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If I find 1 solid book per subject, is that enough? or do people often study with multiple books per subject?
 

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First Aid
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That's all you need. Memorize Goljan and you'll do very well.
 

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One book per subject is more than fine, and even too much. An anatomy book is pointless. FA is enough for biochem and embryology imo,etc etc.
 
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First Aid
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That's all you need. Memorize Goljan and you'll do very well.
Agree. Anyone who tells you otherwise is studying poorly.
 

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First Aid, Rapid Review Path, and as many practice questions as you can get your hands aon are all you need. FA has just about every fact you need to memorize, Goljian gives you the conceptional framework, and the questions will take care of filling in the random trivia...
 
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I was just wondering when the best time to get each of these books is? I would like to get the latest editions. I've already purchased first aid but was wondering when you start using certain books? Ie physiology in first year? Pathology in second year? Microbiology in first year, etc
 

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I was just wondering when the best time to get each of these books is? I would like to get the latest editions. I've already purchased first aid but was wondering when you start using certain books? Ie physiology in first year? Pathology in second year? Microbiology in first year, etc
when you have the courses, yeah.

new First Aids come out in December/January
 

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First Aid and Uworld are the only essential study materials IMO.
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Only get another resource if you find you are extra weak in a subject or need more detailed explanations.

FA is awesome if you have had the material before...if there are subjects that your courses covered or you are still weak in after learning FA, then its time to get another resource.

P.S.: I bought high yield for embryo and immuno (my perceived weak spots) and barely used either...only heart embryo because I missed the lectures in class
 
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Just as reminder, there is a plethora of good information in the Step 1 forum on this website. Good discussion about various qbanks, single source Step 1 resources, etc.
 

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With hardcore studying and correct selection, one book per subject will give you a very nice shot at 250+.

After years of experience, I think it's quite well established that which book is the best one for a specific subject. Just search the forum and you will find the answers.
 

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ideally 1. if you need multiple books to review one subject, you should reconsider your books.
 
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