DO Corner: Studying OMM for the COMLEX Exam – PART TWO


By Sean Martin

Now that you have your spinal levels memorized (if you haven’t done that yet, see my last post), we can talk about the rest of the high-yield topics in OMM from COMLEX Level 1. To review, it is always more important for level one to understand how to diagnose a dysfunction than to treat it. Make sure you are aware of dysfunction names and how they are written out. For example: thoracic segment ten, side bent right, rotated left and neutral will appear on an exam as T10 N SRRL.

Now let’s move on to the good stuff.


Congratulations, you’ve matched!


By Jaysson Brooks


Congratulations, you have matched!

Program Code: xxxxxxx
Program Name: xxxxxx
Institution Name: xxxxxxx


On March 17th, 2011, I read the words that served as the culmination of all that I had worked for since my first biology class as a pre-med. I matched into my dream program and was floating on cloud nine.


Do the Harlem Shake with the First Aid Team


Hey, check us out at AMSA’s 2013 Convention in Washington, D.C. doing the Harlem Shake! Thanks to all who participated!

It’s Match Day!


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

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


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
  • Drill yourself on the key First Aid facts
  • 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!!”
  • “Wow… USMLE-Rx is badass… USMLE-Rx was challenging and required secondary and tertiary analysis (2-step or 3-step thinking)… this is more representative of what the real test is like.”
  • “I own Kaplan Qbank as well and completed most of it… but I heard so many good things about USMLE-Rx that I just bought this and I love it! The explanations you provide are awesome compared to Kaplan Qbank.”

Subscribe now!

First Aid does the Harlem Shake


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


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.




Go to Top