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dorian24
Feb 14, 2018

anatomy

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what are your thoughts about reviewing anatomy? i was thinking about reviewing kaplan videos and then reviewing first aid / u world ...

Alyssa
Feb 14, 2018

For Step 1, I actually don't think there's a need to study anatomy comprehensively unless you are very far out from medical school. If that's the case, I actually recommend Netter's flashcards (but just to review them quickly, not to actually memorize the answers).

 

In most cases, all you need to learn are the seemingly random anatomy facts (e.g., what is injured by a stab wound to the left 6th intercostal space). You could have a great understanding of anatomy and think through those questions, but I think you're more likely to get questions correct if you just learn to the question. Just memorize (by making Anki flashcards) the anatomy facts that show up in UWorld and the NBME practice questions. It may seem silly (and if you're going into surgery, you will want to gain a much better grasp of anatomy later), but in my experience this saves a lot of time and works well on test day (there isn't a huge focus on anatomy anyway on Step 1, and certainly not on Step 2 CK).

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