Resources and Advice from DO Students: Courses

Fourth Year Pathology

Electronic Resources

  • Goljan Audio
  • Pathoma
  • Picmonic
  • Websites


  • First Aid Organ Systems
  • First Aid for the USMLE Step 1
  • Goljan Rapid Review*
  • Pocket Robbins (AKA Baby Robbins)
  • Robbins Pathology**
  • Robbins Pathology Review*


  • Look at pictures of the pathology. Also, ensure that you understand normal physiology before you try to tackle pathology. If you don’t understand how normal works you can’t fully understand how things can go wrong.
  • Be as physically involved wih the material as possible – I normally don’t highlight but it worked well for this and helped me get through the memorizable info a second time before each test.
  • I highlighted and read through each reading at least 4 times before an exam and did very well on both school tests and boards.
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