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USMLE Step 1 first-year material

Discussion in 'Step I' started by DocToBe, Jun 7, 2001.

  1. DocToBe

    DocToBe Member 10+ Year Member

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    Hey all,

    How much first-year material did you find on your USMLE Step 1? I'm talking about anatomy, biochemistry, histology, genetics, nutrition, neuroscience, physiology, and microbiology. I was thinking about just reading these over in high-yield over the summer just so they stay relatively fresh. What do you think?

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  3. sl

    sl Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I have exactly the same question on my mind. Between the High Yield and the Ridicuously Simple series, which one is better?
     
  4. Popoy

    Popoy SDN Super Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    I've been told "First Aid" was really good!!!
     
  5. DocToBe

    DocToBe Member 10+ Year Member

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    Whoops, actually I meant to say that I was going to read these over in First-Aid, not High-Yield. High-yield vs. ridiculously simple depends on the subject. For example, micro made ridiculously simple is a great book, whereas I would never read Neuroscience made ridiculously simple in place of High-Yield Neuroscience by Fix.

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  6. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    Anatomy: Very little; what there was was mostly neuroanatomy and some ortho trauma

    Biochem: not much; all were clinical, ie, symptoms due to missing enzyme rather than naming missing enzyme

    Histology: don't remember any at all

    Neuroscience: again, mostly neural pathways. High Yield Neuro is great (and adequate)!

    Physio: fair bit of stuff, especially homeostatic mechanisms, bp and hr regulation

    Micro: lots; Get Ridiculously Simple

    Nutrition: don't remember any

    Genetics: some basic questions; First Aid was enough

    Its been awhile, but I recall it being mostly path, micro and pharm. Hope this helps. :D
     
  7. How about virology? I was looking at a friend's coursework and he had to know which viruses were double stranded, single-stranded, etc. Do the board test such minutae on virology?
     
  8. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    Unfortunately Sniper, I DO recall a couple of those kinds of questions...if only because I had such a hard time remembering it myself! First Aid has a table for that stuff. Memorize it.
     
  9. Popoy

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    Kimberli Cox.... does it again!!! Thanks for the info.... :D
     
  10. WSU02

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    I had tons of nutrition on my Step 1...just beware!

    Otherwise, I agree with Kimberli.
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  11. Just get a set of the Kaplan notes. They cover pretty much all the material you need to know for the exam. If you need a set of the notes email me [email protected]
     
  12. turtleboard

    turtleboard SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    Yeah, no kidding... 3,000 pages -- you'd hope the Kaplan notes covered everything. Suprisingly, however, they don't cover EVERYTHING. :)
     
  13. fiatslug

    fiatslug Senior Member Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Tim, have you taken the dread thing yet?
     

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