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USMLE: Are my books too old?

Asked 6 months ago by Guest (120 points)

I'm an IMG and plan on studying for step 1 of USMLE. I have a First Aid 2011 and Kaplan notes from 2008. Are those book too old to be using? Should i invest in newer editions?

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Answered 6 months ago by tantacles (16900 points)

The Step 1 exam has not changed substantially in the last 6 years in terms of content, but it is possible that there are more errors in the book that you have now than in a more current edition. My suggest is that you purchase the 2015 version of these books, which you can likely get at a discount on an online store.

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