Aug 21, 2016
Medical Student
Hey guys!

I'm going to start doing Pathoma soon, and there's one thing I'm not set on how I'll be going about in doing it:
Should I annotate the Pathoma videos into the Pathoma book or into First Aid?
Some people told me I should annotate the videos into the Pathoma book because I'll probably have to re-read it again, while others told me I'd have no time to re-read it and therefore I should annotate into FA, while some others flat out told me to skip the Pathoma book altogether.

Thanks to any helps! :)

EDIT: forgot to mention that I have around 2 years left until step 1 (being an IMG), so I may have enough time to re-read the book.


7+ Year Member
May 4, 2011
Medical Student
Definitely annotate into the Pathoma book. I tried doing it into FA at first and it was a crammed illegible mess. Doing it in Pathoma is much better. I just would read a section in FA and then the corresponding section in Pathoma looking for any info (typed or annotated) that wasn't in FA. This was very efficient.


5+ Year Member
Sep 29, 2013
Resident [Any Field]
I annotated the Pathoma videos into the Pathoma book and UWorld into First Aid.
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