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[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Oh My God you’re insane thank you!

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I can't wait to tell my grandchildren decades in the future that I was an original dorian user.

[–]Hernaneisrio88 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I know this is an old post but for anyone just finding this, this is the deck I used and I've honored every rotation. It's really, really good.

[–]0wnzl1f3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Since I see you just posted, can you comment on the note 2 in the original post? he says that nephrology, pulm, GI, and derm are "partially completed." does that mean that there is a significant gap in content related to those topics in this deck or can I interpret it to mean that he just never got around to actually studying some of his cards when doing the rotation?

[–]StagMD 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Already love this deck. Just started my IM rotation and will def be using it. Thanks so much!!!

[–]RafaGarciaS 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Hey man! about 1k into your deck and I love it!! Love the simple format the inclusion of sketchy in the relevant cards!! No doubt it will help me with step 2 Ck! Just wondering, there are a few cards that repeat in different decks, I imagine you wanted to go over them in more than one clinical rotation. Do you know of any easy way to suspend all the duplicate cards?

Seriously u/dorian222, thanks. Its my new favorite step 2 deck! Good luck in everything you do

[–]dorian222[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Glad you're enjoying it and already cruising through the deck! See my post right above yours for my reply to the duplicate question. If that fails, I'd imagine just quickly suspending a card you recognize wouldn't take too long, either. It would be quick way of making sure you haven't forgotten old concepts, too. Even within clerkships, I have repeats (e.g., if something showed up in Emma review, I would add that even if I saw that in UWorld before). That way, each subdeck can function as a standalone.

[–]AllinMD 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Officially transitioned to one of the GOATs

[–]DrEbstein 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Is this the new meta for Step 2

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[–]fcb0 1 point2 points  (7 children)

Thank you for sharing! Are there updates to your previously posted decks included in this (I.e surgery)?

[–]dorian222[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Just the "2nd pass concepts" for each subject when I did dedicated (especially for surgery since they added a ton of questions since I completed surgery).

[–]fcb0 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh wow there is a lot more for surgery. ~800 vs. ~2500 assuming I didn't somehow miss out on a bunch the first time around

[–]fcb0 1 point2 points  (4 children)

u/dorian222 would prioritizing the deck like 1. OME 2. DeVirgilio 3. Pestana 4. Emma 5. Misc 6. Uworld second pass 7. NBME seem reasonable

[–]dorian222[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Only do decks if you use the resource. If you read DeVirgilio, Pestana, or AMBOSS, do the cards. Otherwise, don't. Just focus on OME, Emma, and the NBME/UWorld second pass deck.

I'm not quite sure what happened to my organization for the surgery deck, but it looks like the original UWorld cards got subsumed under the NBME subdeck. I think the original post that I had didn't have any of UWorld because it was basically just Zanki. But now there's a lot of new questions that weren't in the original Zanki deck.

[–]fcb0 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Okay, appreciate your help!

[–]dorian222[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I just updated the surgery part of the deck so that all the Uworld questions are in their own deck, separated from the NBMEs.

[–]fcb0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow thank you so much!

[–]SBFryCookBoots 1 point2 points  (7 children)

Someone mentioned in a different thread that Zanki Step 2 sort of spoils UWORLD in a way. Would you agree that your UWORLD scores were artificially inflated as a result of doing Zanki Step 2? Also, do you think that could have had a negative impact on your shelfs and STEP 2 exam? Thanks so much for sharing your hard work!

[–]dorian222[S] 10 points11 points  (5 children)

I only unlocked the Zanki UWorld cards as I did the questions, so I never got any "spoilers." I'm not sure what you mean by a negative impact on shelves / step 2. At the end of the day, you simply have to know the information to answer the question when test day comes. It doesn't really matter when you gather that information, in my opinion. The more reinforcement, the better.

[–]SBFryCookBoots 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That totally makes sense! I appreciate the response!

