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Leave the heavy texts (Kandel's Neuroscience and Alberts' MBC) at home?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by oompa loompa, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. oompa loompa

    oompa loompa Senior Member
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    hey guys, I'm packing right now and I'm tempted to take these two books with me, as I know they are great reference books and I've used them before in class so I've already hi-lighted a lot of chapters. However, I wonder whether I'll even look at them in med school? Plus, I'm betting my med school library will have them on the shelves. Should I still take my own? They're awfully heavy, but maybe it's worth having your own copy.
     
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  3. Law2Doc

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    Honestly, you will have more than enough resources to look at. Most people get by nicely on just the note-set and lecture slides, and perhaps look at a board review type book as a backup resource. The big texts will probably sit dusty on your shelf.
     
  4. EvoDevo

    EvoDevo Forging a Different Path
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    My two cents:

    You'll NEVER need either text while in school, unless you're working in some sort of research lab. Trust me. My copy of Alberts sits forlornly on my bookshelf nowadays. The books are usually more detailed and have a different focus than your class' syllabus. This is doubly true for the Kandel book.
     
  5. Bubchik

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    I second that! Sell them on e-bay and make some money!
    Buy BRS instead, or High Yield.
     

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