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Senioritis is gone...I can't believe I'm studying

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Mossjoh, Jun 22, 2002.

  1. Mossjoh

    Mossjoh Mayo Clinic-PGY2 10+ Year Member

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    I learned a few weeks ago that there is a waiver exam for the first biochemistry course at Michigan State CHM. I bought the text that is used with the course..and I've begun to read it and study!! I am actually enjoying doing this also. I sit out on the deck here at home in the evenings with the Biochemistry text and notebook and study this stuff!!
    What happened to my senioritis from earlier this year!!???????? I think I have a sickness....anyone have a thermometer??

    Mossjoh
     
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  3. CANES2006

    CANES2006 Miami chica 10+ Year Member

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    Hey sick-o,
    You need some serious help because I am no where close to getting over my senioritis. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  4. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    Yeah, I agree with Canes! My med school has proficiency exams but I can't study! And I've been trying! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> I've had senioritis for a few years now and I'm looking for a cure....maybe some med students on here know what I need. :p
     
  5. ortho2003

    ortho2003 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    There is also a waiver exam for Physiology at MSU CHM. Let me give you fair warning though. Usualy only 1 person passes either waiver exam and they usually have a master's degree in the subject. I wouldn't spend you summer cramming trying to pass it. If you know the material well enough to waive it without cramming all summer then waiving is appropriate. If not, just take the class and learn the material well.
     
  6. Mossjoh

    Mossjoh Mayo Clinic-PGY2 10+ Year Member

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    It doesn't look like the Biochemistry will be that tough though. I think its at least worth a shot, and the studying isn't taking up the time that I would normally do things like go have fun, its taking up the time where I would be sitting around bored.

    Mossjoh
     
  7. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Yeah, biochemistry is probably a little different in difficulty than physiology, at least for med school.
     
  8. Jim Picotte

    Jim Picotte Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mossjohn, I just graduated from MSU and some quick advice. Dump the textbook now!! Get a copy of the course pack for Biochem and study that if you want to try and waiver out. I tried to waiver by studying from the text as well, but there's a lot of info that's in the course pack that isn't in the text that you will be tested on.

    A few people do pass the waivers and it makes the first semester so much nicer. Anatomy and Physiology are enough work. Also, remember that sometimes it's not a bad idea to take 15 weeks to learn the material as you will be tested on it again for the Step I exam.
     
  9. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

    My recommendation is to buy lippencott's Biochem. I've been reading it lately and it is absolutely great and it is one of the highest rated books for reviewing for the boards according to first aid. I pretty much have a masters degree, and a lot of the stuff in Lippencotts is not what I was taught because it is a lot more clinically relevant.
     
  10. Mossjoh

    Mossjoh Mayo Clinic-PGY2 10+ Year Member

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    This is Lippencott's Biochemistry text. I like it also, a lot of clinical information.

    Jim P.---How would I get a hold of this course pack before school starts? Is it available in the medical school bookstore at MSU??

    John
     
  11. ortho2003

    ortho2003 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    The course pack usually isn't available at the MSU books store this far before classes start, but you can find course packs from previous years in the ECHT center at MSU.
     
  12. Jim Picotte

    Jim Picotte Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Yeah, check out the Echt center, they should have it. Lippencott's Biochemistry is much better and more useful than any other textbook for medical students, but you will be expected to KNOW what is in the course pack and that's the info you'll be tested on for the waiver exam. So, if you want to waiver out, just study the coursepack and go back to the text or Lippencott for anything you don't understand, but stick to the course pack.
     
  13. Mossjoh

    Mossjoh Mayo Clinic-PGY2 10+ Year Member

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    That means I have to go to MSU. Man!! Well, I need to go to the bookstore anyway.

    Mossjoh
     

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