Deja Review – USMLE Step 1 boils down your coursework to just the critical concepts you need to know for exam success
Deja Review – USMLE Step 1 has been scrutinized and edited to produce a second edition that is even higher yield and easier to use than the first. Outstanding medical students who have recently taken Step 1 have revised the original text to ensure the material covered herein is complete and current. The authors, now with a combined 30 years of experience in the medical field, have also edited the manuscript to emphasize the relevant core concepts covered in the USMLE Step 1 examination. We are confident that our efforts have produced one of the most useful guides for Step 1 review available today.
The main objective of a medical student preparing for Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is to commit a vast body of knowledge to memory. Having recently prepared for Step 1, we realize how daunting this task can be. We feel there are two main principles that will allow you to be successful in your preparations for Step 1: (1) repetition of key facts and (2) using review questions to gauge your comprehension and memory. The Déjà Review™ series is a unique resource that has been designed to allow you to review the essential facts and determine your level of knowledge on the subjects tested on Step 1. We also know, from experience, that building a solid foundation in the basic sciences will allow you to make a smooth transition into the clinical years of medical school.
All concepts are presented in a question and answer format that covers the key facts on hundreds of commonly tested USMLE Step 1 topics. The material is divided into chapters organized by body systems. Special emphasis has been placed on the molecular and genetic basis of pathology, as this area has become increasingly emphasized in recent examinations.
This question and answer format has several important advantages:
• It provides a rapid, straightforward way for you to assess your strengths and weaknesses.
• It allows you to efficiently review and commit to memory a large body of information.
• It offers a break from tedious, convoluted multiple-choice questions.
• The “Make the Diagnosis” section exposes you to the prototypic presentation of diseases classically tested on the USMLE Step 1.
• It serves as a quick, last-minute review of high-yield facts.
The compact, condensed design of the book is conducive to studying on the go, especially
during any downtime throughout your day