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    i no i am going mad much site shown in this thereat could you tell me the best one
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    ^ Salam!
    @ beautiful.areeba: Sorry i didn't get what you are asking. Can you please rephrase the que again?

    @rizwan94: Salam! Can you please check this review and tell me how you find this medical book? You've been so helpful to us in the past and I'm pretty sure you gonna give a fair review on it.

    Marks' basic medical biochemistry: a clinical approach

    I'm kinda having a problem in biochemistry concepts and would really appreciate help in this regard. What book do you use btw? Or you rely on your teachers' notes?
    Ibn Sina(The Doctor of Doctors!)
    His major contribution to medical science was his famous book al-Qanun which remained supreme for SIX CENTURIES and surveyed the entire medical knowledge available from ancient and Muslim sources. Al-Qanun is like this massive medical book even worse than B.D anatomy (as has no pic) but I still hope to give it a read someday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaini33 View Post
    ^ Salam!
    @ beautiful.areeba: Sorry i didn't get what you are asking. Can you please rephrase the que again?

    @rizwan94: Salam! Can you please check this review and tell me how you find this medical book? You've been so helpful to us in the past and I'm pretty sure you gonna give a fair review on it.

    Marks' basic medical biochemistry: a clinical approach

    I'm kinda having a problem in biochemistry concepts and would really appreciate help in this regard. What book do you use btw? Or you rely on your teachers' notes?
    Well Thats A good book! I also did give it a try back in Jan but point is that out paper, that would be in UHS,
    Mushtaq ( its gruesome) they follow though teachers do ask you to read lippincott and harper ( I do go through both)
    Even Chatterjee Is Good, much descriptive as compared to all three of these and one surely gets the concept from there so I would say
    first for paper attempting, read the book your college walas tell you to and for getting concepts you can give chatterjee a try
    Which topics are you studying? Vitamins?
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    Salamu alikum!

    @ Cefspan: oooh thanks ALOT! that really helped! I would definitely give Chaterjee a try!

    My college walas say to study from any book we like. Teachers mainly go for mushtaq, and some for Hashmi. My cousin now doing her House Job recommended Hashmi but as I said before, I don't find it much to my liking.
    But no you've pointed out a new book and I'm gonna make sure I do give it a try too. =]
    May Allah bless you loads!

    Jazakumullahu khairan!
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    Asalamu alikum!
    Hey fellows, how are your studies going?
    Did you guys make any timetable for these summer vacations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaini33 View Post
    ^ Salam!
    @ beautiful.areeba: Sorry i didn't get what you are asking. Can you please rephrase the que again?

    @rizwan94: Salam! Can you please check this review and tell me how you find this medical book? You've been so helpful to us in the past and I'm pretty sure you gonna give a fair review on it.

    Marks' basic medical biochemistry: a clinical approach

    I'm kinda having a problem in biochemistry concepts and would really appreciate help in this regard. What book do you use btw? Or you rely on your teachers' notes?
    Salam, the reviews on the book are good. But I can't say how useful it would be because based on the different reviews, this book has a clinical approach with case studies that allow you to practice what you learned. However, in 1st prof, we're expected to know the fundamentals. This book might be useful next year. I'm personally sticking to Lippincot's and Mushtaq along with college notes. If nothing works for you, try a review book like BRS Biochemistry or rapid review. I heard that these books are an accumulation of key points/fundamental concepts. And Yes, Biochemistry is "drier" than Anatomy suprisingly. Hope this helps. Final advice, with the sendups coming up, just revise whatever you have studied so far.

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    Asalamu alikum!
    Hey fellows, how are your studies going?
    Did you guys make any timetable for these summer vacations?
    Walikum asalam.
    Studies can go better. I made a timetable, only to not stick to it.
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    Guys how is your proff preparation going? mine is going terrible
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaini33 View Post
    Guys how is your proff preparation going? mine is going terrible
    Assalam alikum,

    Preparation is half & half unfortunately.
    I'm sure its not that bad.
    Just stay in your wits, IA everything will go fine.
    May we all pass the profs with good marks (at least) Amin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaini33 View Post
    Guys how is your proff preparation going? mine is going terrible
    I haven't even completed my preparation yet and I have this feeling k I've forgotten everything

    May ALLAH help us
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    Asalamu alikum!
    Guys how to prepare for viva and ospe?
    Is there memorization involved?
    I know practical notebooks should be done completely. Then in biochem, you have questions even from within the course.
    Should I go through gross ana quickly cuz I don't remember it that well?
    And for biochem, we got to go through the whole syllabus again as even in ospe que would be from there?
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    where are all of you guys? we could have our online community too you know, our virtual classroom where we could share links
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    Hi,

    I couldn't find any recent past OSCE papers, and this is all I have been able to find on OSCE: . I believe we definitely have to revise full practicals, not sure about full syllabus again. But I'm trying to revise most of it.

    Did anyone else find something useful? It would really be appreciated.

    Good luck with your exams everyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rizwan94 View Post
    Hi,

    I couldn't find any recent past OSCE papers, and this is all I have been able to find on OSCE: .
    heyaa! awh why didn't you say so before?! I have a couple of links but don't usually visit them cuz i just pay attention to my practical notebook and textbook. But this group here is just AWESOME. we discuss here the whole syllabus and ques and ospe and what not. and you, rizwan, would definitely be a great contributor over there i'm sure! do join it as soon as possible. then visit the "Files" tab and photos, over there is whole ospe related material.

    If you dun wana join it, then do let me know, i'll then post helpful ospe related material here


    Quote Originally Posted by rizwan94 View Post
    I believe we definitely have to revise full practicals, not sure about full syllabus again. But I'm trying to revise most of it.

    Did anyone else find something useful? It would really be appreciated.

    Good luck with your exams everyone!
    yeah definitely full practicals. :| and since i didn't finish my syllabus the first time, so gotta revise the things left.

    and these are some of the links i'm checking right now. you people can have a look at them too








    can't provide any reviews since i haven't seen them yet myself...

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    For vivas, it largely depends on examiners as to what questions they ask. :|
    ospe can only be practiced on the instruments and models and specimens of your particular college!
    Physio ospe, totally the questions from practical notebook.
    Biochem ospe, well que come from within the text as well so not much hope here.

    So I don't know, how to prepare well. I'm just revising my practical notebooks and hoping for the best :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaini33 View Post
    heyaa! awh why didn't you say so before?! I have a couple of links but don't usually visit them cuz i just pay attention to my practical notebook and textbook. But this group here is just AWESOME. we discuss here the whole syllabus and ques and ospe and what not. and you, rizwan, would definitely be a great contributor over there i'm sure! do join it as soon as possible. then visit the "Files" tab and photos, over there is whole ospe related material.

    If you dun wana join it, then do let me know, i'll then post helpful ospe related material here
    I'll take that as a complement. Thanks for letting me know about this @Zaini33, but I don't use facebook and never plan to either. So, it would be great if you can share the stuff here at your convenience of course.


    yeah definitely full practicals. :| and since i didn't finish my syllabus the first time, so gotta revise the things left.

    and these are some of the links i'm checking right now. you people can have a look at them too








    can't provide any reviews since i haven't seen them yet myself...

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    and this facebook page as well owned by the above group admins
    This page is the most helpful. Salute to the admins! May Allah bless them even more!
    I'm downloading the other stuff, lets see what's on offer.

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    For vivas, it largely depends on examiners as to what questions they ask. :|
    ospe can only be practiced on the instruments and models and specimens of your particular college!
    Physio ospe, totally the questions from practical notebook.
    Biochem ospe, well que come from within the text as well so not much hope here.

