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USMLE Books Pathophysiology Book for Step 1?

I don't know I should ask this but I am confused...Do I need a separate book to read for Pathophysiology for Step 1, or Goljan RR and Pathoma will cover it?

Also how much Pathophysiology is tested on the exam?

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The entire Step 1 Exam is about Pathophysiology! It's the most heavily tested discipline.

However, it's not a separate entity/subject. It's a constellation of physiology and pathology and even others such as biochemistry and anatomy.

The designation of "pathophysiology" in USMLE World or in the real exam is difficult to be detached from proper pathology or proper physiology. Most Step 1 questions in the last decade are simply "multidisciplinary". For example, a case of MI in hyperlipidemia patient, where you have to recognize how high lipids contribute to the etiology (biochemistry), the chronology of symptoms and clinical presentation (pathology), the associated cardiovascular dynamics (physiology), the coronary circulation (anatomy), the cellular respiration (cell biology), and the indicated medicines (pharmacology); all that in single one USMLE question

There's no specific recommended book to study "pathophysiology", just be good in physiology and in pathology and you'll be OK.

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Thank You very much...That helped a lot.
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I am done reading Goljan...Almost done with Pathoma videos.And thinking about reading Goljan once again before I go to FA and UW...Right now I m doing Kaplan Qbank subject wise.

Also i am planning to listen to Goljan Audios in the end inshaAllah.
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I am done reading Goljan...Almost done with Pathoma videos.And thinking about reading Goljan once again before I go to FA and UW...Right now I m doing Kaplan Qbank subject wise.

Also i am planning to listen to Goljan Audios in the end inshaAllah.
What I would suggest you for pathology is

-Listen to a goljan lecture for the chapter you are about to study very carefully.Dont look to add anything just LISTEN to him very carefully.
-Read the corresponding chapter then after the lecture.
-Read the corresponding part from FA.

eg Goljan haematology lectures-->Read Haematology (5 chapters)--->Read FA Haematology pathology.

Do every topic like this.Forget pathoma or any other thing.You can do mcqs in between from any source,but DONOT read goljan without listening to him first.It will take more time and you will regain less.Thats my Advice.
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