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I'm in day 3 of DIT and I am not sure if I should go further. The guy basically reads the same stuff that's in FA, stuff that you already know. You just end up spending about 7-8 hrs watching the videos when you could use it for studying FA on your own.

Guys who are already done with DIT, did it help you in anyway? Did you really see a difference post-DIT? If yes, then was the difference because of what you learnt from DIT or was it because you happened to do FA one more time??

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The point of DIT isnt to get anything new. Its to drill the stuff you already know into your head. It cements all the HY info you have learned throughout your prep.

I did a pre-DIT NBME and a post-DIT NBME, first one was 165 and the second was 205. That's a 40-point increase.

Another person from the forum got a 190's on his pre-DIT NBME and a 220 on his post-DIT NBME. I remember it was a 28 point increase.

Almost every person i know had a jump in his score using DIT (whether in this forum or real life).

However, one person i know from this forum didnt get a score increase after finishing DIT.
I believe because he was already at a high level to begin with so DIT couldnt do that much to help (i remember he started DIT with an NBME of 240).
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during those 15 days of DIT, what was your schedule like?
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It takes me about 6-8 hrs to watch the lecture videos. So after 6-8 hrs of the videos and a block of uworld, I hardly find time to go through the entire stuff reviewed on DIT that day.
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Hi, i think it depends how you are generally doing, im doing DIT day 14 now, i didnt see any point increase what so ever in the UW, but im scoring around 80% , so i guess it's good if you want to go up to 240, but i doubt it can increase your score from 240 to 260 because as you said he's just reading through the FA.

I personally found it ok as it made me reread stuff that i have overlooked before, also the worksheet answering the stuff there makes you remember some stuff as it is redrilled all the time into your mind.

So for conclusion i have mixed feelings about the course. if you are scoring in your high 240, i doubt i can make a big change.
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Hi, i think it depends how you are generally doing, im doing DIT day 14 now, i didnt see any point increase what so ever in the UW, but im scoring around 80% , so i guess it's good if you want to go up to 240, but i doubt it can increase your score from 240 to 260 because as you said he's just reading through the FA.

I personally found it ok as it made me reread stuff that i have overlooked before, also the worksheet answering the stuff there makes you remember some stuff as it is redrilled all the time into your mind.

So for conclusion i have mixed feelings about the course. if you are scoring in your high 240, i doubt i can make a big change.

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My score is in the high 70s and low 80s in UW, but that's partly because I am doing UW for the 2nd time.
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It really depends...i really liked it when i ran through it the first time...i didn't take a pre dit nbme though....its good for people who have a hard time sticking to a schedule like i was....i really liked it that i wanted to do it a 2nd time around 20 days before my exam but when i saw that it wasn't doing anything for me the 2nd time i stopped around day 5....

only you truly know what works for you...what worked for one person may not work for you....so gauge your strengths and weaknesses and go from there...like many have said if you're already getting a 240 on nbme then i believe you are just wasting your time with dit
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Hi, callmerocky2!

From the feedback here in the forum, here's what I observed:

NBME score:
< 220 - it definitely helps
220 - 240 - it MAY help. (Bec. in medicine, there's always a gray area. LOL!! )
> 240 - Um, not much.

Positive points on DIT:
- Quizzes are great
- Good in neuroana (Emphasis on neuro pics/diagrams that usually appear on nbmes/exam.)
- Good in biochem (He adds mol. bio stuff that's not in FA.)

Bad points:
- The lectures are bad, really bad.
- Not good for concepts

> I think a big part of the score jumps in DIT is the benefit of going through FA completely (plus, of course, UW). If you read FA + UW notes before DIT, the score jump may not be that big. This is just my opinion though.

Good luck!
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Thank you d_wiqed

When is ur big day?? I remember u had posted long ago that it's in the last week of june.. Howz ur prep
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Hi, can anyone tell me what is the worksheet that many people do it with DIT, actually i downloaded the offline version of DIT and don't have worksheet so if anyone can send me the worksheet. i would be thankful.
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Hi, callmerocky2!

From the feedback here in the forum, here's what I observed:

NBME score:
< 220 - it definitely helps
220 - 240 - it MAY help. (Bec. in medicine, there's always a gray area. LOL!! )
> 240 - Um, not much.

Positive points on DIT:
- Quizzes are great
- Good in neuroana (Emphasis on neuro pics/diagrams that usually appear on nbmes/exam.)
- Good in biochem (He adds mol. bio stuff that's not in FA.)

