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IndianBabu

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The series of 8 blue Kaplan Lecture books that we've used so far at the Kaplan Retreat are amazing, apart from pathology.

Alot of people, including me, never gave these books a chance to begin with, but boy, they are amazing, well explained. They seem HUGE, but there are big margins, and many review questions that play a role in the size of these books.

So to anyone who's considering them? Give them a chance, they're very decent.
 

IndianBabu

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Yes, but again, they're geared for the USMLE, not your class exams. So even if its overkill in my mind, they would help in class, yeah.
 

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Enough? Let me give you an example; Physiology notes are more than 500 pages. The question is: do you have enough time to cover all of them ;)

Is it possible to fully utilize the Kaplan books along with Kaplan Q-bank if a student only has 4-5 weeks to study? I like the books, but wonder if I will be able to get to everything.

If anyone has a proposed study schedule (a realistic one) that utilizes the Kaplan materials, please share it! Thanks in advance.
 

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I would agree with the OP. The kaplan books are great. All the info is there. I didnt waste time reading all those pages. I used kaplan books as references to supplement areas I was weak on. Especially the Physiology and Biochemistry books. Those were by far the two books I used the most. If you need help with cardiology physiology go to this website:

http://www.cvphysiology.com/index.html

At first glance you may think it's stupid but if you browse around it's pretty good and helped me out a lot. Especially with the dumb pressure/volume loops and cardio drugs.
 

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My Kaplan Lecture books are for sale. All 9 (including the q book and medessentials) barely touched. 2006-2007 edition.

Anyone interested?

Thanks
 

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Are the kaplan notes enough along with FA & Q-bank?

Sorry for not knowing, but could anyone tell me what FA is? I've been reading it in these posts and wasn't sure. Thanks!

Also, I like Kaplan review books but friends who've taken it said that it's missing some info. Advice I've been given is to use it in conjunction with BRS.
 

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Sorry for not knowing, but could anyone tell me what FA is? I've been reading it in these posts and wasn't sure. Thanks!

Also, I like Kaplan review books but friends who've taken it said that it's missing some info. Advice I've been given is to use it in conjunction with BRS.

Snow, FA=First Aid for USMLE Step 1 ;)
 
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