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So sick of reading the bugs...so similar still so different ....any help or suggestions guys??? Most welcome
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Micro is tricky because a lot of the bugs do sound the same. Micro was one of my weakest subjects in Basic sciences and strongest now. Practice makes you perfect so do as many questions as you can for micro. Also what helped me was list the MAIN differences between the two bacteria or viruses that seem similar. For example I was always getting mixed up between Rickettsia and Borrelia Burgdoferi. When you write it down, it makes more sense. Also about 4 days before my exam when I was reviewing Micro, I called up a med school friend and she powered down the entire micro section from FA with me- it took about 3-4 hrs but by talking it out and quizzed I was able to figure it out all in my head. Find a buddy, and have them quiz you especially the end of Micro section in FA that discusses the common bugs for pneumonia/meningitis/food poisoning etc.
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Thank yo so much........it's a very encouraging response..
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So sick of reading the bugs...so similar still so different ....any help or suggestions guys??? Most welcome
I guess probably the only reliable way is to repeat as many times as possible, i.e. do as many questions as possible.

Then you will find them all clearly imprinted on your mind.

Good luck!
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