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Kaplan Books

Discussion in 'Step I' started by gregarious, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. gregarious

    gregarious Junior Member

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    Are the Kaplan Books that you can buy at the Kaplan store ($449) the same books you get if you take the USMLE Step 1 prep class through Kaplan?
     
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  3. vtrain

    vtrain Senior Member
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    No - the one you buy is the 4 volume set home study. the ones in lecture is the 8 vol set incl qbook. the material is essentially the same but i think the 8 set is less detailed b/c they expect you to annotate along with the lecturers. however, i think the homestudy is too detailed and the 8 set is good enough - even without the lectures (exp biochem - that book is GOLD)
     
  4. I agree. I bought the Kaplan 8 book class set off of someone and found that the Biochem book was the one I liked the best. The others are so-so but I think that one at least does a great job of covering relevant material while leaving out the crap.
     
  5. gregarious

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    A better question is: Someone advised me to use the Kaplan Books to prepare for miniboards as an M-1. Found used 4 vol set online. Did not find 8 vol set. Will 4 vol. set work?
     

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