Bad points:
- The lectures are bad, really bad.
- Not good for concepts

> I think a big part of the score jumps in DIT is the benefit of going through FA completely (plus, of course, UW). If you read FA + UW notes before DIT, the score jump may not be that big. This is just my opinion though.

Good luck!
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try DIT 2014. More explanatory.
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Opinios are good for you to know before start any course , is good, well, or MUST, DIT, is like a school repetitor, they just reading FA,
Add some new concepts maybe that are absent in FA
A big part of DIT of course are quizzes that make you to reminde , to memorise that stafffff that you think is not necesary, or forgoten
I cannot say with presiciion if realy improve your score because after my last nbme i start DIT, finish today couse, maybe in the next week , i will try to reread again totaly FA, to remind some things

I love realy explanation in behavioral sciense, and for more precise STATISTICS explanation, where finaly i get some important thing about calculations, and memmorise some formulas

Another point is that DIT mark and remark all high yield moment,
YOu can find here my post where see what topics are important for your exam, mentioned during the course,

Originally Posted by sashabeliimd View Post

3 star topics

0 Collagen synthesis/structure (p. 83)
0 Heart embryology (p. 130, 2-3 star)
0 Regional specifications of developing brain (p. 133, 2-3 star)
0 Normal flora (p. 195)
1 ECG tracings (p. 289, 2-3 star)
0 Celiac trunk (p. 340, 3 star)
0 Epithelial cell junctions (p. 404)
0 Flumazenil (p. 475)
1 Amino acids (p. 110, 2-3 star)
1 Automonic synaptic cleft pathway (p. 264)
0 Tumor suppressor genes other than p53/Rb (p. 253, 2-3 star)



3-4 star topics 1 Potter's syndrome (p. 140, 3-4 star)
1 Horshoe kidney (p. 140, 3-4 star)
0 Gerstmann syndrome (3-4 star, p. 441)
1 Rotator cuff (p. 405, 3-4 star)
1 Osteoarthritis (p. 417, 3-4 star)
1 Male/female genital homologues (p. 142)
0 Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (p. 89)
1 Paraneoplastic syndromes (p. 255)
1 Coronary artery anatomy (p. 280)
1 Rotator cuff muscles (p. 405)
1 V/Q mismatch (p. 566)
1-2 Disease conditions a/w neoplasms (p. 252)
0 Lyme disease (p. 165)
0 Mycoplasma pneumoniae (p. 170)



4 star topics 3-4 Drug enzyme kinetics (p 258)
1 Arachidonic acid products (p 429)
3-4 Exotoxins (p. 152-3)
1 Thyroid development (p. 138)
1 Branches of abdominal aorta (p. 339-40) - recognize them on an angiogram
1 Hepatitis serology (p. 191)
1 PKU (p. 112)
1 Warfarin (p. 395)
1 Platelet disorders (p. 387)
0 Physiologic dead space (p. 562)
0 Wegener's (p. 304)
1 Temporal arteritis (p. 304)
1 Cerebral arteries - cortical distribution (p. 442)
0 Label the Circle of Willis (p. 443)
1 Label the brainstem (p. 454-5)
1 Label the brachial plexus (DIT neuro p. 39)
1 Osteoporosis (p. 414)
1 RA; RA vs. OA (p. 418)
1 Gout (p. 419) 0 Genital embryology (p. 141)
0 Sleep stages (p. 64)
1 Tumor markers (p. 254)
0 Celiac sprue (p. 353)
0 Reed-sternberg cells (p. 389)
1 Lab values in bone disorders (p. 415)
0 Lung volumes (p. 561)
1 Abdominal aorta (p. 339)

4-5 star topics
0 Skin cancer (p. 428, 4-5 star)
1 Headaches (p. 467, 4-5 star)
2 Pathologic red cell forms (p. 378-9, maybe 5-star)
1 Brainstem cross-section (4-5 star, DIT neuro p. 16)
1 Nephritic/nephrotic syndromes (p. 516-518)
1 Sex chromosome disorers (p. 539)
1 Developmental milestones (p. 62)
1 G-protein linked 2nd messengers (p 263)



