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I had to answer this question few days ago as I had to ship the books to my brother.
I hand checked the 2009 and the 2010 versions.
There are some differences in the chapter sequences and arrangement only otherwise the content is exactly the same word to word.
So don't bother, your 2009 is enough
 

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It's funny how Kaplan tries to convince students each year that their next version is the most updated and must-have one.
They play with numbering and rearrangement thinking that would fool the intelligent medical student!
I think they should stop this, or at least make less frequent like for example every two or three years.
 

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It's funny how Kaplan tries to convince students each year that their next version is the most updated and must-have one.
They play with numbering and rearrangement thinking that would fool the intelligent medical student!
I think they should stop this, or at least make less frequent like for example every two or three years.
By the way it's the same story with First Aid
If your copy is less than 5 year old, you are safe :D
 

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I have 2008 edition. is it same like 2009 and 2010? or there are differences?
I have 2008 notes and I cross checked each and every chapter with 2009 and they are the same.
But this is not the same for Step 2 CK.
My 2008 Step 2 CK medicine notes is 300 pages while the new 2010 is 400 pages, so for CK get the new 2010 but for step1 your 2008 notes is fine.
 

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Be careful!

Hi there - be careful though... as with everything, you should know your material before you use these review resources. There were two big glaring mistakes that we know of that really embarrassed some people who only studied from those notes...

1) The 2006ish version of the notes says that there is no vaccine for HPV. The number of Gardasil ads on TV these days begs to disagree...

2) Again the 2006ish version of these notes states that p-anca is associated with Polyarteritis Nodosa. Convenient if that was true as you could make a mnemonic - p-ANCA and PAN :) But it's not true. As many people quite correctly point out on one of the other posts I put up, there is no p-anca / PAN association.

So anyway, the point is, be careful. Always try and get the latest, most accurate stuff. Even with the free stuff - it's always caveat emptor :)

Hope that helps!
 

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thaT was the reason i was worried about the edition. As i am already studying from the 2008 editon so i dont want to change the books. if there is major difference than i should buy the new 2010 edition. if the new edition is same like 2008 than i will continue to study from my 2008 edition. So if anybody has compared 2008 with 2010. then please tell me.
 

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thaT was the reason i was worried about the edition. As i am already studying from the 2008 editon so i dont want to change the books. if there is major difference than i should buy the new 2010 edition. if the new edition is same like 2008 than i will continue to study from my 2008 edition. So if anybody has compared 2008 with 2010. then please tell me.
continue reading the 2008 if there is any tiny minor small issues it will be rectified by your FA and UW :D
 

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thaT was the reason i was worried about the edition. As i am already studying from the 2008 editon so i dont want to change the books. if there is major difference than i should buy the new 2010 edition. if the new edition is same like 2008 than i will continue to study from my 2008 edition. So if anybody has compared 2008 with 2010. then please tell me.
hie..I have not really started hardcore studying for my USMLE yet..but I have certainly referred to both 2007 edition and 2010 edition of pharmacology kaplan books. and frankly I am almost half way through pharmacology and so far I am yet to spot a difference. So all of u guys who are using 2007-2009 edition Kaplan notes.. all I can say is that do not depress ur mind further worrying about the new edition...its really not worth it !!..gud luk .
 

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hi guys
i have USMLE KAPLAN step 1 and 2 2007.iam studying now in step2ck
i wish if someone who care between 2007 and newer version to till me there big difference or not
 

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i am dead sur everything is almost same--at most i have seen 2- 3 lines added in some chapters..really nothing to worry about..
its with videos u have too look at it... the new path and physio videos are different..rest of all are same......
 
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