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Difference between Robbins Review of Pathology (question book) 1st and 2nd edition?

Discussion in 'Step I' started by Dr. Don, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Dr. Don

    Dr. Don Senior Member
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    Should I purchase the 2nd edition or just stick to the first one? Any info on this is appreciated, thanks!
     
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    Pox in a box 1K Member
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    The second edition has a few more questions added to each chapter. Besides that, they are identical. I worked through both books (one during the pathology course) and one during board preparation and found them to be virtually identical. Hope this helps!
     
  3. Dr. Don

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    thanks for the info!
     
  4. carrigallen

    carrigallen 16th centry dutch painter
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    I recommend buying the second edition, if you haven't already bought the first edition. It has about 20% more questions, it has a final exam section in the back which the first edition doesn't have, and the multiple-choice question format is improved and more challenging. I also think that the second edition includes a few more color photos.
     
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    Did they actually change any questions?

    Overall, the cover says 1200 questions as opposed to the 1st edition's 1100. $40 for 100 questions is a tough sell unless they spiced up the old 1100 with some new ones.
     
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    anyone with new info about this, I have the 1st one and I am debating buying the second for boards
     

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