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Which Books for Step 3?

Hamlet MD

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    Hi everyone,

    I was wondering what people who took Step 3 already used to study for the exam? So far from what others have told me, I am using Crush Step 3 and Kaplan Qbook. I have heard FA is not good at all. Any comments? Any good books for the clinical scenarios?

    Thanks in advance.
     

    IM2006

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      Hamlet MD said:
      Hi everyone,

      I was wondering what people who took Step 3 already used to study for the exam? So far from what others have told me, I am using Crush Step 3 and Kaplan Qbook. I have heard FA is not good at all. Any comments? Any good books for the clinical scenarios?

      Thanks in advance.

      I also used strong medicine for step 3. I would also recommend usmleworld q bank. Good luck
       
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        Hamlet MD said:
        Come on.....any opinions?

        Study for Step 3?

        Nope, sorry.... Did not have time to study, as I took it during 4th month of Surgery internship. Even worked til 11pm the night before the exam (and dozed off several times while taking the exam--but still passed!).

        Just be sure to look at the USMLE cd on the case-based format for the 2nd day. I did that the evening of the first exam day.

        Good luck!
         

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          Hamlet MD said:
          Hi everyone,

          I was wondering what people who took Step 3 already used to study for the exam? So far from what others have told me, I am using Crush Step 3 and Kaplan Qbook. I have heard FA is not good at all. Any comments? Any good books for the clinical scenarios?

          Thanks in advance.

          I read Crush Step 3 and also re-read parts of Boards and Wards (which I also used for step 2) for stuff that wasn't covered as well in Crush. I used the NMS book for practice questions and the USMLE software for the case-base scenarios. Make sure to play around with that software and get a sense for all the different kind of orders you can write. I studied off and on over about a month and probably put in about 50-60 hours total studying time, which I guess is a lot compared to what most people do, but it worked for me.
           
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