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High-Yield(TM) Neuroanatomy (High-Yield Series) Paperback – September 2, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0781779463 ISBN-10: 0781779464 Edition: Fourth

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  • Series: High-Yield Series
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: LWW; Fourth edition (September 2, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781779464
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781779463
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 7 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book was very informative.
susie
I have High Yield, Ridiculous, and Kaplan sitting in my collection of USMLE Step 1 books as my Neuroanatomy resources.
Dr. VK
I loved this textbook and used it for my first-year neuroanatomy class in medical school.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By M. Neahring on June 8, 2010
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This book is nearly identical to the BRS Neuroanatomy. It is the same author and same publisher. You'll notice that chapters are nearly identical. The phrasing has been slightly modified in areas, but it has roughly 99% of the same content. The BRS has practice questions and answers at the end of each chapter, which the High-Yield does not. So, if you already have the BRS, don't waste your money buying this.

Some of the illustrations have the footnote "Reproduced with permission from BRS Neuroanatomy", which I couldn't figure out because the author and publisher are the same, so why would they need permission from themselves to duplicate their work?
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Dr. VK on February 24, 2013
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I have High Yield, Ridiculous, and Kaplan sitting in my collection of USMLE Step 1 books as my Neuroanatomy resources.

Kaplan is tough (they do the Gross, Histology, and Embryology perfectly). The Kaplan Neuroanatomy section is useful if you already know your Neuroanatomy really well, and you just want to get an idea of the important aspects for Step 1. If you are shaky on Neuro, Kaplan is difficult to work with. I recommend either supplementing with Ridiculous or substituting with High Yield.

Ridiculously Simple makes Neuroanatomy easy to understand and remember. However, while flipping through this book, there is always a feeling that there are some important chunks of testable knowledge missing. The "ridiculous" memory tools are totally useful. I bought it in order to help connect the dots in the Kaplan Neuroanatomy section, and it is great for that. If you are using Kaplan materials, and you're having difficulty with Neuro, I would recommend supplementing with this Ridiculous book. I'm just speculating, but I don't think this book by itself could secure a high score.

A friend who just got through Step 1 handed me her copy of High Yield Neuro, "just in case". I avoided buying this to supplement my Kaplan materials because the High Yield Genetics and Immunology books can be tough. High Yield Neuroanatomy is a departure from those other High Yields, as it is easy enough for medical students to understand, and it is higher yield for Step 1 prep than is Ridiculously Simple. This is a superb standalone resource for Neuroanatomy. It is my top recommendation and the only one which I will be using for the rest of my USMLE preparation.

In any review I do of medical texts, I will always say that the best resources are the ones with which YOU are comfortable.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By agoobear on September 1, 2012
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This book is literally saving my ass for this neuro class I'm taking (I'm a 2nd year medical student). Our first exam is at the end of this weekend, and I don't know how I would get through it without the book! Thank you! Things are clear and concise, and it breaks down things in a logical way that makes sense.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eli_RV on February 28, 2013
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It's very dry, and goes into a lot of detail, but it has literally everything you need to know about neuroanatomy included. I am using only this combined with First Aid for step studying; it has already helped me tremendously in my CNS class at med school.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CoffeeandDogLover on May 19, 2013
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It was a brief, useful summary of the key aspects of neuroanatomy- I found it very helpful as a last second cram session before my shelf exam
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jesus, son of God on April 18, 2012
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One of the other reviews pointed out that this is a good book if you already have a foundation and I completely agree. This was the first time I purchased a High-Yield book and figured that I could use it the same way that I used my BRS books, which was to read ahead so I wouldn't be lost during lecture and then use them again to review before an exam. Since I started neuroanatomy/neurophysiology this semester I bought the book during winter break and began to read. Well even after I started classes this book still didn't make sense to me. However, before my first exam (but after I had a chance to review the material) I picked up this book again and looked at the sections that we covered and that's when things clicked. This book tells you that you "have to know" a particular topic, and once you have covered that topic in class you realize the author is absolutely right. So I think this book is more of a professor sitting by your side and reminding you or telling you what was important about a topic in case you forgot. This book gets right to the point and is sparse on words (hence the small number of pages), which is good if you want a really quick answer to a "what was that about" type question, but bad if you want to learn what's going on. So in summary, I think this is a great book if you want to have something to make your studying session solid and get quick answers before an exam (or more importantly before USMLE step 1), but if you want to learn before class buy something else.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ifeanyi Onyekwe on July 20, 2013
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This book is a must for USMLE Step 1 review!!! It is a very concise but in depth review of Neuroanatomy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BelleGeishaDoll on October 28, 2012
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I love this review books, its concise and very little frills. Its suppose to function as a review book, that means you should have already learned the materials in more detail previously. If you're trying to learn the material for the first time, this won't be super helpful.
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