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Has anyone taken biochemistry shelf

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by speedbird1211, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. speedbird1211

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    has anyone taken biochem shelf? i have biochemm shelf next week, any advice would be appretiated.

    thanks
     
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  3. LJDHC05

    LJDHC05 Former Chicken Slayer

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    it sucked. Know your genetics and your vitamins and your clinical syndromes. There's some straight up pathway knowledge, but for the most part it was clinical correlates and genetics.
     
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    it was pretty tough, thats all I can remember. Yeah, there were quite a few clinical correlation questions

    Sometimes, I think they were trying to trick you by putting a lot of clinical irrevelevent info and the question would focus on something else. Might help to read the last sentence of the question then go back through for the revelent info


    good luck
     
  5. SeaBreeze12

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    Read the Board Review Series book for biochemistry. That is pretty much all I did to review and I did well.
     
  6. Critical Mass

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    When and why would somebody take a shelf exam in biochemistry?
     
  7. rup47

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    It counted as our biochemistry final, took it at the end of biochemistry right before winter break.
     
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    MattD Curmudgeon

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    It sucks REAL bad. The curve for our class was insane.
     
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    elee20 Senior Member

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    Hope thats the case for our class also. Dam, that test was hard
     
  10. FenderHM

    FenderHM Where there's a will...

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    check out USLME first aid's biochem part. google biochemistry board exam and you'll get a dental school biochem practice test with answers, I went over that a little the questions were similar

    also make sure you go thru it quick, time is a factor
     
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    myrtle Junior Member

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    What about structures - amino acids, etc?

    Did anyone find PreTest Biochem helpful?
     
  12. shivasHeroLike

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    i heard its genetics/dna/rna heavy
     
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    Hassler Senior Member

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    This might be a ******ed question, but what exactly is "shelf"? Is it just an exam to get people exempt from that course during the regular school year?
     
  14. GuzzyRon

    GuzzyRon Son of the Son of Man

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    By now, I've learned a lot of medical school lingo - 'boards', 'steps', 'rotations', 'blocks',....but I still don't know 'shelf' :eek:

    [hides head in shame] :oops:
     
  15. shivasHeroLike

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    they are retired USMLE step1 questions

    most med schools use shelf questions as a final comprehensive exam for their course to see how they compare to the national average.
     

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