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random pharm questions in usmleworld

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

  1. blondemed

    blondemed 2+ Year Member

    Nov 10, 2007
    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?
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  3. osli

    osli Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Oct 13, 2005
    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.
  4. LadyWolverine

    LadyWolverine 10+ Year Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Hiding in your closet
    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:
  5. blondemed

    blondemed 2+ Year Member

    Nov 10, 2007
    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
  6. tacrum43

    tacrum43 Behold the mighty echidna 7+ Year Member

    Oct 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    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:
  7. rox

    rox ossified 7+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Far away
    UW Pharm questions are way unbelievable.
  8. CoolMusic

    CoolMusic ASA Member 10+ Year Member

    May 23, 2007
    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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