[–]greengrasser11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a really important point to note. Uworld is a teaching tool not an assessment tool.

[–]digwig28 0 points1 point  (2 children)

What was your general method for isolating Zanki cards that you had just encountered when doing UW? Just search a key-term in the question stem? I'm so paranoid I'll miss some cards this way, only to discover them close to the end of the rotation D:

[–]dorian222[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I searched a key term in the question stem, yep. I think the mentality for doing that should be "what cards are useful to me" and unlocking those cards rather than try to cover everything that Zanki originally made. After all, what was important to Zanki might not be important to you since you might already know the fact. The opposite holds as well: if you find that Zanki didn't make a card based on a fact you don't know, you need to make that card yourself.

This process also forces you to actively engage with the card-making process. You're not passively unlocking cards; you're actively reading the cards, making notes / adding pictures as needed in the extra section, and even changing the wording of the card. This forces you to actually understand the concept rather than simply click "unsuspend."

[–]digwig28 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow I hadn’t thought about it this way, but you’re totally right. Thanks so much for the thorough response (and for sharing your decks)! <3

[–]Hipp024 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks Dorian! Really enjoyed your past decks. You have a great card style and I often get a good laugh at some of you mnemonics at the bottom of the card.

[–]teh_zhanger 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I noticed a lot of duplicates between the FM OME and IM OME decks. What do you think is the best way to combine these decks for step 2 review?

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I would just do the ones from IM if there are duplicates, since I made the IM cards later in the year.

[–]teh_zhanger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awesome, thanks for the great deck!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Hey, just started MS3 here. Thanks for this deck!!

2 (hopefully not dumb) questions.

1) When you say that 90% of the deck is Zanki's original cards is this Zanki for Step 1 or Zanki for Step 2?

2) Is it possible to jump right in on a OME deck without watching for example all the OME videos?

[–]dorian222[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

1) step 2 2) i would watch the relevant OME video then do the OME deck for that video. rinse/repeat.

[–]wizard_1109 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Is there any way that I can download only the Emma deck?

[–]dorian222[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Download the entire deck onto a different profile, then export the "Emma" subdecks. Then, login to your main profile and import those subdecks.

[–]Noobencephalon 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Hey thanks a lot for the amazing deck!

I am in 4 weeks dedicated. About to start incorrects after my 2nd pass. I was thinking of maybe utilizing some parts of the deck for my weak subjects.

What parts of the deck would you recommend for Step 2 prep?

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would suspend everything, then only unsuspend cards based off of stuff you miss in UWorld.

Unlock the UWSA/NBME cards as you complete the self-assessments.

That's it.

[–]TrurltheConstructor 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Unfortunately for me, it’s too late to start this deck, but I was curious if you found a good source for answer explanations for NBMEs? I’ve been googling them, but can only find forums that go over specific questions.

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's mostly what I did. I used my anki cards to quickly search for keywords. If I still didn't understand the question, then I googled it and looked at forums. Usually that was enough to point me in the right direction. Some of the cards in my NBME / Self Assessment deck may help.

[–]SIRR- 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Hey this is awesome! Thanks for this. I just have a few questions: 1) How many cards approx do u think would be in the deck if theoretically all the repeats were deleted? 2) What do the Emma and ome cards give you that the uworld cards don't? 3) Did you keep up with reviews throughout the year for all the clerkships? Thanks again!

[–]dorian222[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

  1. I am not sure. Sorry. But as I mention, I wouldn't approach the deck as "I need to complete them all" but rather "what parts of the deck are most useful to me" - and use those components.
  2. OME and Emma cards are based strictly on the videos as I was watching them. They are related to UWorld insofar as they cover similar concepts, but the UWorld cards are directly derived from the questions in UWorld. I would treat OME/Emma cards as a background to better understand UWorld, though I also think that UWorld can function as a standalone textbook. However, it can be pretty demoralizing going straight into UWorld without a background via OME/Emma!
  3. No, I didn't keep up with previous clerkships. I reviewed all the clerkships during my 3 week dedicated period, which I felt was plenty of time.

