Otago MBChB Class of 2022

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  1. Carters

    Carters Otago MBChB IV

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    IMO the step one book is amazing! I used the case based book for elm2 and found it had way too many errors and was lacking too much detail, so I gave up halfway through the year. Then I bought step 1 for elm3 and wish I had've bought it earlier and used it for both years. It does have lots of extra content with pharm and micro, but it also has everything else you need. I used it for renal, endocrine, neuro, RDA and RCA as well as path and pharm, and it was super helpful. It also has little pneumonics along the way to help you remember stuff
     
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    academedical Otago MBChB III

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    Thanks so much guys! You've got me convinced lol. I found the errors in the cases book pretty unbearable - I spent so many hours correcting them that I'd be glad to switch to an alternative!
     
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    Clav Otago MB ChB III

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    I find first aid excellent for the mnemonics and diagrams etc if nothing else, definitely a handy resource imo.
     
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    travellingspaceman New Member

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    Yes I found the Step 1 book really useful as well for the same reasons as Clav
     
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    Bit unrelated, but was wondering where around the south Island we can do placements in 4th year if we stay in Dunedin?
     
  6. Carters

    Carters Otago MBChB IV

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    Invercargill, west coast and Timaru but you get no choice over where or when you do an out of town placement. They're also approx 4 weeks long.
     
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    Max Werner New Member

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    Is the east coast of SI part of chch campus?
     
  8. Carters

    Carters Otago MBChB IV

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    I'm not sure what towns exactly you mean by east coast? Christchurch has very limited out of town placements, some people may not get to leave chch hospital for any placements, but the class presentation we had last year before we chose where to go in alm4 did not say what the potential towns are for 4th year placements. But I have a feeling they're just in the cantebury region, like you might do rural gp in like cheviot or something.
     
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    quail PGY1 Intern

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    For the Christchurch campus, none of the 4th or 5th year placements (with the exception of RMIP) are outside Christchurch. In TI year, there is the option to do one or more placements in Timaru, Nelson or Blenheim (and yes - rural GP in TI within Canterbury or outside on agreement with the school).
     

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