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Old 03-18-2012
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Listening what if you are not taught well in basic sciences?

I am studying basic sciences. Unfortunately I don't think I am learning much in my school. The professors only teach basic stuff and they test you on very little. I am not going through the typical hard struggle that medical students are suppose to go through. And I can't even get myself to study beyond the course requirement on my own because I can't find that discipline within me. So I have a question, if it goes on like this, will I still be able to learn in clinical rotations? In other words, is it very essential that I learn all the details in basic sciences very well in order to continue understanding medicine in rotations and be a good physician? Or is true that you forget most of whats taught in basic science, and the meat and potatoes is in the clinical rotations and residency? (note: I understand I must know basic sciences very well to do good on the usmle, but I am asking this question only in relation to rotations and residency)

Any kind advice would be appreciated.
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To be honest, when u finish the step 1, most of the concepts will be engraved in your head. That's what's so great about studying for the mle. You have a solid foundation that will stick even as you finish ur clinical rotations you will still remember most of the things.
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