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    dwr866 is offline Junior Member 511 points
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    Biochemistry Advice and Suggestions

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    Hey everyone,

    I am taking Biochemistry this semester, and I was wondering what the best way to approach and study for this class is. Like every other med student, I want an A in the class. I obviously have to be realistic, and realize that it may not be feasible, but I would still like to try.

    Any suggestions you all have would be extremely helpful. Thanks!

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    whats_up_doc is offline Member 510 points
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    Read the lippincott review book and make notes as the semester go along. Know all the rate-limiting enzymes in the different cycles and what affects those enzymes the substrates and products. Know all disease associated with the various cycles and accumulation of what causes it. Most of the mode of inheritance will be autosomal recessive so any that different make sure you know.

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    Ideally, I'd go to class, and as soon as class would be over make sure to review the powerpoints. If your taking the full load of Med 2, it sometimes becomes difficult to read Lippincott everyday along with classes, but if you can pull it off, def go for it.

    This is what I did, and I did well. --i didnt go to class.
    Watch Kaplan Video for whatever section was taught. Use Kaplan as your primary source of just understanding the material. Next, go to the powerpoints and make your notes of what needs to be memorized. Kaplan is not sufficient in detail. They like testing on very little details, so you need to know your powerpoints well. If things are unclear in powerpoints, go to Lippincott for further clarification. For Dr Merrin and Dr . Samaraju stick with the powerpoints, that should suffice. For Dr. Lueke, you need to read Lippinocott. Dr. Lueke has the hardest questions, I think, so when he teaches, Id pay more closer attention to his material. He has an outline with notes on the S-drive, its a good way to review his material. Once your note taking and reviewing of material is completed, go do practice questions. They have Lippioncott questions for each chp (not the one at the end of each chp). Ask around, im sure people have he lippincott questions. Each chp has like 10-15 pgs worth of q's. I'd do those close to exam time. Finally DO NOT MISS THE IN CLASS REVIEW SESSIONS. The professors literally give away exam questions. Just listen very carefully and write down EVERYTHING they say. It all shows up. I'm 4th now, and that was the trend when I was there, so.....

    good luck. its a hard class, but if you understand what the professors are looking for, its the easiest class to study for and do well.

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    read the lippincott make your own notes review the pp and if you have time go to class....and also know what jamacan vomitting sickness is for mini 3 and shelf...

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    As a lecturer in Biochem, I think that whats up doc's advice is great !

    Know all the rate-limiting enzymes in the different cycles and what affects those enzymes the substrates and products.

    Know all disease associated with the various cycles and accumulation of what causes it.

    Most of the mode of inheritance will be autosomal recessive so any that different make sure you know.

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    ............

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    Also never ever miss the class reviews for any class. For the astute student these are the give away sessions.

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    can any one willing to help me with what to take in premed considering
    I already have a B.S. In business management, please pm me. I dont want to hijack the thread so only in pm. I can resist but ask since every in this thread seems so knowledgeable.

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    can any one willing to help me with what to take in premed considering
    I already have a B.S. In business management, please pm me. I dont want to hijack the thread so only in pm. I can resist but ask since every in this thread seems so knowledgeable.

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    First Test

    Thanks for all your help everyone. The first test is coming up in a little over a week. I was wondering how much emphasis should I put on Lippincott and how much on lectures? Because it seems to me that Merrin basically summarizes Lippincott in his slides. Any ideas?

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