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Kaplan Medical Kaplan Pathology Or Goljan Rapid Review?

I was wondering how Kaplan Pathology Lecture Notes compared to Goljan...or should I still do only Gojan and not Kaplan pathology?

What do you think guys?
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If you have the time then Goljan is the first choice and no need for Kaplan.
But if you don't have the time then do Kaplan alone as it takes less time.
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Kaplan book is great and it has all the stuff.
I don't why you guys are so obsessed about Goljan!!!!
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I read Kaplan before qbank and now after qbank I am focusing more on pathology and doing Goljan Rapid Review Pathology. I am gaining a lot of knowledge.
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If you have the time then Goljan is the first choice and no need for Kaplan.
But if you don't have the time then do Kaplan alone as it takes less time.
Goljan is really huge. Over 600 pages and it is very concise so you have to have time to do it correctly. But anyway you must remember that pathology (as far as I know) is very much emphasized in real exam so do it well. I bought Goljan because it has many high opinions in amazon.com. (77 5-star reviews). I haven't read it, but I have looked couple of pages and I must say that I look very much forward to start reading it.

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Goljan has everything mentioned in Kaplan and much more so if you read it then there's no need to read Kaplan.
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hi guys I am reading BRS Pathology, does any one recommend this book or do you think its not good enough ?
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Do you think that kaplan pathologhy lectures notes + kaplan video lectures notes is enought instead of studying Goljan?
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I am an IMG medical graduate. I am trying to decide if I need to get goljan RRP to study pathology or the new 2012 or 2010 kaplan pathology is sufficient; I am for a high score... Please help I would appreciate some advice on the matter... thanks
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Use goljan. The new kaplan pathology is the exact same content word for word, except now the books are in paragraph form not an outline, therefore they are still pretty bad with compared to goljan.
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Go with Pathoma. It is currently the best resource for Path.
Supplement it with Goljan audio and you have the best of both worlds.
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Hey guys, I have gone through Kaplan Pathology once and took notes on it but I havent had the time to review the notes/ book. I was thinking of going over it and reading all of it in a maximum of 4-5 days. Do you think I should go over it again or just go do goljan and pathoma ? I was planning on doing those later anyways.
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Thanks aloooot guys for the feedback I will go with Goljan then and I'll check out pathoma as well
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Hey guys, I have gone through Kaplan Pathology once and took notes on it but I havent had the time to review the notes/ book. I was thinking of going over it and reading all of it in a maximum of 4-5 days. Do you think I should go over it again or just go do goljan and pathoma ? I was planning on doing those later anyways.

I haven't done any of the books, but I think since you wrote some notes you might wanna review those if your time permits, but supplement that with goljan or pathoma... Good luck
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guys does anyone know where to get the goljan audio from? Is it a high yield form or all the lectures?
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pathoma is the way to go.
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Hey guys, I have gone through Kaplan Pathology once and took notes on it but I havent had the time to review the notes/ book. I was thinking of going over it and reading all of it in a maximum of 4-5 days. Do you think I should go over it again or just go do goljan and pathoma ? I was planning on doing those later anyways.
you should review physio and do some physio-specific questions
even though core physio is not that high yield, when it does come up its core physio that isnt related to pathology. ie. graphs and curves and such

so deffo spend some time to skim over physio
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Hey guys, I have gone through Kaplan Pathology once and took notes on it but I havent had the time to review the notes/ book. I was thinking of going over it and reading all of it in a maximum of 4-5 days. Do you think I should go over it again or just go do goljan and pathoma ? I was planning on doing those later anyways.
If you're planning to do Goljan RR after the 2nd review of Kaplan patho, you can drop the 2nd review of kaplan patho.

If you want to save time, you can do as XpaezX said, read the first 7 or 8 chapters of Goljan RR and stick to Kaplan Patho for the rest. Then, just listen to Goljan audio to supplement.

I suggest you just choose one -- either go with Goljan or Pathoma. My friend did Pathoma plus Goljan audio, he said doing both was unnecessary and an overkill. Another friend did Kaplan patho and Goljan RR, he said one (he preferred Goljan) is enough.

