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Posted by Andreas Carl from IP on August 16, 2013 at 16:27:10:

In Reply to: Advice? : ) posted by Demiana on July 27, 2013 at 01:46:35:

There isn't going to be much tabular material on the board, cause it would take too much time too
interpret numbers. Really the only you are going to encounter is some simple statistics, like sensitivity,
specificity, positive predictive value etc. Sometimes they give those as tables, sometimes you have to
extract the numbers from the text. It is very worth to learn this. The calculations are not difficult (just
memorize what to divide by what). You will get at least 5 maybe as many as 10 questions on this. Easy
points to score !!!

As for other graphic materials, you will mostly encounter physiology. Just look at as many graphs as
possible (books or net) and make sure you understand these really well. This is actually a nice way to
learn physiology!!! A graph or image often says more than a lengthy description. There is a book called
COLOR ATLAS OF PHYSIOLOGY which has tons of graphs! Some of these are quite difficult, but if you are
serious about studying physiology and interpreting graphs, that would be an excellent resource! (I used
that very book at med school).

Good luck !!!

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