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Hey guys,

Pathology is repeatedly coming out as one of my weaker subjects when I take any sort of assessment test. I've done kaplan inside and out, and am currently working my way through FA for the first time.
I will be done FA in a week from now and then I need to decide whats next.
The two main things i'm debating between is doing DIT or Goljan Path at that point (+UW). What do you guys recommend?

From surfing these forums, it seems like Goljan is the way to go.
How long will it take me? Can i get it done in a week or so? I'm starting to run short on time (5 weeks left actually til my next written nbme which my school requires me to pass in order to be eligible for step 1).

Also, what exactly do I need for Goljan?
I have the audio files, audio notes and some high yield notes. Should I buy the Rapid Review textbook off of Amazon?

I really need to make path one of my strengths so I'm willing to do whatever it takes.

Any and all input is greatly appreciated,
Thank you.
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Pathoma is the answer.it new and better than goljan.goljan is very good but its like 10 years fails to cover the latest high yield .
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Pathoma is the answer.it new and better than goljan.goljan is very good but its like 10 years fails to cover the latest high yield .
what's pathoma? i've never heard of it before.
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pathology lectures by dr sattar .i started them late i regret it .its 35 hours lecures plus they send a book.

go to pathoma.com

check reviews on students doctor network forum .u will know pathology and histopath cold.
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WATCH pathommma:cool :
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pathology lectures by dr sattar .i started them late i regret it .its 35 hours lecures plus they send a book.

go to pathoma.com

check reviews on students doctor network forum .u will know pathology and histopath cold.
haha oh wow so this is what he was talking about
I actually had dr.sattar as a prof in kaplan, and he was AMAZING. the best of all the kaplan profs i had. So I've attended his lectures and my Kaplan book is full of notes he would spit out during class.

I agree, he is so good.

But I'm not sure if its necessary for me to get pathoma if i've had him in kaplan, what do you think?
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haha oh wow so this is what he was talking about
I actually had dr.sattar as a prof in kaplan, and he was AMAZING. the best of all the kaplan profs i had. So I've attended his lectures and my Kaplan book is full of notes he would spit out during class.

I agree, he is so good.

But I'm not sure if its necessary for me to get pathoma if i've had him in kaplan, what do you think?
listen to the free video of pathoma ,its on the website also on youtube.

if u think its same thing then u decide.but after doing his lectures i dont think anybody will be lacking confidence .

so he is with kaplan thats strange coz i heard he a professor in university of chicago .watch the free video make sure he the same guy or not.

pathoma is very cheap jus 100 $ in contrast to other products out there .he makes path very easy and digestible.the book that comes with it thin 220 pg and very easy read unlike Rapid review book which is huge.
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listen to the free video of pathoma ,its on the website also on youtube.

if u think its same thing then u decide.but after doing his lectures i dont think anybody will be lacking confidence .

so he is with kaplan thats strange coz i heard he a professor in university of chicago .watch the free video make sure he the same guy or not.

pathoma is very cheap jus 100 $ in contrast to other products out there .he makes path very easy and digestible.the book that comes with it thin 220 pg and very easy read unlike Rapid review book which is huge.
He's a pathologist at the university of chicago, teaches there, and he also teaches at kaplan
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Hey guys,

Pathology is repeatedly coming out as one of my weaker subjects when I take any sort of assessment test. I've done kaplan inside and out, and am currently working my way through FA for the first time.
I will be done FA in a week from now and then I need to decide whats next.
The two main things i'm debating between is doing DIT or Goljan Path at that point (+UW). What do you guys recommend?

From surfing these forums, it seems like Goljan is the way to go.
How long will it take me? Can i get it done in a week or so? I'm starting to run short on time (5 weeks left actually til my next written nbme which my school requires me to pass in order to be eligible for step 1).

Also, what exactly do I need for Goljan?
I have the audio files, audio notes and some high yield notes. Should I buy the Rapid Review textbook off of Amazon?

I really need to make path one of my strengths so I'm willing to do whatever it takes.

Any and all input is greatly appreciated,
Thank you.
If you are the kinda student who base your memory on analysing the mechanism, then Goljan is the right choice for you. Its huge for a rev book, but it makes a lot of concepts clearer.
If you base your memory on repetition of the info like watching videos, then Pathoma is gold.
If you have time, combine both to find what is the best for you.
The bottom line is time and practice, it doesn't matter how you do it. I wish I knew Pathoma much earlier.
Many students in my school read Goljan and Robbin and rock both Patho and IM, as Goljan said he wrote the book for both Steps. If you have time, its worth reading and buying his book. I find the glomerulonephritides pics very attracting, T3T4 tables, coaguluation chart p/w...very useful.
Hope it helps.
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I've heard so much about pathoma but never tried it out. Its cheap and only 35 hours but theres so many resources! DIT, Goljan, Kaplan, RR, QBanks, FA..the list never ends.. I've been thinking about trying out pathoma since you can get a free trial but I feel like it might be overwhelming!
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I've heard so much about pathoma but never tried it out. Its cheap and only 35 hours but theres so many resources! DIT, Goljan, Kaplan, RR, QBanks, FA..the list never ends.. I've been thinking about trying out pathoma since you can get a free trial but I feel like it might be overwhelming!
pathoma (book + online videos) are a substitute for goljan rapid review and audio. Most students pick one or the other, but doing both will be beneficial I'm sure, but will waste time. Personally, I'm doing Pathoma and not goljan audio or rapid review
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pathoma (book + online videos) are a substitute for goljan rapid review and audio. Most students pick one or the other, but doing both will be beneficial I'm sure, but will waste time. Personally, I'm doing Pathoma and not goljan audio or rapid review
Thanks for advice.
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I did Pathoma videos plus Goljan RR. Pathoma videos has concise explanations that ties up important concepts to be understood. Goljan RR contains all the details that you need to know.

Pathoma = understanding
Goljan = details

But if I have to choose one... then Pathoma. It is better that you understand the subject matter, than to memorize details you don't understand. The exam is not merely recall questions... but a multi-step, analytical questions that requires understanding of hard core concepts.
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I did Pathoma videos plus Goljan RR. Pathoma videos has concise explanations that ties up important concepts to be understood. Goljan RR contains all the details that you need to know.

Pathoma = understanding
Goljan = details

But if I have to choose one... then Pathoma. It is better that you understand the subject matter, than to memorize details you don't understand. The exam is not merely recall questions... but a multi-step, analytical questions that requires understanding of hard core concepts.
Thanks for your response.
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