USMLE Book List Step 1 to prepare for practicing medicine in USA

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Suggested Texts

  • First Aid (everyone lists this)
  • Step Up to USMLE Step 1
  • BRS Pathology
  • BRS Physiology Micro Made Ridiculously Simple
  • Kaplan Series of Books
  • Lippincott Series (Pharmacology, Biochemistry)
  • Netter's Anatomy
  • High Yield Series (Anatomy)
  • Step Up to the Bedside
  • Costanzo Physiology
  • Pathophysiology for the Boards and Wards (USMLE Step 1)

Other Resources

  • Q-Bank
  • Buzzwords PDA Application
  • Pharmcards
  • Microcards
  • Bugcards
  • BRS Pharm Flash Cards
  • BRS Path Flash Cards
  • Goljan CDs
  • WebPath
  • Gold Standard Review Series

Additional Guides

  • You can study anatomy from High-Yield Gross Anatomy (High-Yield Series) by Ronald W. Dudek
  • Neuroanatomy, you can refer from High-Yield Neuroanatomy (High-Yield Series) by James D. Fix
  • Embryology is best offered in High-Yield Embryology (High-Yield Series) by Ronald W. Dudek
  • Study Histology from High-Yield Histology (High-Yield Series) by Ronald W. Dudek
  • Biostatistics can be studied from High-Yield Biostatistics by Anthony N. Glaser
  • Refer for Cell and Molecular Biology to High-Yield Cell and Molecular Biology (High-Yield Series) by Ronald W Dudek
  • Immunology, you can study from USMLE Road Map: Immunology (LANGE USMLE Road Maps) by Michael Parmely
  • Refer Pathology from BRS Pathology (Board Review Series) by Arthur S. Schneider and Philip A. Szanto
  • You can study Physiology from BRS Physiology (Board Review Series) by Linda S Costanzo
  • You can use for Microbiology, Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple (Medmaster) by Mark Gladwin
  • For Pharmacology, you can opt for Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology (Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Series) by Richard A Harvey and Pamela C Champe
  • Biochemistry, you can study from Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry (Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Series) by Pamela C. Champe, Richard A Harvey, and Denise R. Ferrier

These books and online resources are helpful inaddition to the above:

  • First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 (First Aid USMLE) by Tao Le
  • Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 1 Qbook by Kaplan
  • USMLEWorld Step 1 Qbank (Online MCQs) USMLE World

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