What’s New in First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2014?

FA 2014With this 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 unprecedented revision to the text and illustrations, including:

  • Over 50 entirely new facts and over 500 major fact updates based on the largest student survey in First Aid history.
  • Extensive text revisions, new mnemonics, clarifications, and corrections curated by a team of 30 student authors who excelled on their Step 1 examinations. Revisions were based on over 3,000 suggestions received, and nearly 100,000 votes cast, and then verified by an expanded team of expert faculty reviewers.
  • Updated with more than 350 full-color images to help visualize various disorders, descriptive findings, and basic science concepts. Labeled and captioned photographs were selected to aid retention by engaging visual memory in a manner complementary to mnemonics.
  • Updated with 100+ new or revised diagrams. In partnership with USMLE-Rx.com (MedIQ Learning, LLC), we have begun introducing enhanced illustrations with improved information design to help students integrate pathophysiology, therapeutics, and diseases into memorable frameworks for annotation and personalization.
  • A revised exam preparation guide with updated data from the NBME and NRMP. It also features updated USMLE advice for international medical graduates and osteopathic and podiatric students.
  • An updated guide to recommended USMLE Step 1 review resources, based on a nationwide survey of randomly selected third-year medical students.
  • Real-time Step 1 updates and corrections can be found exclusively on our blog.
  • We invite students and faculty to continue sharing their thoughts and ideas to help us continually improve First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 through our blog and collaborative editorial platform.

Louisville Tao Le

Los Angeles Vikas Bhushan

Providence Matthew Sochat

New Haven Goran Micevic

New Haven Max Petersen

San Francisco Kimberly Kallianos


3 thoughts on “What’s New in First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2014?”

  1. Hello First Aid team, first of all congratulations on your new vesion of this great book.

    I was just going through it, when i came across a new diagram.
    In the cardiovasular-embryology section -page 264

    the diagram shows site of erythropoiesis.

    According to the diagram erythropiesis in Bone marrow starts at 22 week, where as the theory says that Bone marrow starts erythropiesis at 18th month.

    I checked the previous version of the book it says 22 weeks.
    Please make the correction, and inform us , which is corect ( diagram – or theory )

    Thank you

  2. Hello! Just wondering if there is any news about when a new edition of FA for step 3 will hit the shelves?

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