Helpful Medical School Study Tool

USMLE STEP 1 STUDY RESOURCE

HALL OF FAME

I have always been an advocate of workings smarter, not harder. Although different study strategies and learning methods work best for different individuals, here is a compact (not exhaustive) list of resources that have helped me understand and retain the content needed to prevail against the challenging academic rigor of Medical School. I hope this is helpful!

First Aid Medical School Study Tool

FIRST AID FOR USMLE STEP 1 

Check out my video on how I personalized my copy to tailor my learning needs prior to dedicated STEP 1!

This is what I like to call the "Bible" of Pre-Clinical Year Review Materials! First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 features thousands of high yield tips, tricks, and information that will help you with your USMLE Step 1 preparation. 

  • It contains fresh content - a new edition is published with updated information every year.

  • The high-performing students who took the recent USMLE Step 1 exam authors the book. They provide first-hand information or tips on how the USMLE Step 1 looks like and their strategies on answering the questions.

  • Complex content is complemented with colored illustrations, pneumonics, and relevant websites that could assist you to assimilate knowledge.

  • It contains tips on how to study for Step 1 and how to use the book as a USMLE prep specially tailored by students who actually used the book for the boards.

 
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MEDSCAPE CASE CHALLENGES

Practice Solving Medical Cases for Free with MedScape's Case Challeges! New cases are added to the index reguraryl, so keep checking back for new opportunities to learn and self-assess your studies here! 

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My 6-Week 2020 USMLE Step 1  Dedicated Schedule 

See how I allotted my time during my upcoming 6-Weeks of Dedicated Step 1 study down to the hour, meal, break, off-days, practice tests, and the official test day! As someone who is super organized, color-coding obsessed, and test-anxiety prone, I truly hope my hours of content compiling, blood, sweat, tears, sleep deprivation, and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder tendencies brings you some joy and comfort during this stressful season of life! Best of luck y'all! We got this!

 

ORGANIC STUDY GUIDES

*These guides systemically lay out effective ways to cover pharmacology, microbiology, pathology, etc. topics that are high yield in medical school, clinical practice, and/or USMLE Step material.

 

SYSTEMIC STUDY SOURCES

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CARDIOLOGY

Ischemic Heart Disease Flash Cards

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CARDIOLOGY

ECG Library

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CARDIOLOGY

ECGpedia

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HISTOLOGY

Histology Atlas 

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HISTOLOGY

Histology Lab Videos

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HISTOLOGY

Histology Guide

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NEUROLOGY

Practice Questions

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ANATOMY

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

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ANATOMY

Teach Me Anatomy

 

ANKI

SPACIAL REPETITION

uses a novel algorithm to maximize learning

EASILY ACCESSIBLE

Through the online browser feature @ AnkiWeb.net all data can be synced to one account, allowing for Multi Device Compatibility 

DESKTOP DOWNLOAD

IOS DOWNLOAD

Apple App Store: AnkiMobile Flashcards

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ANDROID DOWNLOAD

Google Play Store: AnkiDroid Flashcards 

CREATIVITY SUPPORTED

Users are able to create your own flashcards + enjoy several pre-made decks (see my favorites below)

ANKI CRASH-COURSE

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*I did not create these decks; all credits to the owners and creators.

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THE ANKING STEP 1 DECK

Comprehensive USMLE
STEP 1 Study Deck

This deck combines the high-yield aspects of popular Anki Decks:

  • Lolnotacop-Tag Overhaul Deck

  • Zanki BG Deck

  • Pepper Sketchy Pharm Deck

  • Pepper Sketchy Micro Deck

  • UltraZanki Deck

Deck Created by The AnKing Team and based on USMLE STEP 1 Objectives

CHEESY LIGHTYEAR DECK

Boards and Beyond Based USMLE STEP 1 Study Deck

This deck utilizes:

  • Review Materials Discussed and Explained in the Boards and Beyond Review Series

  • Uses hierarchal tags to organzine content from ~400 videos

  • Most cards include screenshots of associated sections of First Aid (2018), Boards and Beyond Slides, and other helpful Figures/Diagrams


Deck Created by /u/Lightyear2k and based primarily on Boards and Beyond videos

PEPPER UWORLD DECK

UWorld Based USMLE
STEP 1 Study Deck

This deck utilizes:

  • UWorld Learning Objectives 

  • Highlights specific details and differentials from UWorld Question Explanations

  • Most cards include graphics/images directly from UWorld for learning aid

Deck Created by UCsultanpepper and based off of UWorld

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Medical Specialty Specific H&P Templates

Take the guessing and stressing out of documenting your pertinent history and clinical findings during clerkships with these free templates. Now you can feel confident that you have covered the most relevant review of system questions and know what normal physical exam descriptions to present to your attendings and residents with this resource!