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Hi guys. I've recently started preparation and reading Kaplan notes simultaneously with MTB2 and I see no difference between IM chapters in these books. May be reading of KLN is wasting of my time? Step 1 is done in June. Could u please wright your suggestions and personal experience.
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Its goes like this....If u have time....Give it 1 time read for Kaplan notes
ObGYN IS A MUST !!!!!
Surgery....first 2 chapters is very good


But essentially yeah it is the same thing as MTB 2.
Don't forget CK is not same as Step 1 where u had to memorize little details.. CK is about understanding concepts and knowing approach to patients care. and test priority

MTB 2/3 UWORLD (2 times Minimum) is the KEY
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Its goes like this....If u have time....Give it 1 time read for Kaplan notes
ObGYN IS A MUST !!!!!
Surgery....first 2 chapters is very good


But essentially yeah it is the same thing as MTB 2.
Don't forget CK is not same as Step 1 where u had to memorize little details.. CK is about understanding concepts and knowing approach to patients care. and test priority

MTB 2/3 UWORLD (2 times Minimum) is the KEY
Thank you for so concrete answer. That's exactly what I've been looking for.
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Yeah, MTB 2&3 are enough ... sometimes I used FA for CK as well.

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How'd you do on Step 1? Depending on that I can give you a better answer.
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How'd you do on Step 1? Depending on that I can give you a better answer.
Still don't know my score(((. Exam was on 3 June but due to delay the report will be on 9 July. NBME forms were 256,254,256,254,251,249...
That's all I can say by this time
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Nice scores. How much time do you have and when are you planning to give it? If > 6-7 months or still in medical school then kaplan lecture notes can help both for your med school exams and CK followed by MTBs. If you want to give it in <5-6 months then stick to MTB2 for IM and MTB3 for all others. Look into Kaplan obgyn it's pretty decent.
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Nice scores. How much time do you have and when are you planning to give it? If > 6-7 months or still in medical school then kaplan lecture notes can help both for your med school exams and CK followed by MTBs. If you want to give it in <5-6 months then stick to MTB2 for IM and MTB3 for all others. Look into Kaplan obgyn it's pretty decent.
Thanks for your advice. Actually my exam is in December and if MTB 2/3 contain the same stuff as KLN I'd prefer not to waste my time to tons of books. Hope this strategy won't affect the score.
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Nice scores. How much time do you have and when are you planning to give it? If > 6-7 months or still in medical school then kaplan lecture notes can help both for your med school exams and CK followed by MTBs. If you want to give it in <5-6 months then stick to MTB2 for IM and MTB3 for all others. Look into Kaplan obgyn it's pretty decent.
Thanks for the advice.
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Hi guys. I've recently started preparation and reading Kaplan notes simultaneously with MTB2 and I see no difference between IM chapters in these books. May be reading of KLN is wasting of my time? Step 1 is done in June. Could u please wright your suggestions and personal experience.

Could you share your step 2 ck experience please?
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Yeah, MTB 2&3 are enough ... sometimes I used FA for CK as well.

Good luck!!
im sorry, but i just cant understand advice like this... mtb didnt cover anything on either my step 2ck or step 3. maybe you doubt that, but just look how poorly written the books are and how little they attempt to cover. as for first aid, no way should it be used at all for step 2ck.

if you have a good foundation and did uworld, then you may not need to study anything else and still get a high score. just dont credit your high score for sources that dont deserve it.
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