It’s Match Day!

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Here’s a great video from last year’s match at UCLA!

Need Flash Cards? Get USMLE-Rx Step 1 Flash Facts!

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Flash FactsWhy make your own flash cards when we’ve just launched the 2013 Step 1 Flash Facts deck?! Subscribe now!

Why choose First Aid Step 1 Flash Facts?

  • Over 10,000 flash cards integrated with First Aid for the USMLE Step 1
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  • Searchable by organ system, discipline, and topic
  • Discuss, annotate, and mark your favorite First Aid topics
  • First Aid topics constantly updated with corrections and bonus content

USMLE-Rx products have already been battle-tested by thousands of users. Here’s what people are saying:

  • “I used USMLE-Rx and thought it was incredible… I scored 99 on the exam, which I largely attribute to the First Aid book and USMLE-Rx. Keep up the good work!!”
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First Aid does the Harlem Shake

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The First Aid/USMLERx team will be shooting a Harlem Shake video at the AMSA Conference in Washington DC. The video will be shot during Dr. Tao Le’s First Aid for the Wards talk this Friday, March 15 at 2pm. The conference will be at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001. Bring your First Aid book!

 

Also, stop by and meet some of the First Aid/USMLERx author team at booth #106.

 

Hope to see you there!!!

New First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 Errata Submission Process

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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.

 

 

 

FINAL 2012 First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 Errata Posted!

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We’ve posted the final First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2012 Edition errata!

The OFFICIAL errata for the 2012 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 2013 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.

Please visit the page or click here to download the new errata.

Mnemonic Monday: Road Trip!!- Three Mnemonics for the Facial Nerve

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By Molly Lewis

Anatomy has always been one of my favorite subjects, and I love using mnemonics to remember all the details! Here are three mnemonics for the facial nerve that I found really helpful.

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Med School Done Right: Avoiding Post-Exam Regret

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By Luke Murray

This post is part of a series called “Med School Done Right,” which will look at not just succeeding in medical school in the narrow terms of “getting good grades,” but at shaping the kind of experiences you want to have during these (usually) four very important years of your life.

We all know the feeling. You get a test back, and the score is lower than you were expecting (or hoping) it would be. You go through the stages of mourning: fear, denial, anger, sadness, acceptance, etc. Sometimes these emotions happen in a flash. Other times, they may take weeks to get through. But we all spend at least some time feeling a bit of regret. The thought process is some version of “I could have done better” followed by a form of emotional or psychological self-flagellation.

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