Miscellaneous Announcements

Join the First Aid Author Team!

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2016 FA1 Book Cover FinalEach year, more than 150,000 students and physicians trust First Aid for the USMLE, USMLE-Rx Qmax, First Aid Flash Facts, and First Aid Express videos for critical exam prep and curricular coursework. We hope that you have also benefited from these resources, and we invite you to consider joining our outstanding author team to revise these iconic publications for future generations of learners.

Authors can contribute in a variety of ways including editing text and questions, developing medical illustrations, curating clinical images, delivering video talks, and designing curricula. This is a great way to maintain and broaden your basic and clinical science knowledge, especially as it relates to your future medical career. Furthermore, you can enhance your CV and gain specific experience in medical education as part of your career path.

Most projects typically run 4-6 months and have an average time commitment of 3-6 hours per week. Projects are flexible and are designed to accommodate busy classroom and clinical schedules. In addition to the opportunity to improve education for medical learners worldwide, you will receive publication credit, a stipend, and a subscription to the USMLE-Rx product of your choice. We value and reward creativity, innovation, hard work, diligence, and open collaboration. Successful authors may be promoted to lead future revisions of First Aid/USMLE-Rx publications, including our flagship textFirst Aid for the USMLE Step 1.

If you are interested in joining, please click here to fill out the application form and provide:

  1. A brief statement of interest and qualifications, including long-term career goals
  2. Your USMLE Step 1 and 2 CK scores (if available)
  3. A current resume
  4. Samples of your work including high-yield texts and notes, medical illustrations and drawings, flashcards, and video talks

 

All information will be kept confidential. Applications received by Wednesday, March 30, will receive priority consideration. We will invite qualified candidates to develop or revise sample content and will also provide more details about potential roles and responsibilities.

 

Thank you for your interest. We hope to hear from you soon!

 

Sincerely,

Tao Le, MD, MHS
Editor-in-Chief, First Aid and USMLE-Rx

 

Announcing the One App to Rule them All! Get Qmax on iTunes!

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Giftest2You can now access all of your Qmax subscriptions from one FREE iOS app.

The USMLE-Rx app, now available on iTunes, gives you on-the-go access to your Step 1 Qmax, Step 2 Qmax, and Step 3 Qmax subscriptions, all in one app.

Simply engage the drawer to access the Qmax menu.

Get it now!

Check out new features and bug fixes below:

With Qmax:

  • All your tests sync to the cloud for immediate access on any computer
  • Quiz yourself in multiple test modes with different question types
  • Get detailed performance stats by organ system and discipline
  • Review, annotate, and/or delete completed tests
  • The only app created and approved by First Aid authors.

New Features:

  • Added Step 2 Qmax and Step 3 Qmax to a drawer to enable quick access to your subscriptions
  • Added a Contact Us button in the app selection drawer
  • Added all available app icons to login screen
  • Added return to test list after creating test

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue with HTML tables not displaying correctly
  • Fixed issue with not being able to close lab values on iPhone 4s
  • Changed distractor strike out to happen on click instead of swipe
  • Corrected pie chart direction
  • Fixed issue with selecting an app and it not persisting after leaving app
  • Check for disciplines being null after switching apps
  • Fixed issue with red notes badge being cut off
  • Fixed issue with diff max questions per step
  • Fixed copy in create test confirmation
  • Fixed lab values crash error

 

Requires a valid USMLE-Rx Qmax subscription.

Android app coming soon!

Fast-Forward to First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2015

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By Patrick Sylvester

fa 2015Over the past year or so, I’ve had the pleasure of working with the First Aid Team on both the blog and in the development of the notorious Step 1 book that we all know and love. Since taking on the role of student editor this year for the next revision, I felt that now is a good time to share a little bit of a preview of the 2015 edition of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1.

Er. Mah. Gerd. First Aid 2015? It’s still 2014. And…. maybe I just started Med 1, why do I care?

