Wednesday, March 31, 2010

USMLE Recommended Books and Materials

These are the books and materials AMGs and IMGs use to study for the USMLEs and score high. We gathered this books after many years of experience with people following different methods of studying. We bring to you the best combination which will give you a highest score possible.


USMLE Step 1

You will need 3 tools to ace the exam:

I-Revision tool
II-Studying tool
III-MCQs tool


I-Revision tool

1-First Aid for the USMLE step 1 by Tao Le, is the most common used one for revision.


II-Studying tool


A-Kaplan USMLE Step 1 lecture notes by Kaplan

or

B-you can select a combination, many IMGs will get instead or in addition to the Kaplan some of these books to make sure they top score:

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

OR

BRS Gross Anatomy (Board Review Series) by Chung

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

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

OR

BRS Embryology (Board Review Series) by Ronald W. Dudek

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

OR

BRS Cell Biology and Histology (Board Review Series) by Leslie P. Gartner     

5-Biostatistics
High-Yield Biostatistics (High-Yield Series) by Anthony N. Glaser

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

7-Immunology
Immunology Made Ridiculously Simple by Massoud Mahmoudi

or

High-Yield Immunology (High-Yield Series) by Arthur G. Johnson

8-Pathology
Goljan Rapid Review Pathology

or

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

9-Physiology
BRS Physiology (Board Review Series) by Linda S Costanzo

10-Microbiology
Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple (Medmaster) by Mark Gladwin

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

or

Katzung & Trevor's Pharmacology Examination and Board Review by Anthony Trevor, Bertram Katzung, Susan Masters and Marieke Knuidering-Hall


Getting this will help you memorize better, can be used complementery to Kaplan books or to one of the above two books: Kaplan Medical USMLE Pharmacology and Treatment Flash Cards

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

13-Behavioral science
High-Yield Behavioral Science (High-Yield Series) by Barbara Fadem

or

BRS Behavioral Science (Board Review Series) by Barbara Fadem

14-Medical Ethics
Master the Boards USMLE Medical Ethics by Conrad Fischer

15-Medical Genetics
High-Yield Genetics (High-Yield Series) by Ronald W. Dudek and John E. Wiley

or

BRS Genetics (Board Review Series) by Ronald Dudek

or

You can get this combo for 3 subjects:

BRS Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Genetics (Board Review Series) by Michael Lieberman and Rick Ricer

III-MCQs tool

Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 1 Qbook by Kaplan

And one of these two:

USMLEWorld Step 1 Qbank (Online MCQs) from UW

Kaplan Step 1 Qbank (Online MCQs) from kaptest



USMLE Step 2 CK

You will need 3 tools to ace the exam:

I-Revision tool
II-Studying tool
III-MCQs tool


I-Revision tool

1-Crush Step 2: The Ultimate USMLE Step 2 Review by Adam Brochert, is the most common used one for revision.

or

2-Master the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK by Conrad Fischer

or

3-First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CK by Tao Le

II-Studying tool

A-Kaplan USMLE Step 2 CK lecture notes by Kaplan

or

B-Make a combination of these books

1-NMS Medicine (National Medical Series for Independent Study) by Susan Wolfsthal


2-Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology (Blueprints Series) by Tamara L. Callahan and Aaron B. Caughey

3-Blueprints Pediatrics (Blueprints Series) by Bradley S Marino and Katie S Fine

4-Blueprints Psychiatry (Blueprints Series) by Michael J Murphy and Ronald L Cowan

5- NMS Surgery (National Medical Series for Independent Study)

 or  Blueprints Surgery (Blueprints Series) by Seth J Karp

III-MCQs tool

1-Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 2 CK Qbook by Kaplan

2- USMLE World step 2 ck online bank by UW

3-Kaplan online USMLE Step 2 CK Qbank by Kaptest

USMLE Step 2 CS

1-Applicantguide instuction sheet/counseling.... http://clinicalskillsexamination.blogspot.com/

PLUS

2-First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS: Clinical Skills Exam by Tao Le and Vikas Bhushan

Optional but highly recommended:

3- USMLE Step 2 CS Core Cases by Phillip Brottman

4-CS Checklists: Portable review by Jennifer K. Rooney


5- CS Videos:

a- http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/pom1/videos/index.cfm

b-http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/uva-clinical-skills-videos/id250063587

c-free for 15 days http://webcampus.drexelmed.edu/doccom/user/individual_logon_1.asp



USMLE Step 3


You will need 3 tools to ace the exam:

I-Revision tool
II-Studying tool
III-MCQs tool


I-Revision tool

1-Master the Boards MTB USMLE Step 3 by Conrad Fischer, is the most common used one for revision.

or

2-First Aid for USMLE Step 3 by Vikas Bhushan

or

3-Brochert's Crush Step 3 by Theodore X. O'Connell


II-Studying tool

If you recently done with step 2 CK then you don't need a studying tool, you can just use one of the above revesion tools plus MCQs. You may also use your step 2 CK books.

1-Kaplan USMLE Step 3 lecture notes by Kaplan

2-Master the Boards USMLE Medical Ethics by Conrad Fischer



III-MCQs tool

1-Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 3 Qbook by Kaplan


2-USMLEWorld Step 3 Qbank (Online MCQs) from UW

or

3-Kaplan Step 3 Qbank (Online MCQs) from kaptest

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USCE: Observerships, Electives and Externships:

http://www.amazon.com/Observerships-Electives-Externships-Experience-ebook/dp/B00BIWSX08


IMG Friendly Residency Programs in all specialties:

http://www.md-to-usmle.myshopify.com/