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What’s Your Level of Training?
It can’t all be just UWorld and rainbows in med school. Check out these essential picks for first and second year.
These are the books we used (or which our high scoring friends picked) through first and second year. Okay, maybe some of the editions were a little older. But these books still deserve their reputation for being high yield and easy to understand. I mean, you can’t go wrong with Goljan, right?
We’ve worked with (or for!) each of these companies and know they care about your education. They can be trusted with your USMLE or COMLEX prep, and they’re good at what they do. Use Osmosis during first and second year to integrate your exam prep with your coursework, reach out to MedSchoolCoach for virtual tutoring from an expert teacher, use Memorang’s Anatomy Flashcards or Step 1 flash cards to shore up weak areas, and buy a subscription to USMLE-Rx’s Qbank to practice even more questions prior to your dedicated prep time (we know you’re gonna get UWorld a couple months before Step 1 or Level 1… and we agree 🙂
Learn on the Go
Get Picmonic to breakdown difficult concepts into easy to remember chunks, play the Scrub Wars game for some lighthearted learning, download Anki and make sure to download Brosencephalon’s “the Bros” deck, and of course join Figure1 for a visual and social-based learning experience unlike any other.
USMLE Step 2 & COMLEX Level 2 Prep
Pick one of these books…maybe two and use throughout third year as part of your study on the wards and annotate the high yield facts so you can more easily review them prior to your exam.
Memorang offers a really good set of flashcards for on-the-go Step 2/clerkship study, so you can study throughout the year, while watching your attendings and residents write their notes…