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If I do pathoma videos n notes along with golijan audio n audio notes is it fine or should I go through golijan text book too ?
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I think it should be enough. Between FA, Pathoma videos/book, and Goljan audio, path should be very well covered
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The great Goljan vs. Pathoma debate.

I currently have Goljan RR, but am considering switching to and focusing on Pathoma, and supplementing with Goljan RR as needed.

An older USMLE-forum thread and poll (Goljan 130, Pathoma 123) may be found here.

Goljan has been around for 30 years and was traditionally the go-to resource. I have heard that it is more comprehensive, but may be less high-yield (unless you focus on the blue, highlighted information and supplement with another source). It is also cheaper ($30-50, and I believe the audio lectures can be found)

Pathoma is newer, its release has interestingly correlated with an increase in path scores, and is shorter and cited as being higher-yield in many forums. It is more expensive ($100-150 for the text with a 12-month online subscription to the videos).

Of course, if you want the most comprehensive basic review for both USMLE and a path residency, try the Big Robbins...

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After a certain point, too many resources can spoil the USMLE prep broth, so to speak. I think you are smart to limit it to these two resources. Supplement as needed from YouTube videos (KhanAcademy came in handy) or visual learning tools (Picmonic is great!) for concepts that aren't sticking. With Sattar and Goljan as your bread and butter, you are putting yourself in a position to WIN!

I personally didn't go through all of Goljan and I stuck to Pathoma. I tried to listen to as much of Goljan as possible in my "spare time" like walks or while I was in the shower. About three weeks out I listened to all of Pathoma on 1x speed, having already been through much of the book and FA pathology previously. I thought it really helped stick everything in place! Dr. Sattar is amazing, particularly if you are the type of student who likes simple pictures. He also weaves in some immuno and biochem quite nicely. While his aim is to help produce great future physicians, he also understands that in order to become physicians, we have to knock down Step 1 first. And just when you think a fact might not be all that important or you're getting sleepy while watching his videos, he drops the HIGH YIELD bomb on you and you're back to being focused.

Goljan, from my experience, tends to use more motivational language. When I would have bad days, sometimes listening to Goljan would help as a pick me up. He truly understands how arduous studying for Step can be and his teaching keeps that in mind. He understands that sometimes our first two years of medical school wasn't taught all that great. He understands that we're working our butts off to get our dream scores.

TL;DR: Skip the textbook - only use it as a supplement if needed. Good luck!
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Hi.I`d like to buy pathoma videos but unfortunately my visa card(international from UZbekistan)doesn`t work for any internet purchases.Is there any possible way I could receive access to these videos?(My internet limit doesn`t download 50 GB ).Thank you.Hope I`ll find how to learn pathology from pathoma too!!!!
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had the same questions in mind...waiting to see the suggestions...



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goljan is great, but pathoma is more up2date. use few resources - i would chose pathoma.
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good one........
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