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I'm wondering how you can remember all the antibiotics for all the diseases including treatment and prophylaxis and duration because its so vast. Im frustrated because it doesn't stick in my memory. Do you have any ideas or mnemonics? (Even the most subtle ones will help)
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While doing Uworld I have been making my own separate drug notes. Infront of the disease I write down the first line and second line drugs and their side effects. I look at that sheet of paper as often as I can. and I am confident that I will have it photographed in my head when I cram them in the last days. Mnemonics help but most of time I forget the mnemonics myself :P This is my way. Try for yourself if you think it suits you.
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I am currently doing UWorld and the ID questions I usually fail are usually the ones that ask about antiobiotic treatment so what i've started doing is to write down diseases and the prefered antibiotic treatment in a sticky note. I wil paste this around the walls in my room and look at them often enough.
Hopefully they stick
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Thank you braniac and ozonezone234 for the help.Sure this will be useful for everyone.
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I write them as much as possible anywhere I can on my notes. On anything related to infections, I write most common bug as well as second too. Also in different color and big letters the first and second choice antibiotics. I keep the same colors for the antibiotics on each page. When I see green on any page, I know is about an antibiotic. I keep reading them more than usual. It has helped.

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i think I'm wondering how you can remember all the antibiotics for all the diseases including treatment and prophylaxis and duration because its so vast. Im frustrated because it doesn't stick in my memory. Do you have any ideas or mnemonics? (Even the most subtle ones will help)
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Thanks Radkur I will make my Uwolrd notes for them in green.
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