Goljan Audio or Rapid Review? - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 1 Forum

USMLE Step 1 Forum USMLE Step 1 Discussion Forum: Let's talk about anything related to USMLE Step 1 exam


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-11-2016
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 7
Threads: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
Post Goljan Audio or Rapid Review?

Hey guys,

I've just begun studying pathology and like everyone told me I'm trying to do Goljan.
Now something I didn't get is whether the must for step 1 is the Rapid Review Pathology book or the Audio or both.. Since the way I'm doing it so far is I'm reading only the sections that are covered in his recordings but it seems that he's not covering every part of the book (obviously due to time constraints), so what would you guys suggest?
Is it a must to both listen to the audio AND learn the whole book? and if so, in which order (first just listen then read or the opposite)? I'm planning on doing Pathoma anyways but would really like to nail path for the exam.

Thanks to any helpers!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



  #2  
Old 07-11-2016
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 23
Threads: 3
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Reputation: 17
Default

I think if you have time it is better to do both. I would personally choose the audio if I had to choose but the choice is more about your learning style than about one being more effective. If doing both its easier to read first and then listen to the audio. It also gives you flexibility as you can listen to the audio while doing other activities like driving etc. Once you have read it once you will have a good idea of what he is talking about already and can always refer back to the book to clarify any points. Lastly you can always repeat any sections of the audio later in your study if you want to re-review a particular area.
__________________
USMLEMasters Tutor
usmlemasters.com

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 07-11-2016
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 7
Threads: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by USMLE Masters View Post
I think if you have time it is better to do both. I would personally choose the audio if I had to choose but the choice is more about your learning style than about one being more effective. If doing both its easier to read first and then listen to the audio. It also gives you flexibility as you can listen to the audio while doing other activities like driving etc. Once you have read it once you will have a good idea of what he is talking about already and can always refer back to the book to clarify any points. Lastly you can always repeat any sections of the audio later in your study if you want to re-review a particular area.
And would you recommend to learn the entire book or just the sections mentioned in the audio lectures? (since he skips some parts of the book)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
  #4  
Old 07-11-2016
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 23
Threads: 3
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Reputation: 17
Default

The book is more comprehensive and also contains visual aids. The audio is good at explaining things in a way you can understand. However, some of the material you have to more than just understand you have to memorize so the book will be good for that. The key is once you finish the book and the audio, to refer back to the book as you do practice questions particularly when you get them wrong and re-review those sections. That is the way to use the book to solidify your weakest areas and also make sure you understand what material in the book you will be tested on and HOW they will test you on the material. It is also the way to know what material in the book you need to just understand and what material you will have to memorize. That part can come later, your first pass is really just to soak it in.
__________________
USMLEMasters Tutor
usmlemasters.com

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 08-08-2016
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 16
Threads: 7
Thanked 10 Times in 4 Posts
Reputation: 20
Default

Do all the audios and important chapters from rapid review like cardio , resp , nephro , endo , general path etc
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pathoma or Rapid review Goljan melodymel USMLE Step 1 Forum 1 08-08-2016 09:47 PM
Goljan rapid review partner 3456re USMLE Step 1 Study Partners 0 12-14-2015 09:52 AM
Goljan Rapid Review Etanercept USMLE Step 1 Study Partners 7 04-29-2015 10:59 AM
Goljan Rapid Review + Audio Curacao USMLE Step 1 Forum 2 09-27-2012 10:24 AM
Do I need to do goljan notes and audio after rapid review?? kickback USMLE Step 1 Forum 2 09-06-2012 12:16 AM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)