Getting Ready for Step 3 - What to Use? - My List

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  1. sailorbob

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    I'm getting ready for Step 3 and have been doing research on what are the best resources to use. I'd like peoples opinions on what's best / how useful?

    usmlesteps123
    Shaher's CCS Simulations
    usmleworld
    passfirst
    USMLE Computer-based Testing (CBT) Practice Session
    Comprehensive Clinical Medicine Self-Assessment (CCMSA)

    I'm reading wildly different opinions of these on various forums. Any help would be appreciated.

    I used NMS , Strong Medicine and First Aid first time around and failed with a 72 / 177. The actual exam was way harder than any of the practice material I used in these books. The long questions really caused me problems

    My week areas were:
    1. "Clinical Encounters": Initial Work-ups
    2. "Physician Tasks": Health Maintenance/Systems/Legal & Ethical
    3. "Physician Tasks": Clinical Intervention
    4. "Clinical Settings": Office / Health Center
    5. "Problem/Disease Categories": Musculoskeletal/Skin/Connective
    6. "Problem/Disease Categories": Reproductive/Urinary
    7. "Patient Age": 6 - 17
    How do I interpret these result in order to focus my studying? Is there a way I can specifically focus on these?

    Thanks.
     
  2. andwhat

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    use premier review, its a new course in NY. Sorry that you failed, but the key is to hone in on what is important and whats not. USMLE Step 2 ck notes from kaplan are okish, but premier review notes are the best. your sources are otherwise ok. Good luck next time around.
     
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    Hey I have the video lectures and notes, PM me if interested.
     
  4. alesa

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    I'm new at this, so I don't know how to PM you. Can u help me, tell me what i need to do. Thanks!
     
  5. catrin15

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    I am also interested in the video lectures and notes, but I'm PM challenged :p
     

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