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Old 09-29-2015
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to what extent anatomy is important.
and how it should be studied for Step 1?
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Start with FA. Do some qs on anatomy. If you are not getting most of the qs, get back to FA + read the explanations and add missing info to your FA. Anatomy is mostly memorization. So you have to MEMORIZE the info. No way around it.

Anatomy is important - if you know the stuff in FA, you will be ok. You might miss a few questions that weren't in there, but unless you want a 100% on this test (which is impossible anyway), FA (+UW maybe) is more than enough.
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Are u sure, did u take ur exam?
Some exam takers told that anatomy/neuro. Was heavily tested so do they think that FA + uw are enough!

I hope that the answer is yes
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Most important thing is this: Read anatomy from FA and learn from Uworld. You can read Kaplan but only if you have the time.

Neuroanatomy is high yield, I even got a question where I had to identify the trigeminal nerve on a gross image of the brain stem.

Anatomy from the MSK chapter of FA is high yield too. Know the brachial plexus and lumbosacral plexus + the associated disorders (eg Klumpke Palsy, Erb's palsy) inside out.

Anatomy was one of my weaker subjects but I did very well on anatomy for my step 1, which is out of my expectations.
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thanks to all for their advice...I'm from India and haven't completed my med school yet.
I have started the preparation so early because I don't feel any burden of med school and to get the scores at my best in MLE.
Do you thing that what I'm doing is right?
I'll appreciate your opinion.
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If you guys get a chance go to a 3D body exhibits, it helped me intergrate the anatomy and embryo, don't study too much stuff in isolation, you won't be able to recall it properly, that is the biggest problem with this test I was not able to recall things properly, try to make it 3d so you do not forget it. like post if you agree. also I had question on turf toe, the guy did not drink any etoh, but had football history so not gout if swelling of big toe. Coach will not allow him to drink says in question...i'm not sure, but I think that is the correct answer, my husband disagrees, but I don't think questions can lie to you like that...try to understand anatomy on that level.
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