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Hi All...

I am doing MTB2 for IM and MTB3 for all other subjects.

I would like to ask that is it necessary to do IM from MTB-3 also? Cant I rely on just MTB 2 and UWorld?

I did Cardio from MTB 2+3 but i felt MTB2 covers pretty much everything and its not a good idea to waste time on MTB3 reading same stuff written in a slightly different style.

What do the "experts" advice?


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Yes Yes Yes!!! I can't stress this enough!!! MTB 2 and MTB 3 for Step 2!!!!!!!! Not more not less!!! UWorld ofcourse is a must!!!! DO MTB 3!!! just go through it once...write down the stuff that isn't in MTB 2 in the margins! Trust me!

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Hi All...

I am doing MTB2 for IM and MTB3 for all other subjects.

I would like to ask that is it necessary to do IM from MTB-3 also? Cant I rely on just MTB 2 and UWorld?

I did Cardio from MTB 2+3 but i felt MTB2 covers pretty much everything and its not a good idea to waste time on MTB3 reading same stuff written in a slightly different style.

What do the "experts" advice?


Thank you.
I'm not an expert but definitely don't use mtb3 for IM. Mtb2 is ok. I personally used mtb for internal medicine, but it's very close to mtb2. Add UW notes on the book or in a separate doc.
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Hi All...

I am doing MTB2 for IM and MTB3 for all other subjects.

I would like to ask that is it necessary to do IM from MTB-3 also? Cant I rely on just MTB 2 and UWorld?

I did Cardio from MTB 2+3 but i felt MTB2 covers pretty much everything and its not a good idea to waste time on MTB3 reading same stuff written in a slightly different style.

What do the "experts" advice?


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If you definitely want to succeed, I have to say YES go for MTB 3!!
I gathered all my IM data from KLN and MTB 3 on MTB 2, that helps a lot to recall some useful concepts.
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If you definitely want to succeed, I have to say YES go for MTB 3!!
I gathered all my IM data from KLN and MTB 3 on MTB 2, that helps a lot to recall some useful concepts.

But MTB3 for IM is really close to MTB2 for IM, with just less information... Did you find additional info on MTB3 IM that were not in MTB2?
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But MTB3 for IM is really close to MTB2 for IM, with just less information... Did you find additional info on MTB3 IM that were not in MTB2?
I think you are right vero there is not too much information on MTB 3. But yes I found additional information on MTB 3, it wasnt too much. I cant tell exactly how much knowledge I earned by reading MTB3 for IM also. I think MTB 3 is written in a different way and maybe will be helpful to read it on both resources (MTB2 and MTB3).

By the way the key for Step 2 CK is uworld, so does it matter to read MTB3 and MTB2 for IM? I dont know...but if I should prepare for Step 2 again I would do it that way.

My opinion is based only on my experience.
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Yes Yes Yes!!! I can't stress this enough!!! MTB 2 and MTB 3 for Step 2!!!!!!!! Not more not less!!! UWorld ofcourse is a must!!!! DO MTB 3!!! just go through it once...write down the stuff that isn't in MTB 2 in the margins! Trust me!

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I share the same feeling. DO IT!!
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GIVE MTB 3 A READ!!!! TRUST ME ON THIS!! ESPECIALLY NEUROLOGY!!!! DO IT DO IT!!! Hehe pretend that I am screaming those words! If you have time, read FA Step 2 CK as well on the side. Just keep adding notes in the margins of MTB2. That's what I did and I got a good score, not the best but good enough. 256.
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Can anyone share their notes of MTB3 that they found missing in MTB2??
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Can anyone share their notes of MTB3 that they found missing in MTB2??
My advice is just do it by yourself, use that exercise of reading MTB 3 as a learning tool also.
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