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Hi everyone,

I am an IMG, started studying for step 2 ck last month..i plan to take it around the end of June this year..
I started with medicine kaplan..read a few topics along with lectures but i found it too time consuming..i then starting adding the extra info from Kaplan into MTB 2 but again am not satisfied..should i focus on MTB 2 and 3 and uworld only for all subjects..

I gave my step 1 in July last year and got a below average score so ck score has to be good no matter what..
I am pretty confused about which book to read for which subject..please pool in any suggestions..

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i guess everybody is confused here like me..
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hmmmm..let it go then..i'll stick wid mtb's only..and for some stuff kaplan..and the rest maybe my uworld performance will tell dat..
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Hi ,
It all depends on ur prior knowledge & ur performance in medical school,if u r an old/ancient graduate like me,it ll be better to go through kaplan lecture notes initially for refreshing your memory,then go for MTB 2& 3. Since u don have much time, & if u r a recent graduate going through MTB 2 & 3 for medicine is sufficient.
for Obg Gyn ,Kaplan lecture notes is the best,

for surgery,Go thru clinical vignettes part (2nd part) in KLN ,& MTB3.

For peds,MTB 3& 2 should be ok

psychiatry,MTB3 is comprehensive.

epidemiology & statistics, KLN step2 ck should be ok.

but don forget to revise UW Q bank (atleast ur marked & incorrect ones) ,that is the crucial one.concentrate on time management.

Hope this info is sufficient.
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It depends on your study style but I think the most import thing is to get review materials which you can read and finish and go through again. plus do questions. Questions reinforce stuff that you have read from books plus it breaks the boredom of reading books and gives you motivation to study more.

When choosing review materials pick one that is suited to your style of learning.
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hmmmm..let it go then..i'll stick wid mtb's only..and for some stuff kaplan..and the rest maybe my uworld performance will tell dat..
i wish some one did answer u .cuz i have the same doubts.
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Hi ,
It all depends on ur prior knowledge & ur performance in medical school,if u r an old/ancient graduate like me,it ll be better to go through kaplan lecture notes initially for refreshing your memory,then go for MTB 2& 3. Since u don have much time, & if u r a recent graduate going through MTB 2 & 3 for medicine is sufficient.
for Obg Gyn ,Kaplan lecture notes is the best,

for surgery,Go thru clinical vignettes part (2nd part) in KLN ,& MTB3.

For peds,MTB 3& 2 should be ok

psychiatry,MTB3 is comprehensive.

epidemiology & statistics, KLN step2 ck should be ok.

but don forget to revise UW Q bank (atleast ur marked & incorrect ones) ,that is the crucial one.concentrate on time management.

Hope this info is sufficient.
hey..thanks for replying.. i'm reading mtb's at present for medicine along with kaplan lecture notes for some topics in between..one more question., how good is step 2 ck secrets book..i mean i have ordered it recently along with first aid ..are they useful??
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Hie..I'm planning 2 start my preparation for step2 ck and hav to give exam in 3-4months..

One of my friends who got high score in ck told me to go through kaplan for all subjects except paeds and psych..He even said MTBs are a must for high scores but FA is not helpful for ck...
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