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Kaplan Medical Do we need to watch Kaplan CK Videos?

Hi guys,

I know that reading Kaplan Step 2 CK Notes is important of the CK Prep.

I am wondering if we need to watch the videos too or reading the notes will be enough..

There's another separate vote for Kaplan USMLE Step 1 Videos here
Kaplan Step 1 Videos; Which Subjects We Have to Watch?


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Default Have you done Step 1?

If you have taken Step 1 before you don't need to watch the videos, they don't add anything extra to the notes in the videos, just some pathophysiology if at all and if you finished Step 1 you don't need to waste your time with it.
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Don't waste your time, these videos are worthless
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I've watched a few of them already and felt they are a good review.

The only ones out there for Download are the 2001 ones though, many people date them differently but they are 2001.

Conrad Fischer is one of the lecturers
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I am watching them these days. They are so interesting lectures. Every disease is in case scenario and in simple way. I think it so important to watch them
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I am watching them these days. They are so interesting lectures. Every disease is in case scenario and in simple way. I think it so important to watch them
Hi ! Can u tell me where to get the videos from ? im just starting prep, but cant find videos ! thanks ! my skype drckumar
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Hi ! Can u tell me where to get the videos from ? im just starting prep, but cant find videos ! thanks ! my skype drckumar
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Default Different for different subjects

I think that if one has already taken he/she doesn't need to watch them for all subjects as it wastes time.

In my mind they may only prove efficient for obs/gyne and psychiatry provided that one could not understand the notes for these subjects without the help of videos...
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I think that if one has already taken he/she doesn't need to watch them for all subjects as it wastes time.

In my mind they may only prove efficient for obs/gyne and psychiatry provided that one could not understand the notes for these subjects without the help of videos...
I think they are good for when you are tired of reading and still want to review, its a taped lecture. I know some do not like lecture but at times that hour or so spent concepts are verbalized you did not truly understand and now do.
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I voted NO, this is why:

I've seen pretty much all the videos and here are some quick facts about them:

1. They won't give you as much info as the Kaplan notes. This is especially true for OBS/GYN, Surgery, Emergency and Psychiatry

2. They tend to be repetitive in several aspects. Very much in certain occasions, making your progression slow.

3. For this last reason, I won't recommend them if you are running out of time. Only to review certain aspects. If you have to choose, go for IM from Conrad F. These are easy to watch and he will give you good tips for the exam.

4. Some users have proposed using them along with MTB book, while not reading Kaplan notes at all. This could be an option too.
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I voted NO, this is why:

I've seen pretty much all the videos and here are some quick facts about them:

1. They won't give you as much info as the Kaplan notes. This is especially true for OBS/GYN, Surgery, Emergency and Psychiatry

2. They tend to be repetitive in several aspects. Very much in certain occasions, making your progression slow.

3. For this last reason, I won't recommend them if you are running out of time. Only to review certain aspects. If you have to choose, go for IM from Conrad F. These are easy to watch and he will give you good tips for the exam.

4. Some users have proposed using them along with MTB book, while not reading Kaplan notes at all. This could be an option too.
I've taken the boards and I have this to add

1. the videos are current and Right on Target
2. If you are out of medical school more then 5 years then not watching these can be a big mistake
3. The wasted time subjects are pointed out and the most common wrong answers


I read something and sometimes the points do not come across as when someone tells you what is important

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I think a huge factor that plays role here is whether you have taken Step 1 exam before the CK or not.

If you have taken Step 1, you'll really find the videos useless because most of the talk you already know from your Step 1 knowledge.

If you have not taken Step 1 before, then perhaps the videos will have some use.

Step 2 CK is unlike Step 1, is not about concepts and tricks, it's much about knowledge and memorization of facts and therefore the notes are more than enough.
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Hello everyone i just need to ask one thing from everyone, related to videos. i mean do you all think that its imp to watch surgery videos, i am really very sorry to say this but i feels that they are too boring i just don't want to say this but they are pain to watch most of time i am just sleeping or i get distracted while seen them i mean i just can't concentrate on it. so I am wondering if I can leave them and i can just give reading to the Kaplan notes what all u says.
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it's up to you but i think psychiatry,cardio,haem,epidemiology,derma are good. atlest do psychiatry!!! about surgery i don't know.
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i wouldnt bother on surgery videos. they are nothing but a repeat of the cases that are given in the back of our book..
study the first 70 pages, adn go through the cases if your are reading it for the first time..
videos are must for Derma, Inf Diseases, Psych (for examples)..

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thank you for ur advice
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i wouldnt bother on surgery videos. they are nothing but a repeat of the cases that are given in the back of our book..
study the first 70 pages, adn go through the cases if your are reading it for the first time..
videos are must for Derma, Inf Diseases, Psych (for examples)..

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Hello everyone i just need to ask onething from everyone,related to videos. i mean do you all think that its imp to watch surgery videos, i am really very sry to say this but i feels that they are too boring i just dont want to say this but they are pain to watch most of time i am just sleeping or i get distracted while seen them i mean i just can't concentrate on it. so iam wondering if uican leave them and i can just give reading to the kaplan notes what all u says.
Hi Priya1,
For surgery, you just need to read the book, the videos are not essential because all material are self explanatory. I watched them though because I need several repetition through different modality to maximize my learning.
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Default kaplan videos

I want to revive this thread.

hi did any exam takers or those sitting for the exam watch kaplan videos for step 2 ck?

if yes, was it useful?
if no, why?

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i personally think videos are not so helpful..but medicine lectures to some point are useful

i advise u to find a good study partner and revise the kaplan notes again and again with him or her....if u can do so then think no need to waste time for videos
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thanks for all the input. if time permits i mite watch IM then.
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Thanks for the advice.

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I voted NO, this is why:

I've seen pretty much all the videos and here are some quick facts about them:

1. They won't give you as much info as the Kaplan notes. This is especially true for OBS/GYN, Surgery, Emergency and Psychiatry

2. They tend to be repetitive in several aspects. Very much in certain occasions, making your progression slow.

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Thanks for advice.

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I think a huge factor that plays role here is whether you have taken Step 1 exam before the CK or not.

If you have taken Step 1, you'll really find the videos useless because most of the talk you already know from your Step 1 knowledge.

If you have not taken Step 1 before, then perhaps the videos will have some use.

Step 2 CK is unlike Step 1, is not about concepts and tricks, it's much about knowledge and memorization of facts and therefore the notes are more than enough.
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Hey i am gonna appear for step 2 ck first ..but i haven't given step 1..i don't know whether it's okay to give it first or note..plus if someone can guide me regarding the books that I should study from.i am studying from kaplan series mtb usmle world n Q bank. Are they enough?
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I am taking Kaplan Step 2 CK prep now and it's great! I'm doing well overall with my prep thanks to them.
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I am taking Kaplan Step 2 CK prep now and it's great! I'm doing well overall with my prep thanks to them.
Hey whay material are you using?
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The videos are a good review. It can never hurt to go back over things, even if you already took Step 1. I would not use them as a main area of focus though.
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