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    newyorkmogul is offline Junior Member
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    Recommended books: which ones should I buy?

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    I'm thinking...we're going to this island...and if we buy all the required books plus all the recommended books, we're going to have to ship hundred of pounds of books off the island when we depart. Does anyone have any advice as to which books are better than the others, regarding the recommended books? Should I just buy them all?

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    hey, i will be there in jan. i bought all my books at the medical school bookstore in my town, all together cost me $450. i also realised, that the books are very heavy and so i decided to return everything and buy my books from the online (www.saba.edu) and they will ship the books for you. saves money and pounds!!

    good luck and see you down there.

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    All of the books(requireds and recommendeds) don't weigh hundreds of pounds. I'd say they all weighed 60 or 70 pounds. They are mostly all paperbacks. I ordered all of the books required and the recommended ones and it cost me about $570.

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    Maybe some other current/former students would disagree, but i would only buy the required books for first semester plus possibly a color atlas of human anatomy. First semester is important; however very little of first semester material is on Step 1. I would highly discourage spending $400-500 on first semester books. After looking at the booklist, I would buy the required books for enbryology; skip Netters and buy a color atlas of human anatomy (real photos of dissected cadavers, not drawings), and ONLY the required Histology books. I highly advise against buying any extra histology books/CDs/etc. Very low yield for Step 1.
    Once you are on the island, you can pick up books for future semesters from students selling theirs.
    If you insist on spending a lot of money, buy thoe books I told you and send the rest of your money to the "Dr. Kissel Medical School Loan fund".

    Good luck!
    Mike

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    My offhand recommendations are to buy:

    Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy(very good and very useful)
    Moore (The "mini Moore" is probably just as good and somewhat cheaper and a great deal more digestible than the big version).
    Junquiera (Histology)
    Persaud (Embryology)
    BRS for anatomy, histology and embryology.

    Try to buy used if you can. There are some books available from students here on the island and there are some copies of older versions of Junqueira and Moore you can check out of the library (not a lot, but some).

    I would say those are the essentials for books.

    Try to bring 3 pairs of scrubs if you can (they get stinky). Don't worry about an expensive dissecting kit, there's a fair amount of tools in the lab as well as a few copies of Grant's Dissector ( but do bring blades). Bring plenty of latex gloves.

    If you can afford it by any means, bring a lap top and a pen drive (USB drive, memory stick). Bring a cheap printer if you can afford one.


    Above all, bring a good attitude and don't fret as you prepare to come. The whole situation here is very doable and (yes) often very enjoyable.


    Best of Luck to Us All!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ResearchingGuy
    Junquiera (Histology)
    The Junqueira is not anymore used in Histology. They are using the Bloom and Fawcett's Concise Histology

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Pepper
    Quote Originally Posted by ResearchingGuy
    Junquiera (Histology)
    The Junqueira is not anymore used in Histology. They are using the Bloom and Fawcett's Concise Histology

    A much better book than Junquiera (which the Professor hates). Actually some students are still using Junquiera and/or Wheater's Atlas. Bloom and Fawcett is much better though. I found a copy during 4th block and it helped a lot.

    -RG

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