The 20th edition of the world's #1 selling medical review book! Trust two decades of experience for the most effective USMLE Step 1 preparation possible 1100+ must-know facts and mnemonics organized by organ system and general principles Hundreds of high-yield clinical images you need to know before the exam -- including 24 pages of full-color photos Rapid review section for last minute cramming Ratings of 300+ top review products based on the authors' annual survey of US medical students Updated test-taking advice from students who aced the 2009 exam Strategies that maximize your study time and deliver real results INSIDER ADVICE FOR STUDENTS FROM STUDENTS
Table of Contents
Basic Science Discipline Cross-Reference Table for High-Yield Facts Contributing Authors Web and Image Contributors Faculty Reviewers Foreword Preface Acknowledgments How to Contribute How to Use This Book First Aid Checklist for the USMLE Step 1 SECTION I: Guide to Efficient Exam Preparation Introduction USMLE Step 1--The Basics Defining Your Goal Timeline for Study If You Think You Failed If You Failed Study Materials Test-Taking Strategies Clinical Vignette Strategies Testing Agencies References SECTION I SUPPLEMENT: Special Situations First Aid for the International Medical Graduate First Aid for the Osteopathic Medical Student First Aid for the Podiatric Medical Student First Aid for the Student with a Disability SECTION II: High-Yield General Principles How to Use the Database Behavioral Science Biochemistry Embryology Microbiology Immunology Pathology Pharmacology SECTION III: HIgh-Yield Organ Systems Cardiovascular Endocrine Gastrointestinal Hematology and Oncology Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Neurology Psychiatry Renal Reproductive Respiratory Rapid Review High-Yield Images SECTION IV: Top-Rated Review Resources How to Use the Database Question Banks Question Books Internet Sites Comprehensive Anatomy and Embryology Behavioral Science Biochemistry Cell Biology and Histology Microbiology and Immunology Pathology Pharmacology Physiology Commercial Review Courses Publisher Contacts Appendix: Abbreviations and Symbols Index About the Authors
Tao Le, MD, MHS is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Louisville. Vikas Bhushan, MD is a practicing diagnostic radiologist based in Los Angeles, California. Neil Vasan is in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Yale University in New Haven, CT.