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Help Clearing up Kaplan Misconceptions with BRS Physio

I realized as I went through renal physio again, that I didn't learn anything from Kaplan, so I went ahead and finished renal physio from BRS....and I understood it a lot faster and retained a lot more in terms of concepts, aside from the fact that it wasted 5 hrs of my time, I was content with it.....

the question is if I see something in kaplan which I believe is total rubbish in terms of teaching (mostly physio except fischer).....is it ok to go through BRS, barring I have about 2 months to go and I'm on my second read......or is it too much and i'm just gonna overburden myself?.....cuz seriously those 5 hrs were very well spent cuz I cleared up a lot of misconceptions that were looming after kaplan physio....

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This is exactly what you should be doing.

Switching to alternatives when you feel that you did not fully comprehend the issue at stake. That should not take an awfully lot more time.

If you feel that BRS going to satisfy you more then by all means do it and that's the way to go.
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This is exactly what happend with me and you know what I ended up reading everything else but not Kaplan
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I like BRS Physio too... Although, if you're still having trouble, the UW explanations will clear up those last few issues.
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Thanks guys for the heads up, I really appreciate it!....I thought I was nuts for doing this, although I don't plan on making it a habit, but I would rather KNOW that I've made clear concepts of things before turning to memorization, especially with physio because I've heard sometimes the USMLE will get you on the simpler trivial things rather than obscure just to test the underlying concepts.....isn't this true?
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Thanks guys for the heads up, I really appreciate it!....I thought I was nuts for doing this, although I don't plan on making it a habit, but I would rather KNOW that I've made clear concepts of things before turning to memorization, especially with physio because I've heard sometimes the USMLE will get you on the simpler trivial things rather than obscure just to test the underlying concepts.....isn't this true?
That's absolutely true.
The USMLE is about making sure that you understand the basic concepts. Further advanced concepts is only tested rarely just to categorize higher scorers.
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Cant agree with Dr_kal_el more!!
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Thanks guys for the heads up, I really appreciate it!....I thought I was nuts for doing this, although I don't plan on making it a habit, but I would rather KNOW that I've made clear concepts of things before turning to memorization, especially with physio because I've heard sometimes the USMLE will get you on the simpler trivial things rather than obscure just to test the underlying concepts.....isn't this true?
This I think is very important. I don't have BRS but I do have Costanzo Physiology which is little different. I hope this is also good.
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This I think is very important. I don't have BRS but I do have Coszanzos Physiology which is little different. I hope this is also good.
Linda Costanzo also co-wrote BRS Physio I think the BRS is essentially a summary version but I used BRS physio during med school as an addition to Guyton and it was helpful.
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Linda Costanzo also co-wrote BRS Physio I think the BRS is essentially a summary version but I used BRS physio during med school as an addition to Guyton and it was helpful.
That's true. As I know that I like to read open text so my decision was physiology. I depend largely on my linings and notes in review. Well I haven't yet reached phys so don't know how much I will like Costanzo anyway.
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