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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing; 3 edition (Dec 1 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607144824
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607144823
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 3 x 27.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #600,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kaplan Medical, the leader in health sciences test preparation, offers a wide range of options for USMLE preparation, including live lectures, video lectures, books, and online products. All courses and products are focused on providing the most exam-relevant information available.

Authors Michael S. Manley, MD, and Leslie D. Manley, PhD, are the directors of Basic Sciences and Step 1 curriculum for Kaplan Medical.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa5e8d078) out of 5 stars 33 reviews
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb6c4fabc) out of 5 stars Should not be the main source, but a supplement Jan. 7 2012
By Will J - Published on
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This is a good REVIEW book. Don't expect it to teach you or explain anything because that's not the purchase. It has great charts and tables that are well organized.

It is often referred to as "kaplan's version of first aid"

However, I have to say that it is better than first aid in how well it organizes information. Sometimes, though, it includes a little too much detail.

A combination of medessentials and first aid, in my opinion, is better than having just one.

If you had to pick 1, however, go with first aid. It's the gold standard.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb6c4fd08) out of 5 stars Excellent resource! March 18 2010
By jt - Published on
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This is a great complement to First Aid, as it has somewhat better organization and more in-depth explanations of key concepts. The best way to use it is probably to follow along all throughout your first two years, then focus more on First Aid during your intense Step1 study period, referring back to this when necessary.

I highly recommend this, and the Kaplan Step1 Qbook, to supplement your study materials.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb6c4ff48) out of 5 stars Good Review Book Feb. 13 2010
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The book itself is great since it gives you some more info than the FA alone and has a better organization of the material, but i have only gone over a couple of sections. Get the book if you want a little more info than whats in the FA or you prefer table and diagrams.

The internet access questions are of very limited help when it comes to STEP studying, so i would not get the book because of the internet access.

Also, the book does not have a code like most review books that you have to scratch off. When you register on the site it will ask you, what the last word on a certain page is, and thats the code. Just read the pages where it talks about logging in to the site to register.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb6c52108) out of 5 stars A Must Have for Step 1 Feb. 21 2010
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This is an excellent review book for Step 1. Very thorough with great pictures and charts and tables. Does not have mnemonics or ways to remember facts like First Aid but the amt of information is very good. A definite worthy purchase.
HASH(0xb6c4ffc0) out of 5 stars Better than first aid! Oct. 29 2013
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During med 1 and med 2 I found this book to be more helpful than first aid.
Although first aid has all the general highlights of what you need to know this book has the highlight + added detailed needed for you to pass step 1 and your in class exams!
This book is the reason I passed the behavioral science shelf!
It also goes hand and hand with the kaplan videos so if you have the videos you can easily make further notes on this book!