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Question Best prep for a good score in patho?

Hello
I am new to MLE. I need your valuable suggestions regarding patho prepration.
I am planning to do Goljan along with the audios. I have got Kaplan notes and videos as well but I am planning to skip that part.
Is Goljan alone sufficient for a good score?
I have also heard about Pathoma. Is it better than the former?
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I did pathoma and i think its greattttttt i didnt like kaplan pathology but pathoma with goljan audio is all u need, but off course thats my personal opinion. I would love to know what other members are using and if anything else is helpful.
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Pathoma is an excellent out there. Save Goljan for 2ck.
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I went through pathoma lectures and directly annotated whatever I felt was high yield and missing in FA as I covered topics/chapters from pathoma. After finishing a chapter, I listened to Goljan's audios as I felt pathoma provided a base to understand some of the complex concepts covered by Goljan. I didn't go through RR text as many consider that to be overkill.
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Thank you for your contribution in the thread.
I think going through Pathoma (along with Goljan Audios) would be a wise decision rather than following RR, which is highly exhaustive.
Thank You once again for the valuable suggestions.
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What would you guys recommend?

doing Pathoma twice or doing pathoma once and goljan audio once.

I unfortunately made the mistake of using the goljan RR book during my year...but haven't really reviewed it properly... but I put in my pathoma notes INTO my RR book.

My exam is in 5 weeks so I don't have time to just do the pathoma book because I feel like writing all the notes again would take too much of my time at this point.
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you're welcome! As path is very high yield, put a 4 layer defense with Pathoma videos with FA, then Goljan audios for each chapter and finish off with some questions after each chapter to consolidate info & test yourself.

If you don't get lost into details and finish things quickly, you'll feel rewarded. Just remember that FA will be your Gita/Bible etc.. for the final days. Jot down whatever is missing/logical connection/memory aid.
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What would you guys recommend?

doing Pathoma twice or doing pathoma once and goljan audio once.

I unfortunately made the mistake of using the goljan RR book during my year...but haven't really reviewed it properly... but I put in my pathoma notes INTO my RR book.

My exam is in 5 weeks so I don't have time to just do the pathoma book because I feel like writing all the notes again would take too much of my time at this point.
How about you go through Pathoma lectures, which you might already recall and annotate it now into FA which u really require to review in the end.

Or if you feel you have retained the concepts, and it's only 5 weeks now, do questions and refer to your notes whenever you feel the need.
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How about you go through Pathoma lectures, which you might already recall and annotate it now into FA which u really require to review in the end.

Or if you feel you have retained the concepts, and it's only 5 weeks now, do questions and refer to your notes whenever you feel the need.
You mean rather than doing pathoma a second time or doing the goljan audio?
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You mean rather than doing pathoma a second time or doing the goljan audio?
Yeah, since your exam is close now.

But I'd really hope someone who's done with their exam to advice you.
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I went through pathoma lectures and directly annotated whatever I felt was high yield and missing in FA as I covered topics/chapters from pathoma. After finishing a chapter, I listened to Goljan's audios as I felt pathoma provided a base to understand some of the complex concepts covered by Goljan. I didn't go through RR text as many consider that to be overkill.
Is it just me but Pathoma has so much information that you can't put it into your First Aid. How are you adding all the details in it?
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Is it just me but Pathoma has so much information that you can't put it into your First Aid. How are you adding all the details in it?
Sorry for the delay.

I felt that pathoma is really very high yield. What that means is that there's a significant overlap b/w pathoma and FA. I made sure to highlight in FA whatever Dr Sattar mentions as "high yield/I can't emphasize this enough", the essence of lectures over text.

Overall, I felt it was more of tweaking info in FA from Pathoma than adding heavily.

Grasp core concepts and imp associations from pathoma (you'll easily notice these), go through FA, whatever matches, highlight & whatever is missing from these 2 categories, annotate. This just skips any text other than FA as reference for future reviews, which I found really convenient.
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