Upperclassmen and others have told me that during this set of classes called "fundamentals" that we should only rewatch lectures and make Anki cards to memorize the mountain of information we're getting. We are thru biochemistry and gross anatmy with histology and I did quite well, perhaps because I'm a biology major and did a lot of research in my undergraduate studies, but I'm making low to mid B's. I recently finished the first 2 weeks of pharmacology with a borderline B/C and am wondering if this advice is really in my best interest, or whether I should also try to at least skim the required textbooks for the material presented in lecture? After Christmas we start organ-based systems and I hear you do more reading then but if I skip all the textbooks now, a I going to be double-timing it to go back through all I flash memorized in fundamentals to really understand this at depths needed to get into my desired orthopedic surgery residency, or should I just keep on cramming until I hit organ-based systems? How much time does the average MS1 spend reading medical textbooks as percent of overall study time, for those wanting to reach a highly compeititive residency?