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obaid85 04-04-2010 08:57 AM

Kaplan Step 1 Videos; Which Subjects We Have to Watch?
 
Kaplan has videos for all Step 1 subjects. If we were to watch them it takes long time.

For those of you who have watched them all, do you recommend any specific subjects that must be watched while we can skip others.

soso84 04-04-2010 05:50 PM

Yea I actually have the same question ?

mary 04-05-2010 12:35 PM

If you ever need to skip any of the videos then my personal opinion is that the following videos are not mandatory:
Micro, Anatomy, Immuno, and Physio. The lecturers in these vids are not very useful.
This is just my personal opinion

GNND85 04-05-2010 01:00 PM

You have to watch the physio, patho, behavior, behavior and pharma.
you can skip micro, and anatomy

doctorF 04-05-2010 10:18 PM

in my opinion FZIO and BEHAVIORAL are must, patho dont follow it.... follow goljan... because i tell u wat dr. barone is a total misguide... he teaches well but he has left many many imp usmle concepts that are frequently asked on boards... goljan z da real saviour in patho...
infact kaplan patho notes are also not very useful... RR goljan z da real buuk on earth u need to do for usmle!!!

Yallah 04-07-2010 09:02 AM

You have to watch all the videos. Without them you will have difficulty understanding key concepts

Seetal 04-07-2010 10:34 AM

can i pls ask. how long is the length of the entire video package as in with all the subjects.

im trying to plan my schedule but i havent got the vids yet. soon i hope.

Yallah 04-07-2010 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seetal (Post 7281)
can i pls ask. how long is the length of the entire video package as in with all the subjects.

im trying to plan my schedule but i havent got the vids yet. soon i hope.

Over 250 hours in total

Seetal 07-14-2010 12:56 AM

doctorF n Yallah
 
u havent taken the step 1 have u? when are u planning to take it?

n just to confirm again, u're not doing anatomy are u? ive left out micro n immuno since most people have said its useless, but im wondering if i should leave out anatomy. i mean it just seems a little trivial of a subject to spend a whole week watching it. my exam is in september n i plan to finish all studying 2 months before it so for 2 months i can only do FA memorizing n online Qbanks.

what do u think?

n to yallah:
did u find anatomy totally useful? also, did u find the physiology a bit lengthy? he seems to repeat himself too many times. i find myself fwding thru some places but its still pretty loooong. :indifferent: of course i know physiology is important n we MUST watch the videos. but didnt u find it lengthy?

Yallah 07-14-2010 06:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seetal (Post 11896)
n to yallah:
did u find anatomy totally useful? also, did u find the physiology a bit lengthy? he seems to repeat himself too many times. i find myself fwding thru some places but its still pretty loooong. :indifferent: of course i know physiology is important n we MUST watch the videos. but didnt u find it lengthy?

To be honest with you I think all the videos are not needed :rolleyes: yeah seriously, it's a waste of time

Seetal 07-14-2010 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yallah (Post 11916)
To be honest with you I think all the videos are not needed :rolleyes: yeah seriously, it's a waste of time

waste of time? but u were the only one that said all the vids ade a must? what made u change ur mind.

i have benefited from the behavioral science videos tho. he explained it so well.

United 09-16-2010 02:45 AM

Biochem, behavioral, some of Pharma.
Those are really really useful. the rest are not indispensable :D

drsanchana 12-07-2010 05:03 AM

I am done with step 1 and have a complete set..if anyone willing to trade

Contact [email protected]

Cocochanel 07-15-2011 07:13 PM

kaplan pharma
 
are the pharma lectures important???

jahn77 07-15-2011 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cocochanel (Post 53708)
are the pharma lectures important???

I watched some of them, and listened all, the lectures are good in clarifying concepts. Personally liked them very much.

moath 08-18-2011 09:36 AM

hello
 
hi
PHYSIOLOGY AS GENERAL VERU USEFUL
but it depend on whom the doctor you watch to them(ONE OF THEM A FOREIGN DOCTOR I FORGOT HIS NAME MAY BE AN INDIAN HE LEARN VERY WELL)
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES VERY VERY USEFUL
.
ANATOMY+MICROBIOLOGY NOT USEFUL!!!
THIS MY OPINION
THE REST I DONT HAVE IDEA

DocSikorski 09-14-2011 09:06 PM

Dah, I'd say (for me) Biochemistry (w. David Seastone) and Pharmacology (Raymon) were the ONLY useful vids. I spend all the summer making myself watching Physio (Kudrath W. likes to tell same jokes over and over and his "Mr.Jones" stories were really annoying), than Pathology (Barone - handsome guy, nice voice... but not enough info). And my overall test performance was around 50-60%...
It is time consuming and not very productive.
I decided to start reading on my own and that works the best for me.

