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    We are told that from now on PMDC has changed biochemistry marks equivalent to that of physio and anatomy i.e. it is now a major aswell. What difference will it make?
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    ^ Don't have any idea! :/ I actually didn't even know the weight-age wasn't equal to other subjects'.
    Depends if UHS agrees.

    And guys, I'm having second thoughts about Guyton Physiology Book! I think Essentials of Physio by Jaypee is concise, upto point and better than guyton. what do you guys have to say about it?
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    AOA Can anyone tell me where to get video lectures of anatomy which include Grays anatomy data
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaheeen View Post
    AOA Can anyone tell me where to get video lectures of anatomy which include Grays anatomy data





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    can anyone recommend a book for behavioral sciences plz??
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    Bulls Eye! Great effort.
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    Admissions Open..Roshni International (Pak) proudly announce 6-months Advanced U.S based training program for Doctors and Paramedics..For registration and other details contact: 0331-0301197, 021-35407433..Hill Park General Hospital.
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    Below is medical lectures for free.


    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSgPh_h0QAp2tg-lCeA4-zw/videos



    All the best
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    Quote Originally Posted by charm_gul
    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
    Thank you for that. I appreciate it. Exams went well, thankfully. Apologizes for a late reply. I was caught up in elective searching and visa processing. But, well, it didn't turn out as expected, the timing was messed up. Nothing new here... this is life. Next year for sure.

    Anyways, I'll have some tips posted here before the prof exams. For the time being, juniors like you might like to have a look at these solved past papers for first Prof part-II (credit goes to the compilers) to get an idea about the question pattern, types and answer samples. Also, for similar questions for first year, check everything out on website and . It's a good idea to get past papers from your seniors, who definitely collected them and still have them. But, do return them after you get photocopies. And welcome to Med school. Hope you like it by now. All the best with your studies and hang in there, the beginnings always tougher.

    So, here are the links fellow doctors. I'll post other second year material before profs later on:

    1. Anatomy papers


    2. Biochemistry papers


    3. Physiology papers


    Hope these help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaini33
    Assalmu 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
    Repetition is the only way to retain all this information (potentially for the rest of your career). You have got to make time to revise everything you learn in medical school and beyond. And I'm sure you're passionate about medicine, so it shouldn't be a problem. Make it a habit to study some every day to keep it fresh. Cramming doesn't work.

    Quote Originally Posted by wind
    We are told that from now on PMDC has changed biochemistry marks equivalent to that of physio and anatomy i.e. it is now a major as well. What difference will it make?
    Depends. It won't be that big a change. I also heard about first year anatomy syllabus revision.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaini33
    And guys, I'm having second thoughts about Guyton Physiology Book! I think Essentials of Physio by Jaypee is concise, upto point and better than guyton. what do you guys have to say about it?
    Jaypee is the better book for second year physiology (seniors recommendation too). Guyton becomes a reference, but don't leave it out completely.

    How do you find gross and Neuroanatomy? I used to think the hip was mind-boggling till I met the abdomin. Neuro's fantastic though!

    Quote Originally Posted by shaheeen
    AOA Can anyone tell me where to get video lectures of anatomy which include Grays anatomy data
    I haven't come across any on the web, but you might want to check this out:



    Quote Originally Posted by kay94
    can anyone recommend a book for behavioral sciences plz??
    "A Handbook of Behavioral Sciences for Medical & Dental students" by Prof. Mowadat H. Rana for UHS affiliated medical colleges.

    Quote Originally Posted by Abdul Rehman Ein.
    Bulls Eye! Great effort.
    Thanks man! It's not quite a bulls eye yet. But I'm working on it.

