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how HY IS straight biochem

Discussion in 'Step I' started by hsans23, May 30, 2008.

  1. hsans23

    hsans23 2+ Year Member

    May 24, 2008
    not like cell bio/genetics but the straight cellular biochem - how high yield is it because i am pretty terrible at it :oops:
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  3. doc20

    doc20 5+ Year Member

    Oct 20, 2007
    dont worry too much i was same, but definitely know the first aid biochem inside out, also the questions
  4. DragonWell

    DragonWell Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2004
    Well, at least based on my test, I'd say you're in luck, b/c I had almost no straight biochem. The one question I had on glycolysis asked about enzyme regulation and you had to identify the upregulated enzyme on a fully labeled glycolysis pathway they gave you. Like just about everything on the test, the biochem questions emphasized understanding the pathways - regulation and integration more than knowing every enzyme and intermediate. I had a few metabolic disorders as well; know the presentation, enzyme, what would be increased/decreased, etc. Very UW style at least on my test.
  5. indo

    indo Feed me a stray cat 7+ Year Member

    Sep 28, 2002
    According to UWorld, biochem is the hardest thing....ever. Jeebus.
  6. Rogue Synapse

    Rogue Synapse The Dude Has Got No Mercy 7+ Year Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    No kidding. I have one week left, and UWorld has almost convinced me to spend my remaining time purely cramming enzymes and pathways into my short-term memory. I'd like to cram something more interesting like path. Thing is, it's always the stuff you find really boring that comes back to bite you in the a$$ because you were never that interested in learning it.

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