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Step 2: B&W vs. FA

Discussion in 'Step II' started by 14022, Jun 24, 2005.

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  1. 14022

    14022 Unregistered Abuser

    Jun 11, 2002
    SDN 5+ Year Member

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    I just decided to start studying for step 2 and I take it in 3 weeks, unless I push it back. I purchased Boards and Wards and First Aid, but I have come to the realization that 2 books may be too much, expecially since I learn better from doing questions and want to spend a lot of time on Kaplan QBank and NMS Q book.

    Is Boards and Wards enough to study from, or should I go through First Aid as well. I like the format of B&W better than FA, but it is much shorter and I am afraid I may miss a lot of detail from First Aid. Any advice?
  2. neilc

    neilc 1K Member

    Jun 1, 2001
    sunny CA
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    i used b&w primarily (read it off and on during clinicals), but lost it about 2 weeks out and got first aid. i was surprised by first aid, it was great. i dont think you can go wrong with either, take a look at them and decide which will work best for you. supplement with LOTS of practice questions

    PTOSIS Member

    Sep 9, 2004
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    i am about to start 3rd year but got first aid step 2 to study for comlex 1 (don't ask), what seems nice about it is that there is lots of room to write stuff in if u need to as opposed to first aid for step1.

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