This post is a guest post from Daniel F. who as you know is his fourth year. Like my posts that I’ve done for previous years, outlining study materials, this is a broad overview of each rotation and his recommended books for each shelf exam. I will be doing my own rotation-specific posts as the year goes on detailing what I used, but for now good luck and enjoy! – Ryan
Welcome to third year. By now you’ve probably figured out how much better it is than first and second year. That’s good. Take advantage of every opportunity that is presented to you. Enjoy every patient (as much as possible). Every day should teach you something new. A few days aside, third year was a great experience. My single greatest regret is that I wish I had learned more each day so that I didn’t have to cram so much for Step 2. That brings me to the bulk of this post—what books to buy and how to study.