From the Desk of Dr. Tao Le: Time to revise First Aid for the USMLE Step 1!

By Dr. Tao Le

It’s that time of the year!

I’m heading to New Haven this weekend to begin working with the Yale author team to revise First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 for 2013. The 2012 edition was a big step forward in terms of an all new page design and color throughout the book. We also added many new high-yield facts and purged the book of some outdated, low-yield stuff.

We also had some challenges as the new design forced the publisher to re-typeset the entire book and this introduced many inadvertent errors that were frustrating to both you, the students, and those of us here at First Aid/USMLE-Rx. We obviously plan to directly address this in the upcoming edition.

We also plan to refine the design of the 2013 edition and improve the quality of the existing images in addition to the usual high-yield fact updates. We appreciate the hundreds of suggestions that we received over the past several months and plan to review each one.

We want to hear from you!  Please post a comment below, and let us know what we can do with the upcoming edition to make it better, smarter, and the most valuable USMLE Step 1 study resource possible.

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