U do not need to know all the cycles as we all needed to know for our medical school exams.
Amongst the whole pathways and cycles u only need to know the rate limiting steps, the enzymes catalyzing that steps and the regulators e.g., hormones, dietary factors, etc.
Usually the enzymes that r not rate limiting r produced constitutionally i.e., continuously, however the synthesis of enzymes that r responsible for rate limiting steps is controlled by the regulators. These steps, the enzymes responsible for them and the regulators r already highlighted in the Kaplan lecture notes , MCQs and also in FA. So the best way to have an efficient approach to biochem is to know what is a pathway for? and what are the rate limiting steps and the enzymes and regulators responsible for that..
sir u have taken ur step one!
I need help from u I am just doing Kaplan and right now I am just giving reading to it and then I am planning to do FA.
What is advice u will give me for preparation
Everyone say we need to learn Kaplan word by word, how can that I do just the important things in certain chapter etc need to know that
The fact that u r reading Kaplan now is good. Please read FA in between ur Kaplan reading. I mean that when u finish reading a subject in Kaplan lecture notes, then read the relevant subject in FA. Do not memorize FA and only read it quickly as u may have sufficient knowledge from Kaplan lecture notes, however after finishing FA of the relevant subject, please read the MCQs of the relevant subject in KaplanQ book. When u finish all the subjects this way then please start 2nd read of Kaplan lecture notes once again and FA in between them as described above. When u finish a subject this time then read UW Q bank of the relevant subject and apply this same strategy for all subjects. Please notice ur performance in UW q bank. I mean notice how many questions are u answering correct. If ur performance is above 50% then u r going really well. Then do NBME Form 6 online and evaluate urself. If ur score is low then have another read of kaplan lecture notes+FA+UW Q bank and do NBME Form 3 online. This time u would have definitely improved ur performance and if ur score is according to ur satisfaction just have a quick read of Kaplan Q bank once and then go to the exam.
Regarding ur question about reading Kaplan lecture notes, I would like to suggest u to try to understand the text and not memorize it. However, I don't mean to read it as newspaper, I mean that try to analyze what u read but do not use a lot of time on first reading. As u continue reading the next subject after finishing one, u may feel that u have forgotten the previous subject, however, remember that it is normal and almost everybody feels this. As u repeat the notes and MCQs u will feel more and more confident.
recently i have given step one cant say enough before my result but i think only few question i saw from biochem those also typical one and the one whom i cant solve were one i never encounter in kaplan and brs biochem so ill advice u do ur kaplan well rest u cant predict