5 star topics
3 Sensitivity/specificity (p. 53)
0 Statistical hypothesis (p. 57-58)
2 Ego defenses (p. 482)
(lots) Vitamins (p. 94-99)
1 Capillary fluid exchange (p. 291)
1 Diagnosing disorders of sex hormones (p. 539)
3 Vasculitis (p. 304-305)
1 Weber syndrome and Wallenburg syndrome (DIT neuro p. 20-21)
2 Heart murmurs (p. 285)
1 Adrenal steroid pathway (p. 318)
IS recomended to review these topics before exam, very useful...
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Opinios are good for you to know before start any course , is good, well, or MUST, DIT, is like a school repetitor, they just reading FA,
Add some new concepts maybe that are absent in FA
A big part of DIT of course are quizzes that make you to reminde , to memorise that stafffff that you think is not necesary, or forgoten
I cannot say with presiciion if realy improve your score because after my last nbme i start DIT, finish today couse, maybe in the next week , i will try to reread again totaly FA, to remind some things

I love realy explanation in behavioral sciense, and for more precise STATISTICS explanation, where finaly i get some important thing about calculations, and memmorise some formulas

Another point is that DIT mark and remark all high yield moment,
YOu can find here my post where see what topics are important for your exam, mentioned during the course,

Originally Posted by sashabeliimd View Post

3 star topics

0 Collagen synthesis/structure (p. 83)
0 Heart embryology (p. 130, 2-3 star)
0 Regional specifications of developing brain (p. 133, 2-3 star)
0 Normal flora (p. 195)
1 ECG tracings (p. 289, 2-3 star)
0 Celiac trunk (p. 340, 3 star)
0 Epithelial cell junctions (p. 404)
0 Flumazenil (p. 475)
1 Amino acids (p. 110, 2-3 star)
1 Automonic synaptic cleft pathway (p. 264)
0 Tumor suppressor genes other than p53/Rb (p. 253, 2-3 star)



3-4 star topics 1 Potter's syndrome (p. 140, 3-4 star)
1 Horshoe kidney (p. 140, 3-4 star)
0 Gerstmann syndrome (3-4 star, p. 441)
1 Rotator cuff (p. 405, 3-4 star)
1 Osteoarthritis (p. 417, 3-4 star)
1 Male/female genital homologues (p. 142)
0 Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (p. 89)
1 Paraneoplastic syndromes (p. 255)
1 Coronary artery anatomy (p. 280)
1 Rotator cuff muscles (p. 405)
1 V/Q mismatch (p. 566)
1-2 Disease conditions a/w neoplasms (p. 252)
0 Lyme disease (p. 165)
0 Mycoplasma pneumoniae (p. 170)



4 star topics 3-4 Drug enzyme kinetics (p 258)
1 Arachidonic acid products (p 429)
3-4 Exotoxins (p. 152-3)
1 Thyroid development (p. 138)
1 Branches of abdominal aorta (p. 339-40) - recognize them on an angiogram
1 Hepatitis serology (p. 191)
1 PKU (p. 112)
1 Warfarin (p. 395)
1 Platelet disorders (p. 387)
0 Physiologic dead space (p. 562)
0 Wegener's (p. 304)
1 Temporal arteritis (p. 304)
1 Cerebral arteries - cortical distribution (p. 442)
0 Label the Circle of Willis (p. 443)
1 Label the brainstem (p. 454-5)
1 Label the brachial plexus (DIT neuro p. 39)
1 Osteoporosis (p. 414)
1 RA; RA vs. OA (p. 418)
1 Gout (p. 419) 0 Genital embryology (p. 141)
0 Sleep stages (p. 64)
1 Tumor markers (p. 254)
0 Celiac sprue (p. 353)
0 Reed-sternberg cells (p. 389)
1 Lab values in bone disorders (p. 415)
0 Lung volumes (p. 561)
1 Abdominal aorta (p. 339)

4-5 star topics
0 Skin cancer (p. 428, 4-5 star)
1 Headaches (p. 467, 4-5 star)
2 Pathologic red cell forms (p. 378-9, maybe 5-star)
1 Brainstem cross-section (4-5 star, DIT neuro p. 16)
1 Nephritic/nephrotic syndromes (p. 516-518)
1 Sex chromosome disorers (p. 539)
1 Developmental milestones (p. 62)
1 G-protein linked 2nd messengers (p 263)



5 star topics
3 Sensitivity/specificity (p. 53)
0 Statistical hypothesis (p. 57-58)
2 Ego defenses (p. 482)
(lots) Vitamins (p. 94-99)
1 Capillary fluid exchange (p. 291)
1 Diagnosing disorders of sex hormones (p. 539)
3 Vasculitis (p. 304-305)
1 Weber syndrome and Wallenburg syndrome (DIT neuro p. 20-21)
2 Heart murmurs (p. 285)
1 Adrenal steroid pathway (p. 318)
IS recomended to review these topics before exam, very useful...
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I think DIT is great. It definitely helped me boost from my score from my first NBME. Of course, I don't think it really helps to get beyond 230. You need to supplement other resources for that. But it can definitely bring you to that 230 mark if you use the resource in the recommended order (the order of topics, exercises etc.)

