studied maybe a total of 20 hours outside work the first 2.5 years of radiology residency. Not an exaggeration. Feeling the pressure, I decided to place my trust in Prometheus. Read all of his books, latest edition x2 and all the rad videos x3. Supplemented with a few questions banks and ipad physics app. Rest assured this is all you need. Forget Core Radiology by what's his name and burn your copy of Brant and Helms to keep you warm while you use Prometheus material. It is all you need. Ended up > 500 on the exam.
Will be buying his stuff again for the cert.
It’s difficult to have a perfect study source for a wide subject like Radiology, but this is certainly pound for pound the BEST resource available!
The online review course was a great compliment to the book series. I found this online review course much more helpful than the week long review course I attended. Crack the Core series is the boards review standard. Thank you for the effort you put into both these resources. You did and wonderful job.
I would like to thank you for writing and continually updating crack the core and war machine. I would be a worse radiologist and would not have passed the core without these books. Your sense of humor and straight to the point explanations are greatly appreciated. For the sake of future residency classes, please continue fighting the good fight.
Although these videos are aimed at the US boards, I found them incredibly helpful for the UK FRCR exam. The style of teaching is engaging and the information is accurate and concise. The great thing about videos as apposed to other learning resources is that you can learn a great deal when passiveley listening but of course you have to consolidate that knowledge with further reading and practice. Thank you for making revision more enjoyable!
The material tested by the core exam is immense and intimidating. The board review course and the Crack the Core Exam books provided a focused, high-yield method to approach studying for such a seemingly overwhelming exam. I listened to the entire board review course about 4-5 times and read through the review books twice. I also read through the dedicated physics review book, The War Machine, and the case companion books. I am confident that this helped me feel prepared for the core exam, dominate each section and pass the exam with a score well above the passing cut-offs.
Prometheus provided a refreshing synthesis of the board contents and conveyed them in a succinct, clear, and occasionally comical fashion.
Just took the test this year and passed. The Crack the Core books are a must use! The way he explains it makes things, even extremely dry concepts, entertaining and simple. I cannot recommend this material strongly enough.