How good are the Kaplan lecture notes/subject review books for Step 1? I have heard some good things about the Q book, but have not hear much about the review books. How thorough are they? Are some subjects covered better than others?
btlwhulka said:I've just started with Kaplan and I'm reading about ten pages of Biochem each night followed by listening to 1 hr of the lecture notes. Reading Kaplan is good, but the Online Lectures really fill in the blanks. I teaches things on the most basic level and ensures you have solid fundamentals in each subject.
Opinions vary about every board review program, but I think Kaplan is a must have.
I find that I skip over a lot of important stuff without the lecture emphasis, and there are a lot of things emphasized in the lectures that aren't clear to me on first reading. The information is all there in the notes, but the context and the major implication is sometimes missing. If you don't want to pay for WebPrep to go along with your notes, check the USMLE thread here...I'm guessing there's someone who can probably hook you up with some audio files. Also keep an eye on Ebay.lilmo said:How good are the books if you do not have the lecture notes to fill in the blanks? All I've got are the books and don't want to waste time on them if they won't be useful.