I actually did DIT with FA review (which included has my qbank annotations in it). Took me the whole day but it was worth it.

Doing DIT review now with FA again.
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After reading all your posts I would like to include DIT in my study plan. Any guidance on where I could get it?

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http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/10952102/DIT_2014

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This is DIT 2014 for USMLE Step 1.
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Thank you sashabeliimd for the link but its not working.....

Any other suggestion?

Thanks again
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Thank you sashabeliimd for the link but its not working.....

Any other suggestion?

Thanks again
It's a working link,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbPI...ature=youtu.be

Look here how to add this torrent to your utorrent programe, maybe you see some problems in use of this?
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what is the best time frame to view DIT? I mean in how many days it must be done?
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I think DIT is great. It definitely helped me boost from my score from my first NBME. Of course, I don't think it really helps to get beyond 230. You need to supplement other resources for that. But it can definitely bring you to that 230 mark if you use the resource in the recommended order (the order of topics, exercises etc.)

I actually did DIT with FA review (which included has my qbank annotations in it). Took me the whole day but it was worth it.

Doing DIT review now with FA again.
In how many days did you do the whole DIT course?
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what is the best time frame to view DIT? I mean in how many days it must be done?
It takes about a month, but depends on your capacity,
How many hours you can watching per day, because you can see all 10 hours per day but this is ineffectevily.

5 hors per day is a good performance work with.

It's not so easy to watch all this information, that is from FA, FA is a condensed book, that DIT make more interesting in review, with some jokes, explanations...

I know some people that pass course, basics videos by 18 days, but for me was, 35 days...
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In how many days did you do the whole DIT course?
I did the 19 day course and now that I'm reviewing it, I'm just using DIT for most of the systems. I'll probably skip it for some stuff like the molecular bio part of FA and stuff coz I'm doing that with Kaplan.

If you're starting off, I'd recommend doing all the videos. Can take you anywhere from 19-21 days. But like I said, there are different plans available and you can try doing a do of as many videos as your mind can take, and stick with that pace everyday.
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I did the 19 day course and now that I'm reviewing it, I'm just using DIT for most of the systems. I'll probably skip it for some stuff like the molecular bio part of FA and stuff coz I'm doing that with Kaplan.

If you're starting off, I'd recommend doing all the videos. Can take you anywhere from 19-21 days. But like I said, there are different plans available and you can try doing a do of as many videos as your mind can take, and stick with that pace everyday.
Kaplan? You mean Kaplan HY? Are those vídeos useful?
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No not the HY ones, just the regular ones as I thought I'd review Kaplan for my weak subjects.
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No not the HY ones, just the regular ones as I thought I'd review Kaplan for my weak subjects.
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Disadvantage of skipping some videos, or entire chapters in Doctors in training is that you escape quizzes from previous themes, and will do quizzes from themes that you missed. I think if you wanna pass DIT, that pass it entirely...
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It takes about a month, but depends on your capacity,
How many hours you can watching per day, because you can see all 10 hours per day but this is ineffectevily.

5 hors per day is a good performance work with.

It's not so easy to watch all this information, that is from FA, FA is a condensed book, that DIT make more interesting in review, with some jokes, explanations...

I know some people that pass course, basics videos by 18 days, but for me was, 35 days...
How many hours is the whole course?
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I did the 19 day course and now that I'm reviewing it, I'm just using DIT for most of the systems. I'll probably skip it for some stuff like the molecular bio part of FA and stuff coz I'm doing that with Kaplan.

If you're starting off, I'd recommend doing all the videos. Can take you anywhere from 19-21 days. But like I said, there are different plans available and you can try doing a do of as many videos as your mind can take, and stick with that pace everyday.
Pls how many hours is the whole course
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I think around 75 hours. If you include the primer and HY videos, it may add up to 90-100. But most just do the HY videos (75 hours), each video lasting 25-30 min.
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I think around 75 hours. If you include the primer and HY videos, it may add up to 90-100. But most just do the HY videos (75 hours), each video lasting 25-30 min.
I thought the primer was the most omportant. Which is the high yield?
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No not the primer. The part 2 videos
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can someone please tell me what are these 1s and 0s for infront of each topic... what do they mean
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Opinios are good for you to know before start any course , is good, well, or MUST, DIT, is like a school repetitor, they just reading FA,
Add some new concepts maybe that are absent in FA
A big part of DIT of course are quizzes that make you to reminde , to memorise that stafffff that you think is not necesary, or forgoten
I cannot say with presiciion if realy improve your score because after my last nbme i start DIT, finish today couse, maybe in the next week , i will try to reread again totaly FA, to remind some things

