its a big book...so its a lot of time investment. so i wanted to know if its worth the read? (as oppose to other books for IM shelf)....
kaplan look notes look very solid to me. i ended up using step up because of it's popularity at my school but i think knowing either one solid will set you up to do well.
Step up to medicine + Do all UWorld Medicine questions = do really well on medicine shelf.
Just do that, really. It's not worth reinventing the wheel and trying other stuff. You only get to take the shelf once .
That doesn't answer the question. Have you seen the Kaplan IM notes? Some people don't like to read something in a bulleted outline format.