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Old 01-04-2013
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Question Did they get rid of buzzwords?

So I heard that they have taken out "buzzwords" from the exam. But let's face it, much to my dismay, "buzzwords" have been a part of medical school. Buzzwords have shown up on every medical school exam I have ever taken.

My question to you is this:

Did they really get rid of the buzzwords? Did you not see any?

First aid, the so called bible, is FILLED with buzzwords. Just looking at the rapid review section.... it's all buzzwords.

I just want to know so i can study accordingly. I don't mind the loss of buzzwords, I just don't see how people can get many questions right without subtle hints in the stem. And let's face it, how many different ways can you say "cherry red macula" Hmmm.. maybe "macula as red as a fruit you put in some bar drinks" ????

Thank you for your help!!
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How did you know that there will be no buzzwords anymore? Can you proide the source please
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Read my article here
Reverse Buzzwords!

There has been shift away from buzzwords in USMLE and in US medical literature in general but still it's coming up in USMLE and very difficult to ignore them.

Also we have an entire forum dedicated to Step 1 Buzzwords! check it out here USMLE Step 1 Buzzwords

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