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    Admissions Open..Roshni International (Pak) proudly announce 6-months Advanced U.S based training program for Doctors and Paramedics..For registration and other details contact: 0331-0301197, 021-35407433..Hill Park General Hospital.
    I take it that the training program is an externship/observership and not a residency program, correct?
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    Please help me !! My medical college admission test is on October and from today I have started Mcat preparation can any one help me and gGUIs me that how to,prepare?
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    @nidarizvi
    you are not posting in relevant thread. there is one called official 2013 mcat preparation and others. so go check them out (:

    @rizwan neuroanatomy is killing me! good to know you found it interesting. as for my part, i think i will have to get some software or video lectures for it if i wana survive. abdomen, pelvis went fine but always had problem learning up vessel courses.
    now the major killer for me is 2nd yr embryo and physio! i am already so dead but have to continue the struggle...
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    Anyone who is having an extreme battle with the neuroanatomy, here are SOME video lectures of Dr. Najeeb taken from this facebook page, very helpful
    Couldn't find embryo lectures though. Only this video by a legendary professor Dr. Acland
    I don't know how am I going to cover such a lengthy syllabus physio is killing me, embryo stabbed me in the back, neuro cracked my skull open and well...you get the picture so moving on...
    oh and I'm completely wasting my Ramadan break! my professors gonna eat me alive in the vivas so this might be a farewell msg from me

    Quote Originally Posted by rizwan94 View Post
    ...Apologizes for a late reply. I was caught up in elective searching and visa processing. But, well, it didn't turn out as expected, the timing was messed up. Nothing new here... this is life. Next year for sure.
    hey rizwan you are in 2nd year right? because we can only go for RESEARCH electives and not clinical ones (unless you managed to really impress your professor that he allowed you to do some rotation around the hospital). btw which US Hospital you were applying to?
    And yeah one senior gave a real helpful suggestion which I wanted to share that if you are planning to give USMLE in the future, then give Step 2 CS during your visit for electives! this would save you one more tour and would get you licensed quickly which is extremely important when that time comes.
    So would you give then Step2CS?

    Quote Originally Posted by rizwan94 View Post
    you might want to check this out:
    This torrent has ZERO seeders! gonna take me eternity to download it.
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    Thanks for sharing the links.
    If you're struggling with second year, look through the past papers of all subjects and make sure you know everything asked in them. Skip the topics you know, learn the ones you don't. This should help you prepare for profs. Dr. Najeeb's lectures really help.
    The only way around Neuro is memorization and repetition every single day, over and over and over again. We can discuss the material here if you like.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaini33
    hey rizwan you are in 2nd year right? because we can only go for RESEARCH electives and not clinical ones (unless you managed to really impress your professor that he allowed you to do some rotation around the hospital). btw which US Hospital you were applying to?
    And yeah one senior gave a real helpful suggestion which I wanted to share that if you are planning to give USMLE in the future, then give Step 2 CS during your visit for electives! this would save you one more tour and would get you licensed quickly which is extremely important when that time comes.
    So would you give then Step2CS?
    Yes, and yes I applied for a research elective (I tried though, an epic fail). But, now when I look back, it won't be that useful, except I thought I could make some contacts that could help in the future. There's only one hospital everyone applies to first when searching for electives in US. That's a great tip and it makes sense. Thank you for sharing that. I think its a good option. And yes, I plan to take USMLE in the future (Insha Allah).

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaini33
    This torrent has ZERO seeders! gonna take me eternity to download it.
    Let me find mine (my apologizes).
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    salam!
    you are kind of right. clinical electives would be more useful than research electives if the research cant' get published.

    and u mean john hopkins hospital? why people scared to tel the name lol
    any hooOo, wish u best of luck. step2 cs is ALL PRACTICAL! i kinda didnt do that wel on my practicals in my med school but hope to get more practice.
    thanks!
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    a competitive score thruout med skul and a bullzye at step 1 with a 99 mite just do the trick for JHU (john hopkins hospital) but is there any other criteria to be considered?

