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Best Pharm Review Book?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by -Goose-, May 4, 2007.

  1. -Goose-

    -Goose- 10+ Year Member

    Jul 7, 2005
    BRS? HY? Lange's Review? Others?
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  3. InternationlDoc

    InternationlDoc Imported like a Ferrari 10+ Year Member

    Aug 21, 2005
    wondering the same. You guys think getting the pharm made ridiculously simple would help ease into main pharm book in M2 year?
  4. jdh71

    jdh71 epiphany at nine thousand six hundred feet Physician 10+ Year Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    FEMA Camp, USA
    I used the Pharmcards. 99%ile.

    But . . . I actually liked pharm . . . take with as much salt as you like
  5. njbmd

    njbmd Guest Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    May 30, 2001
    Gone Walkabout!
    The best book by far is Pharmacology Recall. The Power Review chapter is worth it's weight in gold. Small, compact and everything you need with nothing you don't.
  6. WhoisJohnGalt

    WhoisJohnGalt NYC Psychiatrist Physician 7+ Year Member

    May 27, 2005
    I can't speak for anything other than what I've used, but I've really liked USMLE Road Map for Pharm and the Lippincott Pharmcards (though the latter were more useful for class than they may be for step 1 simply because of the detail they go into... I can certainly see how the previous poster could have performed outstandingly if he knew that level of detail).

    Step Up also has a really nice section at the back where it sums up the most important drugs and their most notable side effects. The section is organized alphabetically though as opposed to by section, so it's probably more useful for comprehensive finals and step 1 than for class.
  7. DoctorFunk

    DoctorFunk Get down with the boogie 7+ Year Member

    May 17, 2004
    The Good Land
    Haven't used the book yet, but upon perusing it in the school library that Power Review looks pretty nice indeed. Should help me out a lot for my cumulative pharm final on Tuesday. Thanks! ;)
  8. akpete

    akpete Drinks, anyone? 7+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2004
    I've been using the Lange book and Lange flashcards. I like them both. The flashcards have just the info I want (mech., use, side effect), nothing extra. I don't have to add too many cards for class, and I'm sure they're probably plenty for the boards.

    I like the Lange book, but I admit, it's a bit thick for a review book. It's nice for keeping up with class, and it has some questions.
  9. -Goose-

    -Goose- 10+ Year Member

    Jul 7, 2005

    I have a copy of Lange, and I think its pretty poor for review. Not bad to supplement a course, but too thick for review.

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