Step 1 books

Step 2 books

Step 3 books

Books on Residency Applications

IMG books

Books for the Match

              Books for USMLE    


USMLE Step 1 




                             Must Read:

              First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2000: A Student to Student Guide

                                    by Vikas Bhushan, Chirag Amin, Vipal Soni



Question Banks 


      Review for USMLE Step 1 Examination,   NMS, Lazo

      Appleton & Lange's Review for the USMLE Step 1,     Barton

      Body system Reviews I, II, III Board Simulator Series,     Gruber

      Retired NBME Basic Medical Sciences Test Items,      NBME

      Ace Basic Sciences: USMLE Step 1 Ace,    Mosby

      General Principles in the Basic Sciences  Board Simulator Series, Gruber

      Rapid Preparation for the USMLE Step 1,   Johnson

      Crashing the Boards: USMLE Step 1,       Yeh

      Medical Boards--Step 1 Made Ridiculously Simple,     Carl

      Passing USMLE Steps 1, 2, & 3 Photo Diagnosis Vol I & II

      Passing the USMLE Step 1, Vol. I- IV,      Gold Southland Tutorial


Gross Anatomy  



      High-Yield Gross Anatomy,    Dudek

      Clinical Anatomy,    NMS, April

      Gross Anatomy,   BRS, Chung

      Clinical Anatomy Made Ridiculously Simple,      Goldberg

      Anatomy PreTest, April





      High-Yield Embryology, Dudek

      Histology,   NMS, Henrickson

      Embryology: Review for New National Boards,  Gasser





      High-Yield Histology,    Dudek

      Cell Biology & Histology,       NMS, Johnson

      Cell Biology & Histology,       BRS, Gartner




      High-Yield Neuroanatomy,     Fix

      Neuroanatomy,    NMS, Fix

      Neuroanatomy,    BRS, DeMyer  

Behavioral Science  



      Behavioral Science Review,    BRS, Fadem

      High-Yield Behavioral Science,       High Yield, Fadem

      USMLE Behavioral Science Made Ridiculously Simple,   Sierles

      Behavioral Science in Psychiatry,    NMS, Wiener

      High-Yield Biostatistics,        Glaser

      Behavioral Sciences,     PreTest, Pattishall

     A & L's Review of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,     Hanrahan

      Behavioral Science: Review for New National Boards,      Frank  




      Lippincott's Illustrated Review: BiochemistryChampe

      Biochemistry,       BRS, Marks

      Biochemistry PreTest, Chlapowski

      Biochemistry Review for New National Boards,      Kumar

      Biochemistry,       NMS, Davidson





      Genetics,    NMS, Friedman

     Genetics,    PreTest, Finkelstein


Microbiology and Immunology 



      Microbiology and Immunology,       BRS, Johnson

      Immunology,       NMS, Hyde

      Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple,       Gladwin

      Microbiology and Immunology,       Oklahoma Notes, Hyde

      Microbiology,       PreTest, Tilton

      Microbiology and Infectious Disease,     NMS, Virella

      Concepts in Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious DiseaseGupta





      Pathology,   BRS, Schneider

      Pathology: Review for New National Boards,    Miller

      Pathology,   NMS, LiVolsi

      Medical Exam Review: Pathology,   A&L/MEPC, Fayemi

      Pathology PreTest,   Brown





      Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology,        Harvey

      Pharmacology: Examination and Board Review,   Katzung

      Pharmacology,     BRS, Rosenfield

      Pharmacology,     NMS, Jacob

      Pharmacology PreTest, DiPalma

      Pharmacology: Review for New National Boards,    Billingsley

      Pharmacology,     Oklahoma Notes, Moore





      Physiology,  BRS, Costanzo

      Physiology,  PreTest, Ryan

      Clinical Physiology Made Ridiculously Simple,   Goldberg

      Physiology: Review for the New National Boards,    Jakoi

      Appleton & Lange's Review of Physiology,      Penney

      Physiology,  NMS, Bullock


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USMLE Step 2



  First Aid For USMLE Step 2,  Tao Le


Question Banks



      NMS Review for USMLE Step 2,       NMSR

      A & L's Flash Facts for the USMLE Steps 2 & 3,    Kaiser

      Passing the USMLE Case Clusters: Steps 2 & 3,      Southland Staff

      Passing the USMLE Case Clusters: Steps 2 Vol 1,2,3,4,    Southland Staff

      NMS USMLE Step 2,     Lazo

      Medical Boards Step 2 Made Ridiculously Simple,      Carl

      Clinical Secience Question Bank for Step 2,      Zaslau

      A&L;s Practice Tests: Step 2, Goldberg

      Passing USMLE Photo Diagnosis: Step 1, 2 & 3 Vol 1 & 2,  Southland Staff

      Classic Presentations and Review and Rapid Review for USMLE Step 2,      O'Connell


Internal Medicine 



      Blueprints in Medicine,  Young

      NMS Medicine,     Myers

      A&L Review of Internal Medicine,    Goldlist

      Pre-Test Medicine,      Berk

      Underground Clinical Vignettes: Internal Medicine, Vol 1 & 2 Bhushan

      Oklahoma Notes Internal Medicine,  Jarolim


Obstetrics and Gynecology  



      BRS Obstetrics and Gynecology,     Sakala

      Blueprints in Obstetrics and Gynecology,    Callahan

      NMS Obstetrics and Gynecology,    Beck

      PreTest Obstetrics and Gynecology,     Evans





      A&L Review of Pediatrics,      Lorin

      NMS Pediatrics,    Dowrkin

      PreTest Pediatrics,       Yetman


Preventive Medicine  



      NMS Preventive Medicine & Public Health,       Cassens

      NMS Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics,       Knapp

      PreTest Preventive Medicine & Public Health,    Ratelle





      High-Yield Psychiatry,   Fadem

      BRS Psychiatry,    Shaner

      NMS Psychiatry,   Scully

      Blueprints in Psychiatry,      Murphy





      Blueprints in Surgery,    Karp 

      Oklahoma Notes General Surgery,   Jococks     

      NMS Surgery,    Jarrell       

      Surgery: Review for the New National Boards,  Geelhoed          


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USMLE Step 3



      Family Practice Review: A Problem Oriented Approach by Richard W. Swanson

      Passing The USMLE Step 3 by Southland Tutorials

      The Instant Exam Review for the USMLE Step 3 by Joel S. Goldberg

      Appleton & Lange's Review for the USMLE Step 3 by Samuel L. Jacobs

      MEPC: USMLE Step 3 Review by Carlyle H. Chan

      ALERT USMLE Step 3 by Appleton and Lange 


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International Medical Graduates



      IMG Sourcebook - MSSNY’s comprehensive guide to the procedures and regulations of obtaining a residency position in New York State

      Immigration Options for Doctors – Published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)  

  The International Medical Graduates' Guide to U.S. Medicine: Negotiating the Maze by Louise B Ball


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First Aid for the Match,     Tao Le


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Residency Applications 



Graduate Medical Education Directory (Green Book) American Medical Association – has listing of all the residency programs

  Getting Into a Residency,   Kenneth V. Iserson, MD

 How to choose a medical specialty - Anita Taylor

 Resumes and Personal Statements for health professionals - James W Tysinger PhD