- ANKI Flashcards
- Kaplan videos
- BRS Biochemistry*
- Lippincott’s Biochemistry*
- Marks’ Basic Medical Biochemistry
- Rapid Review – Biochemistry
- USMLE First Aid
- Free and Easy Biochemistry (PDF)
- Attend class and write your own test questions for practice.
- In regard to biochemistry, when in doubt write it out and know how each process relates to another.
- Stay on top of your material. Use your lecture material but supplement if you need. I used First Aid for the USMLE to give me some broad overviews on the biochemistry. It really helped.
- Write out all pathways.
- Understand concepts first, then learn details.
- Draw out everything – it helps with memorizing pathways!
- Get a dry erase board and use it!
- Actually learn the mechanisms, don’t depend on wrote memorization
- I quizzed right out of our handouts with my roommate. My scores improved dramatically after doing verbal quizzing instead of writing out objectives.
- Draw out a summary of the lectures.
- Save old notes and diagrams. Many students end up “relearning” old material in much the same way as they did in undergrad. Keep old notes – especially diagrams and charts. Restudy and recopy these. It’s easy to “rebuild” from what you already are familiar with instead of reinventing the wheel.
- Saying it out loud and repeating the terms helps a lot.
- The best advice for studying Biochemistry is to draw out all the pathways and to include in your drawing everything that can stimulate or inhibit that pathway.
- Don’t fall behind!
* – Top rated book resources