FOR BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCE (1st year and 2nd year)
First of all, you must be interested in the stuff you are studying. If you are not, you shouldn't be here. Anyways, for studying Medicine, follow the recommended books and don't forget to see these GUIDELINES in every topic. They tell you how to use these books and to prepare for exams as well. Okay, let's start with the subjects:
i) Gross Anatomy
- B.D.Chaurasiya (Volume 0, 1, 2, 3)
- I.V. Singh Embryology (Easier to understand)
- Langman's Embryology (More clinically oriented and standard one)
- Di-Fiore's Atlas of Histology (BEST)
- I.V. Singh Histology
- I.V. Singh Histology
Guideline: You don't have to make notes for Gross Anatomy and Embryology if you are studying B.D.Chaurasiya and I.V. Singh. These books are likes notes themselves and they can be revised before exams too. But always, ALWAYS practice the figures, and draw figures for every possible answers in exams.)
#1: FOR ANATOMY, YOU HAVE TO USE MNEMONICS (which are words that help you memorize faster). THERE'S A LINK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD A BOOK OF MNEMONICS. FOLLOW THAT!!
#2: LISTEN IN THE DISSECTION AND LECTURE CLASS PROPERLY!!
#3: IN THE BEGINNING, EMBRYOLOGY SEEMS TO BE A BIT DIFFICULT. SO HERE'S A CLASS NOTE SORT OF THING FOR EASING EMBRYOLOGY!!!
i) For reference:
- Guyton & Hall's Text Book of Physiology (Detailed Physiology)
- Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology (Recommended)
ii) For examination point of view:
- Essential of Medical Physiology (K. Sembulingam & P. Sembulingam)
- Mahapatra Physiology
Guideline: For studying physiology, you have to listen in the class properly. Plus, you must make thorough notes everyday constituting of the class notes + books you read. Do that everyday and that will help you a lot in the exams, as before the exams, you can just look at the notes you've made!!
(Must buy both books):
- Lippincott's Biochemistry
- Satyanarayana's biochemistry
Guideline: First of all, as always, give your full attention in class. Along with the class notes, go through the books and make notes comprising both the former and latter.
- Robbins' Pathology
- Harshmohan's Pathology
Guidelines: For studing Pathology, you MUST make notes.
- Look at your syllabus
- Read the Headings from: Harshmohan's Pathology
- Study the text from: Robbins' Pathology
- Don't ignore the figures (They are your score increasers!!)
- K.D.Tripathi's Pharmacology
- Lippincott's pharmacology
Guidelines: K.D Tripathi is a good book but has more than enough for Medical Students. So, look at your syllabus and mark the drugs you need only.
Here's how you should study pharmacology:
i) Study the General Section (General Pharmacology) first.
ii) While studying drugs, Study the following topics for EACH drug and make a note accordingly:
- Mechanism of action
- Indications (Uses)
- Adverse Drug effects
- Jawetz, Melnick, & Adelberg's Medical Microbiology, 23rd Edition (RECOMMENDED)
- P. Chakraboty
- Class notes (BEST)
Guidelines: Get both books, but in Microbiology, best source is class notes. Follow the lecturer and note all the topics and modify and add from the former books. That's the best thing to do!