I liked the idea of videos, because I have lazy personality and at the back of the mind I was always looking for the magical formula to take the test or for someone to make all the job for me. Lectures matched this imaginary picture perfectly... Some teacher explaining all the concepts to you... reading for you...(:confused:)

At the end of the day you should go through the material on your own. My days are very short since I have to work, so I do not want to spend time on someone reading and skipping essential concepts for me.

fat1iscool 12-24-2011 02:44 AM

is it necessary to do the behavioural sciences videos??? they are sooooo long!!! which videos is it absolutely safe to skip?? (maybe those which have no useful info, like a few in the physio videos)

mle guy 01-01-2012 11:04 AM

Same question!
 
Yeah, do we have to focus on the behavioral issues or the psych disease here?

Infinity-MD 01-23-2012 11:02 AM

Biochemistry
 
I think that only the biochemistry video is worth watching and worth the TIME. The videos are painstakingly long and in my opinion, the HOURS I spend watching the videos are better used in reading books. The video on biochemistry did help though, it shed some light on the topics that are difficult to memorize/understand. :indifferent:

sukar 02-04-2012 11:18 PM

I think some parts of Physio is pretty helpful.
Is Neuro helpful? I am still debating if I want to watch it for anat (gross, embryo, histo, neuro).

docgod 02-05-2012 07:25 AM

Kaplan videos
 
Physio : May not encompass the whole subject ...but they teach the limited material they present well. Must See
Histology : Covers the subject but not in detail. Maybe because it is not too HY to do so. May skip
Embryology : Fair.
Gross Anatomy :Fair
Neuroanatomy : Good,but practice a lot of Images from HY Neuro or the Net
Molecular Biology : For those whodon'tget the hang of his subject.Must See. Others may pass.
Metabolism : Must See. Raymon is great
Genetics : Read one pass of the book. Answer some Qs then get to the lectures. It helps you clarify concepts. Must See.
Pathology : A Must See subject,but boring lecturers. Please buy another resource like Pathoma to solidify your concepts. If you wanna stay with Kaplan do the old Barone lectures. Sanchez et al. : Skip. Barone: Good
Goljan : Must hear and annotate simultaneously.
Pharmacology : Raymon is the best ever teacher in the whole wide World. the guy teaching General Principles is also very, very good. Must Must Must See.
Immunology : The lectures don't help much despite Dr.Moscatello's best efforts. Read Kaplan Immunology & Immuno portion of Levinson. Skip.
Microbiology : Fair. Lecture Notes on Microbiology are shallow & some other review book (CMMRS is what I prefer) must be added for prep. May Skip. See only if you really want to, I would'nt call it a waste of time. A good attempt by the lecturer but notes are the problem.
Behavioural Science : Must See.

sukar 02-05-2012 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by docgod (Post 92401)
Physio : May not .....behavioural Science : Must See.

Thanks alot:)

docgod 02-05-2012 01:33 PM

I forgot to add .. read BRS Physio as soon as you finish viewing the Lectures.

Highlander 04-10-2012 05:34 AM

Kaplan Micro Video
 
Dear all,
I am a FMG doing my step 1 preparation (Microbiology), and am wondering if the videos are important. Except for the immunology there seems to be nothing new in the videos since i have just started Bacteriology. Can anyone suggest if it is really essential to go through the entire video lectures?

Thanks in advance.

shan564 04-10-2012 05:42 AM

That really depends on how well you know your microbiology. I didn't particularly like the Kaplan micro videos (although I thought their Pharm videos with Lionel Raymond were great), so I used other resources for micro. That said, micro is probably my weakest subject now.

numbndumb 04-10-2012 06:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Highlander (Post 109810)
Dear all,
I am a FMG doing my step 1 preparation (Microbiology), and am wondering if the videos are important. Except for the immunology there seems to be nothing new in the videos since i have just started Bacteriology. Can anyone suggest if it is really essential to go through the entire video lectures?

Thanks in advance.

no its not essential to go through the micro vidoes. I did though and i didnt find them that bad actually. Dr Moscatello makes it a lil interesting with her stuffed animals(bugs?) .. lol .. and she shows a few pictures here n there .. but then again, i guess u'll find those pictures in UW and FA.
If u can do micro without the videos, great! but if u find it too boring then watch the videos at 1.5 speed :)

Highlander 04-10-2012 06:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shan564 (Post 109811)
That really depends on how well you know your microbiology. I didn't particularly like the Kaplan micro videos (although I thought their Pharm videos with Lionel Raymond were great), so I used other resources for micro. That said, micro is probably my weakest subject now.

