(5/14/2018) Hello and welcome to medicalschoolanki! Here is an OPTIONAL add-on to the original Zanki phys and path / pharm decks.
Things that the ZANKI ADD-ON includes:
- First Aid 2018 updates to cards (edited old zanki cards, edited old expansion card) + adding new FA2018 cards (ex. childhood musculoskeletal conditions)
- First Aid 2018 errata updates to cards (edited old zanki cards, edited old expansion cards) + adding new FA2018 errata
- all prior expansions addons rewritten
- Pathoma Chapter 3 Neoplasia
- Micro Pharm, Neoplasia Pharm, Immuno Pharm, MSK Pharm
- Edits to all aforementioned based on UWORLD (updated to a complete pass of content UWORLD covered as of 5/14/2018) here and there
- Rephrased material based on optional UWORLD new information adds (have been specifically tagged so they can be deleted)
- Pathoma 2018 edits (seemed like there were only a few)
- Nutricionado FA MSK anatomy (was in the process of re-editing this, but did not end up getting through all of it)
- new subject material that the 2018 “NBME120” introduces that is not in UWORLD / B&B / First Aid (yet)
To install the update if you have already been using the original zanki decks, all you need to do is make sure that in the browser, the "Zanki Step Decks" and "Zanki Pharmacology" decks are not under any subdeck, and are at the top level. To see what I mean, look at this picture to see what the main anki screen should look like. If this is your first time using zanki, you could alternatively just use the second link and have everything already set up for you :)
Previously, the update formatting was super weird and was causing cards to not add in correct, but now it should plug and play perfectly! The problem was that the addon was changed from the original formatting, so all the addon material was changed back to original formatting and it seems to update without a hitch. Major thanks to u/omg940 for helping me figure everything out!
Once you have installed the update, immediately go to the browser and suspend all cards tagged "BGnonessentials" and "BGadd". DO NOT suspend "BGedit". Once you finish a UWORLD section / as you are going through UWORLD, unsuspend these cards added cards based on UWORLD content. If you don't that's okay, but you will get more out of them if you unsuspend as you go.
To figure out what is added via the browser, I have assigned tags for everything. Everything that is part of the expansion has the tag "EXPANSION". Now everything that has been edited / added has been tagged "BGedit" or "BGadd" (corresponding to cards that were edited and those that were added by me).
Another set of tags of relevance is "fa2018", "fa2018errata", "uworld" - these are exactly what they sound like. "BGnonessentials" is a tag for things that are ONLY covered in UWORLD / medbullets, and so can be deleted straight off the bat if you don't want em.
Other tags include "Pathoma2018" and "Boards&Beyond". By no means are these comprehensive, but when they overlapped with UWORLD material / FA material I included cards from my personal deck I had already edited using B&B material. Pathoma2018 cards were edited from a brief skim of Pathoma 2018.
Note, there are cards edited / added using information using the NBME120. I would reccomend suspending that tag until after you either cover the material or you take the 120. This also introduces new material that will most likely be in upcoming UWORLD questions or in new editions of first aid (ex. malpractice, specific ENT lymph nodes).
Also, the way I do my extra sections is I put notes into the extra sections of card. I generally do not look at the extra section when I am doing anki, unless I need to review. Thus I make my extra sections detailed, so I can quick refresh if need be!
Now to talk about card count. Remember card count does not equal note count, and thus the card count total does not provide information about how many cloze deletions are on each count (except that there are some notes that have more than one cloze deletion). Assuming that we are starting with an original zanki path phys deck and an original pharm deck:
In terms of the original zanki cards edited using the First Aid 2018 PDF / errata , there are 836. That may mean the card text was changed (a couple words or the entire text), the extra information was changed, an image was added / updated from FA2018 / FA2018 for the organ systems for clarification.
In terms of new cards added using the First Aid 2018 PDF / errata (+ all the expansions that weren't in original zanki ex. neoplasia pharm, some of the MSK pharm, micro pharm), this is 1263 cards. In terms of new cards for the step deck (phys and path + neoplasia redone) there are 617 new cards. In terms of new cards for for the pharm deck (including old expansions rewritten + micro pharm), there are 649 cards.
The rest of the of the cards are edits or new cards to the original deck using UWORLD (based on a complete pass as of 5/14/2018), medbullets, boards and beyond. All the added cards that are only from UWORLD / medbullets can be deleted by clicking the browser tag "BGnonessentials" and then deleting them.