- Paperback: 100 pages
- Publisher: AuthorHouse (September 17, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1434389308
- ISBN-13: 978-1434389305
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.2 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 38 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #503,130 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Armin Kamyab, M.D., is currently a General Surgery resident. He tutored extensively through all four years of medical school covering every subject. Dr. Kamyab is known at his medical school campus not only for his great love for teaching and helping his colleagues, but more importantly for his ability to effortlessly absorb the wealth of information presented, as well as his uncanny ability to conquer all examinations, including the standardized licensing examinations.
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The author also suggests a schedule for studying and note-distilling which I had not stumbled upon on my own, but when I do return to grad school (hopefully, next year!) I will employ all these tactics.
I do agree with his statement, that school begins on day one. I remember at the end of my first day of classes, feeling like I was about a month behind!
For the money, this is definitely worth it--wouldn't you pay a few bucks just to get an hour's sleep, here and there, or organized notes? This book will help you get at least that, if not much more :)
Although the book is very good there are some areas that could be improved. For example, he emphasizes that you should use your own notes with your own note-taking style. At this point, however, it would be helpful to explore different note taking styles and strategies to help guide those of us who haven't found out their style yet.
If you are trying to excel in medical school this is the book to get. Follow Armin's strategy and you are sure to ace not only your tests but the USMLE. On the other hand, if you want to breeze through medical school and prefer fun over great grades, the strategy is probably too much trouble for you.
Ironically I started half-*ssing this method during my last semester in undergrad and it worked very well and that was BEFORE I read this book... So I can only imagine how great it will work when I don't bloke around this upcoming year.
Because of the repetitive nature of "How to Study in Medical School" I'll give it 4 stars. I also agree with some of the others - this book should have been $5-$7 cheaper and/or should have been a blog.
I'll post an update in about 6 months or so...
My advise - if you're struggling with med school or want to do better, pay the $15 and see if it helps. Its not Kaplan ($1500) so why not run the experiment; its a quick skim, so you won't waste too much time either.
This book has been extremely helpful to me and my gut instinct is that if you're looking at this page, you probably need to go ahead and buy it.