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Has anyone had success just watching BnB videos and using a premade deck (I'm using AnKing) and then just quickly skimming lecture powerpoints for extra details? I also plan on using Pathoma/Sketchy when we hit those blocks. I don't think any of my professors test off of what they say, just what is on the slides, but I feel weird completely skipping lecture. I just feel like it is a big time-sink and Dr. Ryan does a much better job than my professors. No surprise there.

And to answer an obvious question that may be asked: I don't know of any upperclassman that has done this at my school. Most just worship at the altar of the professor lectures, although I haven't met very many due to Covid
 
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Yeah, a lot of people do this. Your mileage may vary depending on the school and even the block. I was able to do this for most of M1, but I had some close calls. Imo, the aim should be to pass comfortably, so that you can stay out of the red zone and have a buffer, just in case.
 
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Has anyone had success just watching BnB videos and using a premade deck (I'm using AnKing) and then just quickly skimming lecture powerpoints for extra details? I also plan on using Pathoma/Sketchy when we hit those blocks. I don't think any of my professors test off of what they say, just what is on the slides, but I feel weird completely skipping lecture. I just feel like it is a big time-sink and Dr. Ryan does a much better job than my professors. No surprise there.

And to answer an obvious question that may be asked: I don't know of any upperclassman that has done this at my school. Most just worship at the altar of the professor lectures, although I haven't met very many due to Covid

Yes this is literally what I do. BnB and cheesy lightyear. I skim my school’s powerpoints. I do rx for qbank. Sometimes I watch a pathoma video, but not a lot of them. I watch some osmosis videos because we have a lot of clinical reasoning sessions and osmosis is good for that usually. I don’t watch school lectures at all.
 
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I do BnB, lightyear, sketchy if we’re doing micro/pharm, USMLE-
osmosis if I need it, flip through the powerpoints and watch the lecture if there’s something I don’t understand or wasn’t covered anywhere else(I just pull up the 5-15 min I need though). Our last exam I only watched/attended a little over half of the lectures, did the above for the rest and came out 5 points above the class average.

We had professors with heavy accents that were very hard to understand over WebEx, so it was really a waste of time to watch them.

For this exam I’m going to read the Robbins chapters because the professor lecturing now relies heavily on Robbins and emphasizes reading it/using the questions.

If you’re not quite ready to cut the lecture cord I would recommend using outside resources first then watching lecture at 1.5-2x speed. If they’re covering the exact same material you can gradually ease away from lectures.
 
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Sketchy micro filtered decks to separate it out from anking deck + lecture. Prof combines bugs so I watch each section -> do anki, suspend irrelevant cards, add info not in the lecture. Same with metabolism rn. Bnb and lecture
 

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I think this would work perfectly if your school does NMBE exams instead of in-house exams.

Just started M1 in an in-house exam school and I’m curious how to best blend step stuff (third party) + lecture stuff to effectively study for both..
 
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I think this would work perfectly if your school does NMBE exams instead of in-house exams.

Just started M1 in an in-house exam school and I’m curious how to best blend step stuff (third party) + lecture stuff to effectively study for both..

See my post above, I go to a 100% in house exam school.
 
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How do y'all study anatomy? I am at a school with a more-traditional pre-clinical. The Dope Anatomy deck doesn't really mesh well with our school's curriculum.
 

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How do y'all study anatomy? I am at a school with a more-traditional pre-clinical. The Dope Anatomy deck doesn't really mesh well with our school's curriculum.

does your school have a PowerPoint with cadaveric images or something? we have that and I would just study off of that, but use dope for origins, insertions and innervations (with small adjustments depending on what was taught in anatomy lecture)
 

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How does your anatomy work? Is it done in systems?
It’s not systems based. It’s more regional, with starting with MSK of the extremities. Then go into thoracic and abdominal cavities. Then we finish with head and neck.

if I just described systems anatomy, then my bad lol.
 

