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I am new user. I heard a lot about this forum. Actually, I also need some valuable advise regarding biostatistics and epidemiology preparation tips. I am planning to take step 2 in three months time, but i am facing a lot of problems understanding and answering these subjects questions properly. how should I prepare these subjects
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Biostatistics and Epidemiology is one of the notorious topics. The key to excel in this field is by reading a good short concise book and then keep practicing questions as much as you can.

We have a poll in which members have voted for the best in this topic, here's the link
Best Biostatistics Book for USMLE

Also I highly recommend clicking on the Biostatistics-Epidemiology tag link at the bottom of this thread to read the threads that have been discussing this topic, I assure you if you read those threads (250+ threads) you will get a great grasp.

Remember that this topic will be repeated in Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3 exams, so investing a good time in it will really pay off.

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Hi,

I am new user. I heard a lot about this forum. Actually, I also need some valuable advise regarding biostatistics and epidemiology preparation tips. I am planning to take step 2 in three months time, but i am facing a lot of problems understanding and answering these subjects questions properly. how should I prepare these subjects
I used High Yield Biostatistics, it is a very small and easily readable book. What really helped me were Dr. Dougherty's videos for Step 1 (of Kaplan). He explains this as easily as possible. You'll need to dedicate some time to them, but they are worth it. I used those to review for CK as well, scored 240s on both the exams.
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You can also go for the U World subject review for statistics .... it's written in a very good way
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