First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2013 / Edition 23

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  • Conveniently organized by organ system and general principles
  • 125+ color clinical photographs integrated throughout the text
  • Hundreds of full-color illustrations clarify essential concepts and improve retention
  • Rapid-review section for last-minute cramming
  • Detailed test-taking strategies to help you maximize your study time
  • Hundreds of student-recommended USMLE Step 1 review resources
  • Advice from students who aced the 2012 exam
  • 1200+ frequently tested facts and mnemonics
  • Hundreds of high-yield color images and diagrams throughout
  • Student ratings of more than 300 review products
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From The Critics
Reviewer: 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071802321
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/16/2013
  • Series: First Aid USMLE Series
  • Edition number: 23
  • Pages: 694
  • Sales rank: 77,411
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Tao Le, MD, MHS (Louisville, KY) is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Chief, Section of Allergy and Immunology at University of Louisville. He is also affiliated with the Division of Allergy and Immunology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Vikas Bhushan, MD (Los Angeles, CA) is a practicing diagnostic radiologist.

Junior Editors and contributors are students at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Section I. Guide to Efficient Exam Preparation
Section I Supplement. Special Situations
Section II. High-Yield General Principles
How to Use the Database
Behavioral Sciences
Section III. High-Yield Organ Systems
Hematology and Oncology
Musculoskeletal, Skin, and Connective Tissue
Rapid Review
Section IV: Top-Rated Review Resources
How to Use the Database
Question Banks
Question Books
Internet Sites
Anatomy, Embryology, and Neuroscience
Behavioral Science
Cell Biology and Histology
Microbiology and Immunology
Commercial Review Courses
Publisher Contacts
Abbreviations and Symbols
Photo Acknowledgments
About the Authors
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    do not buy

    I will never buy another electronic textbook. It is impossible to use. My activation code does not work. The page numbers are incorrect.

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