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First Aid for the USMLE Step 1: 2009 2009: A Student to Student Guide

First Aid for the USMLE Step 1: 2009 2009: A Student to Student Guide

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By (author) Tao Le, By (author) Vikas Bhushan

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
  • Format: Paperback | 612 pages
  • Dimensions: 215mm x 271mm x 24mm | 1,339g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0071548963
  • ISBN 13: 9780071548960
  • Edition: 19
  • Edition statement: 19th
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 217,604

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Trust the world's #1 selling medical review book to help you excel on the USMLE Step 1! "When I was preparing to take the USMLE Step 1 exam two years ago, I used this book as my primary review source and found it extremely helpful. 3 Stars."--"Doody's Review Service" This annually updated collection of the most frequently tested high-yield facts and mnemonics delivers everything you need to pass the most anxiety-provoking exam of your career. Written by students who just passed the boards, this is the undisputed "bible" of USMLE Step 1 preparation -- used by more than half-a-million students. 1100+ must-know facts and mnemonics organized by organ systems 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 products based on the authors' annual survey of US Medical students Updated test-taking advice from USMLE veterans Strategies that maximize your study time and deliver real results

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Author information

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. Vikas Bhushan, M.D. is a practicing diagnostic radiologist. Lars Grimm is a fifth-year medical student at the Yale School of Medicine. Neil Vasan is a fourth-year MD-PhD student at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Table of contents

First Aid for the USMLE Step 1: 2009 Basic Science Discipline Cross-Reference Table for High Yield Facts Contributing Authors Web Contributors 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 General Study Strategies 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 Sciences 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 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