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hi guys,
when i started my ck prep i checked on all the forums and started off with
MTB 2 and 3. i am done with 18 blocks of uworld and i feel like i am missing out so many topics...( notgiven in mtb.. how can u master the boards with that?)... so now 2 1/2 months for the exam , shall i swithch it to first aid?
plz guys let me know your opinions
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so many views and no replies... c'mon guys
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personally if i could have started it all over again i would have chosen FA rather than MTB
but if u annotate all the missing stuff in MTB2+MTB3 it will be as AK47 that never jams
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personally if i could have started it all over again i would have chosen FA rather than MTB
but if u annotate all the missing stuff in MTB2+MTB3 it will be as AK47 that never jams
From where to add the missing stuff? ofcourse I will b doing uworld

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From where to add the missing stuff? ofcourse I will b doing uworld

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i did from kln + kqb + uw
but as from point of reliability u can skip adding the stuff from kqb (thats only good to adjust urself to questions with longer stems)
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personally if i could have started it all over again i would have chosen FA rather than MTB
but if u annotate all the missing stuff in MTB2+MTB3 it will be as AK47 that never jams
Hi, I plan to do MTB 2 for internal medicine only, and MTB 3 for the rest. Do you think that's fine? Or do I need to do anything else from MTB 2?
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Hi, I plan to do MTB 2 for internal medicine only, and MTB 3 for the rest. Do you think that's fine? Or do I need to do anything else from MTB 2?
basically what i did was reading everything from both sources and i found some extra stuff in IM section of mtb3 which was given very shortly or not at all in MTB2 and similarilly mtb3 was lacking some of the info in other sections which was written in mtb2
so its good if u do both but it is not going to have a significan impact on ur performance if u skip some of the sections from both books
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Hi, I plan to do MTB 2 for internal medicine only, and MTB 3 for the rest. Do you think that's fine? Or do I need to do anything else from MTB 2?

mtb 2n 3 are diff. a few topics r repeated though. but u wil require both of them ( for other than med ,mtb3 > mtb2) n much more...( uworld)
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personally if i could have started it all over again i would have chosen FA rather than MTB
but if u annotate all the missing stuff in MTB2+MTB3 it will be as AK47 that never jams
the thing is i've not done kaplan lect notes so well...so i hv not annoted much in mtb.
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