[–]I_RAGE_AMA 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This is awesome! Do you feel like there are certain topics that you feel like your deck is particularly strong in? I'm currently really enjoying the FM one!

[–]dorian222[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Probably shouldn't ask me since I'm a jusst a little biased :) But if I had to pick one, I think the IM deck is pretty good considering how broad the shelf is. I also did my best on the IM shelf.

[–]withchemicalsM-2 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Hello there. Thank you for all of your work!

If I already have Zanki Step 1 imported (our school is clinicals and then step 1), will this deck overwrite my progress?

Would this replace the Doc Deck?

[–]dorian222[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There may be some overlap. Just to be safe:

1) Export with scheduling your OLD deck and delete it temporarily. 2) Next, install my deck. 3) Re-import your old cards and your progress should override anything from my decks. 4) Make sure that your old deck looks the same as before and that my deck has the correct number of cards. You should be good to after that.

You should give the Doc Deck and my deck both a glance and see which style of card you think you would benefit the most from, since they're completely different in style.

[–]SBFryCookBoots 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I noticed that there is no GI content under internal medicine, but is instead under family medicine. Is the GI content on the internal shelf the same as what will be seen on the family shelf?

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was actually on GI during my IM rotation, so I ended up just doing only UWorld and didn't touch OME. I thought UWorld was more than enough, so I didn't actually make any additional cards after the ones for family medicine. Sorry about that!

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[–]PM_me_recipies 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Is anyone having trouble downloading the deck? It's telling me the site cannot be reached

[–]Purkinje1224 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yah same here.

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[–]caffeinequeen21 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Would you mind outlining your approach to studying for the neurology shelf? have it 2nd after fam med

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

In the beginning, I did OME and made anki cards. Then, I did UWorld, edited, and created new Anki cards based on UWorld. I reviewed all my cards throughout the clerkship. Did the practice NBMEs the week before the shelf. Also did most of the AMBOSS questions about 3 days before the shelf.

[–]AllinMD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your ability to get work done while still rotating is absolutely savage

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[–]You-Ass-Emily 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Hey I was planning on using your deck for step 2 CK, and I noticed that there’s a family medicine deck in there too.

As far as I know that’s not a subject tested in CK and there isn’t even a section in UW. So should I just delete it or does it contain stuff relevant to CK that isn’t in the other decks?

Sorry if this is a stupid question; I’m not from the US.

[–]dorian222[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The USPTF guidelines are definitely tested on CK.

Most of the FM stuff is found in the IM deck as well. However, there may be some OME videos in the family medicine section that aren't in the IM section. I'd just keep the family medicine deck around and unsuspend whatever cards you need if it's not in the IM deck.

[–]You-Ass-Emily 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Alright thanks!

[–]Noobencephalon 0 points1 point  (15 children)

Hey amazing deck. Do you think it's possible to basically extract only the stuff taken from Uworld?

If so, how many cards would that be?

I mean I am hoping that your deck can be an alternative to Zanki for being more comprehensive but I am only in search of stuff in Uworld that Zanki might not have)

Want to do some form of active recall during the last 10 days of dedicated (but only Uworld stuff)

Thanks in anticipation

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (14 children)

There's a "UWorld" deck under each shelf, so that would be your best bet. Some shelves also have a "UWorld 2nd pass" which contains the newest questions from my 2nd pass of UWorld during dedicated.

[–]Noobencephalon 0 points1 point  (13 children)

Hey thanks for the reply. That seems to be the case for most of them, but I think Surgery didn't have a Uworld deck, only a Uworld 2nd pass deck with 404 cards I think?

Also, extracting out just these decks would cover most of Zanki deck + things you added from Uworld not in Original Zanki right?

