Ok you don't even have to use the search function for this one. Just scroll to the bottom of the page...I take Step 1 this upcoming summer, and just wondered if there were enough updates in these books from year to year to make it worth buying the newest edition.
Ok you don't even have to use the search function for this one. Just scroll to the bottom of the page...
Im going to use the 2009 version. The way I see it is that the 09 version will be a corrected version of the 2008 with a little bit extra information. Granted that extra little bit of information could have mistakes in it, but I am going to risk it. Unless they reformatted the whole book, which I doubt they did, it could be filled with as many, or even more, mistakes as the original 2008. Then again I dont know what goes into publishing a book.
Also, Ive heard that the book gets much better each year. Therefore I am going to "risk it" and use the 09 version.
What might change is not so much medical knowledge (and new knowledge from the frontiers of medicine is likely to be too controversial really to be tested), so much as what the test covers may change from year to year. As FA is comprised, from my understanding, of information students have commonly encountered on recent tests, it might be worth it for a new copy, especially since it's rather cheap (compared to most medical school costs) and step I is so important if you want to go into a competitive field.How much "MORE NEW" info/tid-bits/details could POSSIBLY be added to the Step 1 to warrant purchasing the "newer" edition?
I mean, what in medicine is changing so drastically in 1 year that they're pumping these books out annually?
(Calm down, this was simply a genuinely honest question).
I don't doubt you can be very successful with the previous year's edition. However I would say more people get the newer than the older so I don't think that's the rule at all.The errata for 2009 won't be complete until June or July. I'd say the rule with FA is to get the edition one year before (e.g. 2008).
I think the reality is that it doesn't matter which edition you go with... stuff like this is easy to obsess about and you can rationalize one way or the other but in the end it will not affect your score one bit.I hope this is a smart way to do it...