am weak in.
8- Do the next nbme.
9- Then decide from there what do do next.

This is my plan, just keeping it simple and comfi.

I know i havnt mentioned about
1- MTB-3
2-DOING KAPLAN QBANK


Guys kindly please do let me know what else i should include and exclude. And what do you think about the plan?

I will be doing my rotations also side by side. and am planning to be done with my step 2 ck exam by feb-april 2013

please do let me know on what your thoughts are about my plan.

thanks

sara
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Sounds like a Good plan. But I would recommend that u do UWORLD before Attempting NBME.
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Sounds like a Good plan. But I would recommend that u do UWORLD before Attempting NBME.
hmm... ok
i think i should do it that way then

would save me some money too
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I'd personally advice you to skip KLN. It was a major waste of time for me, everything is given very well in MTB 2/3. Supplement this w/ UW and you should be fine.

Again, thats what I would have done.
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I'd personally advice you to skip KLN. It was a major waste of time for me, everything is given very well in MTB 2/3. Supplement this w/ UW and you should be fine.

Again, thats what I would have done.

wished i had done that , wasted 2months .........
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Kln was a waste of time ,i agree with patelMD.do more questions
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I'd personally advice you to skip KLN. It was a major waste of time for me, everything is given very well in MTB 2/3. Supplement this w/ UW and you should be fine.

Again, thats what I would have done.


but MTB is like FA right?? i havnt gone through it yet, i just ordered it form amazon, yet to come.

but with out a base how can i start with a book like first aid(i.e. MTB??)

now this is confusing
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Hi Aj,I am also facing same issue,I am doing kln notes and after each chapter I use to do same chapter from mtb,mtb I found more concise and focused ,it's not like fa,but gives u some back ground of disesase,some information about,diagnostic tests,,,so I am still doing both,,no doubt it's tame taking,make u slower,so anybody can advice ,?,it will be appreciated
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but MTB is like FA right?? i havnt gone through it yet, i just ordered it form amazon, yet to come.

but with out a base how can i start with a book like first aid(i.e. MTB??)

now this is confusing
I am doing MTB 2/3 myself. I have totally Skipped KAPLAN BOOKS. Bought KAPLAN Qbank and I am doing that instead of KAPLAN BOOKS. I am also doing UWORLD Alongside. Its taking me sooooooo long. I have not even finished one subject.. :| Its so frustrating!!
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