Why is the Kelsey book required for the course?
Our previous course coordinator started requiring the Kelsey review guide in Winter term 2019 because she surveyed students and found that almost everyone was buying it anyway. She decided that it was better to incorporate it into the course design than have a big part of students' review separate from this course.
What are the limitations of the Kelsey book?
What about the ACNM Exam Prep Workbook?
From time to time, someone asks about the ACNM Exam Prep Workbook (the "green book"): why we're not using it or whether they should borrow a copy from a friend or whether they should pay a gazillion dollars for it on Amazon or eBay. We don't use it and I don't recommend that you use it because it is pretty old. The publication date of the most recent edition is 2013, which means that it was likely written in 2011 and 2012. Some information is probably still current but you can't count on it. Also, even though it's an ACNM publication, because ACNM and AMCB must have a wall of separation, it's not AMCB "approved," either.
As you review the content pages in the modules, you'll see that most pages have a box at the bottom that lists textbook readings to supplement the review materials on the page.
I provide textbook pages to save time so you didn't have to hunt for each topic. But that's not to say that you MUST read every page that's listed! Your time is limited and it's not reasonable for you to re-read everything you've read in the last 2-3 years! Here are some suggestions for how to decide what to read: