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    What can I study before 1st semester starts?

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    So, I've done an advanced search, but was unsuccessful in finding anything...could any upperclassmen/women recommend what you should study before 1st semester? I have some off time (and am bored to death) and have been out of school for a while, so would like any feedback as to what you guys suggest as helpful. Appreciate any recommendations. Thanks and happy studying!

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    If you have anatomy book start reading it. Introduction, then Upper Extremities and then Lower.Even if you just look at the names of bones and muscles it would be helpful.

    I dont know how anatomy would help your boredom, but give it a shot? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by brainteazer07 View Post
    If you have anatomy book start reading it. Introduction, then Upper Extremities and then Lower.Even if you just look at the names of bones and muscles it would be helpful.

    I dont know how anatomy would help your boredom, but give it a shot? lol
    I cant believe you are recommending this but oh well. To the OP, I would recommend DO NOTHING but enjoy your free time and family since you probably wont fully enjoy those aspects of life for a long time. Relax and enjoy things you like to do fully and just wait for medical school to start; your are single now and once medical school starts you will be married to the profession. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasputindoc View Post
    I cant believe you are recommending this but oh well. To the OP, I would recommend DO NOTHING but enjoy your free time and family since you probably wont fully enjoy those aspects of life for a long time. Relax and enjoy things you like to do fully and just wait for medical school to start; your are single now and once medical school starts you will be married to the profession. Good luck
    He is bored and wanting to study; hence i gave him recommendation. If he finds other things to do, then he should do that; but if he still bored then might as well be productive.
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    I don't disagree with Rasputin often, but there's nothing wrong with trying to get a head start on school. You don't have to pour over your books like crazy, but spending a little time looking over the material you'll study in your first semester might be helpful. The anatomy advice you received earlier in this thread was good. However, the first exam you'll have is Cell Biology. That will be 3/4 weeks into the first semester, and it's the only exam you'll have in that course, so whatever you get on the exam determines you grade. You might want to crack open a Cell Bio book.

    The first few weeks of school are a little overwhelming for some people. I remember spending 8 hours a day at school during first semester. It doesn't seem like alot, but it is. You'll be acclimating yourself to a new country and new people. You'll be worried about buying furniture, setting up cable/internet, and figuring out where to go for various things. Having a handle on school will be one less thing to worry about.

    Quote Originally Posted by rasputindoc View Post
    I cant believe you are recommending this but oh well. To the OP, I would recommend DO NOTHING but enjoy your free time and family since you probably wont fully enjoy those aspects of life for a long time. Relax and enjoy things you like to do fully and just wait for medical school to start; your are single now and once medical school starts you will be married to the profession. Good luck

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    Thanks for the advice guys. I spend a lot of time with friends and family but am pretty much free during the day and have gotten tired of going shopping and reading novels...I'm definitely enjoying my free time a little too much, so would like to be a little productive before school starts. Thanks again for the replies and hope to see you all next semester

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    Jump start

    I'm going through Netter flashcards as well as reading the anatomy text and the biochem text....getting ahead now will allow me a LITTLE bit of breathing room as well as a few extra minutes a day with my kids!!

    Nothing wrong with a jump start. The most productive and effective people are those that DO NOT put off what can be done now and wait until later!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UAGrocks! View Post
    I don't disagree with Rasputin often, but there's nothing wrong with trying to get a head start on school. You don't have to pour over your books like crazy, but spending a little time looking over the material you'll study in your first semester might be helpful. The anatomy advice you received earlier in this thread was good. However, the first exam you'll have is Cell Biology. That will be 3/4 weeks into the first semester, and it's the only exam you'll have in that course, so whatever you get on the exam determines you grade. You might want to crack open a Cell Bio book.

    The first few weeks of school are a little overwhelming for some people. I remember spending 8 hours a day at school during first semester. It doesn't seem like alot, but it is. You'll be acclimating yourself to a new country and new people. You'll be worried about buying furniture, setting up cable/internet, and figuring out where to go for various things. Having a handle on school will be one less thing to worry about.
    my point exactly regarding studying for a class where tests come from I dont know where; It is useless to study for anatomy. The OP can do a better job studying for cell bio or biochem. I wouldnt spend my time studying for such an "unpredictable" class. The class is full of old tests and the only section (head and neck) without any old exam questions is pretty much impossible unless you are a practicing neuro surgeon. good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasputindoc View Post
    my point exactly regarding studying for a class where tests come from I dont know where; It is useless to study for anatomy. The OP can do a better job studying for cell bio or biochem. I wouldnt spend my time studying for such an "unpredictable" class. The class is full of old tests and the only section (head and neck) without any old exam questions is pretty much impossible unless you are a practicing neuro surgeon. good luck
    hum hey mister it wasn't that impossible oh well i mean at least this semester. most of the test was old questions .... i wasn't expecting that one after i spent so much time going over the material but oh well i learned after my first test that you should expect the unexpected here and just roll with whatever they ( meaning the school ) trows at you .

    and to answer the question oh please enjoy your last months of freedom once you get started with school it will be crazy and your free time will be non existent .

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainteazer07 View Post
    He is bored and wanting to study; hence i gave him recommendation. If he finds other things to do, then he should do that; but if he still bored then might as well be productive.
    productive in anatomy?...you know better than that mr alllove

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