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First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2016 PDF

First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2016 PDF

First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2016 PDF

Preface:

With the 26th edition of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, we continue our commitment to providing students with the most useful and up-to-date preparation guide for the USMLE Step 1. This edition represents an outstanding revision in many ways, including: 50+ entirely new facts, including a new section on quality improvement principles and safety science. Hundreds of major fact updates culled from more than 100,000 comments and suggestions. Extensive text revisions, new mnemonics, clarifications, and corrections curated by a team of more than 30 student authors who excelled on their Step 1 examinations and verified by a team of expert faculty advisors and nationally recognized USMLE instructors. Updated with more than 250 new or revised full-color photos to help visualize various disorders, descriptive findings, and basic science concepts. Labeled and captioned photographs have been optimized to aid retention by engaging visual memory in a manner complementary to mnemonics.

Updated with dozens of new and revised diagrams. We continue to expand our collaboration with USMLE-Rx (MedIQ Learning, LLC) to develop and enhance illustrations with improved information design to help students integrate pathophysiology, therapeutics, and diseases into memorable frameworks for annotation and personalization. Thicker, embossed cover and heavy-duty binding for increased durability and longevity. A revised exam preparation guide with updated data from the NBME and NRMP. The guide also features new high-yield techniques for efficient and effective test preparation. The updated supplemental guide for IMGs, osteopathic and podiatry students, and students with a disability can be found at our blog, www.firstaidteam.com. An updated summary guide to student-recommended USMLE Step 1 review resources, including mobile apps for iOS and Android. The full resource guide with detailed descriptions can be found at our blog, www.firstaidteam.com. Real-time Step 1 updates and corrections can also be found exclusively on our blog. We invite students and faculty to share their thoughts and ideas to help us continually improve First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 through our blog and collaborative editorial platform. (See How to Contribute, p. xvii.)