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Old 06-20-2015
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Post My study plan for the Step 1.

Hello everyone,
Having completed my first year of Medical school, I now want to shift my focus to preparation for the boards. I've made a selection of textbooks and review material that I'd be using from now onward. I want your reviews about the material I've selected. Any suggestions on adding something or removing any source will be highly appreciated !
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1. First Aid for the Step 1 (planning on digesting this cover to cover)
2. Gross Anatomy - High Yield Gross Anatomy(only high yield topics)
3. Neuroanatomy - High Yield Neuroanatomy
4. Embryology - FA. No other resources.
5. Physiology - BRS
6. Biochemistry - Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews
7. Behavioral Science - BRS
8. Microbiology - CMMRS, Review pf Medical Microbiology & Immunology - Levinson
9. Pharmacology - Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews, Katzung and Trevor's Pharmacology - Exam and Board Review
10. Pathology - Pathoma, Rapid Review Pathology, Audio Lectures by Dr. Goljan, Robbins Basic Pathology ( reference only)

That's it !!
I'm confused about how to study Cell Biology/ Histology.
I am also using the UWorld Qbank along with it and making & reviewing flashcards in Anki.

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Old 06-22-2015
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Hi Wyldfyre

Your plan sounds great; that's a lot of work! I had a really similar plan, with this amount of books it was particularly important to start early with LOW-YIELD topics; HIGH-YIELD should be put up till the last 1-2 months. Start with the wordy books such as CMMRS.

With these books you won't really need a Cell Biology/Histology book - the basics of Cell Biology are covered in LIR Biochemistry (I loved that book!), and histology is covered by FA and RR Pathology.

Wish you the best

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