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Do we need to watch Kaplan Step 2 CK Videos?

  • Yes we should watch Kaplan Step 2 CK Videos

    Votes: 59 40.4%
  • No we don't need to watch Kaplan Step 2 CK Videos

    Votes: 88 60.3%
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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

Explaining Diagrams

:rolleyes:
 

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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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Need advice

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 :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: i can just give reading to the Kaplan notes what all u says.
 

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not required !!

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)..

good luck..
 

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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 :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: 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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