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Step 1 Resources

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There are a wide variety of Step 1 resources available to students.  It is important to select resources that are going to best meet individual needs and learning strategies.

While selecting resources that fit your style is important, remember that achieving your ideal Step 1 score requires a disciplined study plan, hard work, dedication and focus. We encourage all students to meet with the Director of Academic Skills to discuss an individualized study plan and Step 1 resources.

Below is a list of several Step 1 resources that can be considered when developing a Step 1 study plan. Please note, this is not a comprehensive list of resources nor does the listing indicate endorsement by the university.

Comprehensive Programs


  • Online textbooks
  • Question bank
  • Online live & on demand lectures
  • In-person prep courses

Doctors in Training

  • Video-based lectures
  • Highly structured


  • Three components (can choose one or all three)
    • QMAX
      • Over 2,000 questions available
    • Flashcard program
      • Over 9,000 flashcards that align with First Aid content
    • Rx Express Videos
      • Over 40 hours of high-yield videos


  • 2 parts (can choose one or both)
  • Qbank
    • Over 2,000 Qbank questions
    • 1 diagnostic test & 2 full simulated exams
  • High Yield
    • 55 hours of video lecture
    • 2,000 exercises in the High Yield work book
    • 2 simulated exams

Board Style Questions and Flash Card Resources

USMLE World Qbank



Subject Specific Programs


  • Provides lectures and PDF to follow along with
    • 35 hours of online video
    • Covers the 19 chapters of Fundamentals of Pathology

Sketchy Medical

  • Helpful, colorful videos, symbols and visual reminders


  • Uses audiovisual mnemonics in combination with text-based materials


First Aid

Step 1 Secrets

Step Up to Step 1

Board Review Series