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Board Prep for Medicine

Self-Assessment Tools

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Includes practice tests, flashcards, analysis of strengths and weaknesses, with recommended reading based on your practice test performance.

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.

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Includes a bank of 1,600 Step 1 questions with detailed explanations. Create customized practice tests. Accessible on mobile as well!

Start by accessing Board Vitals and creating a personalized account!

Comprehensive Review

Creating a Study Strategy

Taking advantage of self-assessment tools from the beginning of your test prep can help you identify strengths and weaknesses in order to develop a study strategy. If you're finding that you're weak in a particular subject area, see this guide's list of systems based resources.

Create Flashcards with Anki

Anki is a free, open-source software that allows users to create custom decks of flashcards--with or without card templates--or use shared decks created by other users. The software supports many different kinds of content, so cards can include multimedia. Decks can be shared and stored in the Cloud using the web version of Anki.

Anki sample flashcard