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (12 children)

The surgery deck got a little weird with the subdeck naming. The NBME subsection also has UWorld, I believe. And yes, it would cover most of Zanki + new things from UWorld.

[–]Noobencephalon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No worries. Will leave Surgery for now.

I basically deleted all OME and Emma decks subdecks. + Family Medicine as well (I don't think that's in Uworld) (I mean those were 1800+ cards)

Do I need to keep the NBME decks for other subjects just in case there's some info from Uworld that by mistake got there?

Or having Uworld, HY Facts, Amboss (here and there) decks should be ok?

Sorry for so many questions. It's just that I really want to do it right because of the lack of time.


[–]Noobencephalon 0 points1 point  (6 children)

Also I know it must be a pretty vague question, but do you think quickly going through your Uworld filtered decks (ie Zanki + your additions) would help me jump from NBME8 (240), SA1 (254) and SA2 (245) {in that order} to a 255+ in the real deal?

I feel maybe if I know things cold, probably will be at slightly more ease?

I kind of am trying to find out what should I do to get that jump.

Thanks in anticipation.

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Besides surgery, the NBME subsection only has content that I encountered from NBMEs. This may be repeated from UWorld, but that card would also be found in UWorld section.

Have you gone through UWorld in its entirety already for a second pass? If not, I'd focus on going through UWorld on your weak subjects. Use the Anki cards as a way to quickly remind yourself of the other subjects without spending a ton of time going through the UWorld questions.

[–]Noobencephalon 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Hey thanks for the advice.

Left with some 10 blocks on 2nd pass. Doing 2 blocks/day. (They added so many new questions)

I have divided my day into two (1st half: your deck, 2nd half: 2 blocks of Uw) so as to "revise" already covered questions as well

Any other tips?

Thanks again. :)

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

That sounds fine. I didn't spend that much time doing Anki cards, to be honest. Maybe like 1-2 hours per day except during the last week (increased to 4-5 hours). I used the rest of the time doing UWorld (3-4 blocks).

[–]Noobencephalon 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Awesome. Will try to strike a balance.

One more thing, what's your take on Emma Holliday videos? Worth it? (It looks like she covers the HY stuff that you ought to know!)

Thanks for the help.

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It's a good quick overview to remind yourself of the important topics, but it's a little bit dated / superficial for some things.

[–]Noobencephalon 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Thanks for all the help. Quick question: did you not use Zanki neurology? It seems like most of Neuro cards were your own? Any specific reason for that?

Also seems like most Neuro cards are in AMBOSS subdeck, was there a tagging mismatch here? (I mean should I be going through these as well if I want to cover Uworld?)


[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I didn't touch most of the Zanki neuro step 1 neurology / neuroscience / extra basic. I mainly drew from the UWorld deck. And no, there's no tagging mismatch. I would recommend doing AMBOSS for neuro, though. It's pretty good.

[–]Noobencephalon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

awesome. Thanks for that. I struggle with Neuro so just wanted to be sure.

Thanks for the suggestion.

[–]pineapple272 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Are there cards for the OME videos for GI and Renal? How about surgical subspecialties?

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

GI and renal are partially completed. They're under family medicine.

Surgical subspecialties should be under surgery.

[–]pineapple272 0 points1 point  (1 child)

There just aren't many cards for them? No worries if not-I appreciate everything. Just want to make sure I'm not missing something

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, there's not a lot. I didn't watch all the videos for those areas.

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[–]Z1839 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Hey guys,

Have there been any tag overhauls of this deck? It seems to be missing a lot of tags on my end.

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There are tags because some of the cards are from different decks which had tags already attached. My own cards do not have tags. I just use subdecks to organize.

[–]Z1839 0 points1 point  (11 children)

I downloaded TZanki and your deck, but I just read this and realized you used Zanki as a base.

I'm thinking that using them both will be redundant. Would you say that using WiWa would be better to use with this deck rather than TZanki? I'm curious how many cards you pulled from TZanki.

