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So my plan was originally to start FA 1 pass through today and finish in 7 days. Then again a 7 day pass of FA during my last week. Then the last day before my test I was going to flip through all the pharm sections in FA. I'm now behind on this schedule and I already hate reading FA so cutting my first pass to 6 days and jamming in an extra 11 pages a day doesn't sound like a good idea (particularly because I have ~450 UWorld questions to do).

I was going to watch First Aid Express videos for sections that were done well so I could save myself some time during the first pass but I don't know which ones are worth it? Thanks in advance to anybody that can offer up some help :)
 

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I'd say it depends on what your weaknesses are. The best USMLERx section I've seen so far is immunology.

I wouldn't waste time with psychiatry - they're basically just reading out loud to you.

I also thought that biochem was pretty good (I'm only about halfway through it right now), and embryo and neuro were also useful.

I haven't watched any others yet.
 
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edit: this for the 2011 videos

Here's the breakdown of the videos:
Peter Gayed - immunology, pharmacology
Jeremy Hoffman - biochemistry, embryology, heme/onc, microbiology, pathology, renal
Tao Le - behavioral science, cardiovascular, psychology, reproductive, respiratory
Aaron Feinstein - endocrine, GI, musculoskeletal, neurology

I haven't watched all of them yet but this is what I think so far. Gayed and Hoffman are both good, Le and Feinstein are okay. Gayed has the best explanations, but like I said sometimes it annoys me by how long he takes writing stuff out. Hoffman is a really good teacher and is very efficient.

Le and Feinstein don't really add much to what is in FA. They're not bad, but I don't learn as much from their videos as I do from the other two. I'm still going to watch some of theirs just a way to force myself to go through everything in FA.
 
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I'd say it depends on what your weaknesses are. The best USMLERx section I've seen so far is immunology.

I wouldn't waste time with psychiatry - they're basically just reading out loud to you.

I also thought that biochem was pretty good (I'm only about halfway through it right now), and embryo and neuro were also useful.

I haven't watched any others yet.

Just curious are you doing both DIT and these videos? That's alot of videos :)
 

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I used USMLE Express to help guide me through my initial thorough pass of First Aid, which was sort of in preparation for DIT.
 

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I'd say it depends on what your weaknesses are. The best USMLERx section I've seen so far is immunology.

I wouldn't waste time with psychiatry - they're basically just reading out loud to you.

I also thought that biochem was pretty good (I'm only about halfway through it right now), and embryo and neuro were also useful.

I haven't watched any others yet.

I just watched the first Cardio video and I'm a little stumped by something Tao Le says (although I admit cardio is a weak point). He states that since coronary blood flow is halted during systole that most infarctions occur during diastole. Can anybody clarify this? I know that most filling occurs during diastole thats why I thought systole is when the majory of infarctions would occur no? Thanks in advance :)
 

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Here's the breakdown of the videos:
Peter Gayed - immunology, pharmacology
Jeremy Hoffman - biochemistry, embryology, heme/onc, microbiology, pathology, renal
Tao Le - behavioral science, cardiovascular, psychology, reproductive, respiratory
Aaron Feinstein - endocrine, GI, musculoskeletal, neurology

I haven't watched all of them yet but this is what I think so far. Gayed and Hoffman are both good, Le and Feinstein are okay. Gayed has the best explanations, but like I said sometimes it annoys me by how long he takes writing stuff out. Hoffman is a really good teacher and is very efficient.

Le and Feinstein don't really add much to what is in FA. They're not bad, but I don't learn as much from their videos as I do from the other two. I'm still going to watch some of theirs just a way to force myself to go through everything in FA.

Does anybody know how long the Neurology videos and Microbiology videos are time-wise? I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance :)
 
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