- Mar 1, 2011
- Medical Student
So I just started pathology/pharmacology this week. I was wondering what would be some effective strategies to do some minor studying for the boards on the side based on what's being covered in class. Obviously I'm not talking about all nighters with FA when I still have months before I take the exam but I would like to get familiar with the review materials so that when it does come time to study for the boards, it'll be a smoother experience. So is reading the relevant sections in FA and Pathoma which correspond to what's being taught in lecture an effective way to study for the boards while also studying for class or am I just wasting my time? What about Step 1 secrets? And should I begin annotating now or wait until I start dedicated board studying in the spring? Lastly, should I use UWorld before class exams or save them until later and use another qbank in the meantime? Mind you I rarely rememeber the correct answer off the top of my head if I see the same question again especially if it's been months since I last saw it.