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Board Prep for Medicine

Board Prep for Medicine

This guide contains information on what resources the library has for medical students who are preparing for the USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3.  These resources include access to online question banks as well as a wide variety of electronic and print books.  


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  • USMLE Easy is an online resource from McGraw-Hill that provides you with the tools to help you study and prepare for the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3.
  • These tools encompass practice tests that cover all disciplines and organ systems, and other study methods such as flashcards are included.
  • USMLE Easy adapts to your level of learning: it analyzes your strengths and weaknesses to help you focus on areas that need the most attention.  From the practice test results, you will be able to track your progress and set goals for yourself.
  • In case you get stuck on a problem and want to learn more about the topic, USMLE Easy links out to relevant readings from AccessMedicine to help give you more background information and context to improve your understanding.

To get started, access USMLE Easy online. Before using this resource, you'll need to create a personal account.  Make sure to sign up when you're on campus. 

Board Vitals

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  • BoardVitals is a series of medical specialty question banks designed to help medical students prepare for USMLE and NBME Exams. 
  • Provides thousands of practice questions with detailed explanations
  • Features review mode to review at your own pace; or timed mode to simulate exam conditions
  • Accessible via computer or mobile device

Start by accessing Board Vitals and creating a personalized account!

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