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Best Way to Study Throughout 2nd year?

OntheRoof55

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    Hey Guys,
    I'm a rising 2nd year, and was wondering what is the best way to study for step I throughout this year so that I will be well prepared come crunch time? I've heard its best to save q-bank questions until the end, so then which resources should one use? I really want to kick this test's ass.
     

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      delicatefade

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        Get Step Up and go through each system as you cover them in pharm/path, etc. I personally hated First Aid, but I suppose you could always save it for later as your review if you've already looked at Step Up all year.

        Get the Goljan notes or review book and audio and listen to each section as you cover them in path. He will really make the important details stick and if you do this early, you can listen to them once more about 1-2 weeks before the exam and it will really refresh your memory.

        For Micro, get Micro Made Ridiculously Simple and jot a few notes here and there as you do micro. I wouldn't study a lot of micro for boards until near the end of the year because you'll probably forget most of the minutiae anyway.
         

        dr4ku

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          rescuetomm said:
          Get a Path book you like (Goljan, BRS) and go thru it as you hit the system in class. I started using First Aid but found it to be a true review book and did not do a lot for me until I knew something. Worked for me (240+) and I'm just some guy from a DO school.
          "worked for me (240+) and I'm just some guy from a DO school"

          Self depreciation with a fish hook! ;) Nice try!
          DO vs. MD, just a matter of where you were at the time, your interview, who you knew (rec's), choices you made and has nothing to do now!

          A real question might be...System based education vs. traditional block learning? Which one prepares you better?
           

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            dr4ku said:
            A real question might be...System based education vs. traditional block learning? Which one prepares you better?

            Well it depends who that "you" is doesn't it? I like very traditional, structured, lecture-based education and it worked great for me...but that's obviously not for everyone is it?
             
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