Saturday, September 24, 2005

Practice questions for USMLE Step 2

I've heard good reviews for this book of practice USMLE step 2 questions. The questions are considered to be very similar to the ones found on the shelf exams.

Books for MS3 Surgery

I would recommend the books below for the third year medical student on a surgery rotation. Blueprints was a superficial review of all subjects, while Essentials gave a thorough explanation of surgical conditions. Sabiston provides a good pocket reference. Surgical Recall is excellent at the hospital or in lecture situations. The basic important questions surgeons will ask can be found in Surgical Recall; however, this book lacks any depth to the coverage of its subjects. Appleton & Lange's Surgery Review provides great questions with explanations. Combining several books for studying will provide a good foundation for MS3 surgery.



A good blog of USMLE Step 2 tips.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Free USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 practice questions ( has free access to 1700 questions for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 with registration. The questions can be organized by subject, and after taking a practice exam, full answer explanations are given. This free offer is only available to students at medical colleges with subscriptions to AccessMedicine. Anyone can buy ne month access to all 3000 questions along with analysis for $99.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Medical Student Surgery Hours

Wake up 4 am
Start seeing patients 5 am
Round with the team 6 am
Operating Room 8 am to 4 pm
Evening Sign Out 6-7 pm
Sleep 9pm
Overnight Call every four days, Weekend call 24 hours starting at 6 am

Scrub Attire

Scrubs are the most comfortable type of clothing invented. Currently, I'm doing surgery, and it's great wearing scrubs daily. It takes a lot less time than putting on a shirt and tie; also, the laundry is a lot simpler when wearing scrubs all week.