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there are plenty microscopic pictures . are they necesary for step 1 ? if yes , how can I handle them ?
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there are plenty microscopic pictures . are they necesary for step 1 ? if yes , how can I handle them ?
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The exam tends to have many pictures. I did pics from pathoma and found goljan slides a fun thing to do by the end. We need to know how important histologic and gross pathologies look like for the exam. At least be thorough with pics from pathoma, UW and NBMEs.
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Thank you Pleural for your answer . should we understand those pictures or just memorize ? i haven't yet done histology , but doing pathoma know , so microscopic views are my weak point
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I think if you understand the pictures, you will definitely remember them. Don't hesitate to Google search or have a look at Rapid Review path to fully understand what the pathology looks like. The exam has many pics these days and one can use the Q stem to find the answer without knowing the pic, but why take chances.
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Thanks for your detailed explanations Pleural. I notice that you have replied to lot of threads and helping people. Thats kind of you! So, you are done with Step 1?
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You don't even need to look at the picture to answer most questions. Trust me. I have taken all the steps, and I can assure you it will be alright.

But for few things, I highly advise you to do so. It just fastens your path to get to the answer. Instead of reaching to the answer via history and most common risk factors, you can reach faster if you know what the picture looks like. For instance:

-DM Nephropathy
-Changes for MI/Stroke
-Common ECG's (only MI's, and few rhythm disorders. No detailed ECG's required)
-Fibrinoid necrosis
-Aeur Rods
-Granuloma
-Plasma Cells
-Common Xray's/CT
-Gross brain structures

Only the most common ones. And you will be fine. Don't bother learning all the intrinsic microscopy of every pathology. Its not relevant.
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Thanks for your detailed explanations Pleural. I notice that you have replied to lot of threads and helping people. Thats kind of you! So, you are done with Step 1?
Hey thanks Just doing my bit in return.
Yes, I got done a couple of months back. I was feeling lazy for a detailed experience, so thought to contribute to specific queries instead.
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