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question on about amount of neuroanatomy?

Discussion in 'Step I' started by jellygreen2001, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. jellygreen2001

    jellygreen2001 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 24, 2005
    hi everyone,
    can someone tell me if there is a lot of neuroanatomy questions on the boards, i read hy neuro but really didn't retain much about path or circuits or anything and am freaking out now.
    Also, any idea about how important the neuro drugs are. There is just so many of them and they all sounds the same:) your advice would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks in advance
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  3. medtj2010

    medtj2010 New Member 5+ Year Member

    Mar 11, 2006
    I took the USMLE yesterday and I had a TON of neuro and neuroanatomy
    (probably an entire question block of them all together). I had 3 or 4 spinal cord sections with questions about the location of tracts/where the lesion would be, and then a couple more of the medulla asking about the location of nuclei (all in a clinical context - they would state the patients symptoms and then ask where the lesion was located). I also had 5 or 6 brain MRIs with questions on locations or what lesion the patient had based on the findings of the MRI. Most of them were pretty obvious and only took a basic understanding of neuroanatomy.

    I must admit though - I have a biased view point on the ease of the neuroantomy questions because that is what my masters is in (anatomy with an emphasis in neuroanatomy). The questions were definitely workable and would not require hours of studying to figure out.

    Hope that helps. Now I just have to wait until July 16th comes to get the score!
  4. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    I had several questions that were pretty specific. It's definitely worth 2-3 days of studying out of a month.
  5. BrisketAttack

    BrisketAttack 2+ Year Member

    Jun 1, 2008
    another perspective:

    My test had ~20 questions on neuroanatomy. all straightforward (mostly) and could be learned from FA and uworld. that hy book is too dense. i know it's short, but it's sure not sweet.
  6. Its_MurDAH

    Its_MurDAH The DaVinci Savant 10+ Year Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Los Angeles
    i am starting to think that we really DID have the same test after all...
  7. SaoTo

    SaoTo 2+ Year Member

    May 2, 2008
    Took the step yesterday:
    Had maybe 6 neuroanatomy questions. 3 of which where hematomas, and the others lesion localization- really straight-forward. as for the drugs, I recommend the Psych drugs > Neuro drugs (at least based on my test). Remember the TOXICITIES and INTERACTIONS of the drugs.

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