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Has anyone taken biochemistry shelf

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

  1. speedbird1211

    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 5+ Year Member

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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.
     
  4. rup47

    rup47 5+ Year Member

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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

    SeaBreeze12 2+ Year Member

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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

    Critical Mass Guest

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

    rup47 5+ Year Member

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

    MattD Curmudgeon 7+ Year Member

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

    elee20 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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

    FenderHM Where there's a will... 7+ Year Member

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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
     
  11. myrtle

    myrtle Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    What about structures - amino acids, etc?

    Did anyone find PreTest Biochem helpful?
     
  12. shivasHeroLike

    shivasHeroLike 7+ Year Member

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    i heard its genetics/dna/rna heavy
     
  13. Hassler

    Hassler Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    This might be a retarded 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 10+ Year Member

    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

    shivasHeroLike 7+ Year Member

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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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