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Hey guys, I will be starting my second year now and taking Step 1 next summer. I have a copy of First Aid 2005...should I get 2006 instead? Or 2007 (which I'm not sure about since they usually come out with new editions in December each year)? Are there significant differences between the books? Any help is much appreciated :)
 

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HolyMoly said:
Hey guys, I will be starting my second year now and taking Step 1 next summer. I have a copy of First Aid 2005...should I get 2006 instead? Or 2007 (which I'm not sure about since they usually come out with new editions in December each year)? Are there significant differences between the books? Any help is much appreciated :)
They started doing it systems-based with the 2006 edition, which I like much much better. Since you're just starting 2nd year, I would just wait for 2007 to come out.
 
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wouldn't that 2007 edition be a little late for using with classes? should I just annotate my 2005 edition along with the classes I take first semester then transfer those notes to my 2007 when i get it? My goal was to use it all year :oops:
 
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HolyMoly said:
wouldn't that 2007 edition be a little late for using with classes? should I just annotate my 2005 edition along with the classes I take first semester then transfer those notes to my 2007 when i get it? My goal was to use it all year :oops:
Well if you wanna use it all year, then I guess you will need to get the 2006. I don't know what will change between the 06/07 editions...not much I suppose. I'd def. get 06 over 05 though.
 

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HolyMoly said:
wouldn't that 2007 edition be a little late for using with classes? should I just annotate my 2005 edition along with the classes I take first semester then transfer those notes to my 2007 when i get it? My goal was to use it all year :oops:
I used 2005 to study and did well, so I don't think there is much of a difference in the content from year to year. Another friend that I studied with used 2006 (systems-based), and we found that we both had the same information just organized differently. Just figure out if you'd rather study by subject or by system, and stick with that. I personally liked the subject-based layout, but to each his own.
 

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Besides the shift in format to systems, the changes are minimal. The makers have discovered a cash cow and med students are so obsessive about getting the latest edition that they have no reason to make substantial improvements.
 

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i used 2004 to study for this year's step 1, i did ok.

so if i'm you i would just use the 2005 one you have and save some money!
 
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