Special thank you to Annie Quratul Malik and James Long-Giang Chau!
Go if there are bonus points!
Stay on track on your own.
Figure out the big picture:
read the lecture objectives to give you a 'map.'
Do the study guide! (very
Review immunology from time to
time so that you don’t forget.
Youtube videos are great help
in learning immunology.
Study old exams so you know
where you stand. (not a night before)
You need to know this for
clinic. Learn this now, and learn it well.
The recommended Endodontics textbook
is very good.
Know Phemphigus, Phemphigoid
The recommended Radiology
textbook is very good: there are study guides at the end of every chapter.
Don't blow off the anatomical
landmarks. You will need them not just for the exam, but for clinic also.
Make tables, memorize
culture media. Pay attention when Dr.Sexana says “important”, you will see it
You tend to be drained after
exams in the largest credit-bearing classes, so a lot people blew exams
for other classes off.
Study for these, too, because
some have exams worth 100%.
Make use of the weekends and practice!!!
Play everything by-the-book in
CR I. Tie your hair back, wear your PPE, and know what’s on the syllabus
to be done each day (see above).
Practicing is super important
in fall semester.
Don’t be afraid to ask for
On practicals, don’t fall into
the trap of “I have a 2nd chance, so I'm going to just relax for the first
attempt." Practice a lot for the attempt #1, and nail it - then you
have no stress for the second attempt, and that means more studying and
READ THE LAB MANUAL. The
quizzes ARE GRADED (they are not just an attendance grade). If you are
serious about your grades, you need to lock down a good grade on the
quizzes. They are very easy if you just READ THE LAB MANUAL.
Know that it's very hard to get
an A on practicals, so this isn't where you want to spend your stress.
Once you've run your work by faculty, you can ask Dr. Moghadam to critique
your work, since he does 100% of the grading.