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    question for previous med1 students

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    Would any of the last semester med1 students please help me in advising me as to which books i would be needing for med1 this semester. There are seven books that are required, do i have to get all of them? Here is the link..


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    hahahahaah NO Im kidding apparently only the Path book is worth buying (over all the semesters)....but again we are studying for the USMLE I don't if later on they will be handy but in any case just buy the Clinical anatomy book, Netters (NETTER IS A MUST!) and the Histo book cause she wants you to know everything...Histo is really time consuming...Final (If you wanted an A - 2100 power point slides to look over) So the book gets to the specific points she wants out of her slides. The others are really optional but I do recommend all the BRS for this semester. Esp the anatomy. now the anatomy BRS is coming out with a new edition this October so if might be better to wait and just look at someones but in any case get it cause it gives you direction as to what is needed. BUT I suggest reading over upperlimb and basic cell structure before arriving on the island - I listened to everyone say --oh don't just enjoy yourself while not here ---um that F d me for the first block , but hey we all have different opinions....

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    perhaps a stupid question but do we need to get the BRS books for med 1?? I feel like im still a bit behind everyone as far as to what we need to get as far as educational resources to do our best in med school, without wasting time reading every required book.

    thanks!!

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    I believe you do need them for all the classes they really really helped me. Histo not as much but still the material in it is great I highly recommend them

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    how does BRS compare to the High Yield series?

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    minnu, how do you know so much?? i am simply in awe of all your questions!

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    General Idea

    Most people tend to feel best if they have the required textbooks. It's a small percentage of the overall cost, and a very high yield. Occasionally teachers will say, "get that out of the textbook".

    The BRS or similar summary series are great for carrying around, because a few days of carrying textbooks back and forth to the library, along with yoru laptop, and you are looking for reasons not to use it.

    ANOTHER IDEA: I am going into Med3, and my advice would not apply. Each semester is slightly different, course has new teacher, teacher changes strategy, etc... SO THE SAFEST THING TO ALWAYS DO IS WHAT THE TEACHER IS ASKING YOU TO DO, NOT WHAT OTHER STUDENT'S THINK.

    Each Person studies differently, some sit and read the textbook while lectures are going on. I personally type notes into power points, and OCCASIONALLY uses texts just to clarify a point or two (Never used anatomy texbook once, used only BRS).

    So again, safest, and not really all that costly, get the required textbook, plus teh BRS (or similar summary) for each course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FOTL View Post
    Most people tend to feel best if they have the required textbooks. It's a small percentage of the overall cost, and a very high yield. Occasionally teachers will say, "get that out of the textbook".

    The BRS or similar summary series are great for carrying around, because a few days of carrying textbooks back and forth to the library, along with yoru laptop, and you are looking for reasons not to use it.

    ANOTHER IDEA: I am going into Med3, and my advice would not apply. Each semester is slightly different, course has new teacher, teacher changes strategy, etc... SO THE SAFEST THING TO ALWAYS DO IS WHAT THE TEACHER IS ASKING YOU TO DO, NOT WHAT OTHER STUDENT'S THINK.

    Each Person studies differently, some sit and read the textbook while lectures are going on. I personally type notes into power points, and OCCASIONALLY uses texts just to clarify a point or two (Never used anatomy texbook once, used only BRS).

    So again, safest, and not really all that costly, get the required textbook, plus teh BRS (or similar summary) for each course.
    thanks that helps!!

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    Good. We all have different ways. You just have to find your own, but I do think it is less stressfull to start out your first few terms by just spending the money, don't stress over it, and figure out your style as you go.

    All the best.

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