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USMLE Books Step Up to Step 2 or MTB-CK

Hello!
I know there are already polls out there and reviews of the different books for step 2 but I have a very specific question.
I'm going to go with KLN as I loved these for step 1 and everybody recommends them.
BUT, on top of that I want a review book and wanted some input from people who have used:
- Step Up to USMLE Step 2
- MTB CK2.

What's the difference? Which one do you recommend?

Of course, then the Q bank, that goes without saying.

Thanks for your feedback!
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I think MTB is supposed to be pretty good. I have heard no bad reviews at all.
MTB questions are supposedly directly replicated on the exam.

but it is you for yourself . I would say look through them both and decide which suits your style of studying more...I personally am sticking to FA and Toronto Notes even though MTB has been suggested a gazillion times...I am just more comfortable with these two and don't want to buy another review book.
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MTB-CK is much better than Step Up
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MTB-CK is much better than Step Up
Can you explain a little bit more why - what's the difference? Style? content? HY info? Etc.
Thanks!
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MTB has got more votes than Step Up in this poll
Best USMLE Step 2 CK Review Books

Even though MTB was added later on to that poll while Step Up was there from the beginning
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MTB has got more votes than Step Up in this poll
Best USMLE Step 2 CK Review Books

Even though MTB was added later on to that poll while Step Up was there from the beginning
I saw that but don't understand why or what the differences are that's why I was asking people who have used them for their feedback, even if they only know one, at least to know the style of the book and if it covers enough etc.
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DIT uses Step up to Step2 for its step2ck review... So i assume its a better book as DIT is getting really good reviews for step1. So those guys know which books is good and which one isnt. Right? but then again they cant use MTB because its kaplan's review book.

Anyone taken their step2ck after completion of DIT with Step up?? Any comments on it.

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