First Aid Q&A for the USMLE Step 1, Second Edition / Edition 2

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1000 questions and answers prepare you for the USMLE Step 1!

The only comprehensive Q&A review for the USMLE Step directly linked to high-yield facts from Dr. Le's First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, this essential study guide offers 1000 board-style questions and answers, easy-to-navigate, high yield explanations for correct and incorrect answers, and more than 350 accompanying images.


  • 1000 board-style questions and answers — reviewed and approved — by students who just aced the exam
  • Detailed explanations for both right and wrong answers - with letter options in boldface for at-a-glance review
  • Chapters keyed to Dr. Le's First Aid for the USMLE Step1 so you can simultaneously review questions and high-yield facts
  • 350+ high-yield images, diagrams, and tables
  • One complete practice exam consisting of 7 blocks of 50 questions simulates the exam experience
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Mary C Rickard, BS (University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine)
Description: This is a complete book of questions and practice exams for those preparing for their USMLE Step 1 examinations. The book is divided into specialties and provides seven practice tests at the end of the book. Explanations are provided for each possible answer, which is very helpful. The first edition was published in 2008.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide students with a useful and up-to-date preparation guide for the USMLE Step 1. This is a good resource for a variety of questions and a way for students to test their knowledge.
Audience: It is intended for first year medical students.
Features: The book does a good job of asking questions that pertain to major topics covered in the exam: neurology, psychiatry, surgery, internal medicine, infectious diseases, nephrology, etc. What I most appreciate are the explanations for all possible answer choices. This feature provides additional information and explains why an answer may be wrong.
Assessment: I used this book to study for the USMLE Step 1 and found it to be very helpful. The questions are similar to the test and helped me to focus on the important topics. However, I would advise any student preparing for the exam to use additional resources and other sources for questions, since a variety of resources is the most helpful way to prepare. It is necessary to update these types of books in order to cover the most up-to-date material.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071597944
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/23/2009
  • Series: First Aid USMLE Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 676
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Tao Le, MD, MHS is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Chief, Section of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Louisville.

Seth K. Bechis, MS is a medical student at The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.

Junior Authors and contributors are students at Yale University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Table of Contents

First Aid Q&A for the USMLE Step 1

Section I. General Principles

Behavioral Sciences







Section II. Organ Systems




Hematology and Oncology

Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue






Section III. Full-Length Examinations

Test Blocks 1 to 7

Appendix: Common Laboratory Values
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