Thursday, April 20, 2006

Kaplan Webprep for Step 1

Kaplan Webprep is a great audio resource for USMLE Step 1 Review.

It contains audio and slides - visual aids.

The following topics are covered in Kaplan Webprep:

Immunology (3 hours)
Behavioral Science (10 hours)
Pharmacology (10 hours)
Biochemistry (11 hours)
Physiology (10 hours)
Anatomy ( 13 instead of 6 hours)
Pathology (12 hours)
Microbiology (6 hours)
Medical Genetics (6 hours)

More information about Kaplan Webprep can be found here:

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Usmle Kaplan Material

What are the most popular USMLE Kaplan materials?

They are available for all steps:

Step 1:
Kaplan Video Lectures - 200 hours of video on 17 DVD
Kaplan Webprep - 70 hours of audio
Kaplan Qbank
Kaplan Qbook
Kaplan Notes

Step 2:
Kaplan Video Lectures - 140 hours of video
Kaplan Highlights - 50 hours of video
Kaplan Qbank
Kaplan Qbook
Kaplan Notes

Step 3:
Kaplan Video Lectures - 100 hours of video
Kaplan Qbook
Kaplan Qbank
Kaplan Notes

Try startting here:

Monday, April 10, 2006


So you are about to start USMLE Exam preparation and not sure what all these Step 1, Step 2, Step 3 and CSA mean?
Try starting your journey from one of USMLE communities.

It will be much easier if someone who is having some experience with USMLE exam will walk you through the general requirements, books, video and audio that are helpful for preparation.

Try starting here:
This is the most popular USMLE discussion forum

or here:
This is the largest USMLE Step 1 Yahoo Discussion Group.

or here:
USMLE Step 1 consists of multiple-choice questions prepared by examination committees composed of faculty members, teachers, investigators, and clinicians with recognized prominence in their respective fields. Committee members are selected to provide broad representation from the academic, practice, and licensing communities across the United States and Canada. The test is designed to measure basic science knowledge. Some questions test the examinee's fund of information per se, but the majority of questions require the examinee to interpret graphic and tabular material, to identify gross and microscopic pathologic and normal specimens, and to solve problems through application of basic science principles.
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Goljan High Yield notes

Goljan High Yield notes
Goljan High-Yield Notes for Pathology Review are very popular among USMLE takers. one of the reasons why people like Goljan HY notes is that they are succinct and highly relevant.

There are 3 various versions of Goljan HY notes floating on the market. You may get most of them for FREE.

Goljan HY Pathology Notes -36 pages
Goljan HY Pathology Notes -44 pages
Goljan HY Pathology Notes -89 pages

Want to get these Goljan HY notes?

Try this site:

or this:

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Mayo Internal Medicine Videos

Mayo clinic Internal medicine board review videos.

This is usually a video recording of the mayo clinic Internal medicine board review live lectures and offers one of the best reviews of academic Internal medicine. The board review videos feature some of the top physicians in the field of Internal medicine.

How to Prepare for the ABIM Certification and Recertification Examination
Amit K. Ghosh, MD

Nephrology - Dialysis/Acute Renal Failure
Amy W. Williams, MD

Cardiology - Mechanisms, Diagnosis, & Therapeutics for CV Arrhythmias
Peter A. Brady, MD

Preventive Medicine
Sally J. Trippel, MD, MPH

Women’s Health Issues
Lynne T. Shuster, MD

Hematology - Anemias
Thomas M. Habermann, MD

Hematology Malignancies
Thomas M. Habermann, MD

Medical Ethics
C. Christopher Hook, MD

Rheumatology Crystalline Arthropathies Spondyloarthropathies
William W. Ginsburg, MD

Rheumatology - SLE / Scleroderma / Infectious Arthritis
William W. Ginsburg, MD

Nephrology - Acid Base Electrolyte Disorders
Robert C. Albright, Jr., DO

Nephrology - Urolithiasis
Robert C. Albright, Jr., DO

Cardiology - Arrhythmias EKGs/Clinical Syndromes
Peter A. Brady, MD

Non-Internal Medicine for the Internist: Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology
Alan K. Duncan, MD

