View Full Version : Advice for 2nd Semester!!!! Any Advice is Welcome

08-29-2011, 07:17 PM
real quick guys, what should we do for each class for max results?


08-30-2011, 02:38 AM
Biochem: study
Physio: Study
Genetics: Study
Epi: drink a lil and maybe study

08-30-2011, 10:42 AM
Haha Kewlwhip has the right idea...

My personal opinion is to use the kaplan videos as a supplement from day 1. I know some people won't agree, but I thought that the Bchem and Physio videos explained things quite well. Of course you can't use just kaplan...but the overview that the videos give you should help you understand the lectures a little better. Do the Bchem homework questions and if you're stuck on one, try googling the keywords in the question and you should be able to find the answer for most of them online.

Genetics - find a friend - quiz each other through every single powerpoint, esp things in yellow (yes I know sometimes that's everything on the slide) and make sure you cover everything that Dr. D talks about in her reviews at the start of every class.

Oh, and don't freak out - just because someone tells you that Bchem or physio or genetics is insanely hard doesn't mean that it will be for you. I thought Histo was tougher than any of them.

The Real Word
08-30-2011, 10:27 PM
From what ive heard, Saba University AMSA - Home (http://www.sabaamsa.org) has a link that gives good advice for every semester. I used the advice and it helped me do well, and I know others used it and did well also. Heres the link if you are interested: Basic Sciences Guide (http://www.sabaamsa.org/index.php/resources/student-help/basic-sciences-guide). They also just made a facebook page Saba University AMSA | Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/sabauniversityamsa) which keeps you up to date with other helpful class hints they are posting and working on. Try it out and see if it helps.

09-05-2011, 09:12 PM
Disclaimer: this is what I did, however I always suggest discerning your own study method
For physio: do the moodle questions to test where you stand. For Dr. S: Read his lectures and do BRS or Costanzo problems, listen in class. For Dr. K: if you can pay attention in class congrats, but if you can't understand him or his slides, Guyton will be your friend (also helpful for shelf, VERY helpful for renal), more BRS. Pre-Test questions are helpful too, though they are harder than the actual exam questions. DO THE TA REVIEWS BEFORE EXAMS.
Genetics: Get the textbook. Dr. D bases her lectures on the text book, which is very helpful to clarify concepts. This is a memorization class, so flash cards are very helpful. Listen to her reviews at the beginning of class, that is where she mentions the higher yield stuff. When Dr. C does genetics, the lecture will seem awful but he will test very straight forward. Just read his notes. For Dr. W's section, she is very easy to listen to in class but a tricky tester. Do her practice problems.
Biochem: Do not fall behind and do not get discouraged. Read: Lipincott illustrated to get the basic idea of how things work, THEN attempt to dissect Dr. C's lectures (trust me, it will save you a lot of time and wikipedia-ing). MAKE SURE TO READ ALL OF HIS LECTURES THOROUGHLY. Everything on your test is in there, you just have to have seen it. Do Lipincott Q & A the night before the exam. BRS biochem is more helpful for Dr. G's sections. Dr. G is very straight forward. If he says it will be on the exam it will be. No tricky concepts, pretty much just memorization of important concepts.
Epi: There are some really good review ppt's on the student server that condense all the material. Study the night before the exam even though you are exhausted, and under no circumstances bomb an exam, you only get 3 and must average a 75 on THE EXAMS.

Good Luck! Don't be discouraged :)

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