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FAB//FRENCH AMERICAN BRITISH Classification

Discussion in 'Step I' started by buddindoc, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. buddindoc

    buddindoc Senior Member
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    hey all
    goljan specifically says that we dont need to know the classification.except for M2,M3 AND M5.
    I came across a bunch of questions on QB and theey were specifically asking for the classification (L & M).
    What do you guys think...imp or not.to ppl who have taken the exam...has it been asked before??
    thanks
    bd
     
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  3. mesoderm

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    Hmm. Maybe we should just go with the most commons?
     
  4. buddindoc

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    THAT is what i am doing...for now.
     
  5. lord_jeebus

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    The only one I learned was M3.

    It didn't come up for me.
     
  6. JayneCobb

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    2 years ago, Goljan was dead on when he told my class that. I was not asked that on USMLE, but I can not attest that this has not changed since then.
     
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    I have an irrational fear that the evil NBME committee on test questions (if such a thing exists) has copies of Goljan audio that they listen to and while reviewing their potential questions, eliminate one's mentioned by the G man while adding questions on things he specifically states are unimportant...

    anyone else?
     
  8. JayneCobb

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    Then perhaps you should take his Kaplan class to get up to date key points. But I wouldn't fret it too much, not much changes from year to year as far as topics and key points. First aid covers probably 90% of all the material.
     
  9. lord_jeebus

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    I think that, as a general rule, classification systems are very unimportant for this test. I can't say that they won't come up, but they seem like a very low yield topic that is particularly frustrating to study.

    I also had zero questions on naming HLA associations, HOX genes, and even translocations. Regurgitating such isolated trivia does not seem to be a major aim of the NBME.
     
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    anyone who took the test last year want to add their thoughts? anyone get a question on the USMLE re. the French-American-British classification system?
     
  11. Disinence2

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    I share your paranoia that "High Yield" aspect of Goljan lectures may be declining as time goes by. Though In reality I doubt it could have any appreciable difference in my score.
     
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    m3 retinoic acid apl dic t15;17 thats all is what i imagine if they tested on it
     
  13. ENThopeful

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    the day falcon makes goljan lectures mp3 available is the day they will be rich.
     

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