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Old 05-03-2013
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Arrow Unbelievable how "easy" some of this stuff seems!

I put "easy" in quotations, because it's all relative. The only difficulty comes from time factor involved in studying, and a few concepts which are tough to understand, but you'll get it if you want to know it. But there were some things during medical school, which we did in such detail, that it was easy to lose track of 'the big picture'. I know this sounds strange, but by reviewing from Kaplan, even though the material is LESS, I feel as though I'm learning MORE.

Mainly because of concepts, and that it's mainly focused on clinically relevant info, yet does not disregard the mechanisms, and continues to ask why things happen (mechanisms)

Does anybody else feel this way? I'll be honest, there were some topics I didn't bother with in med school, but at the same time, other topics which I memorized to the exact detail (all the structures in heme degradation for instance). Now knowing all that stuff is useless.

Name of the game = to know what needs to be known, and know it well! And because you're forced into this, I sometimes feel that I'm re-learning things that I should have learned the first time around. And for other things, I find that it was completely unnecessary for me to delve so deeply into certain subjects during my med school years.
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me too same feeling..lol..

When are u taking step 1?
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I put "easy" in quotations, because it's all relative. The only difficulty comes from time factor involved in studying, and a few concepts which are tough to understand, but you'll get it if you want to know it. But there were some things during medical school, which we did in such detail, that it was easy to lose track of 'the big picture'. I know this sounds strange, but by reviewing from Kaplan, even though the material is LESS, I feel as though I'm learning MORE.

Mainly because of concepts, and that it's mainly focused on clinically relevant info, yet does not disregard the mechanisms, and continues to ask why things happen (mechanisms)

Does anybody else feel this way? I'll be honest, there were some topics I didn't bother with in med school, but at the same time, other topics which I memorized to the exact detail (all the structures in heme degradation for instance). Now knowing all that stuff is useless.

Name of the game = to know what needs to be known, and know it well! And because you're forced into this, I sometimes feel that I'm re-learning things that I should have learned the first time around. And for other things, I find that it was completely unnecessary for me to delve so deeply into certain subjects during my med school years.
at what stage of preparation you are?when is your plan to take step1?i just started with 2nd kaplan read from biochem,now taking few points from kaplan on Fa.i want to be done in september,im also feeling things are becoming clear,but at the same time i feel I'm tooooo slow,that makes me anxious.
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The material itself is easy, but getting 90%+ of the NBME questions right is hard to do.
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The material itself is easy, but getting 90%+ of the NBME questions right is hard to do.
Revved miller I pm u bro .cotdl. Bro hows ur preparation
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Default absolutely true!!

well i am trying to take it slow (as slow as the time factor will allow me!) and i completely agree with RM. just yesterday i was going through the ant. abdominal wall in the vids, and hernia there in itself was like 30 mins long! having done all that in a great amount of detail in med school, i really didn't need him to go on and on about the same thing. fingers crossed for immuno though, i never could wrap my head round that subject!! i hope they take it slow there also..
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well i am trying to take it slow (as slow as the time factor will allow me!) and i completely agree with RM. just yesterday i was going through the ant. abdominal wall in the vids, and hernia there in itself was like 30 mins long! having done all that in a great amount of detail in med school, i really didn't need him to go on and on about the same thing. fingers crossed for immuno though, i never could wrap my head round that subject!! i hope they take it slow there also..

hi ' bro are you done with Upper limb anat? i did that in so much detail in med school i dun remmber those muscle n attachments. is kaplan good enough? or do i need to go through all those Big books again :S?
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hi ' bro are you done with Upper limb anat? i did that in so much detail in med school i dun remmber those muscle n attachments. is kaplan good enough? or do i need to go through all those Big books again :S?
i haven't started limbs, so i wouldn't know. due this week though. when are you planning on your step?
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i haven't started limbs, so i wouldn't know. due this week though. when are you planning on your step?

september' i am almost done with my 1st read. jus anatomy to go .. n stuck on limbs .. what about you
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just wait till you start solving questions, some of them can ask seemingly easy stuff in a very twisted manner....
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