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

Discussion in 'Step III' started by sailorbob, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. sailorbob


    Mar 25, 2007
    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?

    Shaher's CCS Simulations
    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?

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  3. andwhat

    andwhat Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 14, 2003
    United States
    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.
  4. elipso18

    elipso18 Banned Banned

    Jan 31, 2007
    Hey I have the video lectures and notes, PM me if interested.
  5. alesa

    alesa New Member 7+ Year Member

    May 10, 2004
    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!
  6. catrin15


    Apr 6, 2007
    I am also interested in the video lectures and notes, but I'm PM challenged :p

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