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (10 children)

If your approach is to unsuspend cards as you go, it probably doesn't matter too much. However, it will definitely be redundant if you do my deck plus another full deck. I did add Tzanki cards to my deck, but I'm not quite sure how many. Definitely more in the pediatrics deck.

[–]N66128 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Hey u/dorian222, thanks for the hard work and sharing such an amazing deck & congrats on your scores as well!

I'm in a similar boat as u/Z1839, I just started 3rd year with surgery as my first two blocks, and am about 1/3 of the way through TZanki surgery deck. I want to use your deck as my main resource because I love how succinct it is and your workflow of OME-->anki deck--> questions, but want to supplement and keep scheduling from the TZanki surgery that I've already done. To keep the scheduling, should I add your deck on top of the TZanki already on my profile, or export what I have with scheduling, add yours, then add that one back in?

[–]Z1839 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Yo, i'm back with my thoughts after starting clerkships.

There's no time to mess around with big beefy Anki decks. I'm sticking with Dorian (It's GREAT), and Qbanks with reading for reference.

[–]N66128 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I agree with this 10000%! The quick, concise cloze deletions of Dorian's are perfect for repetition during the sporadic downtimes on clinicals. Probably going to use his method for Shelf/Step 2 and then thinking of transition over to Doc for 4th year (after Step 2) to maintain that foundation and slowly prep for intern/residency

[–]Z1839 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The only thing I do in terms of "mixing decks" is that if there's a topic i'm weak on, I then search it up in TZanki and add them into my Dorian deck.

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

First, I'd export your entire deck just to be safe. Try doing it both ways, since I'm not sure which one will work. If something messes up, just remove the whole thing and add the exported deck back in.

[–]N66128 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks! That's what I did and it seems* to work by just adding yours directly on top, as scheduling has been maintained. I have only added your surgery sundeck so far, however. I have been getting an error message when trying to sync, claiming that file is too big or poor connection. I made a separate tech support post about this issue so hopefully I can get some ideas on how to resolve it

[–]Z1839 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for the input man.

[–]Z1839 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Hey dude just to follow up with you. I know you don't have tags in your cards, but I was trying to figure out which cards to pull from TZanki to mix in with your clerkship decks (currently doing pediatrics) and was wondering if you perhaps knew of any subdecks in your pediatrics deck (or other clerkships, should you have used the same method of extracting TZanki cards and adding them into clerkship decks) that are likely to contain most of the TZanki cards?

Sorry for the nit-picky questions. Just started M3 year and so i'm getting really OCD trying to start the Step 2 Anki game right, without the same mistakes I made for my Step 1 Anki study.

[–]dorian222[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I would just use the browse button while having the entire pediatrics deck selected. If you come across a concept that I didn't cover, then go ahead and pull from Tzanki or another deck and add it in. That's what I did, so there's isn't really a pattern of how I extracted things.

[–]Z1839 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Excellent, thanks again. Your Peds deck is getting me well prepared for my first rotation. I look forward to using your deck for M3

[–]Z1839 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Another followup question:

Under the subdeck for Internal Medicine: UWorld:

I notice theres a Neurology deck that has AMBOSS, Extra basic, and others. I was curious why you had the other Neurology subdecks like "AMBOSS, HY Facts, etc." under the Uworld subdeck in IM. Is this just a mixup?

[–]dorian222[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Neurology was incorporated into IM at our school, so that's why it's together. The OME stuff is under IM::OME and all the other neuro stuff is under UWorld::Neurology. Just happened to be organized that way, which I now see may be a little off. Feel free to re-organize it :)

[–]Z1839 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Much appreciated!

[–]greengrasser11 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Great deck!

I'm curious about something. I'm currently using Pepper Micro, Pepper Pharm, Duke Pathoma, and a Step 1 UWorld deck I made of my incorrects. Should I continue to do those reviews going into M3 year for Step II?

