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Deja Review Pharmacology, Second Edition
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2013
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I struggled to find a resource to help me wade through and memorize drugs, but found it with this book. Short and to the point, it's got most of what you need for Step 1, and I can't say enough good things about the format. Perfect for absorbing rote information and helping you sort out answer choices on the exam.

I got a reasonable grip on pharm concept from courses and FA, but still found myself stumbling on pharm stuff in the qBanks (don't get me started on the dense uselessness of the Lange deck). I needed to find a resource that would let me quickly and repeatedly hammer home drug information, and this book had exactly what I was looking for. I became a believer in the Deja Review series after I found this book and bought most of the series (most are awesome, a few are bad).

The key here is to not over-utilize this book, and to recognize it for what it is. It is a way to help you rote memorize drugs, mechanisms, side effects, etc. But it is not a text designed to help you understand pharmacology or drugs.

So, if you find yourself struggling with concepts, this book is probably not for you. If you find yourself struggling with the drugs themselves, you've just found what you're looking for.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2012
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Good shelf review but too much for the step 1. All the pharm you NEED to know is in first aid and USMLE world.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2012
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I love the question/ answers format. I use it regularly for reviewing the subject. It is also helpful for exam study and review.I purchase the Kindle version of it and it is much more easier to navigate. Again it is not textbook for pharmacology this will not help if you do not your material before-hand
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 16, 2013
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This is a really nice book to review pharmacology for Step 1! Learn what's in FA, then hit this book. This combo will get you every question right on the boards! Good luck.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 3, 2013
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It's a quick review for pharmacology. I don't recommend studying solely from this book obviously, but it is an easy book to read on the go. It uses a Q & A format that you can cover the answer and just quiz yourself on the go when. The questions are all short and so are the answers. I used this book whenever I am on a bus or before I go to sleep. I think it's pretty helpful to highlight some of the important points in lengthy pharm books. It is reasonably "high yield" for step 1 but I don't think it is a necessary book to have if you want to achieve a high score...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 10, 2013
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Good for what it is: a REVIEW book. This is better for drilling and review of concepts, when it comes to actually learning MOA, S/Es, etc I'd use Katzung, Lippincott or a similar text.
Small, portable, not too thick. Great to carry with you if, like me, Pharmacology is an Achilles heel. Ideally this is good for a last pass of questions before a Pharm shelf, as another reviewer noted May be too much detail for Boards.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 26, 2014
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Just finished step 1 boards. Didn't use it much for that, as the questions seemed a bit sporadic and I needed more thorough review. Hanging on to it for next year though, hoping it might help
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 26, 2014
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Very helpful for NBME Pharmacology subject exam. The quiz format made it easy to review and retain info without getting bogged down by extra tables and info.
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on July 15, 2012
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Used this book for various classes so far and it is an extremely fast and simple way to learn important facts about the drugs that most commonly appear on the NBME/USMLE tests. Some sections are stronger than others (CNS agents being one of the stronger sections, illicit drugs being weaker, for example). The facts are not specific to physiology/biochemistry, but do a great job of integrating the tidbits with actual medicine. The vignettes at the end of each chapter focus heavily on pharmacology rather than treatment/protocol so I wouldn't recommend it for anything beyond Step 1. It's not as long as other pharm-specific review texts (say, BRS) and I would imagine it is possible to go through the book 2 or 3 times in the course of Step 1 studying. My one complaint is that sometimes the answer to one question is in the next one, so you have to use a little discipline to avoid seeing it.
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on June 15, 2012
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I love the double columns of question and answer. It's a nice thin book I can read during breaks from qbanks and hardcore study sessions. Helped solidify pharm from First Aid that was just not sticking.

Only caveat is that some of the info seems to be overboard (i.e. geared to Step 2 CK, and MS-3 year). Ignoring that, the rest is nice, organized, and concise.
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