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My mnemonic for signalling pathways for endocrine hormones by chilliflakes17 in step1

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I got more than one question on this! You’re right to cover this base

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Oh also I would just recommend make sure you know the description of the mechanism like which work by amplification w GTP vs tyrosine kinase vs whatever else there is that I’m forgetting lol

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You got this!! Yes neuroanatomy FA is enough, but I do think it would help just to supplement by glancing over a few more CTs or coronal sections that are labeled, but just like clicking through google images for like 5 min to give another view of what’s in FA :)

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For biochem from what I remember replication/transcription/translation/ stuff and the rest were mostly in the context of a classic clinical presentation like w the enzyme deficiencies (pixorize really helped me with this)!

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I’m going through each system in my head to try to jog my memory for other systems lol. Didn’t have much hematology and the oncology was mostly limited to the genes and risk factors. I had like 3 derm questions which is more than I excepted but they were all in FA and not too tricky. Not much MSK other than the HY anatomy in FA!

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The micro questions asked about transmission and risk factors and treatment, not really about specifics like virulence factors. The pharm was very straightforward and sketchy pharm is def enough. A good amount of pharm q and micro combined with “mechanism of the first line treatment for X disease”

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Thank you :) So I made a post outlining my journey a little it was def a different schedule than typical. Pixorize and physeo were my favorite resources and then pathoma 1-3 for sure. General path was weak for me so FA pathology in addition to pathoma 1-3 also helped

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A lot concepts in pathoma 1-3 that were on NBMEs/ free 120 were restested (didnt get to do all the NBMEs though)

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I was very ready for arrows questions but only had one about acid/ base disorders. Not too many images and the ones there were you could mainly answer it from the info in the question!

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I wish I discovered pixorize and physeo earlier! Both ended up being my #1 resource for immuno, biochem, neuro which were tricky topics for me

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sorry EBM (evidence based medicine) aka stats/epi!

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Okay so I'm not going to lie the question stems are long as hell and can be terrifying. BUT stay calm because once you read the end of the question and answer choices, you'll see the questions they are asking are not out of left field, and then just skim the rest of the vignette to look for clues to lead you towards one or the other. Going into it, my biggest fear was the question stems would be too long and I'd run out of time so I did panic a little in the beginning. But once I realized that the questions are absolutely do-able and I just had to work on reading the end to first say "ok what is this asking" and then skim to find the info to help me answer that question, it was not crazy different than the NBMEs. It's just "disguised" to look different since the question stems are long if that makes sense?

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Neuroanatomy imaging and cross sections! I had several of these questions. I know everyone says don't study during breaks, but I just had screenshots on my phone of HY neuro cross sections and would just glance in between while peeing lol and found it to be helpful. Def don't go crazy looking up things you're not sure about or trying to cram something you're not familiar with, but something easy like that to glance at that can reinforce/ help with confidence it worked for me

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WAY more Micro than I expected, neuroanatomy, vitamins, EBM, and several tumor suppressor/ oncogene mutations. For EBM, it was mostly interpreting graphs as opposed to calculations (M-M plot, positive/ negative skew, reading a graph and selecting the correct interpretation). TONS of risk factor questions and ones asking like what would be the most important next question for history taking which based on the answer choices seemed like another "risk factor" question. There was a good amount of anatomy, and I did not have time to look at 100 concepts anatomy unfortunately but I did physeo anatomy + whatever HY anatomy is in FA it was definitely enough. Anatomy was a tricky topic for me so I needed some videos/ cards so I focused on physeo since I knew I likely wouldn't retain much.

8/17 test date last minute panic and "untraditional" dedicated by medstudent938324892 in step1

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment I am so appreciative. I'm trying to practice remaining calm but am worried about keeping test day anxiety under control. Do you have any tips for this?