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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on June 1, 2011
When i read all review about this book, i was so excited! and ordered book with out any delay....now i have read half of this book and realized this book is incomplete, u can use this book as last 2-3 day high yield review but nothing more then that. I was planning to do this book along with uworld but unfortunately i had to add 1 more book in my plan!

pros- high yield material in best format possible.
cons- lack many many high yield topics :( if it was a complete book covering all topics , it would have been best book for CK in market!
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56 of 73 people found the following review helpful
on January 24, 2011
I do not know why people like this book that much and they wanted to use the author name in their comments. I bought this book because of the comments. I thought finally I found the book for step 2 CK which covers all topic and it is all I need. However After I read some chapters of the book , I understood It is not the book I am looking for. It is not horrible. However I can not say that it is superior to FA. It is just OK. I liked rheumatology section however infection, pulmonology and endocrinology were bad, cardio and neurology were OK. FA also has some gap( such as drug side effects). Certainly, UW is superior to them.
Overall I would say UW>>>FA>this book.
I hope It helps.
Do not listen the comments which contain "thanks Dr.. "
Good luck every one!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on January 10, 2014
I was a medical student in New York and there were representatives from Kaplan telling students to write a good review on amazon or a nice comment on Conrad Fischer's youtube page in exchange for Kaplan course discounts/free Kaplan books. I think Conrad Fischer's videos are really, really, really good. He certainly has a way of drilling information verbally into his students' heads and he has a passion for it. I don't think this book, however, is all that great. I also don't like how he senselessly plugs his non-USMLE books. It kind of lacks class to have your Kaplan minions bribe stressed out and vulnerable medical students.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2012
I'm a 4th year med student, studying for CK. I've went through Step Up to Step 2, the new (8th edition) of First Aid, and this book here.

Short and Sweet: This is the best book for CK studying in my opinion. Buy it. Use it. Score high.

Long version: This book does an outstanding job of pointing out high yield information; that which is most frequently tested on the CK exams. One of it's strongest points is pointing out both the best initial and most effective/definitive diagnostic test and treatment option for each disease. There are plenty of tables if that's your style of learning. It's written in big, spaced out text, and in a language that any student can easily understand. Dr. Fischer does a great job keeping in contact with students after they have taken the CK exams and makes changes/updates to this book as students make recommendations to him. As of now, the main gripe in my opinion is the Pediatric section, which misses out on quite a few important CK topics. That's the only thing holding it back from 5 stars in my opinion. But other than that, it appears to be the best CK study book in my mind. Step Up to Step 2 is good if you plan on using the DIT videos (since that's what it uses for CK), but other than that, I think it is the weakest of the 3 I've read. The new (8th edition) of First Aid is a quality choice. It does a better job than Master the Boards at hitting all the topics in U World. However, it can be a little dense, and a boring read at times. I would put it a close 2nd behind Master the Boards.

In summary: Definitely buy this book. At the very least, use it as the last minute review 1-2 weeks before CK. It drives home many high yield points.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 3, 2012
MTB is definitely, by far the best book available for Step 2 CK. However, there are tremendous areas that need improvement.

Pros: Succinct, very EASY to read, large margins to write in, great for helping you map out testing and treatment protocol/guidelines.

Cons: could expand on some subjects, such as Pediatrics, and ObGyn. Reference Tables for drugs etc.. Like in Step up To Step 2 would be very helpful

I would also suggest introducing bullet points to the current format to make the hierarchy of the text more obvious. Best Advice would be to use this as your primary text, and supplement with your 'mini' text of choice, whether it be Boards&Wards or Secrets, or whatever.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on January 26, 2011
It's one of the best Step II books available but I wouldn't call this book comprehensive. For example, the neurology section fails to discuss Vertigo and it's differential such as BPV, Acoustic Neuroma, Meniere's disease etc. However, his Step III book contained that material. You will find that both books kind of off-set each other. I guess that was deliberately done because if this book was comprehensive, no one would buy his Step III book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2010
I bought this book after needing something different from the same old kaplan and first aid review books for my step2 ck exam. The book is written in an easy to read format with really good pictures, tables, and notes in the margin. The unique thing about this book is the question cases incorporated into the chapters. Also the explanations as to why we answer one step in management over another are excellent. If anyone is a fan of conrad fischer's style of teaching they will find that same style in this book.
One thing to mention is that some topics are not discussed in as much detail as is necessary for the boards, however if used as a supplement to the kaplan series this will be more than enough to do great on the exam. Plus the use of a question bank of course :-)
I'll post another review after I take my exam!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 20, 2012
Excellent product, simple to read, good illustrations. I felt exceptionally prepared for the Step 2 after reading this book. Highly recommended to med students in particular those looking to enter surgery.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 1, 2012
This is a nice book to help you refresh most of the topics quickly in organised way. But as I agree with all other reviews that its not to the depth and lacks important points. And here comes the help of "secrets" and your own notes from UW to fill the missing in Master the board book.
I like it and recommend it with other tools.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2014
I found this to be the most thorough book for step 2. Of course it doesn't have everything and there are mistakes but the mistakes are listed and easily corrected. Used this and USMLE World and scored 252, 13 point improvement from Step 1. If I had to do it again this would still be my book of choice.
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