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First Aid First Aid is least complete in ....

Using FA as basically my bible and trying to learn it as well as possible... Just curious which subject(s) it is least complete in...? Thanks (A best to worst list would also be appreciated)
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Hi, Noir!

FA, for me, is basically a book-version of a list of forgettables.

People say it's enough for:
Embryo

I think it has good summaries for the ff subjects:
Biochem
Microbio
Pharma
Immuno
Psychiatry

(Note that I said good "summaries". I mean tables/diagrams or the way the topics were condensed. I do NOT mean it's complete, comprehensive, or even enough for these subjects.)

I won't rely on it for:
Anatomy (although, in some systems, it can pass)
Physio
Histo (is this even in FA?)

As for Patho, well, it's the bulk of the exam. Given the gravity of this subject, FA is least complete in this subject.

That's just my opinion though. Others may think differently.

Hope this helps. Good luck!
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Please have a look here
For which subject in Step 1 is FA sufficient?!

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