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Tips for studyinmg for the USMLE STEp 3

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by rajat_bhatt, Feb 16, 2001.

  1. rajat_bhatt

    rajat_bhatt Junior Member

    Feb 15, 2001
    Hi Guys ,
    Could anyone guide me as to how to study for the USMLE Step 3 ,which books to study and which topics to lay emphasis on ?
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated
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  3. Titus

    Titus New Member

    Mar 2, 2001
    North Tonawanda, NY USA
    I am currently emrolled in the Kaplan Step3 CenterPrep class (4 books in all areas of study and 90 hours of videotapes in the center). A 30 visit pass is $1500 and worth it if you really want to enhance your knowledge base.
  4. Z


    Don't waste your time studying too much. The exam is very basic. Anyone who is currently practicing medicine in a residency program should have very little trouble passing if you are reading and keeping up in residency. Of course, a little review is needed in areas not covered in your particular residency. Certainly, though, I don't think you need to spend $1500 the first time you take the exam. Try a $20-30 review book you can find in any Med school book store.

    On the other hand, if you have been out for a long time practicing in another country and are trying to pass the exam, it may be a good idea to take a review class so that you learn the US way of medical practice. Anyway, I hope this helps. Again, I wouldn't stress over this exam. Parts 1 and 2 were much more difficult.


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