Step I Breakdown..

Discussion in 'General International Discussion' started by SYD, Jun 17, 2002.

  1. SYD

    SYD

    Looking at the previous chain re priritising subjects, Am I right in sayinng

    3 Ps + Micro = High yield (I mean more )
    Anat+ Biochem + BS = Low yield ( I mean less)

    But, then again isn't true that Biochem and BS are generally harder than 3 Ps

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  2. Stormreaver

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    BS is medium-yield; you tend to get quite a bit more BS than anat and biochem.
     
  3. SYD

    SYD

    But do you agree that one would have to spend more time on Biochem cf Micro/ Pharm or atleast same amount of time.

    I don't really understand the relevance of Biochem in clinical medicine. Last 1 1/2 yrs I never had to refer to any biochem stuff to suvive on the wards.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by SYD:
    <strong>But do you agree that one would have to spend more time on Biochem cf Micro/ Pharm or atleast same amount of time.

    I don't really understand the relevance of Biochem in clinical medicine. Last 1 1/2 yrs I never had to refer to any biochem stuff to suvive on the wards.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">What about knowing how to interpret ABGs? That's Biochem.

    How can you determine if someone is dehydrated simply by looking at their labs? That's Biochem.

    When someone has a coagulopathy - do you know which tests to order and how to replace the components? That's Biochem.

    While knowing the details of Biochemical pathways is probably not important in the day to day patient management on the wards, it is a fallacy (that Australian schools WILL teach you) that you don't need to know Biochemistry to survive on the wards.
     
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    Biochem is important, and as far as our school is concerned, under-emphasized. It's a tough subject to cover, tends to be forgotten easily, and is an all-round [email protected]$$. (As you can tell, I don't like it <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> )
     

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