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Listening What do you think about Lippincott's Pharmacology!

All of the materials (First read). Now I'm reading Lippincott's pharmacology 5th ed. (I've almost read half of the book). I reall like it, good tables and pictures... Though, it is really a big book. I want to finish reading it before next week...

Does anyone that has read the same book can share the experience with me??? Do you think it is possible???

Does it really makes a difference to read it more than two times???

After finishing with pharmacology I'm going to read RRP and then BS. I want to read all of the books at least 2 times (If there is time, a third time will also do). I'm reading FA at the same time and doing UW by block.

What do you think???

Opinions are wellcome...

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come on guys... some feedback wouldn't be too bad...
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iwll tell u what i hear
dont come near lippincot s pharma it takes alot of time
and kaplan and 1st aid and uw more than enough
many friends told me that 1st aid and uw more than enough but u need kaplan to understand 1st aid

good luck
today i buy kaplan pharma iwill start reading it next week
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Maybe we can kind of review it together... if you want... since you will be reading pharma too, we can work it together.

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iwll tell u what i hear
dont come near lippincot s pharma it takes alot of time
and kaplan and 1st aid and uw more than enough
many friends told me that 1st aid and uw more than enough but u need kaplan to understand 1st aid

good luck
today i buy kaplan pharma iwill start reading it next week
wish me luck
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Maybe we can kind of review it together... if you want... since you will be reading pharma too, we can work it together.

Thank you for your help...
good idea iam with u
btw can i ask u something ? ididnt read micro till now is it must be read b4 pharma ? or can i start pharma 1st then micro because my micro book will arrive within 2-3 weeks
what do u think ??
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To tell you the true... I read microbiology and physiology before reading pharmacology because I though that that way was going to be easier for me to understand the concepts.

What other books do you still have to read? Did you already read physiology??

However, if you cannot wait for microbiology.. I think that it will be OK to read pharmacology, I think that you cannot waste that time just waiting for that book.


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good idea iam with u
btw can i ask u something ? ididnt read micro till now is it must be read b4 pharma ? or can i start pharma 1st then micro because my micro book will arrive within 2-3 weeks
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To tell you the true... I read microbiology and physiology before reading pharmacology because I though that that way was going to be easier for me to understand the concepts.

What other books do you still have to read? Did you already read physiology??

However, if you cannot wait for microbiology.. I think that it will be OK to read pharmacology, I think that you cannot waste that time just waiting for that book.
i read antomy & physio % biochemistry iwill end it withing 3 days

i think in pharma iwill skip the immunology and antibitics 2 chapters because ididnt read micro and immuno do think thats better idea and after reading micro and immuno iwill read those 2 chapters in pharma

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I have finished reading Lippincott's Pharmacology... Wow, it took me some time. I did like it, but I will only recommended it for the ones who feel that pharmacology is a weak topic and have the time to read it...


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I have finished reading Lippincott's Pharmacology... Wow, it took me some time. I did like it, but I will only recommended it for the ones who feel that pharmacology is a weak topic and have the time to read it...


I think lippincott is a pretty good book for pharm. But once your done with it you should do the kaplan pharm that most students suggested. I am now doing the kaplan pharm and it summarizes most of the important stuff from lippincott.
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i read antomy & physio % biochemistry iwill end it withing 3 days

i think in pharma iwill skip the immunology and antibitics 2 chapters because ididnt read micro and immuno do think thats better idea and after reading micro and immuno iwill read those 2 chapters in pharma

thanks for ur help

I think its better to do all the other important courses (including micro, physio, biochem,beh,path) before doing pharm mainly if your doing the kaplan books becuase it summarizes the drugs thats used in the other courses. Also, In one of the other forums I noticed Antiviral drugs seem to be an important chapter.
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I think lippincott is a pretty good book for pharm. But once your done with it you should do the kaplan pharm that most students suggested. I am now doing the kaplan pharm and it summarizes most of the important stuff from lippincott.

...I'm thinking on re-read Lippincott. I think that if I read Kaplan, I will have to spend time on summarizing it. I think that I'm getting to an "inflection point" where I have to chose what to do. I'm not sure what to do...
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I am weak at Pharm, too. And I don't know its a good choice to read Katzung's Pharmacology rev for the boards. I took a quick glance at Kaplan Pharm note, but i was confused and thought I would need some more expln for how this or that drug works... I have been reading for 2 days now slowly, its very textbook like... How long did it take you to finish the Lipincott?
Is the KAtzung book a good choice? Anyone has tried it b4? Any advice would be highly appreciated.
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How long did it take you to finish the Lipincott?
Is the KAtzung book a good choice? Anyone has tried it b4? Any advice would be highly appreciated.
It took me 13 days, but that is because I couldn't read 8 hours a day everyday and I didn't read it every day (I was on finals, so I had to stop some days). However, I'm a 100% sure that it can be done in less than 7 days (cover to cover and marking the book as well). I know I guy who did it in 5... Is a good book, really good... I think that it really helped me, I feel more safe now. I like is so much that I will read it again, but now... since I have already marked it and wrote notes all over it... I guess that it will be faster.

About Katzung... I do not now anything about it. I just read and asked about Lippincott, that's why I made the decision of reading it. I do not regret... it has questions and an e-book to review (this is really good, it help me to go faster when I want to find something while reading FA). So bottom line, if you have the time and the money... go for it. If you think that is to much, they say that Kaplan is a good option too.

Hope that this helps you to make a decision.
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