My school has just revamped its curriculum and it has me a bit worried. The first year looks very tame compared to other schools- anatomy, histology, biochem, physiology, behavioral science, and genetics. They've moved Neuroanatomy to second year, where we also get Path, Pharm, Micro, Immunology, and Psych, as well as physical diagnosis. It sounds like an incredibly stressful second year, but a relatively easy first year, especially since I've already taken undergrad or graduate versions of all of the first-year classes. But that second year sounds like an awful lot of material to cram into 10 months, especially with Step 1 coming up right afterward. And since it's a brand-new change, my class gets to be the guinea pigs. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might make my second year easier? Since I think first year will be relatively low-stress, would it help to pre-learn some relevant pathology while studying the appropriate organ system in anatomy or physiology? Maybe read the relevant chapter in Robbins while dissecting the heart and learning cardiovascular physiology, etc.?