A 70-year-old man presents to the emergency department complaining of increased shortness of breath with minimal exercise, cough, and fatigue. These symptoms began 2 weeks ago and have progressed gradually. He reports he used to feel this way “all the time” years ago, but that this has not […]
By Walter Wiggins The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) is opening up the MyERAS website for residency applicant registration on July 1, 2012. This will mark the beginning of the ERAS 2013 cycle. You should receive an electronic token from your designated Dean’s Office in order to register […]
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 […]
Wondering if the USMLE-Rx Qmax is really worth all that time and investment? Trying to figure out how best to incorporate your First Aid text into your board preparation? Check out how one USMLE-Rx subscriber prepared for his boards and ended up scoring a 260/99 on the USMLE […]
By Walter Wiggins Congratulations! You’ve just taken Step 1. Or maybe you’re reading this post in advance of taking Step 1… Regardless, this is the attitude you should embody during the post-test waiting period. You’ve worked really hard to get to this point, so you should celebrate. Take […]
By Ravish Amin The Guide to Immunology app has flashcards, figures, audio lectures, and multiple choice questions for MS1 and MS2 students reviewing immunology.
By Ravish Amin Supplementing First Aid for Immunology and Microbiology with board review apps challenges you to review a variety of content.
By Walter Wiggins 1 week prior to Test Day Approximately one week prior to test day, make sure you have a copy of your test registration printed out and some form of government-issued photo identification with your signature on it. It is very important that your name on […]
A study performed at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences questions whether or not medical students maintain their empathy towards patients as their studies progress.
The UPDATED OFFICIAL errata for the 2nd editions of First Aid for the Basic Sciences: General Principles and First Aid for the Basic Sciences: Organ Systems are now posted on our Errata Page. This update reflects content errors and typos that may create confusion that were submitted before April […]