I'm re-posting this from the discussion
I posted last month. Here is the post:
Okay, so I've seen reading, seeing and hearing a lot of things about Kaplan's review books (not
just the Q-book but the whole
package deal!) and USMLE World
. I wanted to do a survey regarding these review materials.
As we all know, a lot of IMGs are in need of tips on what review material to use. So, I'm starting a forum about it. Which is better?
Choose from the following below:
1. Kaplan review books (not just the Q-book)
2. Kaplan Q-books only
3. Kaplan review packages (comprehensive, basic, etc.)
4. First Aid for the USMLE Steps
5. Road maps (various subjects)
6. USMLEWorld.com (online review/exam)
Please leave a comment below, stating your preference. You can give other
answers aside from the ones enumerated above. Please give a reason why you prefer that kind of review materials.
Is it because it's more flexible? Is it because it gives you better time management? Is it cheap/expensive? How reliable and accurate is it? Did it improve your grade or was the result otherwise? How did you come across it? What made you decide to use it for your USMLE review?
There are no wrong answers to this discussion. You can give a short answer or a very long answer. You can answer the questions above, or you can post your own reasons.
Please let's help our fellow IMGs. Your input to this topic will be truly appreciated.
Thank you very much in advance for your participation!