Skip to main content

1st/2nd Year : Anatomy Study Guide

hey!! first of all, to all the 1st yrs i'd like 2 say ....WELCOME to ke!! Congrats!! uv survived f.sc./ a levels!! get used 2 being called 'doc saab' :P... but with that gr8 power comes gr8 responsibility (forgive my spiderman reference :D).... now u hav 2 survive K.E. itself!!

N for the 2nd yrs..... uv given ur 1st prof!! now time 2 do it all over again :P.... but no worries, the 1st one is the worst, at least that was the case for me. the tension n drama is at a peak n u thnk u just cant go on!! aftr ur through the 1st exam u realize its not impossible, n nows its time 2 put ur new found confidence in ur medical skills 2 good use by kiking off ur 2nd yr in style :)

here r some things i learnt along the way :)


1ST YEAR:

Anatomy:

1. Books :

B.D churasia..... the teachrs will curse this book over and over again!! bt dnt get freakd out, almost evry1 i know junior or semior 2 me used this text n got thru anatomy fine!! so y fix somthng that isnt broken?? :P..... my advice is to stik 2 this as ur main text but definently supplement it with a good standard foreign text

K.L.M....... a brilliant book!! i jsut enjoyed flipping thru the pages reading randomly when i had nothing bettr 2 do :D..... the diags r really good, n if u dnt wana buy netters atlas, i found the diags in klm were sufficient 2 help me understand..... but the most important thing this book is used for is the clinical anatomy!! i strongly advise u go thru the clinicals in this book thoroughly.... especially b4 maam attiyaz viva.... i didnt get askd a single q 4m bd in the viva, it was 100 percent klm clinical anatomy 4 me

Last...... it looks boring, but i found reading it helpd make my concepts clearer..... but only 1nce ur dun with BD n KLM!!.... ther r some topics that i found only in last, like the diff kinds of grip.....so all in all a worthwhile read, but dont try n study 4m this

Snells..... i bought this book n regrettd doing so. the small print gave me a headache n i found it much more confusing than KLM

Greyz anatomy...... nevr bought it, nevr opened it, n my anatomy didnt suffer 1 bit contrary 2 wat ur teachrs may tell u :)

Atlases..... i had McMinns, very helpful in dissections n keep it open when ur learning relations of structures 2..... most ppl get nettr, but i found if u get a foreign print of klm, it works just as good

Embryology books...... since its the topic maam attiya teaches i went a little insane studyng for it :P...... i ended up reading langmans n klm n some topics 4m inderbir..... my advice is 2 pay very close attention 2 maam atiyaz lectures, i found shez sometimes speaking word for word from 1 of the 3 above books.... flip thru n find out whch book she did that topic 4m (eg. she did placenta mostly 4m inderbir) n read that topic 4m that book

G.A..... from G.A ie. ghulam ahmad.... its easy but dnt 4get 2 do it!! its builds a good foundation n plenty of vivaqz can cum 4m it 2

Histology...... u usually just get a diag in the exam so dnt gv histo 2 much time.... just try n pay attention in practicals n read thru laiq superficially. the 1st 2 chaps, cell junctions epithelia n glands, r particularly important... do those in detail

2ND YEAR:

Anatomy:

neuroanatomy..... u'll need 2 books for this. inderbir n snells (i also found mrs neuroanatmy helpful). inderbir was the book i used for the substages but when the prof rolled around i found it had 2 many irrelevant details.... so no.1 pay attention in class2 wat is importnt n wat isnt. no.2 gv inderbir a reading, n then make ur concepts solid with snells... or just take the shortcut of doing snells 4m the get go

embryology..... stik 2 klm this year, but also hav a look at urogenitals n cvs chaps 4m langman.... urogenital n pharyngeal arches are by far the most importnt, ur prof qz will mostly cum 4m these

histo n the rest.... stik to the pattern u adoptd for 1st yr, n for abdomen n head n neck remembr 2 do the development of structures alongside so ur embryo almost takes care of itself

Comments

  1. is there any link to Histo slides for 1st year?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well-reminded Nida. Contributes should upload them too ALONG with reasons of identification , if possible :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

We'd love your feedback !

Popular posts from this blog

Lecture Slides: Urology; Renal cell Carcinoma

1st Year IMPORTANT TOPICS (Anatomy)

By Farkhanda QaiserOkay finally here it is. The all-important guide for the 1st year students. I’ve compiled all the prof and sendup questions of last year as well as the remnants of class tests that I had.But before you go on to read them, keep in mind the following very tested tidbits:For profs, NEVER leave any topic untouched and unread. Go through all topics so that in viva, you have atleast some idea about what the examiner is asking.NEVER lose your sendup question paper because there are high chances that some of the questions will be repeated in profs as you can see in the following example of anatomy question paper and same goes for the MCQs. Most of them are repeated. So here’s what we had done, in our facebook class group, we had made a discussion topic, and everyone told the MCQs of sendups and discussed them. Well, you may think us nerds or whatever but trust me that discussion proved very fruitful for all those who participated in it.I think enough has bin said about orga…

USMLE Step 1 Experience by Ayaz Mehmood (Score : 99/266)

USMLE Step 1 Experience by Ayaz Mehmood (Score : 99/266)
Salam everyone, let me start in the name of Allah who’s the greatest benefactor of all mankind. I am going to write a detailed composition regarding preparation for USMLE Step 1. I am a final year student at King Edward Medical University and I took my exam on June 10th. Final year is the year before internship/ house job in Pakistan. I just got my scores: 99/266



Let me introduce some myths surrounding USMLE Step 1 which are especially prevalent within Pakistan; I am not too sure about India because I heard their students typically appear in their final years.


 Myth number 1:Do not appear for USMLE Step 1 within your graduation

 Verdict: Baseless, illogical reasoning

Explanation: This is so prevalent in Pakistan it’s almost pathetic. One of the biggest concerns surrounding our students is that Step 1 is a huge risk to be taken before graduation. Let me put it in another way: Step1 would always remain a risk whenever it is taken, …