Lange Outline Review – This power-packed outline teaches you frequently tested diseases and syndromes
This is the second edition of a comprehensive, yet concise review book for the USMLE Step 1 examination. This text reflects my original concept of maintaining a rapid-reading review book comprised of the key information necessary to ensure exam success. The material is directly based on the most current USMLE guidelines for testing.
For this text I have used the assistance of an exceptional group of clinicians from across the United States. Their collective experience in both teaching and the practice of medicine is without comparison. I hope that you enjoy this text both as an informative work and as an exceptional study aid for the important USMLE Step 1 examination.
USING THE BOOK AS A STUDY OUTLINE
When you begin to study, turn to the Contents to obtain an overview of this text. Review the material supplied by your school and the National Board of Medical Examiners, including the “Step 1 General Instructions, Content Description, and Sample Items.” It is important to have a full understanding of the design of the exam and the type of questions that will be asked.
Once you begin to study, do not omit any chapters in this text; instead, start at the beginning and read the book in its entirety. Notice that the outline format is streamlined to allow the rapid assimilation of facts in a minimal amount of reading time. Because extraneous and time-consuming information and phrasing have been omitted, working with Lange Outline Review: USMLE Step 1 for 1 hour will provide a database equivalent to that procured from several hours’ study of any other review text. Because the text is concise, it is vital that you be well rested and in a proper frame of mind for study and concentration. A quiet, comfortable, bright study area without glare is vital (with plenty of snacks nearby, of course!).