USMLE Step 1 Secrets, 2nd edition / Edition 2

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From the highly-popular Secrets Series® comes a valuable new resource for Step 1. Each section in this book begins with a case scenario followed by a series of questions and answers on the key aspects of each disorder. Not just for memorization, USMLE Step 1 Secrets presents a logical series of questions and answers that make you think about the answers and organize your thoughts. You will increase your confidence and guarantee your success on Step 1.

• System-based organization (GI, Cardio, etc) reflects the current organization of the Step 1 Exam
• Unique twist to Secrets format (case study plus popular Secrets-style Q&A) is a major plus and correlates with increased use of case material on Step 1
• Text is filled with tables, bulleted lists, figures, and memory aids
• Insights and guidance from the author, who has recently taken and thoroughly researched Step 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323054393
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/5/2008
  • Series: Secrets Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 740
  • Sales rank: 1,537,141
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington; Medicine Hospitalist, Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain, CT

Chief Resident, Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA

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Table of Contents

1. Gastrointestinal System 1
2. Neurology 25
3. Ophthalmology 49
4. Endocrine System 53
5. Cardiovascular System 75
6. Female Reproductive System 95
7. Behavioral Sciences 111
8. Musculoskeletal System 131
9. Anemias 151
10. Coagulopathies 163
11. Hematologic Malignancies 171
12. Respiratory System 181
13. Genitourinary System 199
14. Immune System 215
15. Genetic and Metabolic Diseases 237
16. Bacterial Diseases 259
17. Viral, Fungal, and Parasitic Diseases 273
18. Biostatistics 281
Index 291
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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    Step 1 Secrets = Top Notch Compact Review Book

    The Q+A and systems approach to Step 1 Secrets offers is an excellent way to approach Step 1. It by no means replaces First Aid or MedEssentials, but the explanations are often more clear than either of them in some areas (namely Cardio). It's perfect (and compact) for a quick, easy review of the material for class or for the boards, especially to peruse at the gym or a cafe.<BR/><BR/>I've found a couple mistakes, but they're minor, and nothing a typical med student would fret over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2006

    Enjoyable Studying?

    So, in the process of studying for USMLE Step 1, I came across this book. I had no idea how awesome it was. It's a system-based book that typically presents some essential background information on a topic and then presents cases. It's a question and answer style book. To be honest, the book is not the most holistic in terms of description and facts, but I used it as a review after studying an organ system in depth. It really tied everything together and even simplified some concepts. I actually found myself reading this book when I just couldn't handle normal studying anymore. It's great for a more leisure-type reading/learning. I highly suggest this book. Also, if you're taking COMLEX, consider this book. The two primary authors consist of an allopathic student and an osteopathic student. (Although, it does not integrate OMT.)

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