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Question How many times do you have to read MTB 2?

Hello everyone, I just bought MTB 2. I was wondering how many times does one have to read it before doing any question banks? Any advise would be appreciated.
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Memorize it (not read) at least 3 times over works for me. How many times over really depends on your memorizing ability.
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Memorize it (not read) at least 3 times over works for me. How many times over really depends on your memorizing ability.
Thank you staradmiral.
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It is must to read once before starting the questions. before the exam, this is what i need to do and would also suggest for you

1. MTB three readings
2. UW two rounds. first round ALL questions then the 2nd round ONLY the Incorrect ones.

After these I will see if I need more rounds of reading based on my NBMEs and UWSA.


I will be taking one NBME/UWSA per round of reading.

Round 1=NBME 2
Round 2= NBME 4
Round 3=UWSA

If my NBME 2 score is very low then I will delay NBME 4 a little bit so I don't waste the form.
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Thank you Dr. Dream.Your post is really helpful.
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How long does it take to read MTB for the first time?
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water you welcome. it can take anywhere from 21 days to 30 days depending on time and individual background for good digesting read. for me I like to divide the pages into days for example I have a total pages of 900 so I will do 25-30 pages per day while im doing one block of UW daily.
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water you welcome. it can take anywhere from 21 days to 30 days depending on time and individual background for good digesting read. for me I like to divide the pages into days for example I have a total pages of 900 so I will do 25-30 pages per day while im doing one block of UW daily.
did you use others q banks? I'm reading MTB-2 and doing qs on kaplan by subject.
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I have another question too, do you find MTB 2 and 3 concepts in Uworld and real exam?
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U plan to use mtb2 for im and 3 for rest? Or u plan to do both. Im planning june for exam n im planing to read once both before doing uworld. And then repeat. Not sure if i hv enough time.
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hey where did you buy the MTB 2? what is the latest edition in that? Do we need MTB 3 also for Step 2 CK? What about kaplan lecture notes? I have 2008-2009 edition. Is that ok or should i get a recent one?
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U plan to use mtb2 for im and 3 for rest? Or u plan to do both. Im planning june for exam n im planing to read once both before doing uworld. And then repeat. Not sure if i hv enough time.
Same here, Im planning on doing both.I think you have time if you stick to a study plan.
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hey where did you buy the MTB 2? what is the latest edition in that? Do we need MTB 3 also for Step 2 CK? What about kaplan lecture notes? I have 2008-2009 edition. Is that ok or should i get a recent one?
I bought mine at barnes and noble in USA. My edition is the 2nd edition.Im not sure about the lecture notes because I only watched the videos.
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Memorize it (not read) at least 3 times over works for me. How many times over really depends on your memorizing ability.
Duniya23, how long did it take for your first read?
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