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From The CriticsReviewer: Qamrul Ghani Choudhury, MS, Ph.D.(Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine)
Description: Concise, accurate, up-to-date information at a glance is vital for revision for the USMLE step 1 exam, and this book is a very helpful preparation guide, as it covers all topics.
Purpose: The authors' intent is "to provide students with the most useful and up-to-date preparation guide for the USMLE step 1." This edition includes updated color illustrations, improved formatting of tabular material, updated exam preparation, and hundreds of tested facts and useful mnemonics.
Audience: It is written for second year medical students, and both MD and DO students can use it for exam preparation.
Features: The book goes through every topic covered on the exam. It contains hundreds of frequently tested facts and mnemonics to help students better prepare. It summarizes each organ system, its physiology, pathophysiology, and related drugs for therapy. However, a few USMLE step 1 type questions after every chapter would have been helpful for students to test their knowledge.
Assessment: This is a useful guide for revision purposes and sets the standard of preparation for students taking the USMLE step 1. Updated information and illustrations will save students a lot of time.