    So I don't know, how to prepare well. I'm just revising my practical notebooks and hoping for the best :/
    I've always had strict Chemistry examiners through matric and FSc, I seriously hope this time, the examiner's good.
    Thanks, that puts things in perspective. I sensed from the start that Biochemistry was trouble. Same here. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Thank you @ Zaini33 big time. You've helped me alot. Jazak Allah khair
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    Asalamu alikum!

    Any seniors out here? Any advice you guys can give us? we are about to start our second year mbbs and seems like it's hell twice the burden of 1st yr. :| you know you can struck the physics book and the anatomy book on your head just a couple of times and can manage quite a good amount of fracture...
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    well 1st prof gone today needing a chance to feel seniority
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaini33 View Post
    Asalamu alikum!

    Any seniors out here? Any advice you guys can give us? we are about to start our second year mbbs and seems like it's hell twice the burden of 1st yr. :| you know you can struck the physics book and the anatomy book on your head just a couple of times and can manage quite a good amount of fracture...
    Walikum asalam!

    Guess no one's there. Well, I've started working on second professional now. It's turning out to be lengthier than 1st Prof . Well, now we too are seniors and I think its time we guided new students too. Just a suggestion, why don't we all post our tips/advice for 1st Prof here till next week and then we'll get started on second prof. By then I'll have gathered all the material by then too, Insha Allah. All members who have posted in this thread are welcome to share their tips, advice, tricks and strategies.

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    well 1st prof gone today needing a chance to feel seniority
    Yeah!
    P.S. Thanks for sharing the links!
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    Hey guys - I'm just about to start med school this year! I've been practically stalking the Internet for med school advice so I figured I might as well share it


    1. Firstly, this website is a GOLDMINE. It's where med students from all over the world talk about their problems/give each other advice, etc. True, it contains a lot of USMLE preparation stuff but there are loads of great threads in it, like is a huge collection of Medical e-books, to incoming students, and so on!
    2. ANKI. It's a flashcard program - and it's been recommended by loads of med students! Scared about how to learn loads of anatomy facts and remember it even after a few months? ANKI's the answer! It's a spaced repetition flashcard program aka it takes into account the brain's forgetting curve. Website: You can download it for free for your computer (Windows or Mac), or Android phone/tablet. The iPad/iPod/IPhone version is paid though. If you're too lazy to make cards, there are loads of card decks made by other users.
    3. Nearly every website in this link is pretty useful -


    To the seniors - hope you guys did well on your 1st Prof! And @rizwan94 this thread is amazing - THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK. Any advice from you/the seniors regarding the first year will be greatly appreciated
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    Asalamu alikum!

    [the med school is starting again from tomorrow ]

    Ok so juniors, some advice I could pull together is

    You'll find Gross Anatomy to be most time consuming. You'll be covering upper limb, lower limb and trunk (under UHS affiliated colleges). [in second year you do head and neck, abdomen, pelvis and neuro .]
    So think about it that "ok this is my arm, what exactly have you in you that makes you so special and make you end up in my course." or think this way "bones are the foundations on which the muscles are attached to. then there are these "passageways" or "roads" which are the nerves and vessels running their length. so first always you will be studying bones, then muscle attachments and then nerves an vessels.
    Also make your self curious that lower limb and upper limb function is so different yet there are similarities. how is the hand designed so perfectly that their working makes one an artist, a painter, a tennis player etc.

    So in this way try to make it interesting for yourself. try to get curious about it. Also many books don't give complete course of nerves and vessels so keep making complete notes on their routes while studying different sections.

    Embryo should be understood initially in 3D so some softwares can help you their.

    Biochem is a LOT OF cramming and you need to even know a lot!

    Physio wording of Guyton seems pretty easy but dun be fooled as it is very hard to remember. try to make side notes which contain at least all essential points talked about in a passage.
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    Asalamu alikum!
    Fellows, I'm forgetting first year gross anatomy slowly. Is this normal? I mean what about using that knowledge in clinical rotations, house-job and then hopefully medical practice? :/
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