Instead of doing two sets of patho books/videos/audios, do just one and use the time you will save to reinforce with mcqs.
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If you're planning to do Goljan RR after the 2nd review of Kaplan patho, you can drop the 2nd review of kaplan patho.

If you want to save time, you can do as XpaezX said, read the first 7 or 8 chapters of Goljan RR and stick to Kaplan Patho for the rest. Then, just listen to Goljan audio to supplement.

I suggest you just choose one -- either go with Goljan or Pathoma. My friend did Pathoma plus Goljan audio, he said doing both was unnecessary and an overkill. Another friend did Kaplan patho and Goljan RR, he said one (he preferred Goljan) is enough.

Instead of doing two sets of patho books/videos/audios, do just one and use the time you will save to reinforce with mcqs.

hmm, well I was thinking of doing Kaplan Patho review starting Friday and finish it by April 5th. I want to start DIT on April 6th actually. I was thinking of listening to Goljan audio lectures along with reading the notes etc and I think I can finish the audios along with my Kaplan Patho read. Then i was going to do DIT, take an NBME and then start pathoma+ work on my weaknesses. So in my plan i dont have rapid review lol because i feel like although its a good book, i just dont have the time to read it!

And yes, as you said, the time I dont spend on reading I will use to reinforce the information using Kaplan Qbank! (one block with DIT - although I saw renaissance post about DIT and how its really hard to do a block with DIT - but i will try lol).
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hmm, well I was thinking of doing Kaplan Patho review starting Friday and finish it by April 5th. I want to start DIT on April 6th actually. I was thinking of listening to Goljan audio lectures along with reading the notes etc and I think I can finish the audios along with my Kaplan Patho read. Then i was going to do DIT, take an NBME and then start pathoma+ work on my weaknesses. So in my plan i dont have rapid review lol because i feel like although its a good book, i just dont have the time to read it!

And yes, as you said, the time I dont spend on reading I will use to reinforce the information using Kaplan Qbank! (one block with DIT - although I saw renaissance post about DIT and how its really hard to do a block with DIT - but i will try lol).
I think your original plan here of Kaplan patho + Goljan audio is good enough. There are tons (1,200!) of patho questions in combined uworld and kaplan qbank. I think they will supplement whatever it is lacking in our patho books.

If you see that you're weak in patho after your nbme, then, still do Pathoma. But if you're doing great in patho as shown in the nbmes, I don't think you need to add another material. That's just my opinion.
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I think your original plan here of Kaplan patho + Goljan audio is good enough. There are tons (1,200!) of patho questions in combined uworld and kaplan qbank. I think they will supplement whatever it is lacking in our patho books.

If you see that you're weak in patho after your nbme, then, still do Pathoma. But if you're doing great in patho as shown in the nbmes, I don't think you need to add another material. That's just my opinion.
Yeah, that's my plan as well. I am going to assess myself and see if I need pathoma after the NBME i take after finishing up DIT.
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Guys here for an suggestion
I am done with most of goljian's and I must say its a vast, fantastic book but I already spent lot of time on this approximately a month ( may be I am a slow lazy reader) but what I want to ask is- I am already done with most of important chapters like- 1 to 8 chapters and most of organ system chapters. But still left with some boring ( which I think are boring) like- endocrine, skin, reproductive system. So I want an opinion that do I need to these chapters from goljian's or Kaplan before switching to FA or I can directly switch to FA.
I know I am quite a dumbo among intelligent friends out there but in childhood I heard that " slow and steady wins the race" so just relaying on that principle.
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HI , Please please I need Goljan pathology rapid review book and UW and Kaplan Q , please send it to my email dr_azeezah2012@yahoo.com , thank you
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Thanks aloooot guys for the feedback I will go with Goljan then and I'll check out pathoma as well
better u go thru pathoma video and text first only then goljan...this ways if far more time consuming..goljan pages go very fast this way.
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