Thank you Shan. :)

Highlander 04-10-2012 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by numbndumb (Post 109814)
no its not essential to go through the micro vidoes. I did though and i didnt find them that bad actually. Dr Moscatello makes it a lil interesting with her stuffed animals(bugs?) .. lol .. and she shows a few pictures here n there .. but then again, i guess u'll find those pictures in UW and FA.
If u can do micro without the videos, great! but if u find it too boring then watch the videos at 1.5 speed :)

Thank you, i too think increasing the video speed is probably a good idea. :)

Dr.NickRiviera 04-10-2012 07:40 AM

the micro videos suck imo
she just reads the book
and shes kind of annoying

skip the vids id say.

lysogeny 06-15-2012 10:14 AM

I did all Kaplan videos + notes except for Patho (I did Goljan audios + notes instead) and here's what I can say from retrospect:

MUST-SEE
Biochem. Dr. Turco is the bomb! He explains all those metabolic pathways so seamlessly + some aspects of molecular biology. Seriously makes those nosebleed subjects a lot easier. Emphasizes a lot on those co-factors which you'll find are repeatedly asked in UWorld. Dr. Seastone and Dr. Reichenbecher were good add-ons for Molecular Bio and Genetics. Still very valuable for someone who found these subjects crippling back in med school.
Gross Ana + Embryo. Dr. Seiden lives up to that "old and wise" stereotype of professors. He's Goljan minus the jokes. Simplifies the complicated. Embryo parts are very good and be careful not to skip them as he intersperses them throughout the adult organ systems.
Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Beh.Sci. Very, very informative and amusing at the same time, c/o Dr. Daugherty.

NICE TO SEE
Pharmacology and Physiology. For the latter, I'm talking only about Dr. Raymon and Dr. Kudrath.

MAY SKIP
Physiology by Dr. Fischer. Too much talk.

WASTE OF TIME
Histology by (I don't know his name! He's the one who just reads his slides word per word!)
Microbiology and Immunology. Dr. Moscatello does more blabbering than what one may write for side notes. Also, I do not like the stuff toys hahaha. Not much to blame though, since Microbiology is, well, a memorization subject. As for Immunology, it may sound very arrogant to say so for a difficult and increasingly important subject, but really did not pick up much from the videos. Take time to watch these vids only if one is desperate, maybe, like me.:o

Hope that helps! :D

Dr urbane 08-16-2012 01:43 PM

Can anyone tell me how to get hold of the videos with no parts missing? I only seem to have access to isolated vids from youtube... any suggestions?

OVRPS 08-19-2012 09:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GNND85 (Post 7168)
You have to watch the physio, patho, behavior, behavior and pharma.
you can skip micro, and anatomy

Behavioral is actually really good!!

OVRPS 08-19-2012 09:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fat1iscool (Post 84918)
is it necessary to do the behavioural sciences videos??? they are sooooo long!!! which videos is it absolutely safe to skip?? (maybe those which have no useful info, like a few in the physio videos)

I really liked the statistics/epidemio part i understood a lot of things, i highly recommend them and the doctor that explains it makes really clear points and explains in a way that you can really understand, my biostatistics teacher never really explained the whys of each formula and concept, the doctor explains all of these really really well

Andrew88 09-17-2012 02:29 AM

Special thanks to docgod and lysogeny who gave us detailed info.. I have a question for you guys.. Do you think the videos should be done simultaneously or before/after the first read of the books?

lysogeny 09-17-2012 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andrew88 (Post 147803)
Special thanks to docgod and lysogeny who gave us detailed info.. I have a question for you guys.. Do you think the videos should be done simultaneously or before/after the first read of the books?

You're welcome!

I did it simultaneously... or else I would fall asleep reading the books all alone. :)) All depends on your attention span and how much time you have to finish your studying. ;)

250orbust 10-25-2012 06:20 PM

Kaplan Videos
 
Good as a side by side study to tool to notes. you can go back and listen to concepts you don't understand. I think you should watch them ALL at least once to gauge their inherent value. How important is 260 plus to you. Leave no stone unturned.

Bicep 02-16-2016 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seetal (Post 7281)
can i pls ask. how long is the length of the entire video package as in with all the subjects.

im trying to plan my schedule but i havent got the vids yet. soon i hope.

Can u plz share link from where v can have kaplan video lectures.

Yash 9547 03-27-2016 02:06 PM

Which subjects are time taking n imp n completed to be first ???? Pls reply

Yash 9547 03-27-2016 02:08 PM

Which subjects are time taking n imp n completed to be first ???? Pls reply For step 1

Monty214 07-09-2016 06:54 PM

Micro And Immuno with Moscatello is a waist of time!! :mad:

parto 07-22-2016 03:13 AM

goljan patho is the best...

parto 07-22-2016 03:15 AM

by the way , could anyone kindly share the video lectures 2014 by dr wilson please?

Ando 11-02-2016 09:59 PM

Is pathology actually that bad?


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