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hi, i want to do MKSAP 14 for step 2 & 3. does it help . i know it is for internal medicine boards, but i saw the concepts are repeated in UW step2 . many of the concepts are clearly written in this than kaplan step 2 book. as step2 mostly consists of internal medicine i want to read it . any one please advise me regarding this.
 
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It's probably overkill.

i think even though it takes a bit time initially it might be useful for step 3. i think there are no special books for step 3. can you please correlate its usefulness to step 3. it is the only reason why i am tempted to do MKSAP.
 

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i think even though it takes a bit time initially it might be useful for step 3. i think there are no special books for step 3. can you please correlate its usefulness to step 3. it is the only reason why i am tempted to do MKSAP.
Are you in a situation where your Step 3 score matters? There's not much out there for it (although there is still USMLEWorld, First Aid, Crush, etc.) because most of us are just looking to pass.
 
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Are you in a situation where your Step 3 score matters? There's not much out there for it (although there is still USMLEWorld, First Aid, Crush, etc.) because most of us are just looking to pass.
ya , i am an international graduate. scores do matter a lot for me. my step 1 score is 95. i want to do well in step 2 AND 3 so want to take a chance an read MKSAP. i am getting low scores in UW, managed only 55% of the 300 bits i did. very depressed
 

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What was your breakdown by subject?

A lot of the tests are IM but the majority is still other subjects. You might benefit more from a broad overview of all subjects than a focus on Medicine minutia that are likely to be beyond the scope of Steps 2 and 3.