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Need Help with USMLE step 3!!

Discussion in 'Step III' started by smohamma, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. smohamma

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    I am having a hard time trying to figure out how to study for Step 3 -- it seems the review books out there are not as good as they were for step 1. I just want to know what some of you are using to study for this test ----
    I looked through FA and it does not seem as amazing FA-step 1 ... I am thinking about using Kaplan MTB book...... any suggestions??? thanks!
     
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  3. TexasPhysician

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    I actually really liked First Aid for Step 3. USMLEWorld was also good. I didn't use MTB.
     
  4. Xtrasystolic

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    Assuming you'll be doing the UW Qbank +/- CCS, MTB should be good enough.

    Unless you're non-IM/FM and far from graduation, additional resources are not really needed. Besides, most questions are designed to test your judgement rather than depth.

    Then again, I am still waiting on my score report so my input doesn't really have much validity just yet :D
     
  5. smohamma

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    I am actually not an IM resident and my residency didn't require an internship year so I am far removed from IM/FM.

    Any advice?
     
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    Same with me. See above advice.
     
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    As an aside (and forgive my ignorance) but what residency does NOT require an intern year?

    in response to your question, MTB or First Aid and Uworld. Surprisingly similar to my step 2 advice. Less evidence for this recommendation for Step 3, but I've heard from a decent sized cohort of residents that this combo works well (if all you want is passing). This is from a couple of Opthos (medicine interns) who took it in the first month of their intern year, several surgery residents in their third year, and a crap ton (like 10) of medicine residents. They all said it was overkill, but got them a passing score.
     

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