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Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by swil21, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. swil21

    swil21 7+ Year Member

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    Hello all!

    It's (kind of) that time of year to start thinking about board prep.

    A group of Psychiatry residents in Texas is trying to form a group of 50+ who are interested in using Beat the Boards to prep for 2018 boards so that we can get the 50% discount. People in the group can be from any specialty and any institution. Hoping to purchase by December/January.

    Please message me for more details if you're interested in joining our growing group!

    Thank you for your attention,

    swil21
     
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  3. As someone who has benefited from the large group discount twice (gen psych & child psych), I would recommend this. Much better than paying full price as a resident!
     
  4. imk90

    imk90 2+ Year Member

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    I and a friend of mine are interested in getting beat the boards at a discounted price.

    Would like to join the group and get more details.
     
  5. CAT100

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    I wan to join the group. Please email me at shanxijingzhong at gmail
     
  6. slappy

    slappy Neuropsychiatrist Physician Faculty 2+ Year Member

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    Except you don't need it in the first place. This "group discount" is nothing but a clever word-of-mouth marketing tool.
     
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  7. CAT100

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    I want to buy it
     
  8. swil21

    swil21 7+ Year Member

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    Hello all. Just an update: I am no longer organizing a group. My program is going a different route with respect to board prep;

    However, if anyone remains interested in purchasing BTB with a group discount, I have found another group that is forming and would be happy to pass along your contact information to the organizer (assuming you respond sometime in the next week or two...after that, I'm afraid you will be on your own!). Didn't want to leave anyone high and dry.
     
  9. TexasPhysician

    TexasPhysician Moderator Physician 7+ Year Member

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    Just a thought: Skip beat the boards. Just refresh Neuro and take the exam. Going through a large study guide will take at least a few days. If you can pass it cold (many do), you save yourself time and money. If you fail, there is little to no downside. The time you used working instead of studying will more than pay for the retest.
     
  10. swil21

    swil21 7+ Year Member

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    I appreciate the reasons behind why some people have chimed in encouraging people not to purchase BTB (i.e. I assume you are hoping to save others money and time). But this thread was started in an attempt to gather people to purchase BTB.

    This goal no longer matters to me, but imagine if it did. Your contributions would be undermining. It is true that BTB is expensive and time-consuming, but it has also helped many people to pass the boards. BTB was initially recommended to me by a colleague who used it to great effect.

    So I invite you that have commented in a dissenting way to consider starting your own thread to share your opinion, or responding on a thread wherein the explicit purpose is to solicit people's opinions regarding board prep options.
     
  11. TexasPhysician

    TexasPhysician Moderator Physician 7+ Year Member

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    I understand your point of view, but you (original poster) admitted above that your residency group has decided on a different program. If an alternative is better for your residency, alternatives may be better for others too.

    BTB uses group discounts as an advertising strategy. If we can’t objectively discuss the merits of different study programs, the thread is merely an advertisement which is against the terms of service of SDN.
     
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  12. peaches440

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    do you know if the beat the boards group is still forming currently. I am trying to join a group to get the discount
     

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