I am thinking of getting them because I hear they are good at solidifying concepts especially the biochem. Does anyone recommend any particular subject over the others? I doubt I'll have time to get through all of them.
I have the 3rd ed (Blackwell) and they are significantly different from the newer edition published by some other company. The older edition has more specific info (CC, HPI, PE, Labs, Imaging summary, Gross Path summary, Tx, discussion for each condition) and, in my opinion, geared more towards boards b/c of bold-faced buzzwords. The newer edition that I glanced through seemed more geared towards teaching students how to perform a differential diagnosis + think through things when they see particular sx/signs during the clinical yrs.I thought the Pathophysiology series was awesome....it dramatically improved my Uworld scores. The microbio isnt that great, infact it sux. The Anatomy is very good, biochem is ok.
What is the ISBN to the 3rd edition? What does the cover look like?I have the 3rd Ed also. I think they are great study tools for lecture and *hopefully* boards. I find they are more useful if you use them with someone. Even a non medical person can read them to you... or find something to cover up the answers at the bottom because because they are written so big you see what it is before you even flip the page. I've used mainly the pathophys ones.
You can find the 3rd ed really cheap too
Here's one on Amazon. I got the whole set (minus the Atlas) for like $30 on Ebay basically new, and they have it used on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0632045590/ref=dp_olp_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1210209648&sr=11-1
Hope this helps.