First Aid Book Announcements & Corrections

New First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 Errata Submission Process

Long before “crowdsourcing” became a popular buzzword, the editors at First Aid embraced the concept of tapping into the knowledge of a large group of people to develop the world’s best selling medical review books. After all, the First Aid series has always been by students, for students. With our new Step 1 errata submission process, we’re getting back to our roots in a way that you, the student, can monitor.

The real news is that you can view submissions long before we post a list of errata. We urge you to take a look at the list of proposed Step 1 errata and suggestions. Bear in mind that this list does not house verified or approved errata/suggestions, only PROPOSED submissions. Each submission will be reviewed by the appropriate author teams for consideration in the next edition or as an update to the Errata page. If you believe that you’ve uncovered an erratum that is unique and/or more accurate, click here to access our new Step 1 errata submission form.

We’re pretty excited about the new submission process, and we look forward to even more advanced submission options in the near future.

Let us know what you think about the new Step 1 errata submission process by posting a comment below.

 

 

 

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  1. What happened to the so-called $10 gift card promised last year for those who submitted errata for the 2012 edition?

    Or was that just a carrot & stick bait? I plan on going on Amazon to share this with other reviewers, because I believe there is something duplicitous about how you guys over there went about that. With failed promises to look into it and “post” names of those that qualified for the gift cards. It’s now Spring and still zilch.

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  2. Hi Eric
    To clarify, gift cards are sent only to the first person to submit a verifiable erratum or an implemented suggestion, not to everyone who submits an erratum or a suggestion. Gift cards to the qualified submitters were issued weeks ago.

    Traditionally, we print the name of everyone who earned a gift card in the preface of the book. In the 2013 edition we acknowledge everyone who submitted an error or suggestion, and if someone brings an error to our attention, we will post a revised list on the blog. So far this hasn’t happened. If your name was omitted from or misspelled in the acknowledgments, please let us know.


    Eric:

    What happened to the so-called $10 gift card promised last year for those who submitted errata for the 2012 edition?
    Or was that just a carrot & stick bait? I plan on going on Amazon to share this with other reviewers, because I believe there is something duplicitous about how you guys over there went about that. With failed promises to look into it and “post” names of those that qualified for the gift cards. It’s now Spring and still zilch.

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  3. I submitted an errata that was included in the most recent published errata for first aid twenty thirteen but never received a gift certificate. I can see my error on the proposed errata spreadsheet.

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  4. Hi JD.
    Gift cards are sent out when the new edition is finalized, so assuming that your errata was the first one submitted on a particular fact, you should expect your gift card in early 2014.
    Thanks


    JD:

    I submitted an errata that was included in the most recent published errata for first aid twenty thirteen but never received a gift certificate. I can see my error on the proposed errata spreadsheet.

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  5. Hey, I just sent an email via a different part of the website, but I found this part of the site and maybe I can win a prize! I came up with the hippy part of naked HepE CPR and PAPP smears and had it added to firecracker last year and was wondering if that’s where you guys came up with it or if it was an independent idea?

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  6. • Based on number of letters.

    1. Acute myelogenous (16 letters). t(15;17) 16 BETWEEN 15-17.
    2. Osteosarcomas (13 letters), Retinoblastoma (14 letters). 13q14.
    3. Philadelphia Chromosome (22 letters). T(9;22).

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  7. Based on number of letters.

    Non Hodgkin lymphomas. B-cells all Cr 14 Heavy chain.
    1. Burkitts (8 letters). t(8;14), t(2;8), t(8;22).
    2. Mantle cells (11 letters). t(11;14).
    3. Follicular lymphoma (18 letters). t(14;18).

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