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The Blues over Biochem!

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by ChaCha, Jun 11, 2002.

  1. ChaCha

    ChaCha Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2002
    I am absolutely terrified to take biochem next year in med school. What can I do to comprehend it better? I have the Lippincott. Anything else?
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  3. Hendooneh

    Hendooneh Member 7+ Year Member

    May 25, 2002
    not much to "comprehend" really, just get good at memorizing
  4. Dodge This

    Dodge This Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 11, 2001
    There's not that much biochem compared to other subjects, so don't'll be over pretty quick.
  5. Olanzapine

    Olanzapine Banned Banned

    Apr 28, 2002
    5-HT and D receptors
    Biochem's not that bad, it's just like undergrad biochem. If you want to, you can review your undergrad notes before you start the class to make sure that you understand the "big picture".
  6. Zeffer

    Zeffer "My dog ate em. I swear thats the truth!" Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    If you want to comprehend it better then learn the different ideas and integrate them. If you just want to pass the class then rote memorization is the way to go, but this method is by far the most boring.
  7. vlad84117

    vlad84117 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 26, 2002
    Salt Lake City
    Don't worry about biochemistry, all you have to do is memorize (a lot), but it's not difficult to comprehend. Take my opinion with a grain of salt, I graduated with a biochemistry BS.
    Good luck!
  8. KWBum

    KWBum Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 16, 2000
    First off. "Next year?" You haven't even started? Geeze. Relax!

    But, in any event, here's the plan of attack.

    Get Clinical Biochemistry Made Ridiculously Simple . Then get the BRS Biochemistry .

    Now, first read the Ridiculously Simple. Casually. Get the big picture.

    Then, browse your Lippincotts. To get some details. Refer to Harpers as needed.

    Finally, read the BRS for the nitty-gritty. But...

    As you do so, read it with the BiochemistryLand Map from the Ridiculously Simple open in front of you. Fill in all the enzymes with markers. Highlight important bits. That's what will help you integrate--to get the overall idea.

    Again, where Lippincotts and BRS fail, refer to Harpers. But you should be able to keep that to a minimum. And so on.

    You need the details. But you need something to fit them into as well.

    I swear by that Ridiculously Simple stuff!

  9. ChaCha

    ChaCha Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2002
    Thanks for the advice. I will look into Biochem ridiculously simple. Sounds great!

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