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First Aid I don't like FA Patho

For general pathology I did pathoma now when I am reading from FA I don't feel satisfied as FA is very concise for it.. plz advise should i keep pathoma for my last days revision? is it practical??

when ppl say they did pathoma/goljan for patho..do they read from FA too or it is these two things till the end??

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I read goljan once before moving on to first aid, and havent done any specific purely pathology focused revision since then. Its integrated pretty well into the systems in first aid, so they only include high-yield general principles in the pathology chapter, which I thought was fine.

Whether its worked is another matter....we'll see!
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yeah well im also doing the same.. read gen.patho thn read FA.. but i just feel that in the last days considering its just FA so wht if i forget something which is only in goljan and not in FA.. lol my insecurities i suppose :/

btw r u annoating uw patho in FA ?
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yeah well im also doing the same.. read gen.patho thn read FA.. but i just feel that in the last days considering its just FA so wht if i forget something which is only in goljan and not in FA.. lol my insecurities i suppose :/

btw r u annoating uw patho in FA ?
I did uworld in random mode and annotated into FA anything that i came across in an answer which i thought was important and wasnt in first aid, didnt really pay attention to whether it was patho or not i guess...i really havent studied patho much as a separate topic other than the stuff thats in FA...at the end of uworld patho was one of my strongest subjects, I dont think it needs to (or perhaps even should) be studied as a separate entity to the systems
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alryt so does this mean u dint do goljan? or after goljan u r just focusing on FA?
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i just read through goljan once over about a week or so then moved on, its a good book though and i guess other people will find it useful, ive just never been able to study that well from just reading large amounts...ive always found questions to be much more effective. Im sure there's bits of knowledge in there that ive forgotten!
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hmm i second u.. questions r more effective.. alryt thanks (-:
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For general pathology I did pathoma now when I am reading from FA I don't feel satisfied as FA is very concise for it.. plz advise should i keep pathoma for my last days revision? is it practical??

when ppl say they did pathoma/goljan for patho..do they read from FA too or it is these two things till the end??

plz help.. thanks..
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If you have done pathoma, you should make sure you go through it enough times to remember it well. I did FA for all subjects including path in the end, had very limited time but still made sure I kept some time everyday for pathoma as a major portion of questions are from path. I had questions in the exam (and assessments) I could answer from pathoma, little things, which I would've otherwise forgotten if read only once, even twice and never looked at it again. Its not like kaplan notes, rather jampacked with info in almost every sentence. Not that vast like Goljan book either.
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