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    notes after finals?

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    Hi upper sems, .. just curious what people normally do with their notes and study material after the finals? do you preserve them for future references, shelfs, usmle etc or just let them go..

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    I saved some of mine and got rid of some. Never used any of them for shelfs or USMLE. Most people use review books for those exams because the lecture notes they give you on the island are not focused in on the high points that are tested on the national exams. In other words they are too broad and in depth for board review in my opinion. Not to mention, a lot of the notes are just powerpoint slides, which many get tired of seeing after 4 semesters of powerpoint slide after powerpoint slide.

    Also keep in mind, if you ever want to go back and get notes from basic science classes for some reason, and you've already left the island for clinicals, you still have access to the G-Drive even from the States until you graduate.
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    After the comp, sem 4 (back when you could take it on the island) A group of us took them down to the beach in between PBH and Coconuts, bought a couple cases of beer and some soca and had a bonfire of only lecture notes and palm fronds - lasted for about 3 hours --- the ole' "Viking Funeral" approach to end semester 4. Fantabulous!
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    Well, I saved my notes from first and I'm glad I did because I actually went and looked back at a few of the old lectures in order to understand some of the newer ones in second. For example, Dr.M from Biochem gives you that packet with all the G protein and IP3 circuitary and after the 1st semester you kinda forget the little details but you have to know that really well for a lot of the rxns later on, so I was glad to have saved that packet. You don't need every single packet, get rid of anatomy packets on the limb and stuff, lol.

    Gee--a bon fire of notes after 4th? Sounds like tragedy. I still have some old notebooks from like the 3rd grade sitting in my basement. Old notes become a lane of memories.
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