Step 1 Resources2018-01-17T13:27:47+00:00

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

Osmosis

  • Flashcards, questions and videos
  • Course content can be loaded into this application

Becker

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

Doctors in Training

  • Video-based lectures
  • Highly structured

USMLE Rx

  • 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

Kaplan

  • 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

Firecracker

Anki

Subject Specific Programs

Pathoma

  • 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

Picmonic

  • Uses audiovisual mnemonics in combination with text-based materials

Books

First Aid

Step 1 Secrets

Step Up to Step 1

Board Review Series