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Physiology Shelf Help!!

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by pigglewiggle, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. pigglewiggle

    pigglewiggle 5+ Year Member

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    Hi! I heard that the physiology shelf is a killer. I am taking it soon for my final physio exam and was wondering if anyone else has taken it and remembers what types of things were on there. Was it a lot of cardio/respiratory stuff or more endocrine/neuro stuff? Any tips/advice you have would be much appreciated. Thanks!
     
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  3. psipsina

    psipsina Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    There is a breakdown by subject on the NBME website for all the shelfs.
     
  4. G0S2

    G0S2 SDN Angel 10+ Year Member

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    Read through BRS and know some common equations such as Fick's for cardiac output and UV/P for renal clearance. It is a bear but I read the CV, Resp, Renal/Acid-Base, GI and Endocrine chapters of BRS the entire day before and did really well on it.
     
  5. OddNath

    OddNath Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Look at the Pathophys PreTest if you get a chance. I didn't last year..but I think knowing a little path would've helped. Man that test was hard, just do your best.
     
  6. pigglewiggle

    pigglewiggle 5+ Year Member

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    thanks for the advice! do you remember if there were a lot of calculations and diseases etc on there?
     
  7. elee20

    elee20 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I just took the physio shelf. There wasn't alot of calc. on it. BRS is MONEY for this shelf(in my opinion)
     
  8. DrTennis

    DrTennis MS-IV 5+ Year Member

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    Just took the physio shelf today as well. It was a beast. Some of my classmates did not even finish. If I had to do it over again, I'd study physiology from a pathophysiological perspective.
     
  9. psipsina

    psipsina Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Hey y'all I was just checking out the subject breakdown of the physio shelf exam, and it lists neurophysio . . is that on the neuro or the physio shelf??
     
  10. DrTennis

    DrTennis MS-IV 5+ Year Member

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    Neurophysiology on the physio shelf is an optional module. Your med school will tell you if you are required to take it.
     
  11. shivasHeroLike

    shivasHeroLike 7+ Year Member

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    yeah, i've also heard its quite difficult.

    what were the topics that hit hard on the exam?
     

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