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Just needed to rant, my Qbank microbiology percentile is pretty disheartening considering how much time I put into that stuff. My anatomy and physiology is encouraging, but that darned microbiology...by Jove I will conquer it. Off to read FA chapter again.
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hey man, just try linking stuff together, it will help you remember the important stuff. micro and anti-microbial pharm is all memorization so you need to take your time with it. gl
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Yes microbiology needs a lot of memorization rather than just understanding concepts and comparatively a dry subject.

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I Wish Anatomy was my strength, i stink @ it.. but my micro is damm well good
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Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments. Sometimes studying can get so frustrating and I just feel like venting, but I don't like to complain to my family and friends because although they mean well, I don't think they understand. You guys are in the same situation or have gone through it before, so thanks for understanding!
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hey heights
i am experiencing same problem
did you do that clinical infectious diseases chap in kaplan and that comparative microbiology...i am unable to memorize both..i know comparative is here to help us relate and compare everything but that clinical infectious disease..it sucks!!and plz lemme know about drug resistance ...what is HY in there
actually i am doing my first reading
thought to took a advice from you
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Hey Sibb,
I'm doing my first pass too, but right now I am only using FA, CMMRS, and gunnertraining.com. Basically my strategy is to try to get a really good understanding of FA (actually trying to memorize alot of the micro and pharm), and just using CMMRS to clarify things or if I need a mnemonic. After I finish reading each bug in FA, I read up on that bug on GT and do the review flashcards. I will have 6 weeks dedicated time to study starting March, so my goal is to do at least 1 pass of FA before that and bank all the GT flashcards. I am not very good at just sheer memorization, but I think micro and pharm needs a lot that so I am using flashcards.
Good luck, and hope that helps!
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