I love realy explanation in behavioral sciense, and for more precise STATISTICS explanation, where finaly i get some important thing about calculations, and memmorise some formulas

Another point is that DIT mark and remark all high yield moment,
YOu can find here my post where see what topics are important for your exam, mentioned during the course,

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3 star topics

0 Collagen synthesis/structure (p. 83)
0 Heart embryology (p. 130, 2-3 star)
0 Regional specifications of developing brain (p. 133, 2-3 star)
0 Normal flora (p. 195)
1 ECG tracings (p. 289, 2-3 star)
0 Celiac trunk (p. 340, 3 star)
0 Epithelial cell junctions (p. 404)
0 Flumazenil (p. 475)
1 Amino acids (p. 110, 2-3 star)
1 Automonic synaptic cleft pathway (p. 264)
0 Tumor suppressor genes other than p53/Rb (p. 253, 2-3 star)



3-4 star topics 1 Potter's syndrome (p. 140, 3-4 star)
1 Horshoe kidney (p. 140, 3-4 star)
0 Gerstmann syndrome (3-4 star, p. 441)
1 Rotator cuff (p. 405, 3-4 star)
1 Osteoarthritis (p. 417, 3-4 star)
1 Male/female genital homologues (p. 142)
0 Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (p. 89)
1 Paraneoplastic syndromes (p. 255)
1 Coronary artery anatomy (p. 280)
1 Rotator cuff muscles (p. 405)
1 V/Q mismatch (p. 566)
1-2 Disease conditions a/w neoplasms (p. 252)
0 Lyme disease (p. 165)
0 Mycoplasma pneumoniae (p. 170)



4 star topics 3-4 Drug enzyme kinetics (p 258)
1 Arachidonic acid products (p 429)
3-4 Exotoxins (p. 152-3)
1 Thyroid development (p. 138)
1 Branches of abdominal aorta (p. 339-40) - recognize them on an angiogram
1 Hepatitis serology (p. 191)
1 PKU (p. 112)
1 Warfarin (p. 395)
1 Platelet disorders (p. 387)
0 Physiologic dead space (p. 562)
0 Wegener's (p. 304)
1 Temporal arteritis (p. 304)
1 Cerebral arteries - cortical distribution (p. 442)
0 Label the Circle of Willis (p. 443)
1 Label the brainstem (p. 454-5)
1 Label the brachial plexus (DIT neuro p. 39)
1 Osteoporosis (p. 414)
1 RA; RA vs. OA (p. 418)
1 Gout (p. 419) 0 Genital embryology (p. 141)
0 Sleep stages (p. 64)
1 Tumor markers (p. 254)
0 Celiac sprue (p. 353)
0 Reed-sternberg cells (p. 389)
1 Lab values in bone disorders (p. 415)
0 Lung volumes (p. 561)
1 Abdominal aorta (p. 339)

4-5 star topics
0 Skin cancer (p. 428, 4-5 star)
1 Headaches (p. 467, 4-5 star)
2 Pathologic red cell forms (p. 378-9, maybe 5-star)
1 Brainstem cross-section (4-5 star, DIT neuro p. 16)
1 Nephritic/nephrotic syndromes (p. 516-518)
1 Sex chromosome disorers (p. 539)
1 Developmental milestones (p. 62)
1 G-protein linked 2nd messengers (p 263)



5 star topics
3 Sensitivity/specificity (p. 53)
0 Statistical hypothesis (p. 57-58)
2 Ego defenses (p. 482)
(lots) Vitamins (p. 94-99)
1 Capillary fluid exchange (p. 291)
1 Diagnosing disorders of sex hormones (p. 539)
3 Vasculitis (p. 304-305)
1 Weber syndrome and Wallenburg syndrome (DIT neuro p. 20-21)
2 Heart murmurs (p. 285)
1 Adrenal steroid pathway (p. 318)
IS recomended to review these topics before exam, very useful...
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can someone please tell me what are these 1s and 0s for infront of each topic... what do they mean
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This mean that , you will have on exam at least one question 1, or 2 at least,
O means that you may have equaly as not to have exam from this theme...
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