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Where to buy them?

The latest versions are available from Amazon, here are the links:

Kaplan Lecture Notes 2012 (Light Blue)
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Kaplan Lecture Notes 2011 (Grey-Brown)
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Kaplan Lecture Notes 2010 (Green)
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About the Notes:
Kaplan Lecture Notes (commonly shortened by students as KLN) are a 7 books series written by Kaplan Medical Faculty Teachers as a comprehensive review for the USMLE Step 1 Exam that include the following volumes:

  1. Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/Genetics in one book
  2. Anatomy/Embryology/Histology/Neuroanatomy in one book
  3. Pharmacology in one book
  4. Microbiology/Immunology in one book
  5. Behavioral Sciences/US Health Care/Biostatistics/Epidemiology/Medical Ethics in one book
  6. Pathology in one book
  7. Physiology in one book
There's an 8th book which is the Kaplan Step 1 Qbook

These books are distributed to students who sign up for the Kaplan CenterPrep only and they are not meant to be sold in libraries and that's why there's no ISBN number associated with the books. Exception is the Qbook which is available for stand-alone purchase from various online stores and in book shops.

Home Study Program:
Kaplan Medical did not release these notes for direct purchase so far. They did so temporarily in the iTunes Store and they were available as iPhone apps but then they quickly removed it. However, they do release what's called the "Home Study Program" for direct purchase from their website and also in various online stores. For more information about the difference between Home Study Program and KLN read here http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-s...e-notes-versus-kaplan-home-study-program.html

MedEssentials:
These notes have been abstracted and consolidated into one book, they call it Kaplan MedEssentials, this is an attempt from Kaplan to provide students a one-book approach (like the First Aid for the USMLE), the MedEssentials is essentially a collection of the high yield tables and graphs that are seen in the original notes. The MedEssentials books is available for direct purchase from Amazon. However, the MedEssentials book is not as frequently updated as the mainstream KLN.

Popularity:
Kaplan Lecture Notes is arguably the most used USMLE Step 1 comprehensive review material along with First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 approach. This holds true for both AMGs and IMGs.

Yearly Editions and Versions:
Kaplan Medical releases new version of the series every year. The idea is to have the latest relevant high yield topics that reflect the current style of the USMLE Step 1 Exam. They usually change the color of the outside color with each new release.

Differences between the various versions:

Here's a number of quotes from our members listed below:

hey the content are pretty much the same between 2010 and 2011, only micro and path have 50 pages less then the ones in green books... the other books are the same as the green ones...also micro and path is now in color....the reason why the books look lesser in size is because they used glossy paper this time
The newest version (2010 - green ones) is heavily revised. The books are a lot smaller, as they removed the low yield stuff. I'd suggest you get them if you haven't started reading yet. If you're already finished with them, it's ok. You won't be missing a lot; in fact, you've read more. I used the 2007-2008 and they're pretty similar to the ones you have.
I have Kaplan Notes from 2004 and i just cross checked with 2010 version. From what I can see, there are barely any noticeable changes. Even the practice questions are the same. It may be either due to no major change in the basics as such or the new version is actually the old version with just the change of cover.
I compared my 2008 with my friend's 2010 Kaplan notes. They look exactly the same word by word. Very minor differences, they changed the sequence and arrangements.
I suggest you get the latest 2011 version
The notes are changing, not because anatomy has changed but because Kaplan know what questions will come this year and next year and so on and so they focus on the topics that will come in the exam for that year.
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.
people beware .... THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 2008 AND 2010 EDITIONS.. there r significant additions that dr. daughtery has made to his lectures which r not covered in 2008 editions... i am not sure if this is the case with just one subject (behavioral sciences) or all of the others too...
Also the issue of the differences in versions were discussed in these threads:

 

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If anyone is using the 2010 or 2011 books, then they will notice that Physio has been revised pretty heavily and we have some changes in the quantity of the material available. I personally feel, that Cardio has to be done from BRS for better understanding of the graphs..
 

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Hi,
I have 2011 series, I advise you to bring the most updated series but really it doesn't matter because all the books have same content by 95% ... so the most important step is to start studying seriously without wasting time.
 

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help me decide on which book i should choose

hey, i got 2010-2011 kaplan videos. and i don't know which kaplan lecture note edition i have to choose. can i use the 2012 edition with 2010 kaplan videos? pm plz
 

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Hello thanks for the post it's helpfull :) So far 2010 version had major changes from previous versions. How about 2012 compared to 2010? I heard that anatomy topics are rearranged what about other subjects?
 

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thanks for the information, really helpful, just a question! Do you know when is the estimated time for releasing Kaplan Lecture Note 2013? since I am gonna take the exam Jan 2014, its important to me .
 

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Hi
that was the exact question I had: “Differences between the various versions”. Thanks a lot for your post it answers a lot of my questions.
 

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I agree

Hi,
I have 2011 series, I advise you to bring the most updated series but really it doesn't matter because all the books have same content by 95% ... so the most important step is to start studying seriously without wasting time.
I agree. It doesn't matter 1 or 2 year difference from each version, the real point is to start and cope with it. Another thing: Too many different material can be confusing, you don't know which one you should use. Pick the one that suits you better and grab it! .
 

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I am going to buy the 2013-2014 lecture notes from amazon but i can´t find the videos, is it vital that you have the videos so you can use the lecture notes or can you study from the lecture notes alone.
Also I am going to take the exam in 2015 so I´m assuming having the 2013 notes won´t matter that mutch.
Thank you in advanced
 

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kaplan lecture notes step1

Can anyone send me link about latest step1 Kaplan lecture notes, from where to buy? Do you know when is the estimated time for releasing Kaplan Lecture Note 2014? Are videos available with lecture notes or I have to buy them separately, if yes,from where? What is the colour of cover of latest edition(2014).thanks
 

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Can anyone send me link about latest step1 Kaplan lecture notes, from where to buy? Do you know when is the estimated time for releasing Kaplan Lecture Note 2014? Are videos available with lecture notes or I have to buy them separately, if yes,from where? What is the colour of cover of latest edition(2014).thanks
hello dear.
kaplan usmle lecture notes are prepared for students who get the full course prepration of kaplan medical for usmle. if you can afford , pay it and you will get both all 7 related books and its videos.
in case you dnt want to pay for the course, you can get the books from amazon(2014 is already available), most of sellers with high ratings are reliable.
you can also download corresponding videos by torrent.
Hope my answer helped you.
good luck.
 

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all LATEST step1 materials fr sale

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Question about Kaplan Notes Pharmacology 2015 ANS Practice Problems (fig 11-4-7)

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