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Which subject in Step 1 can be covered by FA only?

  • Gross anatomy

    Votes: 11 10.3%
  • Neuroanatomy

    Votes: 6 5.6%
  • Histology

    Votes: 8 7.5%
  • Embryology

    Votes: 27 25.2%
  • Biochemistry

    Votes: 16 15.0%
  • Molecular biology

    Votes: 12 11.2%
  • Immunology

    Votes: 17 15.9%
  • Medical genetics

    Votes: 9 8.4%
  • Physiology

    Votes: 6 5.6%
  • Pathology

    Votes: 5 4.7%
  • Pharmacology

    Votes: 17 15.9%
  • Behavioral Sciences

    Votes: 4 3.7%
  • Statistics & epidemiology

    Votes: 5 4.7%
  • Microbiology

    Votes: 24 22.4%
  • Medicolegal & Ethics

    Votes: 5 4.7%
  • NONE !!

    Votes: 53 49.5%
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Is there any subject that you consider it was a waste of time studying it from books other than just FA ?
 

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Maybe in the old usmle, you could straight up study first aid... But if you honestly think you can just read the first aid book to get a 99... In todays USMLE.... lol

if you straight up only read first aid... you will get 85 and less

if you add kaplan/Rapid Review + First aid + Qbanks... you will get 85-98

if you use Textbooks + First Aid + Kaplan... pretty much everything a regular student does + one more extra step most people dont take... you will get tht 99
 

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In my opinon, FA is an incredibly precious book for Step 1, and you should memorize it as-is. However, I felt that some sections are quite incomplete; gross anatomy (not neuroanatomy), histology, and cell biology. The sections are small and do not really cover the high-yield stuff as in other sections.

Of course you should use FA as a supplementary book. I mean you should read other review books or watch video lectures at least once.
 

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FA is enough for embryology, histology, anatomy, immunolgy, microbiology and pharmcology. Dont waste ur time on these by studying large books.
 

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As my experience for Step 1
*Micro
*Immunology
*Pharm
*Embryo
*Endrocrino
 

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FROM MY EXAM EXPERIENCE:
FA +usmle world is more than enough in most of the subjects, there is some stuff need to be added like general pharmacology and genetics and general pathology otherwise everything is more than enough in these 2 sources
 

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Those who have already taken the step.... If FA is not enough for Histology then what other book do you suggest we use?
 

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Cns pharmac...fa vs kaplan?

IS FA ENOUGH FOR CNS PHARMAC OR SHOULD I DO KAPLAN LN + KAPLAN VIDEOS?...ADVICE PLEASE:rolleyes:
 
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