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am9451

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Hi all!

Since RR Path has been such a solid resource, I was considering investing in some of Goljan's other books.

What is the general consensus on RR Biochem? Is it as well-integrated as RR Path? Is it even necessary, or is FA sufficient for biochem?

Thanks!
 

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Hi all!

Since RR Path has been such a solid resource, I was considering investing in some of Goljan's other books.

What is the general consensus on RR Biochem? Is it as well-integrated as RR Path? Is it even necessary, or is FA sufficient for biochem?

Thanks!

I think FA's section on biochem is pretty crappy. I bought RR Biochem to help supplement the material in FA and have been annotating into FA from RR. I really like how RR is concise enough but contains the important material you need. The book isn't very long and it's an easy read like RR path.

A caveat: the biochem education at my school isn't the best for molec bio stuff as it is very clinically based. This may be why I think FA doesn't have the best biochem section.
 

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I agree that biochem in FA is next to worthless. RR biochem is great for, er, biochem, but I think it's a little short in the molecular bio department. Otherwise a very solid book.

Biochem is just one of those subjects you have to grit your teeth and dive into when you're studying the boards. Without something as focused and clear as RR, it's too easy to get lost in the subject and waste a lot of time. It's not as integrated as RR path - it's really just straight up biochem. It does make some clinical points directly related to biochem, but you'll see many of those in RR path anyway.
 

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Yeah I bought it solely because Goljan was on the cover. I'm not unhappy about it...but it wasn't worth 35 bucks. For some reason I thought it would be a lot longer and have a lot more clinical stuff in it, but it's got everything I need in it so I can't complain too much.
 
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