Study Guide for Pharm and Path

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I am using First Aid for Step 1. Seems BRS Pathology is good for both the boards and NBME. Is BRS probably the best way to go, in addition to FA (for BOTH NBME and Step 1)?

Cannot find any concise prep for pharm. Tried Lippincott, but found it too detailed. Nothing else seems to stand out. What would you recommend (again for both the NBME and Step 1)?


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BRS pathology and the general review books (FA and step up) are sufficient for path.

FA is sufficient for pharm. Don't bother with any pharm specific review books, they are far too detailed for usmle purposes.