Hey guys just wrapping up my first semester of med school and I'm starting to think about how I approach the rest of the pre-clinical portion of our education. Now I'm gonna go ahead and preface this by saying I am in no way struggling with the course work, however I'm getting very annoyed with the way in which I am being taught and honestly feel as though I haven't learned anything. Today I decided to start self-teaching myself using STEP 1 prep books (Kaplan) and boards and beyond and it was an eye opening experience in that I actually enjoyed learning for the first time since I started MS1. My question ultimately boils down to if it is a bad idea for me to follow along with my course syllabus objectives using Kaplan and B&B in place of my medical school's materials. I imagine it could have somewhat of a negative impact on my grades, but I think I'll be much happier learning this way instead of forcing myself to use my school's horrendous course materials.