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USMLE Books Crush Step 2 or Step 2 Secrets?

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Can someone who used both/either of USMLE Step 2 Secrets and Crush Step 2 books for CK?

Please tell me whether they contain different information ie will i gain more information by reading both or are they essentially the same but with different layouts??

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I've read Secrets, and I didn't think it was worth it. The book uses a Q&A format, which is good, but the topics are not that high-yield. They seem old and incomplete. It's not even accurate enough, and I easily found some errors here and there. I don't recommend this book.

As to the other book, I don't know.

Btw, check this thread for more info:
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Crush Step 2 is little bit outdated (last edition was on 2007). I read it a while ago and I liked the format but I think it's seriously lacking in surgery.

I don't think it's a good idea to read that book anymore.

Secrets Step 2 is nice to have fun with it, but it's shouldn't be taken seriously, I suggest MTB-CK instead.

Anyway as Haisook told you, you can check how many votes they got here
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Thanks for replying guys. So besides KLN, what books are recommended for CK exactly? (seeing that there are alot of choices and different opinions). I'm narrowing it down to secrets/crush/B&W/MTB/Yale-G/FA. What do u suggest?
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