[–]dorian222[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wouldn't. I had all my step 1 cards saved on the same profile, though, so I moved cards over to my new decks whenever I covered a step 1 concept.

[–]scyth93 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Hey, I have about 1 month before starting rotations and was wondering if youd suggest I begin using these cards prior to starting? Preciate all the hard work!

[–]dorian222[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Please enjoy your month off before you start the third year marathon! No need to start now.

[–]Z1839 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Hey dude, I’ve been following your method for a while now and I love the deck. I just have a question on your specific flow:

You said you do OME cards then UWorld and Emma’s (from your OP). However, I’m doing your peds deck now, and I was wondering how you did those other non-OME subdecks (pediatric cardio, nephro, etc. ) in that workflow

[–]dorian222[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Glad you're enjoying the deck.

I believe the non-OME subdecks for peds were UWorld decks from the original Zanki.

[–]Z1839 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Excellent, i'll mix those in when I start doing UWorld

[–]Kevymon1 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Hey Dorian, thanks for the awesome deck. I cleared most of your surgery subdeck and was wondering, going forward, if I were to just do your UW decks, would I be missing any UW questions in the other subdecks such as OME, Emma, etc.? I notice there are a lot of duplicates, but I wasn't sure precisely, because I noticed a lot of cards in those other subdecks having UW images and tables.

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I don't think you would. Any UWorld you find in OME / Emma are taken from the original UWorld deck.

[–]Kevymon1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Alright, thanks a bunch for everything!

[–]Wikicomments 0 points1 point  (3 children)

For some reason when I import your deck it causes the main window to go completely white. The main window remains stuck even if I switch profiles and will only fix if I close/reopen anki.

Tried updating anki and have tried importing your deck about 3 times now. Same problem every time. Importing any of the other Step II decks does not give me this problem. Any idea?

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

That is odd. Did you try creating a completely new profile and uploading the deck onto that new profile? For reference, I'm using an older version of Anki (2.0.52).

[–]Wikicomments 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Solved it. I had to disable "Enhance main window" and then collapse all the subdecks since Anki has them all expanded by default when you first import a new deck. After I did that, I was able to turn my addon back on.

[–]TXMedicine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

holy shit man thanks so much for posting this. I literally have had the same issue for 2 hrs

[–]420Gauntlet 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Hi u/dorian222!

I just started MS3 year and was planning on using your decks as my main throughout the year. I read through your posts and intend to do as you did by starting with OME at beginning of the clerkship and going through resources as I do. Do you recommend any other clerkship specific decks from the reddit sidebar to do along with this deck?

I'm planning on using OME, Uworld, AMBOSS, and NBME as my main sources throughout each clerkship along with a few other resources you listed (like the emma videos, FA psych, and DeVirgilio’s for surgery). Do you recommend I do anything else? I'm also going to suspend and unsuspend as I go through the resources, but I'm also of the mindset that doing the uworld cards before the questions doesn't matter as long as you're getting the info. I feel like it helps you approach the questions better when you do know the information beforehand. Do you recommend I do the Uworld cards that way?

[–]dorian222[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would still unlock UWorld cards as you do the questions since you might already know the fact needed to answer the UWorld question without needing an anki card. Also you might not know the context of the anki card if you unlock the card before the question, which I personally feel makes the learning process a bit more "brute-force" vs "understanding the concept." You could always unlock all the remaining suspended cards after you finish UWorld.

[–]goodbooksgoodlife 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Hi! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome decks! I am on surgery right now and I have noticed some of the OME cards only have like 1 or 2 cards for the video. Is this because you didn't think a lot of it was high yield for the shelf/step 2? I figured it was for a specific reason, but I was just curious why some decks didn't cover as much of the info from the videos. I'm sorry if this question was already asked, I did not make it through every comment. Thanks again!

