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First Aid is enough... 1
First Aid plus UWorld questions are enough... 11
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First Aid, Kaplan, UW questions and High Yield Neuro are all required and you'll still feel like you know nothing. 12
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Hi guys... I'm having trouble figuring out how much Neuro I need to know. Can you help?
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I just wonder who chose FA is enough. That's really wrong, FA is never enough for neurosciences.
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Hi guys... I'm having trouble figuring out how much Neuro I need to know. Can you help?
Neuro is tough subject. And I have the impression that it is emphasized in the exam so better to read it good. There is so many nucleii, tracts, areas and others that those are learned only through reading, reviewing, reading, reviewing etc.. Use all you can. This is my opinion.
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It's always wise to remember that the USMLE most often tests the basics. You need not venture into the depths of neuroscience. First Aid has the outline of what you need to know. You can add little bits of your own notes into it. What's missing in FA is the detailed sections of the brainstem and the spinal cord. These are really common in the exam. You can find them in Kaplan notes. Other than these, FA + questions are enough. Of course you should have read (or watched the videos) Kaplan notes at least once. I meant that after the first reading, I think FA + questions are enough.
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Hi guys... I'm having trouble figuring out how much Neuro I need to know. Can you help?
same with me
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Are you kidding me ...
Of course you should read whatever you can read

I chose the fourth option though I wished there's a better 5th option!
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Are you kidding me ...
Of course you should read whatever you can read

I chose the fourth option though I wished there's a better 5th option!
That's true if you have infinite time on your hands. Most people prepare within time limits. For this reason, it's smart to focus on high-yield topics rather than read huge textbooks and atlases.
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You must do High yield Neuro anatomy, Neuro Physiology from BRS and Pathology from Goljan. For pharma Kaplan is good! After all this revise it with FA.
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Neuroscience is very very high yield for Step 1, trust me, I took the exam and I know what am talking about and so the more you do the better you are
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Neuroscience is very very high yield for Step 1, trust me, I took the exam and I know what am talking about and so the more you do the better you are


Did you mean high yield neuroscience is better? I have Kaplan +it's videos is it enough for neuroscience. Of course I will study FA and UW later.
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