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Do you have any upperclassman who have made anki decks?

My school's class lectures go into more depth and into different topics than Step 1 decks and board prep material, and they're all in-house exams.

I do all the relevant BnB lectures, unsuspend the relevant Anking cards, and then in a separate deck made by an upperclassman I unsuspend all the current lecture cards and delete any duplicates (they used Zanki as a base, so I just deleted those cards since they're being unsuspended in Anking). After our exams I then delete those Class deck cards and just keep the Anking ones unsuspended.

Was still able to get a 100 on all our exams/quizzes so far without ever touching the lecture material thanks to the class anki deck filling in the gaps.
 

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It’s not systems based. It’s more regional, with starting with MSK of the extremities. Then go into thoracic and abdominal cavities. Then we finish with head and neck.

if I just described systems anatomy, then my bad lol.

Lol yeah that’s kind of systems. I’m assuming you just do it all at once. Honestly I feel like the method is the same.
 
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I’m just going to ask this here instead of starting ANOTHER how to study thread.

We started gross anatomy/MSK today, and we have 2 days of anatomy lectures, then 6 days of physiology lectures. Our written exams are clinical correlations of the anatomy and then questions about the physiology, and there’s a separate lab component with a practical identifying structures on cadavers.

These 2 hr anatomy lectures seem like a waste of time...just someone pointing at a labeled image and reading the label, with a little clinical corollary thrown in now and then, all of which are in the notes. So for those of you who skipped anatomy lectures, did you just dive directly into image occluded anki cards? I can probably get through all the Netter’s deck for the back section before they’ve finished teaching the 2nd lecture.
 

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I’m just going to ask this here instead of starting ANOTHER how to study thread.

We started gross anatomy/MSK today, and we have 2 days of anatomy lectures, then 6 days of physiology lectures. Our written exams are clinical correlations of the anatomy and then questions about the physiology, and there’s a separate lab component with a practical identifying structures on cadavers.

These 2 hr anatomy lectures seem like a waste of time...just someone pointing at a labeled image and reading the label, with a little clinical corollary thrown in now and then, all of which are in the notes. So for those of you who skipped anatomy lectures, did you just dive directly into image occluded anki cards? I can probably get through all the Netter’s deck for the back section before they’ve finished teaching the 2nd lecture.

Yes. There is no reason to pay attention in the live zoom lab if it doesn't help you at all. I figured this out too late in the MSK unit that we just finished. If you are being tested on cadaver images just keep that in mind and use cadaver images whenever possible.
 
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I’m just going to ask this here instead of starting ANOTHER how to study thread.

We started gross anatomy/MSK today, and we have 2 days of anatomy lectures, then 6 days of physiology lectures. Our written exams are clinical correlations of the anatomy and then questions about the physiology, and there’s a separate lab component with a practical identifying structures on cadavers.

These 2 hr anatomy lectures seem like a waste of time...just someone pointing at a labeled image and reading the label, with a little clinical corollary thrown in now and then, all of which are in the notes. So for those of you who skipped anatomy lectures, did you just dive directly into image occluded anki cards? I can probably get through all the Netter’s deck for the back section before they’ve finished teaching the 2nd lecture.

You should ask people in your school.
 
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Yes. There is no reason to pay attention in the live zoom lab if it doesn't help you at all. I figured this out too late in the MSK unit that we just finished. If you are being tested on cadaver images just keep that in mind and use cadaver images whenever possible.

Thanks! That’s my fear, that I’ll waste a ton of time watching someone explain a labeled PowerPoint when I could have been learning. I have a cadaver deck, so I’ll work on that instead.
 
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dont know if thats the correct thread,
but is there any link to download BnB perhaps? physeo, osmosis or anatomylearning as well?
 

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That process works very well for NBMEs, but even then the professors have a knack for finding anatomy and histology fun facts that aren't in First Aid :angelic:
 
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