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Old 04-11-2013
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Question How to make the best out of pathoma !!

Hi everyone,

I am learning pathology now with pathoma.
I do not have the book, i jus watch the videos and revise that small content immediately after each video and thats it,,
Have done first 5 chapters.

Today , i realised that it would be better to annotate wat he says into FA, searching to note all extra info he gives, add the notes that he mentions as 'high yield stuff' or 'examiners go after this' points, and also highlight wat he says is important to know in FA itself,

I was just wondering if this is a good strategy to go abt path as i do not own his book, n jus plan on reading FA as my sole book for all the stuff

my initial plan was to -if needed or for further revision, to go over the videos swiping through the screen in pause mode as slides in the videos player itself in my tablet.. which myt be a gud or bad idea, i really dono.

Once i am done with this first read, still have 2 more subs, planning to take 30 days dit + listen to goljan everyday with his blue margins, tables , pics in RR pathology, as it is difficult to understand him completely now. Then will start qbank..

For all pathoma users, my question: considering the book in the options you choose is your final book for high yield info for pathology for step 1 exam.

Is it better to
1. Annotate the pathoma videos into pathoma book
2. Annotate pathoma videos into FA
3. Annotate pathoma videos into RR pathology
4. Annotate pathoma videos and goljan audios into RR pathology
5. Annotate pathoma videos and goljan audios into FA
6. Dr.goljan audio and his book is all we need.

Please note the book mentioned in each option is the final book for pathology.
Please share your views and help us out..
Thanks guys. :sorry::sorry:
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Old 04-21-2013
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Good post. Pls share ur views.
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Old 04-21-2013
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the best method that worked for me was annotating pathoma stuff on RR

i know goljan rr with audio are a real deal ....but you need someone to ease the stuff so that you dont get overwhelmed by it and pathoma does it greatly ......his very easy to remember diagrams and simple explanation takes pathology to a different level where even a child could understand what is happening .... so its totally worth it in my opinion ....but dont mess up with having two books ....use only goljan
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