Saturday, June 24, 2006

My thoughts about Kaplan USMLE Videos

I have some experience with Kaplan USMLE Videos - that I want to share with my readership.
Kaplan Videos are great resourse for any USMLE taker - but they also have their drawbacks. There is no such thing as a silver bullet - so if you think that once you get Kaplan USMLE Videos, you will automatically pass Step 1 -that is not true.

Interesting fact I read recently - only 10% of people who bought the book in a bookstore had the chance to actually read it from beginning to end. This might be too low value for someone who studies USMLE - but the fact is the fact.

So, if you are just collecting a library of USMLE materials - and piling up Kaplan USMLE Videos, Goljan Audio on Pathology, Kaplan Webprep, Pass Program from Dr. Francis and thousands of remembered questions from past years - you might be scoring as high as a guy across the road who is just reading several books.

The point is - make a plan, make sure it is a logical one, stick with it and review your strengths and weaknesses on a regular basis. Once you know what is your weak area - dive into it using as many materials as possible - be it Kaplan, Goljan, Pass Program os something else.

Good luck!

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