Originally Posted by usmle_2013
Step 1 taker
I didn't read a single page of kaplan lecture notes becuase I didn't have enough time. So I cann't comment that how they are important.
What I know is that if you master both MTB 2 and MTB3 along with 2 Q banks then you would be Ok in exam. This is in case if you want 240+ but
if you want 260+ then I don't know that what sources should be used for that.
After taking both steps, my conclusion is that one should use adequate material for study but that material should be mastered and I don't think one can master all the kaplan books.
If you are not working and have enough time then you may spend one or two months initially on kaplan lecture notes and then start MTB.
Best of luck.
Congrats on great score .. so you didn't watch any kaplan videos, right?? I am just starting to prepare for step 2CK and having doubts whether I should watch videos or not...