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what is everyone studying for images/ct's

Discussion in 'Step I' started by jbuck824, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. jbuck824

    jbuck824 2+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    i dont have much time before my exam and i've only had a chance to quickly go through the 140 images in the back of FA...some seem alright but some of the images did not appear to be all that clear (esp the ones in black and white)...

    webpath looks to be a beast so i dont have time to do that...what did everyone do to prepare for this portion of the test...i have heard from some that you can answer the question without referring to the picture...

    any help for a slacker who put this off would be greatly appreciated..
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  3. BrisketAttack

    BrisketAttack 2+ Year Member

    Jun 1, 2008
    i'm in the same boat. webpath is great but too extensive and time consuming imho. i'm sticking with FA pics and those i see in uworld and kaplan. if i've not een enough after 3000 questions then nthing will prepare me.

    LUBDUBB Freakaholic 10+ Year Member

    Oct 7, 2002
    dunno how much time you guys have but i really like robbins path atlas

    it's got relevant gross, histopath, and ct/mri/xray all in one.
  5. osli

    osli Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Oct 13, 2005
    If you're short on time, then FA, then pics in RR Path if you have it, then Robbins path atlas if you have it. If you have just a bit more time webpath has tons of great pics and perhaps you could just skim through them. has links to great pics for every section (many to webpath), but probably takes as much time to navigate as going directly to webpath.

    This is great for hematology images, if you have the time. Probably lowish yield for the boards... a couple of anemia/leukemia questions at most I'd guess.

    Slice of Life is a great resource for quickly going through pics... much like Robbins Atlas... if you have or can find access to it.
  6. jbuck824

    jbuck824 2+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    thanks for the feedback...gonna try to toss in some neuro and anat ct's as well...probably only have 3-4 hrs to study images if that...
  7. twillson

    twillson 2+ Year Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Gaithersburg, MD
    I had very few CT/MRI/plain films on my exam. The ones I did get were very easy to interpret. On two of them I knew the answer without the pic. On the two others I can recall they had a coronal and an axial (separate questions one axial brain CT, one coronal cerebral angiography) with arrows and letters labeling. Wanted to know what part was messed up from the vignette. They were easy though. In hindsite I think the couple hours I spent on that stuff was more than sufficient unless you are really unsure about what you're looking. 3-4 hours should be plenty.
  8. RxnMan

    RxnMan Who, me? A doctor? Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    This is a different version of WebPath that I've used in the past for CT/MRI images. The images are all interwoven with the different systemic path gross and micro images.
  9. Cards21aceking

    Cards21aceking 5+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    Fwiw, this is just a random piece of advice for anyone studying. It seems simple enough, but I'm kind of surprised that I didn't realize it earlier.

    With regards to images on practice questions....go with what you know for a fact that you see, not what you think you see, or what could be there, or even what the answer choices could make you think is there.

    Ie. I just missed a question on UW about a tubular polyp and it was asking about what gene was mutated (APC). It's very clear that there are polyps there, but I'm sitting there wondering if there's basement invasion, local mets, what level of mets...etc.... So, i go with p53 (wrong!).

    So, just my $0.02, but it could help others that are in a similar situation as me. gl
  10. osli

    osli Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Oct 13, 2005
    Link is a bit wacky. webpath

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