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Goljan Do we need to read all Rapid Review?

sorry if this sounds like a silly question


but,
are all the chapters in rapid review by goljan necessary to go thru?
or just the ones that co-relate with his lectures??
cuz genetic & developmental patho, envt'l patho, and hemostasis disorders dont come under that.
if the latter is alrite, does that mean NOT knowing genetic/developmental/envtl' patho to the depth n extent it is explained in the text, is ok too?
or is that a huge no-no!??
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Hi, in my opinion Goljan is not so necessary for step 1, for me it was time wasting, too complicated, a lot of information isn't high-yield. I think you can read it once and focus f/e on uworld, for me uworld+fa was amazing learning tool, which allowed to get highest score in path on exam.
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This might help
Should we read the entire Rapid Review Pathology?

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thanks Gikson, and Sabio for the reply.

the link helps in the sense, 'yeah its a good idea to go thru RR'
but doesnt help with whether or not the depth of genetics/dev disorders/envt patho is required...

so a quick focused read with the audio, for the remaining chapters is a good way to go about it... but the rest? skim thru?
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I agree, I started using Goljan but discontinued. Pathoma is far simpler and better
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Do you think using Rapid Review and Pathoma could replace or substitute the Big Robbins text (if your patho from basic sciences is weak)? I'm not looking only for the boards aspect.
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Do you think using Rapid Review and Pathoma could replace or substitute the Big Robbins text (if your patho from basic sciences is weak)? I'm not looking only for the boards aspect.
Goljan is more than enough you can watch Pathoma videos they are really good. No need to read any other book. Just Goljan+UW+pathoma videos or goljan audios.
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Yes we can read all that book it's all about time factor. Looks boring to me anyway. But sort of get through it faster after listening to the Goljan audios.
A friend made 237 with 70% read of Goljan and some Kaplan books he is an average student.
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i read it front to back and would read it again just for fun
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Haven't read Goljan and scored 85% on the free 150 and going to attempt an online nbme soon... after my exam, God-Willing, will post a detailed note on why I don't think Goljan is necessary! My husband, a 99-er, didn't do Goljan at all but did Kaplans really well. I think it depends on how well you supplement Kaplan with FA and Kaplan Q bank and U world.

If you have time, I would recommend Goljan audio transcripts - quite entertaining and very high yield - no extra details!

Good luck!

(P.s.: Last night, I thanked my husband for advising me to stick to Kaplan path as it makes prep easier, less worrying and more time to review core data instead of rarer topics.)
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Yes we can read all that book it's all about time factor. Looks boring to me anyway. But sort of get through it faster after listening to the Goljan audios.
A friend made 237 with 70% read of Goljan and some Kaplan books he is an average student.
yeah. it does look really dry..but i must say, if the audios are attentively listened to, then reading the text becomes way easier.
that said, that doesnt reduce the number of pgs..
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