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Popular Board Book Series - Recommendations by CEE
If a student needs to practice with fact-based content: Deja Review
If a student needs to practice applying content: BRS, Lippincott’s Q&A, Lange Cards
If a student needs content and practice: BRS
Board Review Series (aka: BRS)
The BRS series is developed for USMLE preparation (many DO students will take this). Many students (including DO, DPM, PA, and PT) will use it for coursework as well as the APMLE (DPM licensing exam). It provides an outline of content, high-yield tables and figures, and multiple choice practice questions with answers and explanations. Several are very popular including: Physiology and Neuroanatomy though none are “poor”. The library has this resource digitally and in print. Search the library catalog to locate print titles, or connect to the link below:
Board Review Series (BRS)
Widely used by medical students studying for the USMLE Step 1, the Board Review Series (BRS) provides basic knowledge as it relates to clinical situations.
This series is used almost exclusively for course prep. It would work fine for a student for COMLEX/USMLE prep, but students don’t usually use it for this. This book is a companion book to the Lippincott’s textbook. This book is just questions, answers, and explanations. This series tends to be most popular for Biochemistry, Anatomy, and Histology. The library has this resource in print. Search the library catalog to locate specific titles.
This is an increasingly popular series that will quiz students on “fact-based” recall. Think about it like a text version of an Anki deck. It groups questions by topic so students can take recall questions on topics they’ve reviewed (which can be hard to do with Anki). This series is somewhat popular for all topic areas. The library has this resource in print. Search the library catalog to locate specific titles.
Lange Flash Cards
These are popular cards for USMLE/COMLEX preparation, especially for Pharm. They look like a board question with the review content on the back. They are an especially nice break from Anki/Sketchy. They have better content coverage than Sketchy. The library has this resource in print. Search the library catalog to locate specific titles. Search the library catalog to see what flashcards are available. Learn more at our Findit! Flashcards tutorial.
This series is often used for 3 rd year DO students. It is useful for students that like clinical problem-solving. Electronic access is available through the Library. The library has this resource digitally and in print. Search the library catalog to locate specific titles in print. Click on the link below to access the digital collection.
Case Files Collection This link opens in a new window
Access Medicine's Case Files Collection includes all of the content from the Case Files book series. Students have access to an extensive collection of carefully crafted cases designed to simulate the clinical approach and decision-making.
Case Files Podcasts
Dynamic, engaging podcasts take case presentations to the next level. Dr. Eugene Toy, primary author of the Case Files series, brings the cases to life and emphasizes key concepts in a conversational format.
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