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Studying for Exams

Qbanks, test prep books, materials to help you prepare for all sorts of exams: USMLE, Boards, USDME, Shelf exams, and more.

First Aid

Harvard Library licenses the entire McGraw Hill First Aid series.

McGraw Hill First Aid

This link will return most of the series, but not all of it. Please search the McGraw Hill collection for individual titles and topics. Selected materials are highlighted in the box below and on the Step 2 and Step 3 pages.

Board Vitals

Board Vitals is a collections of question banks for USMLE Step1,2, and 3, as well as selected shelf exams. Register for an account with Board Vitals.

Online USMLE Step 1 Test Preparation Tools

Step 1 Test Prep Books in Print (Available at the Countway: may be checked out unless indicated as Reserve))

Clerkship and Board Exam Study from AccessMedicine and AccessSurgery

Both of these huge collections from the publisher McGraw Hill include books series and online tools to help you study for the clerkship and board exams. Here are some highlights

Access Medicine

  • Create you own self-assessment program
  • Study with the "Resident Readiness @ Internal Medicine
  • Physiology Cases
  • Biochemistry Cases
  • Hurst's Imaging Cases
  • Microbiology Cases

Access Surgery

  • Case Files Surgery
  • Resident Readiness@Surgery
  • Q&A for Clerks
  • Quick Tests
  • Board Review for Residents
  • PreTest Surgery
  • Lange Q&A Surgery
  • Exploring Essential Surgery
  • Exploring Essential Radiology

To access these collections you need to connect through the Harvard link AND you need to create a personal account. The publisher states that they require this so they can track the material you have studied and avoid repitition. Please inform a Countway librarian if you feel your personal account is abused by McGraw Hill.

Surgery Shelf Exam Study Aids

Be sure to check out all the offerings on the Shelf Exams page of the Studying for Exams guide

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