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random pharm questions in usmleworld

Discussion in 'Step I' started by blondemed, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. blondemed

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    Seriously, I am weak in pharm to begin with (thanks to my school not emphasizing any pharm in the first 2 years with exception of a 2-week block, arggh) but world keeps generating these crazy side effect and/or drug combination questions that I've never heard of or seen in FA/pharm cards. I try to write them down and commit them to memory but lately it seems that more and more are popping up. Anyone else encounter this situation?
     
  2. osli

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    Yep. Pharm in UW is a biatch. MOA of side effects of primidone, are you serious? I created about thirty new pharm cards for drugs I had never heard of from going through UW, and I have 10% still left.
     
  3. LadyWolverine

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    What I love about UW is, when I select only hematology questions (only path/pharm, unchecking the immuno and micro boxes), and I get about 4 questions about anti-retroviral drugs that have nothing to do with heme. :confused:
     
  4. blondemed

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    yeah, world is great for that too. I think they have a weird classification system for question domains - I got a bunch of renal questions in genitourinary despite there being a separate category for renal ... sigh
     
  5. tacrum43

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    Yeah...I've decided to basically not use the UW pharm. I think (hope?) that the real USMLE pharm questions won't be as ridiculously detailed.

    I've also heard the Biochem section is way too hard also. (Again, I hope).

    When I come across a UW question that I actually *know* the answer to, I feel weird and begin to doubt myself because it seems too obvious.

    Yeah...kind of rambling now. Test in t-minus 56 hours for me. :scared:
     
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    UW Pharm questions are way unbelievable.
     
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    Is the general consensus that UWorld pharm and biochem aren't good representations of the real thing? I also have USMLEConsult and Kaplan Q-book, so I am considering skipping those 2 sections in World, and doing the questions in Consult and Q-book instead. Any thoughts?
     

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