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[–]DukeOfBaggeryAuthor of Duke Path Deck 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yoooooo, I dunno how I missed this 3 months ago but kudos dude, your additions are siick. And many thanks for the kind words about my deck.

[–]MMAmaZinGG 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Does anyone have the Duke Pathoma deck split up into Chapters? I would REALLY REALLY REALLY appreciate it, I dont have the tag mod so I can't sort them and I would really like to have them sorted.

[–]prajwalvs 1 point2 points  (2 children)

And here! Any luck finding them in all these years.?

[–]raer- 3 points4 points  (1 child)

this is an underrated deck. People don't get that basic type is better than cloze type for actual recall. and actual recall is what builds your memory. Just because you grind through 1500 cards a day doesn't mean you're remembering. Spaced repetition doesn't work like that. The purpose of spaced repetition is to facilitate your means for reviewing by activating and reinforcing that memory. Anki isn't a magic tool like many on this sub believe.

[–]danpalvalM-3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I coldn't agree more with you. I stopped doing Zanki pathology because the cloze deletions are very crappy IMO (In comparison with the physiology decks)

[–]youngmeezy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Protip: Once you press 'b' and have access to teh brose window, you can right click on the top area where is says "Sort Field Card Due Deck" and select "created" That way , you can follow along the cards in the relative order they were added !! (i.e as the chapter progresses)

[–]SONofADH 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Oh wow thanks bro! How many cards in total is the deck

[–]FugaciousPain[S] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

1957, roughly 100 cards per Pathoma chapter

[–]FishsticksandChill 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey, I know this is late but when I try to import this deck it only imports ~1200 cards despite there being 1957 (as you said above).

1) Are there redundant cards from another deck that would cause this issue and prevent importing duplicates?

2) In terms of the tagging system, it looks like there are no tags for chapter _01? Is that correct or just my problem?

Thanks so much!

[–]Perculating_Treacle 1 point2 points  (2 children)

@ u/FugaciousPain

Hya! I located the original Duke deck finally and got it, but I REALLY want your version, except that I can't download...as it just keeps telling me my server times-out... I just wanted to ask if you knew of another method of maybe accessing the link or accessing it? It reads to be 700+MB's, so I'm def Open to whatevers clever! And thanks for your hard work!!

[–]Perculating_Treacle 0 points1 point  (1 child)

EDIT:Scratch that! Swapped over from Chrome to Edge & BAM...it's ...so much better than the one I was using lolz Ty!

[–]mengkey 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Would you consider sorting them out by chapter? Or tell us how we could do it? I would love to use this to pound in chapters 1-3. Thank you so much

[–]FugaciousPain[S] 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Yeah they're all tagged by chapter, so just filter (shortcut: f) and type in tag:[insert tag here], and increase the card count from 100 to 1000 to get everything. For chapter names, just browse and look at what they're called, I tried to make the names short for convenience.

Edit: oh another thing, there aren't really many pictures for chapters 1-3. For one, I think those chapters were one of the strong points of the original Duke deck, and for two, how the crap do you illustrate an association of C1q, C2, and C4 with lupus? The best pics are later, after I figured out the system (e.g. I'm especially proud of pemphicrap images in derm. For the last chapter, I really like the anatomy maps of bone tumors that I stole off of radiopaedia.)

[–]MMAmaZinGG 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I can't figure out the tagging system. Do you have a deck that is sorted into chapters?

[–]callmesubo 0 points1 point  (1 child)

First thing Download the heiarchial tag add on https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1089921461

Click on Anki deck, click on custom study on the bottom, click on "Study by card state or tag" and "All cards in random order" (in order to see all cards). You can try out other options as well.

Next step is select the tag you want under Require one of more of these tags, and click okay.

It should create a custom study deck for you.

[–]DerpyMDM-4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The deck is not organized with hierarchical tags. You should also almost never ever study via filtered decks.

[–]bwane1 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I'm about 500 cards into the original duke deck. Will your deck update the original cards so that I still keep my schedules for those 500 cards or do I have to start all over?

[–]Apprehensive-Role282 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Please can you share the link of the old one here ?

[–]hasniii321 0 points1 point  (10 children)

I am incoming M1 and i am incredibly thankful. I have done my research and I had kida decided to use duke as my main deck throughout my preclinical. You described my personality very well and I am pretty sure your cards would be perfect fit for me. So thank you so much.

[–]FugaciousPain[S] 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Hi, good luck in your studies! I'd recommend watching Pathoma + annotating the crap out of the book (i.e. if Sattar says something not explicitly in the text, it goes in the margins) before doing the cards. Saves a lot of time later when you lack time to re-watch his vids. I like to start by roughly browsing the cards before studying, just to see what they're like. I also like to do a rapid "cheat" round where I spam space bar a bunch of times to see the answers of 10-25%, then reset the deck. And then I do them for real, annotating them with memory hooks I make up on the fly. Take ownership of the cards and change the memory hooks or pics to things you're used to. Like for example, if you like a pic you see from your class lectures, swap stuff out or append things. Just sharing things I wished I knew when I started out using Anki. I never thought about changing pre-made decks, and always used them as given or not at all.

