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Drugs and Medical Pharmacology

The study of the origin, nature, properties, and actions of drugs and their effects on living organisms. (MeSH)

How To Find Board Review Materials in the Library

Most board preparation materials are available as a print or digital books. Both formats are searchable in the library catalog.

Please note that relevant materials may be located in many locations in the library: the DMU Book Collection, Board Review, or Reserve. Board Review and Reserve materials are located behind the Circulation desk.

  • Materials in the Board Review collection can be checked out for 7 days and renewed five times online from your patron account in the catalog.
  • Materials in the Reserve collection may be checked out for 2 hours.
  • Materials in the DMU Book Collection may be checked out for 2 weeks

Free Resources Online

What is Exam Master?

Studying for boards? Exam Master has a very strong test bank of questions written by clinical experts. After creating a personal account, you can create your own practice exams using various criteria, including picking questions by subject or keyword, choosing only questions you haven't seen before or that you've missed previously etc. ExamMaster will also keep track of your scores across time, and will show you where you went wrong if you answer a question incorrectly.

The following practice tests are available:

  • COMLEX I (PLUS sample Comlex II PE cases on video)

  • USMLE Step 1, 2, & 3 question bank

  • PANCE/PANRE Practice Exams

  • Certification review for Family Medicine, General Pediatrics, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, SPEX (Special Purpose Examination)

  • Medical Subject review tests include: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Cytology and Histology, Internal and Clinical Medicine, Medical Microbiology, Pathology, Physiology, Psychiatry

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