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has anyone tried doing Kisspharm series ??
i have found mixed reviews about it
please share your input if anyone has used it
 

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has anyone tried doing Kisspharm series ??
i have found mixed reviews about it
please share your input if anyone has used it
KISS Pharm may be able to get you a few extra drugs into your memory but overall it is a gimmick to me at least

I would recommend Conrad Fischer Pharm Cards 2015 they are awesome
 

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KISS Pharm may be able to get you a few extra drugs into your memory but overall it is a gimmick to me at least

I would recommend Conrad Fischer Pharm Cards 2015 they are awesome
thanks for your input Farx
i did go through few videos and its kind of helping me retain pharm which i thought was impossible
But i know everybody is different, i just wanted to be sure since ive read some biased reviews

do you know anyone who felt it was waste of time after their step1 exam ? or you think it focuses on irrelevant stuff ??

thanks again
 

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thanks for your input Farx
i did go through few videos and its kind of helping me retain pharm which i thought was impossible
But i know everybody is different, i just wanted to be sure since ive read some biased reviews

do you know anyone who felt it was waste of time after their step1 exam ? or you think it focuses on irrelevant stuff ??

thanks again
Hi,
I was very weak in pharm when I started studying for Step 1, it was, without question, my weakest subject. I only used FA, and I felt like for the test it was enough.
 

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I was very weak in pharm when I started studying for Step 1, it was, without question, my weakest subject. I only used FA, and I felt like for the test it was enough.
FA is adequate for being presented the information but i feel that clinical vignettes stay in your mind more than just reading FA

For example you can read Octreotide is used to treat esophageal varices or you can read a vignette in the Conrad Fischer pharm cards, "a 45 year old alcoholic has bleeding etc what do you treat it with----octreotide" thats just me though to each his own

Good luck guys
 

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I was very weak in pharm when I started studying for Step 1, it was, without question, my weakest subject. I only used FA, and I felt like for the test it was enough.
i understand what youre saying , but honestly i cant memorize things by reading myself, it takes me a while , and i retain better with someone reading it to me over and over but again i know FA is enough for Pharm, but this guy teaches whats in FA with different tricks which helped me learn lot of info from FA, im yet to quiz myself with uw

i havent found a whole lot people using kisspharm hence thought to ask here but i do find him useful along with FA
 

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FA is adequate for being presented the information but i feel that clinical vignettes stay in your mind more than just reading FA

For example you can read Octreotide is used to treat esophageal varices or you can read a vignette in the Conrad Fischer pharm cards, "a 45 year old alcoholic has bleeding etc what do you treat it with----octreotide" thats just me though to each his own

Good luck guys
youre right, that would definitely be helful , but im not sure as close as i am to my exam i can go around searching for a new material or even buy something extra right now

i did try using kaplan conrad fischer cards ... are they the same ???

They are loaded with step2 and step3 info , thats what it says !!
which i found pretty nagging, i cant seem to understand what is useful for step1 and what is extra info
 
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