Med Student Tips Resource Directory: USMLE® Step 1

Success in medical school requires more than studying for every waking hour of the day. You have to do it right. So, what does that mean? To master it all there are 3 key components to remember:

We put together a list of the best med student resources from these categories in one easy to find place! You may notice a few are repeated if you need to use them in multiple categories. Don't hestitate to contact us if we left out any of you favorite resources!

Learning

Picmonic

Mnemonic study aids to improve test scores. They turn important facts you need to know into pictures and stories you'll never forget. It's scientifically proven to decrease the amount of time you spend learning and retaining complex information and increase your knowledge - and scores.

SketchyMedical

Comprehensive videos cover medical school microbiology, pharmacology, and pathology through illustrations of unique and unforgettable scenes. These guided sketches help you create a memory palace by associating medical topics with memorable visual elements.

Pathoma

A tremendous resource in studying for USMLE® Step 1 and preparing for third year clerkships. Dr. Sattar's lectures cover all of the high yield pathology points.

First Aid for Step 1

The most popular medical review book out there. First Aid is annually updated and contains an unmatched collection of more than 1,300 must-know facts and mnemonics to provide a complete framework for your USMLE® preparation and coursework!

Kaplan Lectures

Review Kaplan's world-class video lectures at your own pace or attend live lectures by the most distinguished medical faculty in the industry at their full-service centers.

Osmosis

Create a fully customized board exam study schedule and access more than 2,500 multiple choice questions and 15,000 Flashcards for exam prep.

Firecracker

Forget $400 Q-Banks. Forget archaic review books. Firecracker is the only validated way to improve your board score by 16 points while helping you with courses & clerkships... all in one package.

OnlineMedEd

The #1 clinical learning platform used by over 80% of medical students across 191 countries. Hundreds of free videos and connected premium materials to help you ace your boards and become a better doctor!

Becker

Becker Professional Education's approach emphasizes understanding over rote memorization. They provide students with exam-relevant, integrated content taught by experienced faculty along with the most up-to-date curriculum materials and resources you need to help you prepare for the USMLE® Step 1 Exam.

Retention

Picmonic

Mnemonic study aids to improve test scores. They turn important facts you need to know into pictures and stories you'll never forget. It's scientifically proven to decrease the amount of time you spend learning and retaining complex information and increase your knowledge - and scores.

SketchyMedical

Comprehensive videos cover medical school microbiology, pharmacology, and pathology through illustrations of unique and unforgettable scenes. These guided sketches help you create a memory palace by associating medical topics with memorable visual elements.

Anki

Powerful, intelligent flash cards. Remembering things just became much easier.

Anatomy Flash Cards: Anatomy on the Go

This handy set of flash cards helps you perfect your understanding of anatomy. Featuring the exquisite illustrations from Atlas of Anatomy, these flash cards are a valuable tool for studying, memorizing, and reviewing the most important concepts in human anatomy. Each card features a full-color illustration with key structures labeled numerically.

Brenner's Pharmacology Flash Cards

These beautifully illustrated flash cards cover the essential pharmacology concepts you need to know for course exams and the USMLE® Step 1. Perfect for individual or group study, they're ideal for quickly mastering must-know information in this challenging field.

Assessment

Picmonic

Mnemonic study aids to improve test scores. They turn important facts you need to know into pictures and stories you'll never forget. It's scientifically proven to decrease the amount of time you spend learning and retaining complex information and increase your knowledge - and scores.

UWorld® Qbank

The one-stop source for all your USMLE® needs. The #1 question bank for Step 1, Step 2 & Step 3. Their Self-Assessment Exam provides detailed analysis of relative strengths and weaknesses in different subjects and systems

Kaplan® Qbank

Master the most challenging USMLE® exam with practice questions that have all been reviewed and/or updated within the last 12 months. Join the thousands of students who've gone that extra mile of preparation to achieve their dream residency.

Osmosis

Create a fully customized board exam study schedule and access more than 2,500 multiple choice questions and 15,000 Flashcards for exam prep.

Firecracker

Forget $400 Q-Banks. Forget archaic review books. Firecracker is the only validated way to improve your board score by 16 points while helping you with courses & clerkships… all in one package. Assigns you daily and weekly study tasks - prioritizing current class material & any weak areas – to ensure you don't forget anything.

Lecturio

Over 1,600 USMLE®-style questions Questions focus on high-yield topics and require multistep critical thinking. They are up-to-date, include illustrations and detailed explanations, and were developed to the latest NBME standards. *Lecturio also comes with video lectures, 10,000+ recall questions, and 750+ textbook articles!

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