Let's see.. Second year it's mainly paraclinicals.
Your answer papers for pathology, microbiology and pharmacology should contain the requisite diagrams for the questions asked.
There would not be any need to fill pages after pages of stuff, you can be clear and concise. For pathology, your knowledge of clinical medicine should also help a bit.
For pharmacology, drug metabolism pathwayss are important, and I would advise looking up these pathways of major drug categories online or in international texts.
Once you understand the need and beauty of pathology, and you study it well, your MBBS course will seem tons lighter.
It is during second year that you will realize that all the subjects blend together very well, and that each can't be looked upon in isolation.
Forensic medicine- It used to be very very tough in my college, as my professor was the seniormost and most experienced professional in my state, so he would make us work hard for every Mark… he required laser precise answers to definitions that were given in the texts and laws and rules of the IPC… but I heard that other institutes were very lax when it came to forensic medicine.
Indrajit Suresh, Love the languages and the sciences
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