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Chisel

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I was wondering if anyone could suggest some books to study for boards.

If you have any suggestions let me know the title and what you think makes it good.

Thank you in advance,

Chisel
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Always start with First Aid. It provides the core knowledge. After that, it becomes personal preference.
 

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Chisel

I have some advice for you...get off you @$$ and open a book...ANY book...you are the laziest piece o' nuthin that PCOM has to offer! ;)
 

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In serious reponse, here is what I have:

BRS Pathology
BRS Neuro
Boards and Wards: Pathology, Pharmacology, Micro
Pharmacology Recall
First Aid
NMS Review
Savarese OMT (Don't tell Dr. Crow)
Blueprints - entire series
Step up for Boards

Plus some other clinical vingettes and such from "In a Page", etc.

I would be more than happy to share with you. If you still pretended to be my friend.... ;)
 

Chisel

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JP

It must be nice to have all that money to buy all of those review books. Remember, I am still driving around in a '91 Honda and I can't afford all of those books.

Of the books that you have, which do you think are the most useful?

I need to order the books I need so that I can have them by next week.

How's the Volvo?


Chisel

P.S. On a lighter note. You calling me lazy?!!!!? That's like the pot calling the kettle black. To all SDNers, don't think that because JP has all of the above listed books that he actually uses them. :laugh: :laugh:
 

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For my Step I, I used predominantly the 1999 Kaplan USMLE Review books, I bought them used. I found them written much better than the Kaplan 2001 COMLEX books my classmates were using. I read through the review books twice (I read fast but don't retain). I also did about two of the four tests in each of the BRS series. I glanced through First Aid once, and used Cracking the USMLE more than First Aid.

Two days before the test, study OMT Review by Savarese like it was your job.

I scored 93%ile on Step I.

Q, DO
 
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