First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2021, Thirty First Edition 31st Edition
This annually updated collection of the most frequently tested high-yield facts and mnemonics delivers everything you need to pass the most anxiety-provoking exam of your career.
YOU NEED THIS UPDATED EDITION OF FIRST AID TO EXCEL ON THE REVISED USMLE® STEP 1!
First Aid™ remains the most trusted name in USMLE® review―just ask any medical student!
- A complete framework for USMLE Step 1 preparation, annually updated with crowdsourced contributions from thousands of students
- Updated exam preparation advice for USMLE Step 1 pass/fail, Step 1 blueprint changes, and COVID-19 impacts
- The new section on communication skills reflects the latest Step 1 content
- The new focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion incorporates race and ethnic considerations, as well as gender-neutral terminology
- Nearly 1,400 must-know topics with mnemonics to focus your study
- 1,200+ color photos and illustration―170+ new or revised―help you visualize processes, disorders, and clinic findings
- Rapid Review section for efficient last-minute preparation.
About the author:
Tao Le, MD, MHS, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Chief, Section of Allergy and Immunology, University of Louisville. He is also affiliated with the Division of Allergy and Immunology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Vikas Bhushan, MD, is a former diagnostic radiologist, currently residing in Boracay, Philippines. Vikas is a writer, editor, entrepreneur, and teleradiologist on an extended sabbatical. In 1990 he conceived and authored the original First Aid for the USMLE Step 1. His entrepreneurial endeavors include a student-focused medical publisher (S2S), an e-learning company, and an ER teleradiology practice (24/7 Radiology). Trained on the Left Coast, Vikas completed a bachelor’s degree at the University of California Berkeley; an MD with a thesis at UCSF; and a diagnostic radiology residency at UCLA. His eclectic interests include technology, crypto-economics, information design, photography, South Asian diasporic culture, and avoiding a day job. Always finding the long shortcut, Vikas is an adventurer, knowledge seeker, and occasional innovator. He enjoys intermediate status as a kiteboarder and father and strives to raise his children as global citizens.
Reviews about the ebook:
Been with the First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2021 ebook for just a few hours now, and by just glancing over there are few major updates from the 2020 edition. The 2021 edition has many more images, diagrams, and everything is structured better than 2020.
There is a new communication skills section under public health that can help us transition from year 2 to 3 (in addition to board prep). The updated pages are printed nicely with dark ink, and the rapid-review section has been updated. There are a total of 828 pages in this edition. I preordered this edition back in early Dec 2020, so I am happy to get the book to prep for APMLE part 1.
The new graphics are excellent for a visual learner and I’m enjoying the updates! More than worth it to have the physical copy, and I’d rave more about the content but it’s already well known this is one of the must-haves for medical students. I just have to take off a star because the build quality seems to have gone down this year. As another review mentioned, the front cover doesn’t fully obscure the first page of the First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2021 ebook. Both the front and back covers are already beginning to split (they’re 2-ply), so I’m going to have to tape around the edges of the covers to hold them together. The book is also still delivered loose in a box with no plastic wrap or protection aside from a few bags of air, so it did get a little dinged in the delivery process and warped from the cold (improving with use).
- Chris Tenore:
Just got my First Aid 2021 copy and it’s great, truly the best USMLE Step 1 resource! The only way to use it IMO is along with Picmonic; this First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2021 ebook is incredibly dense and hard to cram, so I review it page-by-page with Picmonic. This breaks the pages down into easily consumable sections and mnemonics so I can actually remember what I’m reading. There’s no other way to cram such a huge amount of info into your brain in such a short time! These two resources together are CRUCIAL to how I crushed Step 1 (268) and I’m proud of how well they worked 😀
Good price arrived at the time in a good condition!!
- Zainab o.:
the ebook contents of course are really good First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2021.
I ordered First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2021 ebook for my USMLE exam. This is the latest version which is recommended if you are also planning for the USMLE exam. The pictures are really clear and also the pages are good quality. The texts are clear with a decent font size. Happy with my purchase.
- M. Mohammed:
This First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2021 ebook is a life-changer. the best resources for USMLE preparations.
- HASMUKH GAJJAR:
Highly recommended First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2021 ebook.