Cardiology - CHF / Cardiomyopathies
Barry L. Karon, MD

Gastroenterology - Liver
John J. Poterucha, MD

Virginia V. Michels, MD

Pulmonology - Diffuse Lung Disease, Occupational Lung Disease
Timothy R. Aksamit, MD

Infectious Diseases - Bacterial & Mycobacterial Pathogens
William F. Marshall, MD

Pulmonology - Pulmonary Infections
Charles F. Thomas, Jr., MD

Gary L. Schwartz, MD

Thyroid & Parathyroid
Bryan McIver, MBChB, PhD

Pulmonology - Neoplasms, Pulmonary Embolism, Vasculitis
Karen L. Swanson, DO

Critical Care Medicine
Steve G. Peters, MD

Pulmonology - Signs & Symptoms, COPD, Pulmonary Functions, Cystic Fibrosis
John G. Park, MD

Chest X-Rays
John G. Park, MD

Pituitary & Adrenal Medulla
Bryan McIver, MBChB, PhD

Infectious Diseases - Fungi, Viruses, Parasites & Other Pathogens
Abinash Virk, MD

Adrenal Cortex & Gonads
Bryan McIver, MBChB, PhD

Infectious Diseases - Antimicrobial Agents
John W. Wilson, MD

Infectious Diseases - HIV Infection
Zelalem Temesgen, MD

Diabetes & Hypoglycemia
Bryan McIver, MBChB, PhD

Nephrology - Glomerular Disease
Fernando C. Fervenza, MD, PhD

Cardiology - CAD / MI
Steve R. Ommen, MD

Oncology - Lung, Breast & Gynecologic Cancers
Timothy J. Moynihan, MD

Oncology - Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary & Miscellaneous Others
Timothy J. Moynihan, MD

Neurology - Localization & Diagnosis
Brian A. Crum, MD

Neurology - Disease Entities
Brian A. Crum, MD

Vascular Medicine
Peter C. Spittell, MD

Sheila G. Jowsey, MD

Rheumatology - Nonarticular Rheumatism & Vasculitis
Clement J. Michet, Jr., MD

Rheumatology - Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, & Antirheumatic Drugs
Clement J. Michet, Jr., MD

Hematology - Coagulation
Timothy M. Habermann, MD

Hematology - Other Hematologic Issues
Timothy M. Habermann, MD

Darryl S. Chutka, MD

Allergic Diseases
Gerald W. Volcheck, MD

Infectious Diseases
Robert Orenstein, DO

General Internal Medicine
Scott C. Litin, MD

Images in Internal Medicine
Furman S. McDonald, MD

Gastroenterology - Esophagus & Stomach
Robert E. Sedlack, MD

Gastroenterology - Small Intestine
Thomas R. Viggiano, MD

Gastroenterology - Colon & Pancreas
Thomas R. Viggiano, MD

Cardiology - Physical Exam
Kyle W. Klarich, MD

Lisa A. Drage, MD

Cardiology - Systematic & Congenital Heart Disease
Kyle W. Klarich, MD

Learn more about Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Videos:

Medstudy Videos - ABIM Internal Medicine

Medstudy Videos - ABIM Internal Medicine

What is Medstudy?

This is Video Lectures Review course that is great for ABIM Internal Medicine Board Exam. It is often used for USMLE Step 3 Review as well.

Program consists of 62 hours of Internal Medicine Videos.
It can be either on 20 DVD or on 4 DVD (DIVX compression). Do you know what is DIVX compression? You can chech the divx site for more details -
DIVX compresses video in the same way as ZIP compresses text files.

2005 edition contains 62 hours of great video lectures.

Videos are in DIVX/AVI format - just 4 DVDs with full content of original 20 DVDs from Medstudy.

600 pages of syllabus also help you to learn materials quick.

Learn more about Medstudy Videos at:

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Kaplan Usmle Dvd


You have probably heard a lot about Kaplan USMLE DVD - or Kaplan USMLe Videos.

So what is it?

This is a digital copy of original Kaplan CenterPrep tapes.

Step 1 Kaplan USMLE DVDs - is 17 disks with 200 hours of high-quality USMLE videos.

Step 2 Kaplan USMLE DVDs - is 9 disks with 140 hours of high-quality USMLE videos.

Step 3 Kaplan USMLE DVDs - is 5 disks with 100 hours of high-quality videos.