is first aid enough for preparing ?

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  1. optha

    optha Junior Member

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    hi , i m a foreign medical graduate from india and am planning ot take step 1 this april . i have looked up review books and have gotthe first aid too . do u think by following the topics and guidelines in first aid i can manage a decent score?
     
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    I'm an MS-2 planning to take step 1 in june. from what I've heard everything you need to know to pass is in First Aid, but if you want to do really well you'll probably need extra sources.
     
  4. optha

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    what r the other books apart from first aid then that one could follow . iam doing kaplans organ systems and b-chem from lippincot , microbiology and immunology from jawetz,lange publication . genetics from NMS and pathology from a saunders review.
    for the questions i will follow NMS review series .does snells neuroanatomy also have tobe read fully?
     
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    First Aid alone isn't enough. The High Yield books are pretty good for supplimental information. I also used the Pathology, Physiology and Biochemistry books from the NMS series, and some of the Underground Clinical Vignettes. First Aid doesn't put things in context, which I found annoying. I used the other books for context and filling in some of the gaps in First Aid.

    Good luck.

    -Mary
     
  6. PCSOM2002

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    In my opinion, if you simply want to pass then First Aid is enough. However, if you are wanting something in the upper percentiles then I would suggest some of the other prep materials mentioned in this thread! Best of luck!
     
  7. optha

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    thanks for all the information . i am working on it . i just want ot know if there is a good atlas where i can view all the histology and pathology slides which r as close to the exam . how much in depth does genetics and immunology have to be done ?
     

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