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    Why wud u consider electives in just year 2 ?
    (apologies if i sound abrupt , text on screen cms across this way )
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    Guys more important question
    How are you managing to NOT waste your time in this Ramadan break? I'm so totally scr*wed already! I so force myself into studying but get reminded of every "important" thing at that time
    Quote Originally Posted by Crypt View Post
    a competitive score thruout med skul and a bullzye at step 1 with a 99 mite just do the trick for JHU (john hopkins hospital) but is there any other criteria to be considered?
    I think being THAT much of a "theeta" or a nerd is enough
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    Why wud u consider electives in just year 2 ?
    (apologies if i sound abrupt , text on screen cms across this way )
    But why delay...what if later on you lose some part of the brain or contract some autoimmune disease (with no attempt to sound gloomy)
    actually it's never too early to apply for electives. there is a lot of competition so you really don't know when you can get selected
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaini33 View Post
    salam!
    you are kind of right. clinical electives would be more useful than research electives if the research cant' get published.
    Wa'salam. Exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaini33
    and u mean john hopkins hospital? why people scared to tel the name lol
    any hooOo, wish u best of luck. step2 cs is ALL PRACTICAL! i kinda didnt do that wel on my practicals in my med school but hope to get more practice.
    thanks!
    To save self from the evil eye and the embarrassment of being rejected.
    And I missed my train this time, don't wanna miss it again.
    Medical practice is ALL PRACTICAL! Get better at it now.
    And CS is easier than CK and step 1.
    Thanks and likewise.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaini33 View Post
    Guys more important question
    How are you managing to NOT waste your time in this Ramadan break? I'm so totally scr*wed already! I so force myself into studying but get reminded of every "important" thing at that time
    Look, its quality that matters not quantity and if you'll be nervous at time of studying, nothing will go in your head. Instead calm down and set two hourly targets. Make a list of important topics and start the chapter from the beginning focus on that. I mean through classes and our own understanding, we know which topic will take less time, which only needs to be glanced at and which needs to be studied thoroughly. Do everything one step at a time but calmly. My solid study time is from iftar to sehri, and three more hours some time in the day, that's all I can manage these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crypt View Post
    a competitive score thruout med skul and a bullzye at step 1 with a 99 mite just do the trick for JHU (john hopkins hospital) but is there any other criteria to be considered?
    With that score & an LOR from the Dean, you'll have no problem applying there.
    Ambitious I must say. All the best to you with your future endeavours.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crypt
    Why wud u consider electives in just year 2 ?
    (apologies if i sound abrupt , text on screen cms across this way )
    When I'm eligible to apply, why waste the opportunity? I also wanted to try my whack at it and see if I get accepted or not.
    Plus, I get to add more US experience in my resume & make connections which should help as I hope to get a residency post there too when the time comes. So, I hope to do electives every year of medical school if circumstances permit it. (You're fine, don't worry about it). If you're a freshman, focus on studies for now, you could look at electives next year forth.
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    Which places did u apply to for electives?
    and they vre research electives?

    The best places like MGH, cornell, JHU, mayo, cleveland, northwestren.
    all require international students to be in final year.
    (im sounding abrupt again ryt?:/)

    and do they give a reason for rejection?

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    And no, not a 'theeta' exactly
    just study smart, not hard....
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    I'll "bombard" you with the list next week.
    Yes, basic research.

    For CLINICAL electives not research. JHU research electives are coordinated between
    you and a research faculty member who is willing to take you in their team before you
    apply for it and fill the application form, in which you do state your current med school
    year and expected graduation date. (See JHU's elective book .) (Don't be, you're fine).

    Not exactly, just a cover statement like we thank you for your interest in our program however...



    You've got the brightness in you Crypt.
    I don't think you need to worry about anything.
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    Guys my friend told me that sylabus underwent a little change...
    Embryology msclz,skeletal system,limbs,integumntry sys excluded:-D
    Histo respiratory system excluded...:-P
    Biochem GIT,xenobiotics included...:-(

    anything else anybody noticed? please do tell?
    and how to cover Special Senses in Physio?
    and what is the least I've to do from embryo and histo?
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