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Best way to review anatomy for Step 1?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by CaptainSSO, Apr 1, 2012.

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  1. CaptainSSO

    CaptainSSO 7+ Year Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    I didn't do too well in anatomy, so I was thinking of taking BRS and Netter's and going over it this summer.

    Is this overkill? If so, what's a better way to approach it?
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  3. Brachyury

    Brachyury 2+ Year Member

    Jul 19, 2010
    Old Swampy
    WAAAAYYYYY overload. Out of all the sections on Step I, anatomy tends to have the most obvious questions (and this is coming from someone who's weakest section going into Step I was anatomy). Honestly, 3/4 of all anatomy questions are upper and lower limb questions (i.e. guy X has been using crutches for three weeks and he can't extend his fingers, which nerve has been compressed?), and the rest are neuroanatomy (usually CT scans or an arrow pointing to a gyri) and abdominal vasculature questions.
  4. armybound

    armybound future urologist. Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jan 1, 2007
    Agree with Brachy. Not much anatomy at all. First Aid and UWorld will cover anything relevant.
  5. CaptainSSO

    CaptainSSO 7+ Year Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    I appreciate the replies.
  6. JackShephard MD

    JackShephard MD

    Oct 17, 2011
    New York
  7. mmmcdowe

    mmmcdowe Duke of minimal vowels Gold Donor SDN Moderator 7+ Year Member

    Sep 12, 2008
    SDN Author
    The vignettes would be the only one that I'd seriously consider for step 1 review.
  8. dude1344

    dude1344 10+ Year Member

    Jul 26, 2006
    blind luck worked for me. :thumbup:
  9. hematopoiesis

    hematopoiesis Gelato 2+ Year Member

    Nov 4, 2011
    Funny that blind luck worked for you, because again, as others have pointed out, I can see the benefits of studying first aid. In my experience, First Aid is great for shoring up your Step 1 relevant anatomy. I agree with other posters that there is a lot of upper limb stuff.

    What I wish I'd done was just sit down with USMLE World QBank and do all the anatomy questions (while you're at it, do ALL the questions, twice... you'll be golden.)
  10. gravitywave

    gravitywave fourth year 2+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2009
    s/p ERAS
    UW + FA + Netters when you don't know what the hell they're talking about (every time for me :laugh:)

    also consider some kind of dedicated self-directed pelvic anatomy review as i realized with two weeks left that i didn't know any despite the above. but otherwise you should GTG

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