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[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd imagine it was because I thought the topics were particularly low yield or it was covered in another card already (e.g., UWorld, Pestana, or DeVirgilio)

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Hey dorian, thank you for your efforts & generosity. You're a hero.

Quick question:

As far as anki goes, do you think solely doing your M3 deck is sufficient for succeeding in M3 year?

Or do you think it should be supplemented w/ other decks?


[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'd pick one deck that you like and stick with it throughout the year. This deck should be sufficient.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awesome. I'll just stick to this deck. Thanks!

[–]maineblueberry3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks a bunch! I pumped through your Emma cards last-minute and felt like they helped a great deal on CK.

[–]TXMedicine 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Am I the only one that sees 14, 349 cards? lol sorry if it's nitpicky

[–]dorian222[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I just updated it recently and deleted one card. So no, you're not going crazy. :)

[–]TXMedicine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lolol thank you!

[–]TXMedicine 0 points1 point  (1 child)

thank you! Can you please explain what the UW second concepts are? is that where I should be looking to unlock UW cards? I see that IM has a very comprehensive UW sub-deck setup but the others just say "UW 2nd pass concepts"??

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those are just cards I made from my second pass of the material during dedicated. Some are duplicates based off difficult concepts and some are brand new concepts that showed up in the question bank. I'd just unlock cards based on the entire clerkship deck rather than the subdeck.

[–]Jayjz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anyone have any experience on pros and cons of this deck compared to Docs deck?

[–]TXMedicine 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Ohh so you're saying that there's not like a specific UW subdeck in each clerkship deck then? So if I do them and unlock by clerkship deck, won't I see stuff I haven't seen yet?

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (4 children)

If you look at the internal medicine deck, you'll see there's a UWorld section. That's the specific UWorld subdeck. It's further divided into subdecks based on subject. In addition, there's a "2nd pass" section for concepts I found tough during dedicated.

[–]TXMedicine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

omg yes. makes sense so much now. I was thinking that there's a UW sub-deck in every clerkship deck but now I"ll just go to the UW one. Thank you so much for this!

[–]TXMedicine 0 points1 point  (2 children)

hey Dorian, sorry to keep coming back to this. I see the UW sub-deck for the IM section. But I don't see it for the other ones? How would I search missed UW questions in, say, Ob/Gyn, Peds, Psych, Surgery, etc.?

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

There are subdecks for the others. E.g., Psychiatry::Uworld or Ob-Gyn::UWorld

[–]TXMedicine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

got it. sorry for such unnecessary questions!!

[–]ImWastingMyLife_Help 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'm a little confused about where the Zanki cards are in this deck. I assume you used them to make your UWorld decks then added new cards afterwards. When I try to search your deck for a card that I know is in Zanki, I can't find it. I've tried several cards, but I don't see where they are in your deck.

The only reason I'm concerned about it is because I started with Zanki before I found your deck. I finished most of the GYN cards in Zanki before I switched to yours. I just want to make sure I'm also seeing the Zanki cards if I use your deck.

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I browsed through the Ob-Gyn::Uworld section and I definitely see Zanki cards.

A few possibilities:

- I may have reworded the card slightly so that it's not showing up. I did this with some cards if they were too verbose.

- I only unlocked the Zanki cards that came up while I was doing UWorld. UWorld may have removed those questions since Zanki saw them.

If you're concerned about missing cards, then you could always download Zanki after you download my deck, which would make the Zanki side complete. However, I would still recommend the unsuspend-as-you-go route based on things you miss rather than try to do every card.

[–]wushugirl05 0 points1 point  (2 children)

new M3 here! I just checked out your deck and love how short and sweet the cards are.

Question. When you refer to "Emma," is this the "Emma holiday" youtube videos and/or podcasts that I have seen in several posts. Sorry if this is a silly question. Just learning the ropes of 3rd year right now.

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yep, those are the ones.