Well, perhaps you don’t. And certainly I would never intend to cause any undue stress/angst. Rather, for those of you out there planning to take the USMLE Step 1 in 2015, I bring this message to you in attempt to help answer the age old question… “Do I need to buy the new edition of First Aid?”

Well, without reeking of too much bias, let’s take a moment to review what the past couple editions have looked like, and what you might be able to expect from this upcoming edition. (more…)

Become a First Aid/USMLE-Rx Student Ambassador at Weill Cornell Medical College

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THE FIRST AID TEAM NEEDS YOU!
Do you attend Weill Cornell Medical College?
Would you like to:
  • Earn free stuff worth hundreds of dollars?
  • Help your fellow classmates save $$$ on First Aid/USMLE-Rx products?
  • Help your fellow classmates receive expert board prep info and advice from the First Aid authors?

 

If you answered “Yes” to any (or all) of these questions, then you are ready to become a USMLE-Rx Student Ambassador. Simply click here to apply.

 

What does a Student Ambassador do?

 

  • Student Ambassadors promote First Aid webinars and specials on USMLE-Rx.com by sending e-mail blasts to classmates throughout the school year. We provide the text for the e-mails — all you do is press “SEND” and earn your rewards.

 

Click Here to Apply Now!

Become a First Aid Teaching Instructor!

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wewantyousmall First Aid Express is an online video course created by the Authors of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, the world’s best-selling medical review book. It has been used by thousands of students, and we hope that it has been an essential component of your USMLE prep.

We are currently recruiting dynamic, entertaining Instructors to create high-yield First Aid talks, and we want you to apply.

Instructors will work directly with First Aid Express Course Directors to revise and develop creative, dynamic, high-yield talks based on feedback from students and IMGs. This is a great way to maintain and broaden your USMLE knowledge.

You will receive faculty speaker credit, a stipend, and a subscription to the USMLE-Rx test bank of your choice. Successful instructors will also have the opportunity to participate as authors or editors on future revisions of other First Aid/USMLE-Rx publications — such as First Aid for the USMLE Step 1.

Click here to apply.

Please apply no later than September 30, 2014. Contact us at info@usmlerx.com if you have any questions.

Thank you for your interest, and we hope to hear from you soon. Come and be part of an awesome team!

Become a First Aid/USMLE-Rx Student Ambassador at New York University SOM

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THE FIRST AID TEAM NEEDS YOU!
Do you attend New York University SOM?
Would you like to:
  • Earn free stuff worth hundreds of dollars?
  • Help your fellow classmates save $$$ on First Aid/USMLE-Rx products?
  • Help your fellow classmates receive expert board prep info and advice from the First Aid authors?

 

If you answered “Yes” to any (or all) of these questions, then you are ready to become a USMLE-Rx Student Ambassador. Simpy fill out the form to the right to apply.

 

What does a Student Ambassador do?

 

  • Student Ambassadors promote First Aid webinars and specials on USMLE-Rx.com by sending e-mail blasts to classmates throughout the school year. We provide the text for the e-mails — all you do is press “SEND” and earn your rewards.

 

Click Here to Apply Now!

Become a First Aid/USMLE-Rx Student Ambassador at Keck SOM of the University of Southern California!

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THE FIRST AID TEAM NEEDS YOU!
Do you attend Keck SOM of University of Southern California?
Would you like to:
  • Earn free stuff worth hundreds of dollars?
  • Help your fellow classmates save $$$ on First Aid/USMLE-Rx products?
  • Help your fellow classmates receive expert board prep info and advice from the First Aid authors?

 

If you answered “Yes” to any (or all) of these questions, then you are ready to become a USMLE-Rx Student Ambassador. Simpy fill out the form to the right to apply.

 

What does a Student Ambassador do?

 

  • Student Ambassadors promote First Aid webinars and specials on USMLE-Rx.com by sending e-mail blasts to classmates throughout the school year. We provide the text for the e-mails — all you do is press “SEND” and earn your rewards.

 

Click Here to Apply Now!
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