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    A couple of questions about AUA/KMCIC and students that prepare for USLME. Thanks.

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    I am seeing that students are using Kaplan to prepare for USLME. Is this as result because AUA and KMCIC are not preparing students enough? Or is it a requirement?

    Also, can students decide whether they want to do their clinical rotations in Miami or New York. I would like to know about this as well. Thanks a lot everyone.

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    I am seeing that students are using Kaplan to prepare for USLME.
    AUA is not a test prep program - it's a medical school. Programs like Kaplan review the material that is taught in medical schools.

    clinical rotations in Miami or New York
    We have no rotations in Miami that I know of. See the school website for information about where you can rotate.


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    Okay, but what about that gap that students are talking about? Some claim that they are not learning everything required for success on the USLME steps 1, 2, & 3. Is this true?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sree Cheruku View Post
    AUA is not a test prep program - it's a medical school. Programs like Kaplan review the material that is taught in medical schools.


    We have no rotations in Miami that I know of. See the school website for information about where you can rotate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asm64x View Post
    Okay, but what about that gap that students are talking about? Some claim that they are not learning everything required for success on the USLME steps 1, 2, & 3. Is this true?
    Some US med students use Kaplan. It all depends what works best for you. Kaplan is pretty dense, takes alot of time.

    Step 2 is all about what you hopefully learned in clinicals and bringing it together with basic sciences as your foundation. It's really all about you and how much you read on your own or tried to learn from your preceptors or did you just showed up to clinicals to get an eval good enough to pass the rotation. Step exams for clinicals would force those without "desire" to read during rotations to do so, AUA doesn't have Shelf exams for clinicals . US med schools don't prep you for Step 2 really, it's not on them, but they do have shelfs which is something AUA might want to consider in the future.

    Step 3 is again all on your own. Most people take it after their intern year.

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    And what about the gap? Is there anything that students can explain about the gap of information that students surprisingly find when they touch base with USLME Part 1? There is this particular student on the other thread (I believe coolaid) who spoke about this and it just concerns me. That's all, thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by BBD View Post
    Some US med students use Kaplan. It all depends what works best for you. Kaplan is pretty dense, takes alot of time.

    Step 2 is all about what you hopefully learned in clinicals and bringing it together with basic sciences as your foundation. It's really all about you and how much you read on your own or tried to learn from your preceptors or did you just showed up to clinicals to get an eval good enough to pass the rotation. Step exams for clinicals would force those without "desire" to read during rotations to do so, AUA doesn't have Shelf exams for clinicals . US med schools don't prep you for Step 2 really, it's not on them, but they do have shelfs which is something AUA might want to consider in the future.

    Step 3 is again all on your own. Most people take it after their intern year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asm64x View Post
    And what about the gap? Is there anything that students can explain about the gap of information that students surprisingly find when they touch base with USLME Part 1? There is this particular student on the other thread (I believe coolaid) who spoke about this and it just concerns me. That's all, thanks.
    That's each persons perspective on "gaps". It's perspective IMO if you want to be taught general overall basic sciences or taught for a test. US med schools don't teach for Step 1, they teach a curriculum, alot of which will never be on step 1 and they know it. They want you to "hopefully" understand or be familiar with alot. They assume you are capable of narrowing in and developing a Step 1 study plan utilizing review books of your choice.

    If you study kaplan you will be fine!

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    How are much is the course? Where do take these classes, and when do I start? I just want to be prepared in advance for these exams. Thank you so much.

    Quote Originally Posted by BBD View Post
    That's each persons perspective on "gaps". It's perspective IMO if you want to be taught general overall basic sciences or taught for a test. US med schools don't teach for Step 1, they teach a curriculum, alot of which will never be on step 1 and they know it. They want you to "hopefully" understand or be familiar with alot. They assume you are capable of narrowing in and developing a Step 1 study plan utilizing review books of your choice.

    If you study kaplan you will be fine!

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    Hi

    I am planning to go to Manipal University in the Twinning Program.
    When you go to med school there and come back to US, is USMLE pretty hard? or is it just from the studies done in med school?Do you think that the 4 years in Manipal will prepare me very well for USMLE?
    Or do you think going to AUA is a better idea?Does AUA prepare it's students really well for USMLE?

    Thanks
    eagerness

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    Either option is better. The USLME exam determines how much knowledge "you" attained in the medical field. Sufficient information is taught for you to do well in the USLME exams. Like Antigua, KMC is implementing shelf exams for the courses that pertain to the areas of medicine during your BSc years.

    Quote Originally Posted by eagerness View Post
    Hi

    I am planning to go to Manipal University in the Twinning Program.
    When you go to med school there and come back to US, is USMLE pretty hard? or is it just from the studies done in med school?Do you think that the 4 years in Manipal will prepare me very well for USMLE?
    Or do you think going to AUA is a better idea?Does AUA prepare it's students really well for USMLE?

    Thanks
    eagerness

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