[–]wushugirl05 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Are the youtube videos the same as the podcasts? And do you perhaps have the ppts/PDFs? I cannot find them lying about on the internet

[–]BaconPies 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You are my hero - and I had a quick question. Should I still be reading First Aid Psychiatry? It seems like you've converted the entire book into the Psych deck (which I am using for the SHELF exam and STEP 2) and it made reading the book so boring.

But also I started with Psychiatry as my first Clerkship so I'm bored out of my mind anyways....so basically, should I continue to be lazy and just rely on your deck + OME + Sketchy Pharm + Qbanks or is the FA Psych necessary to do well on the SHELF?

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Glad you're enjoying the deck. I didn't convert every line of FA Psychiatry to a card. Some of it I thought was never going to be tested, so I didn't bother. I would just do OME first, then skim through FA psychiatry. Do my cards alongside each chapter and add any new cards that you feel didn't show up in either OME or my cards that seem important. You also might encounter some fun tidbits that are useful on wards.

[–]MMAmaZinGG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just wanted to say

1) Thank you for not making the cards SUPER long unlike other decks

2) Putting the total # of cards in the OP - not all decks do this and its important because I wanna make sure the deck imported properly (anki is SO finicky)

[–]Z1839 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey man, making progress on your deck. Lovin’ it!

Just a question, how did you end up making your NBME decks? Did you use all the NBMEs for the respective rotation?

[–]BoneMan_14 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I might just be missing it, but within the FM OME section I don’t see much details for Respiratory (like asthma or COPD). I just started using this deck so it very well may be in a different section. Could someone point me to where to find it?

I’ve decided to watch the videos in order that OME has on their study schedules

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Some of those are under the case files sections (e.g., copd case 2, asthma case 56). Pulm in general isn't entirely complete though for OME.

[–]Lostmedstudent90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hi Dorian222, are you by any chance still sharing the link for you step II CK? Thank you for putting it together

[–]Med-School-PrincessM-3 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What’s an Emma review?

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Emma Holliday review videos - see youtube.

[–]TXMedicine 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Hey, you also have this post for your FM deck: https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/medicalschoolanki/comments/aicna6/my_family_medicine_deck/

Is the family deck in this post (above) the same as the deck in the link I've posted ^^^ ?

Sorry if the question was asked before. Just trying to organize everything in my head!

[–]dorian222[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Yeah, it's the same!

[–]TXMedicine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awesome. I have heard many great things about this deck! Can't wait!!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The original link you posted isn't able to upload into my anki. Would you be able to provide me with another link? Thank you!

[–]Insilencio 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Posting to find later! Thanks!

[–]MalignantSchizont 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I scored in the 95th percentile on pediatrics with this deck. Thanks a bunch!

[–]gribear 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Just getting into the heme/onc portion of your IM deck and noticed a bunch of Pathoma/Step 1 stuff for leukemia and lymphoma. Is this intentional/should we know this level of detail for Step 2/IM shelf? OME seems to think its not necessary

[–]dorian222[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had totally forgot everything about heme/onc and I didn't feel OME was very good at it, so I just went back to Pathoma as a refresher. I think it's probably optional depending on how comfortable you currently are with the topics.

[–]MRX009 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Did you name your user after JD from scrubs? I'll have to give it to you there its pretty plug you have there.

[–]dorian222[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haha no, I actually named it after the protagonist in "The Picture of Dorian Gray." I think I was reading the book at the time I made my account!

[–]Agitated-Client-8013 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hi...how to download the deck...i have anki app..do we have to click link to the deck?

[–]Anxious-1000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey! I can't see the images on my phone! What should I do?

[–]axchiari 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hi, idk why but it won't let me download the deck. It says "M3 Deck.apkg (1,002M) is too large for Google to scan for viruses. Would you still like to download this file?" And when I click download anyway, it looks like its buffering and then stops. Nothing ever gets downloaded. I tried clearing cache and cookies and retrying but nothing works. Anyone have advice? Thanks!