Friday, December 31, 2010

Dear USMLE Step 1 applicants

In this page we will go through the facts and sudying materials necessary to achieve a high score in USMLE Step 1. Don't forget to join me in my facebook group (the link is on the left side bar of this page) and feel free also to add me as a friend on faceboo as well (my personal link is on the right side bar of this page). For future help in residency process go to my main page

a-It is very important to start your journey as early as you have a future plan. If you are a medical student try to get rid of it once you finish your basics, as this is the most period of time where these material will be fresh in your brain and you will not put much effort in memorizing them. However, if you would like to postpone it for later then make sure that you are giving yourself 4-6 month period of studying.

b-The next important point is in addition to the books you will be studying from is to have a sort of collection of tables or diagrams that help you remember the difficult things, you don't need to create your own but you can simply use those in First Aids and add your own notes to them as you further progress in your studying.

c-Solve MCQs daily whatever your subjects or amount already covered, and study the answers as they carry many key points that will help you perform better in later MCQ practice sessions as well as studying.

d-Below is the best combination of materials used by top scorers in USMLE Step 1

Recommended USMLE STEP 1 Study Material

So, you can either get the Kaplan Step 1 notes or get any of these instead of any subject you find it insufficient in Kaplan.

High-Yield Gross Anatomy (High-Yield Series) by Ronald W. Dudek

High-Yield Neuroanatomy (High-Yield Series) by James D. Fix

High-Yield Embryology (High-Yield Series) by Ronald W. Dudek

High-Yield Histology (High-Yield Series) by Ronald W. Dudek

High-Yield Biostatistics by Anthony N. Glaser

6-Cell and Molecular Biology
High-Yield Cell and Molecular Biology (High-Yield Series) by Ronald W Dudek

USMLE Road Map: Immunology (LANGE USMLE Road Maps) by Michael Parmely

BRS Pathology (Board Review Series) by Arthur S. Schneider and Philip A. Szanto

BRS Physiology (Board Review Series) by Linda S Costanzo

Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple (Medmaster) by Mark Gladwin

Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology (Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Series) by Richard A Harvey and Pamela C Champe

Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry (Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Series) by Pamela C. Champe, Richard A Harvey, and Denise R. Ferrier

13-First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 (First Aid USMLE) by Tao Le

14-Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 1 Qbook by Kaplan

15-USMLEWorld Step 1 Qbank (Online MCQs)

16-"823 review points" go over them many times: