Studying for the USMLE? Some Helpful Resources from the Library

The Norris Medical Library has many resources to help you study for the boards, other certification exams, or even just to review!

Exam Master Online provides timed practice tests for USMLE Steps 1, 2 & 3, and certification review for internal medicine, family practice, general surgery, general pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology. It also includes exam prep for the Special Purpose Examination (SPEX), for ABUCM for the American Board of Urgent Care Certification Exam, and for PANCE/PANRE for the Physician Assistant National Certification or Recertification Exams. Score reporting utilities provide immediate feedback and allow for targeted learning based on your test results.Each student must register with Exam Master, allowing you to customize your exams, track your progress, view scores of exams taken, as well as other features. Accounts are deleted if there is no activity in 12 months.

  
AccessMedicine offers self-assessment and other online learning tools to help study for the boards or prepare for recertification, using a self-assessment module included with Harrison’s Online, USMLEasy; and the LANGE Case Files.USMLEasy Lite provides 1500 questions for Step 1, 1500 questions for Step 2, and 300 questions for Step 3. After taking an exam that you customize to your needs, be sure to note the Customized Reading List from online texts available through AccessMedicine for focused advice on how to sharpen your strengths and weaknesses.The library has a license for 6 simultaneous users for this resource. Please log off when youre done. If you cant access the site, try back later.

USMLE Review Books
The Norris Medical Library also has purchased many review books to help in board exam preparation. In HELIX, perform a Keyword search for medicine examination questions to find over 200 review books. Many of the most recent board review books are held at the loan desk on reserve for 2 hours. Others are shelved on the upper level and may be borrowed for four weeks. The links above to Exam Master and AccessMedicine will connect you to the librarys proxy server if you are not connecting from campusno need for VPN, unless youre using USC wireless.

If you have questions or need further information, contact Janis Brown, associate director, systems & information technology, Norris Medical Library, jbrown@usc.edu. Happy studying and good luck on your boards!             

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