Top-Rated Resources – USMLE Step 1

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This section is a database of top-rated basic science review books, sample examination books, websites, apps, and commercial review courses that have been marketed to medical students studying for the USMLE Step 1

A letter rating scale with six different grades reflects the detailed student evaluations for Rated Resources. Each rated resource receives a rating as follows:


A+ Excellent for boards review.
A Very good for boards review; choose among the group.
A−
BGood, but use only after exhausting better resources.
B−Fair, but there are many better resources in the discipline; or lowyield subject material.

The Rating is meant to reflect the overall usefulness of the resource in helping medical students prepare for the USMLE Step 1. This is based on a number of factors, including:

    • The cost
    • The readability of the text
    • The appropriateness and accuracy of the material
    • The quality and number of sample questions
    • The quality of written answers to sample questions
    • The quality and appropriateness of the images and illustrations
    • The quality of the user interface and learning experience, for web andmobile apps
    • The length of the text (longer is not necessarily better)
    • The quality and number of other resources available in the same discipline
    • The importance of the discipline for the USMLE Step 1

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QBANKS AND BOOKS


A+UWorld QBanks Step 1 – 2019
ANBME Practice Exams
AUSMLE Rx Qbanks
AFirst Aid Q&A for the USMLE Step 1

WEB AND MOBILE APPS

ABoards and Beyond 2018 & 2019
AFirst Aid Express Videos 2016-2017 & 2018-2019
APHYSEO Medical 2019
AOSMOSIS Prime 2018 & 2019
BPicmonic 2015-2016

COMPREHENSIVE

AFirst Aid for the Basic Sciences: General Principles
AFirst Aid for the Basic Sciences: Organ Systems
AFirst Aid Cases for the USMLE Step 1
B+USMLE Step 1 Secrets in Color
B+Step-Up to USMLE Step 1
B+USMLE Step 1 Lecture Notes 2018
B+medEssentials for the USMLE Step 1
B+Crush Step 1: The Ultimate USMLE Step 1 Review
B+USMLE Images for the Boards: A Comprehensive Image Based Review

ANATOMY, EMBRYOLOGY, AND NEUROSCIENCE

AClinical Anatomy Made Ridiculously Simple
B+BRS Embryology
B+High-Yield Embryology
B+High-Yield Gross Anatomy
B+High-Yield Neuroanatomy
B+Anatomy—An Essential Textbook
B+Atlas of Anatomy
B+Crash Course: Anatomy
B+Netter’s Anatomy Flash Cards
BPreTest Neuroscience
BCase Files: Anatomy
BCase Files: Neuroscience

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

ABRS Behavioral Science
AHigh-Yield Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Public Health
B+High-Yield Behavioral Science
B+USMLE Medical Ethics

BIOCHEMISTRY

B+Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry
B+Medical Biochemistry—An Illustrated Review
B+PreTest Biochemistry and Genetics
BLange Flash Cards Biochemistry and Genetics
BJekel’s Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine, and Public Health
B
BRS Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Genetics
B
Case Files: Biochemistry

CELL BIOLOGY AND HISTOLOGY

B+BRS Cell Biology and Histology
B+Crash Course: Cell Biology and Genetics
BElsevier’s Integrated Review: Genetics
B
Wheater’s Functional Histology

MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

ABasic Immunology
B+Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Immunology
B+Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple
B+Microcards: Microbiology Flash Cards
B+How the Immune System Works
BCase Studies in Immunology: Clinical Companion
BLippincott Illustrated Reviews: Microbiology
BPretest: Microbiology
BReview of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
BCase Files: Microbiology

PATHOLOGY

A+Pathoma: Fundamentals of Pathology
ALange Pathology Flash Cards
ARapid Review: Pathology
ACrash Course: Pathology
B+Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology
B+BRS Pathology
BHigh-Yield Histopathology
BPathophysiology of Disease: Introduction to Clinical Medicine
BHaematology at a Glance
BPocket Companion to Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease

PHARMACOLOGY

ALippincott Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology
B+Lange Pharmacology Flash Cards
B+Crash Course: Pharmacology
B+BRS Pharmacology
B+Case Files: Pharmacology
B+Katzung & Trevor’s Pharmacology: Examination and Board Review
BPreTest Pharmacology

PHYSIOLOGY

ABRS Physiology
APhysiology
AColor Atlas of Physiology
B+Pathophysiology of Heart Disease
B+PreTest Physiology
B+Acid-Base, Fluids, and Electrolytes Made Ridiculously Simple
B+Pulmonary Pathophysiology: The Essentials
BEndocrine Physiology
BNetter’s Physiology Flash Cards

 

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