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Difference in mtb 2 and 3 which to trust

Discussion in 'Step II' started by surgicel, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. surgicel

    surgicel 2+ Year Member

    Jul 18, 2013
    So as I am going through most of the topics under psychiatry I notice the treatment is different for some conditions in order of what would you do next or what is the best overall TX between master the boards 2 & 3 which one do I trust, MTB 2 or 3? Generally speaking
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  3. ChessMaster3000

    ChessMaster3000 7+ Year Member

    Mar 7, 2010
    I dont think theres a right answer. I've noticed quite a few errors in both books, and am wondering why so many people recommend them honestly. Havent taken the test yet, but when I do i'll post a full review. To answer your question though, just verify with a third source like uptodate.
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  4. Phloston

    Phloston Physician Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    Osaka, Japan
    People recommend MTB2/3 because there aren't any other near-comprehensive 2CK books out there. We already know FA falls short for 2CK.

    You have to bear in mind that Fischer's books are actually a mix between what the USMLE assesses and what he would do in real practice. The only gold standard resource for what the treatment actually is for something is UpToDate. You can't really argue with it, since it's.. up to date.
    michow87 likes this.
  5. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone 5+ Year Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    UWorld. Or like Phloston said, UpToDate, if you're UpToIt.

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