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    SGUdroncall is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    Substitute for Cardio notes in Kaplan

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    I am reading the Cardiology section in Blueprints and totally skipping it in Kaplan notes as they are really disorganized and I learn absolutely nothing from them because of it. Is that Ok? I would like to hear from somebody who already took the step2ck and did not read cardio in Kaplan.

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    marcus "the gun" pupil is offline Member 510 points
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    i read the cardio section in kaplan along with watching the videos which didnt really follow the notes. but cardio is one of my strong points so I was able to get away with it. try blueprints or step up to medicine
    There is a lot of gossip in these forums. So I like to keep it fair and balanced

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    So should I be reading Kaplan notes and Blueprints both?

    Also, did you take notes from the Kaplan notes to your own notebook? I just started doing that. Nothing too extensive, just the imp. stuff.

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    NO.. choose one
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    There is a lot of gossip in these forums. So I like to keep it fair and balanced

    July 2009 - Intern year
    July 2010 - Radiology resident!

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    study schedule

    Marcus Gunn,

    ive been reading and doing uw qs and Im doing much better now than before but its taking me longer than i expected as going over the explanations in uw and taking notes from it takes up almost the entire day. Hope fully i will start doing this faster.

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    believe it or not most people dont actually use kaplan for the boards. hence yes, you can skip cardio.
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    If you get a warning, put on yer manpants and stop whining about it.

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    You mean for the cardio section only I guess. I mean everybody does use Kaplan for almost everything else.

    Yeah, I did read Cardio in blueprints. The information is very thin but way more organized than kaplan.

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    Cardio in Kaplan is insufficient. Thanks for the input will try to look it up in step up med. I tried to reinforce by reading the washington manual but its taking longer.

    Some other supplimental reading Ive read from former exam takers experiences:
    Some read peds and obgy from the blueprints series. And Surgical specialities in the new Crush step 2.
    Kaplan Qbook: IM, Psych and Obgyn , they said the qns were good bit straight forward but long like the exam.,

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