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Are Kaplan Step 2 books useful for Step 3??

Discussion in 'Step III' started by eutychus, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. eutychus

    eutychus New Member
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    Aug 10, 2006
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    i'm a 4th year med student and i heard that we should hold on to our step 2 kaplan books because they're useful for studying for step 3. i was wondering if this was true or if most people just get first aid and qbank or something like that. i'm thinking about selling the kaplan step 2 books. thanks!
  2. whopper

    whopper Former jolly good fellow
    Physician Faculty 15+ Year Member

    Feb 8, 2004
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    Its really only very useful for infectious disease, besides that its useful waxes & wanes depening on the subject.

    The formats of the exam are very different. You're going to memorize a lot of stuff you don't need to know if you study your Step II stuff. Step III is almost all clinical stuff, while its about 25% clinical in step II.

    You could keep it but if you do, use it only as a reference.
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