Cracking the Boards: USMLE Step 1

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Random House, 1999 - Medical sciences - 760 pages
Cracking the USMLE Step 1, 2nd Edition is an updated and thorough course review of all of the material on the Step 1 exam. Instead of the difficult to navigate continuous text typical of medical school review books, TPR's Cracking the USMLE is organized more like an outline, with bolded terms for easy reference, as well as hundreds of illustrations, charts, and diagrams.

The book alerts students to the key concepts that will likely be applied in the more than one section of the exam. For example, after explaining the various segments of an electrocardiogram, the authors urge the reader to "Know these cold -- they are high yield material!"

The topics are broken down and organized into the following sections:
-- Biochemistry
-- Cells and Tissues
-- Human Development
-- Pharmacology
-- Microbiology
-- Immunology
-- Hematology
-- Neurology
-- Connective Tissue
-- Musculoskeletal system
-- Respiratory system
-- Cardiovascular system
-- Gastrointestinal system
-- Renal and Urinary System
-- Reproductive system
-- Endocrinal system
-- Behavioral sciences
-- EPI / Biostats

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About the author (1999)

Michael Stein, a physician, teaches at Brown University. His first novel, "Probabilities," was nominated for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Both his first & second novel, "The White Life," were published by The Permanent Press.

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