Originally Posted by Ankle Breaker
Seems like there are only Scholl students posting in this thread but I'll offer my two cents as a fellow classmate. I think the biggest pet peeve pod students have with first aid is that the book assumes you have a good grasp of the information. Therefore it doesn't include a lot of minutia that accompanies each topic because it assumes you know that already. The book serves as quick refresher of all the major topics that you should have hit in your courses.
With that being said I feel the Doctors in training (DIT) program is very good because the presenter re-teaches you the topics talked about in first aid. He provides a more in depth analysis of each topic which re-covers some of the important minutia you should have hit in the lecture notes. That's at least what I have gotten out of it. I enjoy it because its organized and it keeps me interested. My first aid book has notes written all over it.
I will be supplementing first aid with BRS physio and biochem as I feel these are excellent books that cover those topics in a concise manner. Scholl also puts together nice high yield notes that follow the APMLE bulletin for the gross anatomy section (gross, histo, neuro) and LEA so I will be studying their notes for those topics.
I bought pathoma for pathology but I also have BRS pathology as well (as I used this for our path course). I will give pathoma a shot though since I've heard GREAT things about the program.
Dont waste too much time on gross, histo and neuro. these three together account for less than 10%.