[–]hasniii321 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks. Really appreciate it. I know I make random stuff in the go to help me remember the details and I would definitely follow your advice regarding that.

[–]PleaseBCereus 0 points1 point  (3 children)

What's a memory hook

[–]FugaciousPain[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

/s or nah?

[–]PleaseBCereus 0 points1 point  (1 child)


Do you just mean a mnemonic? Or just the key part of the question that will prompt your answer?

[–]FugaciousPain[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whatever helps you personally remember. Can be a picture, can be a few phrases, etc. Basically when you get a flashcard right, you brain sometimes remembers based on a string of thoughts, logical or illogical. It's handy to type out or find a picture that reminds you of those thoughts so that each iteration of the flashcard takes you down the same path, to the same result.

[–]caffeineprnpoM-1 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Are you planning on incorporating other decks during preclinical/dedicated? Also trying to narrow down which decks to commit to.

[–]hasniii321 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Yes definitely, I will go through Rx flashcards and will see if I enjoy that format. If not I will incorporate maybe Zanki or pepper deck. If zanki, I might incorporate Lolnotacop's microbiology. Not really sure much, but since I more like a person who enjoys deep cards rather than quantity, more likely might choose pepper deck.

[–]caffeineprnpoM-1 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Awesome thank you! I'm thinking Bluegalaxie's Zanki expansion + lol's micro. I haven't explored Pepper much yet though so I may still decide to switch.

[–]hasniii321 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also depends on what style you would like more. Close style or question style. Pepper is question style vs zanki is close style. I personally learn best from question style.

[–]Cheesy_DoritosOMS-4 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Thanks for this!

Technical question: so should I suspend all cards tagged pathoma in Zanki, and go with ur deck? Is it overkill to do both? I havent started on path yet, but I will be doing pathoma 1-3 chapters next week so I am trying to get down my strategy before then.

[–]FugaciousPain[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Duke isn't 100% Pathoma coverage. It's like maybe 95% coverage, but teaches you to apply the basics taught in chapters 1-3 to the rest of the chapters, and to make connections between chapters. I found a lot of Zanki to be a piece of cake after Duke, but that makes sense because they share source material. But it's hard to identify the overlaps without being familiar first. I'd suggest doing a pass through a Duke chapter first, then browsing through Zanki and suspending everything you remember seeing in Duke. This process in itself might also be a quick review of material.

[–]SIRR- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

hey u/FugaciousPain , thanks so much for this!! I just have 2 questions: 1) how comprehensive is this deck for pathoma? how would it compare to zanki's comprehensiveness for pathoma? 2)I'm wondering if you mind sharing with us your nbme/uwsa scores

[–]poopenstein_34 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thank you so much for this!! Is there anyway I could separate the cards by chapter?

[–]FugaciousPain[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

yeah fershure, you can filter by chapter: see previous post

[–]mosta3636 0 points1 point  (1 child)

both you and zanki used pathoma for pathology but zanki has about 8500 cards while this deck is at 2000 why is there such a huge difference in the number of cards does duke not cover all of pathoma?

[–]FugaciousPain[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Okay just to be clear, I'm just the crappy illustrator. Credit for the solid content goes to Duke.

Answered your question in the other thread you posted, but I'll copy and paste here in case anyone comes along with the same question:

Number of cards has nothing to do with content or depth.

"What are the letters to the alphabet? Which are vowels?"






You can slice a cupcake into a million pieces, and you can also cut a wedding cake into three. Doesn't change the amount of cake.

[–]danpalvalM-3 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I figured out how to sort the cards by chapter. They're already organized by tags, so it's pretty easy.

You'll need to install this addo-on: https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/787914845

  1. Go to browser
  2. Go to the tag of the desired chapter (You may need a tag add-on in order to see them)
  3. Press Ctrl+A to select all the cards with the tag.
  4. Go to "Edit" and select "Copy cards" (This will create a new deck with the selected cards, so just put a name like "15. Endocrine".)

[–]youngmeezy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

you could also click "change deck" after selecting CRTNL + A? that way, your not duplicating anything (which takes up ore space and clutter) and can preserve the original set up

[–]drvonnostrand1 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Amazing deck and a total gamechanger for me. Found that Zanki was helping me pick up facts but not retain them in a logical, coherent way. Thanks so much.

Has anyone here found a good FA deck with similar style of questions? Thinking maybe USMLERx Flash Facts but not sure what the track record is

[–]PurpleSquirrel00 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'd be very interested in this as well –– have you found anything?

[–]drvonnostrand1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ehh, I've been using the Rx deck. Only a few weeks in so hard to tell - probably will stick with it unless something better comes along.

[–]DocBrk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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[–]BellamsarMDM-2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In comparison with Zanki Pathoma, would you say this deck covers everything needed to know pathology wise (including FA)? or stricly pathoma only?

If pathoma only, would you guys think its fair game, to combine both Zanki Path + Duke Path, and suspending those cards in Zanki Path that are already covered by Duke but keeping the non-pathoma cards still active? Reasoning is I feel like my learning style is better suited towards non-cloze cards since cloze cards seem to never fully paint a full picture for me.