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BRS Biochem or Kaplan Biochem

Discussion in 'Step I' started by premedgeek, May 12, 2007.

  1. premedgeek

    premedgeek Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Which one is better for Step 1??
     
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  3. Mephisto

    Mephisto Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    I'm reading kaplan biochem and am LOVING it. IT goes in such a nice order and is causing everything to fall into place.
     
  4. PhatGtDmB

    PhatGtDmB Member 7+ Year Member

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    Kaplan Biochem + audio = best combo for biochem
     
  5. Long Dong

    Long Dong My middle name is Duc. 10+ Year Member

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    I think both are over kill, but out of those 2 I've heard good things about kaplan bio chem.
     
  6. premedgeek

    premedgeek Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Which audio?
     
  7. blz

    blz Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    i vote for FA+RRbiochem
     
  8. UCLAstudent

    UCLAstudent I'm a luck dragon! 10+ Year Member

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    I also vote for RR biochem.
     
  9. automan2

    automan2 2+ Year Member

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    I also ALSO vote for RR biochem.
     
  10. nasdr

    nasdr Member 7+ Year Member

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    sorry to break the chain of positive reviews for RR biochem, but my vote goes for kaplan since it covers some cell/molecular. it may look bigger, but i covered half of it in a day, and i tend to go slower than most.
     
  11. Medikit

    Medikit Plastic Bag Middle Class Physician 10+ Year Member

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    I vote no on RR Biochem and in favor of FA + other sources for all the important pathways.
     
  12. Terpskins99

    Terpskins99 Fear... The Stig 10+ Year Member

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    Definitely Kaplan Biochem over RR.

    Have both (and Lippincott's).

    I hated how biochem was taught at our school, so I needed to study biochem a little more than the average med student. Of the three, Kaplan Biochem is your best bet for board prep purposes.

    Now, if you're only planning on studying biochem for a couple of hours... then no source is worthwhile. You might as well not bother studying biochem. But if you can devote a day or two... you can finish the kaplan book and imo it would be worth the effort. It does a great job presenting the pathways in a clinical context.
     
  13. 1medicalstudent

    1medicalstudent 2+ Year Member

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    Guys How about BRS Biochem with HY Cell and Molecular?

    Does this sound like a plan?
    Nobody talked about BRS :(
     
  14. surprisedgirl

    surprisedgirl 2+ Year Member

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    what did you use?
     
  15. akpete

    akpete Drinks, anyone? 7+ Year Member

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    I've been thinking about getting RR biochem. I'm planning on doing biochem for a couple days, and I suck at it. Would RR be a good choice or would something else be more appropriate? Otherwise, I have Lippincott's from class, but that book is huge.

    Also, the review for RR biochem on barnes and noble mentioned a huge amount of errors. Anybody with the book have problems with this?

    I would love to hear opinions on BRS biochem too.

    Thanks so much!
     
  16. Freshnstylin

    Freshnstylin Member 7+ Year Member

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    Geez OP...this is the second time you asked about BRS vs. something. Throw away BRS...do kaplan, RR, FA, anything. None of the BRS anythings have helped me, ever.
     
  17. pdz

    pdz New Member 5+ Year Member

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    I vote for FA + HY biochem + HY cell molec
     
  18. mesoderm

    mesoderm Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    RR + Kaplan + UW explanations (making notes)
     
  19. Long Dong

    Long Dong My middle name is Duc. 10+ Year Member

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    This is what I used:

    :thumbup:
     

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