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It seems that Kaplan Medical has realized that today's medical students are heavily engaged in digital content. So in order not miss this amazingly fast growing market they decided to attract students by offering FREE ebooks that can be downloaded on Nook, iPad/iPhone, or the Sony eReader!

They even created a website for that, here's the link
http://www.freekaplanebooks.com/

Unfortunately, the USMLE books that are provided are only USMLE Step 1 Qbook and USMLE Step 2 CK Qbook. Other titles are not for the USMLE exam. For a complete list of what they offer go to this page: http://www.freekaplanebooks.com/free-kaplan-ebooks/

One thing I noticed in that list, is that they mentioned the availability of the Step 3 White Coat Pocket Guide, but I tried to search of that in my iPhone and I couldn't find it!

Here's a screenshot of my iPhone iBooks app



This is another sign that USMLE content publishers are moving toward the digital medium as more and more sophisticated students rely on their Smartphones and eBook readers to get ready for the USMLE exam on the go.

We previously polled our members about the dissemination of eBooks in the world of USMLE, check it out here

http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-mobile/856-do-you-think-well-switch-electronic-books.html

 

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Looks like it's only iTunes Store USA. The website mentions that all books included in the offer carry an iTunes stores price of $0.00. Yet when I follow the link from the Kaplan page, the books that it mentions (Step 1 and 2 Qbook) are £5.99 each.

If anyone can tell me how to access the USA itunes store on my iPhone 4 I would be very grateful!
 

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Here's how you change iTunes Store country

Looks like it's only iTunes Store USA. The website mentions that all books included in the offer carry an iTunes stores price of $0.00. Yet when I follow the link from the Kaplan page, the books that it mentions (Step 1 and 2 Qbook) are £5.99 each.

If anyone can tell me how to access the USA itunes store on my iPhone 4 I would be very grateful!
Open iTunes, click on the store tab above, then choose home.
Then when you open the iTunes Store Home Page, scroll to the bottom of the page, you should see the flag of the country where your iTunes Store is located at the far right corner.
Click on it and you will be presented with all the countries that offer iTunes store, you can change it to USA.
However, am not sure if that would correct the problem because Apple might block your access to USA store if they know that your Apple ID is in different country, give it a try though and tell us what happen with you.
 

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Open iTunes, click on the store tab above, then choose home.
Then when you open the iTunes Store Home Page, scroll to the bottom of the page, you should see the flag of the country where your iTunes Store is located at the far right corner.
Click on it and you will be presented with all the countries that offer iTunes store, you can change it to USA.
However, am not sure if that would correct the problem because Apple might block your access to USA store if they know that your Apple ID is in different country, give it a try though and tell us what happen with you.
Didn't work. As soon as you choose US store, it logs me out and when I log back in, I'm in the UK store again.

Anyone else?

Anyone who is able to get these - can you upload them for those of us not able to?
 

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Dear Lee,

Since it is free officially, may you download the e-books & upload them here ?

Especially,

Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 1 Qbook
Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 2 CK Qbook
Cleveland Clinic Guide to Heart Failure
Manual of Surgery

& some of GRE :D
Kaplan GRE Exam Verbal Workbook
Kaplan New GRE
Kaplan Portable GRE Exam

Nothing against law, it is free!!
 

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I cannot

@ Karansaraf and GoodBoy,

I cannot download the ebooks to the computer. It's only available for the mobile platform.
It's even not available for the Kindle.
 

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Where are these free ebooks at? In the iBooks store they aren't free. I dont want to pay for them if they are free somewhere else
 

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Kaplan is offering 100 free e-books through iBooks, Apple's e-reader for the iPad and the iPhone. For those in the medical field, there are plenty of books to choose from. The e-books range from Kaplan USMLE step 1, 2, and 3, to novels about Intern life.These books from Kaplan are usually $29.99 in other e-book formats. The deal is only valid in the Apple Bookstore, and lasts until August 30th.
Thx lee! I was just wondering what this Aug 30th post was about.
 
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