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Board Review

Library resources to help you study

Popular Board Book Series - Recommendations by CEE

FAQ:

  • 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:

Lippincotts Q&A

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.

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Deja Review

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.

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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 flash cards are available. Learn more at our Findit! Flashcards tutorial.

 

CASE Files

This series is often used for 3rd 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.

 

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