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on January 18, 2003
This book provides a fair review of the first two years of medical school. But think about it, how can you fit two years of medical school into a few hundred pages (of large print for that matter). This book is not enough. If you are fine with at best doing a 230 on the test that you might be able to do that if you had First Aid memorized cold, but if you really want to rock the test then you better start getting busy right now memorizing some real text books. So if you just want to go to a mediocre residency in a noncompetitive field then this book is fine, but if you are more "type A" and crave a more affluent lifestyle that can only be provided by the more competitive specialities then you better only use this book as a last week review.
Just remember when the competitive residencies are selecting their candidates, it begins with the numbers. If you want to be making over 300 k a year you best be scoring over 240 on the test. I did and now I am an ENT resident at a high powered program. I expect to be making at least 500 K a year or more. I want some bling bling in my life and not be making a 120,000 a year in primary care.