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on May 12, 2013
As I mentioned in other reviews of the Deja Review series, I am a huge fan of these books and used them extensively in my Step 1 preparation. I read the pathology book cover to cover, and found that it was a good adjunct to my 1st tier resources (FA, Goljan, qBanks). It covers most of the major concepts in pathology, and is a quick and easy way to test and increase your fund of rote knowledge.
The key to using this book (and all the Deja Review books) is to recognize and accept its limitations. It's not going to help you understand pathophys, but it is going to remind you of what you don't know, and help cement the things you do know. Question stems don't become any easier to wade through, but I found myself using rote knowledge from this book to narrow down answer choices. Definitely worth the time for fine-tuning, and is a good read for when you're burnt out on q-banks or denser material.