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Old 05-03-2014
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Default how to start peds?

i was brainstorming on how to begin studying pediatrics here are my options

1) read the kaplan book,exclude things that I already studied in medicine, just focus on the new stuff and try to memorize it.

2) avoid memorizing the kaplan peds book and just see all the videos and memorize those instead of the book.

3) just use MTB3 alone

4) just use FA alone

5) use MTB3 and FA and skip kaplan peds book

what do you guys think; any input appreciated, thank you
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Old 05-04-2014
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I am confused as well. It would be great if one can answer your post !
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My peds preparation wasn't great, so, I watched the kaplan videos and I used MTB3 + UW. The guy from kaplan was good, but Kaplan in my opinion gives a lot of details without focusing enough on the really important concepts.

My advice: read MTB3 and add notes from UW. Then, depending on your preparation and on your time, watch only the videos about the very specific topics. Avoid the videos about general meds.

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