First Aid Book Announcements & Corrections
First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2016 is finally here! The new edition is a labor of love representing thousands of hours of coordinated effort over the past nine months by dozens of student authors and editors, faculty experts, illustrators, and editorial staff. Some of the more notable highlights include:
- 50+ entirely new facts, including a new section on quality improvement principles and safety science (p. 44).
- Hundreds of major (and thousands of minor) fact updates culled from more than 100,000 comments and suggestions by experienced medical students and board review experts.
- 50 new or revised full-color photos to help visualize various disorders, descriptive findings, and basic science concepts. Labeling, colors, and arrows have been optimized to enhance learning and retention.
- Dozens of new and revised line diagrams that integrate pathophysiology, therapeutics, and diseases into memorable frameworks for annotation and personalization. We are sharing some example redlined pages embedded below and here so you can better appreciate the nature and extent of revisions throughout the text.
- Thicker, embossed cover and heavy-duty binding for increased durability and longevity.
We hope you enjoy this book as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Verified errata (when available) can be found exclusively here on our blog. First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 is a perpetual “work in progress,” and we invite you to share your thoughts and ideas here on our blog to help us continually improve the book for future learners.
Happy holidays and best wishes for your studies in the new year,
The First Aid Team
SAMPLE FIRST AID 2016 REVISIONS
We’ve posted the First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2014 Edition errata!
The OFFICIAL errata for the 2014 version of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 is now posted on our Errata Page.
Remember, you can help us update our errata throughout the year. If you find an error in the 2014 edition that has not yet been reported, tell us about it. If you are the first to submit an errata, you may qualify to win a $20.00 Amazon.com gift card.
With 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
The OFFICIAL errata for the 2013 version of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 is now posted on our Errata Page.
Remember, you can help us update our errata throughout the year. If you find an error that has not yet been reported, tell us about it. If you are the first to submit an errata, you may qualify to win a $5.00 to $20.00 Amazon.com gift card.
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.