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studying for micro

Discussion in 'Step I' started by obiwan, May 10, 2008.

  1. obiwan

    obiwan Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 26, 2006
    what seems to be the preferred text for micro/immuno?

    i think i'm just going to use FA for both
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  3. Cards21aceking

    Cards21aceking 5+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    Think the most popular sources outside of FA are:

    Immuno: HY Immuno
    Micro: MMRS
  4. Powel6016

    Powel6016 New Member 10+ Year Member

    May 2, 2005
    New York
    Read lots of posts:
    people def say Clinical Micriobiology Made Ridiculously simple for micro.
    and for Immuno: Levison's Micro & Immuno book, just the immuno part is supposedly really good.
  5. overfiend06

    overfiend06 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    I agree for immuno.

    But for micro its still up in the air for me.....the majority: CMMRS. But I prefer RR micro...
  6. lankysudanese

    lankysudanese antibiotics fetish 5+ Year Member

    Nov 17, 2007
    if you could get your hands on a copy of Volume I of Kaplan Home Study Series, you will find very detailed and comprehensive micro and immuno sections. but if you are not that concerned about micro/immuno, and don't intend to incorporate kaplan in any of your plans, then you should check out Lippincott's micro (I've heard good things about it).

    just not a big fan of CMMRS

    Good Luck
  7. ASDIC

    ASDIC The 9th Flotilla 10+ Year Member

    Apr 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    I used Kaplan for Immuno and Microbio and found it more than enough.
  8. InternationlDoc

    InternationlDoc Imported like a Ferrari 10+ Year Member

    Aug 21, 2005
    Listen to Lanky he knows what he's takling about

    I did and used Kaplan. Our school had shelf for micro and I got a 750 on it. I know this other guy who used Kaplan notes and got and 860 :eek: (what like 4 SD above the mean?! ****). yea. Kaplan is the way to go.

    Although I would add that in this last month of studying I am giong to give CMMRS a read. Reason being that I saw some "reasoning" questions and went back and saw CMMRS explain it.

    Suggesstion: Kaplan first; if time permits CMMRS for some other random info.

    heck, I even saw couple of questions on shelf nowhere but on annals of microbiology journal! HIV, Influenza was stressed...might read annals of microbio? lol

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