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Essential M2 books

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by 78222, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. 78222

    78222 Guest

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    We had an "essential M1 books" thread now lets do the same for M2 books. The fewer the better!
     
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  3. MadameLULU

    MadameLULU Saucy Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Robbins
    First Aid
     
  4. DoctorFunk

    DoctorFunk Get down with the boogie 7+ Year Member

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    The Good Land
    Baby Robbins
    First Aid
    Micro Made Ridiculously Simple
     
  5. mules05

    mules05 Member 5+ Year Member

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    I like BRS path too. Also, I love the BRS flashcards for everything (the ones with one fact per card)- they're great to flip through a few times and have helped me pick up a few quick points on every single exam this year.
     
  6. Gimlet

    Gimlet Cardiac Anesthesiologist 10+ Year Member

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    + Goljan Rapid Review (instead of BRS - I wish I hadn't waited until it was too late in the year to make using RR worthwhile)
    also, Robbins Review is great for doing tons of questions the weekend before a test.

    Don't waste your money on Big Robbins like I did. I don't think I've opened it since last semester.
     
  7. Ashers

    Ashers Bacteria? Don't exist. Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    I just bought rapid review on Friday.

    I read the necessary chapters in Big Robbins at least 2x's before every exam. I like it. But I also started reading Goodman and Gilman for pharm -- I wish I had had that book at the beginning of the semester. It's really good.
     
  8. dancinjenn

    dancinjenn I'm ready for my close up 7+ Year Member

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    BRS Pathology
    First Aid

    And add a set of pharm cards (I have Lange). For me it is the only way of getting all those little details down. That and I don't have the problem of trying to make my own tables/cards for the info.
     
  9. getunconcsious

    getunconcsious Very tired PGY1 7+ Year Member

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    First Aid for Step 1
    BRS Pathology
    Pharmacology for the Boards and Wards
    BRS Behavioral Science
    Pre-Test Physical Diagnosis
     
  10. Droopy Snoopy

    Droopy Snoopy 7+ Year Member

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    The Alamo
    Micro Made Simple
    Pocket Robbins
    Goljan RR
    First Aid

    Plus you'll want various sources of practice questions, either Robbins, BRS, or Pre-test depending on the subject.
     
  11. stargirl50

    stargirl50 Member 10+ Year Member

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    Robbins
    Rapid Review Path- I had BRS path but liked rapid review much better
    Baby Katzung for pharm- I suggest making your own cards
    Levinson's Review of Medical Micro and Immuno- excellent
    Clinical Micro Made Ridiculously Simple if you like the silliness
     
  12. leukocytosis

    leukocytosis 2+ Year Member

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    Pathology:
    -Robbins (I used big robbins = pathological basis of disease)
    -BRS Pathology
    -I didn't use Goljan Rapid Review Path, but have heard it is better than BRS
    -Pathophysiology Boards/Wards (not essential, used during Step 1 review "down time")

    Pharmacology:
    -Katzung/Trevor Pharmacology examination and board review (baby katzung)
    -Lippincott's Illustrated Review Pharmacology is not as comprehensive, but either one (plus First Aid) is enough for Step 1
    -Pharm Cards (not the one made by BRS): shared with a couple of classmates

    Microbiology:
    -Micro made ridiculously simple (the mnemonics are actually pretty helpful)
    -Levinson/Jawetz Micro/Immuno Examination and Board Review (I liked the immunology section)

    Behavioral Sciences/Psychopathology:
    -High Yield Behavioral Science

    And of course: FIRST AID :)

     
  13. hmm...

    hmm... I yam what I yam 7+ Year Member

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  14. alphaholic06

    alphaholic06 Doctor, Who? Me? Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Are Goljan's notes and audio enough for path or is there something else that I should add?

    Any thoughts on Kaplan for Micro, Pharm, and Behavioral Science?
     
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  15. hmm...

    hmm... I yam what I yam 7+ Year Member

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    should i really buy the A books in the back of first aid?
     
  16. Bubblehead-to-MD

    Bubblehead-to-MD Emergency Blow! 5+ Year Member

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    I recommend making a trip to the bookstore and scanning through them to find out which one or two best suit your style.
     
  17. eternalrage

    eternalrage Even Kal has bad days... 10+ Year Member

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  18. Adelaida

    Adelaida 5+ Year Member

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    There are so many Robbins, review? baby? big?

    What are the differences?
     
  19. Tiger26

    Tiger26 Senior Member Physician 10+ Year Member

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    (Goljan Rapid Review Path and audio) x Multiple readings/listenings=Great board score
     
  20. DrJosephKim

    DrJosephKim Advisor Physician SDN Advisor 7+ Year Member

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    If you have a hard time memorizing things, then the "ridiculously made simple" series are excellent. Esp the microbio, the neuro, and the physiology. You may like all of them.
     
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