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IN THIS ISSUE:Annotating Your First Aid Step 1 Book

The NEW First Aid Step 1 Flash Facts

FREE USMLE Step 2 CK Webinar with Dr. Tao Le

First Aid/USMLE-Rx Spring Special

Annotating Your First Aid Step 1 BookOne of the best ways to machete your way through the thicket of information you need to know for the Step 1 exam is to annotate your study materials. Let’s analyze some of the approaches (borrowing elements from the famous children’s tale ofGoldilocks and the Three Bears) and hopefully come away with a better understanding of what might work for you as you prepare for the exam.

Papa Bear, a.k.a. The Novelist

This annotator takes note writing to the next level. He makes sure that an obscure fact from a 1958 article on pancreaticoduodenectomy finds its way somewhere onto his page because, hey, there could be a question on it! This approach, while the most thorough, makes for an incomprehensible amount of information that he can’t possibly review in any timely way.

Mama Bear, a.k.a. The Minimalist

Did you write your name in your copy of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1? If so, this annotator may not invite you to her study session because you violated the pages of the hallowed text that ought to remain untouched. A minimal strategy is admirable, asFirst Aid contains the most relevant board-specific topics, but it may also be a bit short sighted, as a book that’s intended for review is bound to contain topics that need a little more explanation, especially if you didn’t cover them in class. Not writing anything is just not a reasonable option.

Baby Bear, a.k.a. Just Right

The perfect amount of annotation is writing just enough to make sure you fully grasp a topic in First Aid without adding novel or obscure information that’s unlikely to appear on the exam. This means adding whatever notes you need to better understand the content therein – no more, no less.


The NEW First Aid Step 1 Flash FactsUSMLE-Rx and the First Aid Team are pleased to present the future of flash cards. And, for a limited time, you can score a great introductory deal on select First AidStep 1 Flash Facts subscriptions.

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FREE USMLE Step 2 CK Webinar with Dr. Tao Le We are pleased to announce another high-yield talk from Dr. Tao Le, the series editor for First Aid. This webinar will cover the basics of the USMLE Step 2 CK including an overview of the boards, goal setting, high-yield topics in each subject area, study strategies, review resources, and study schedules.Stay with us after the webinar for a live, interactive Q & A session.

Title: First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CK by Dr. Tao Le

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Time: 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the Webinar.

ATTENTION: You can either use your computer’s speakers or make a long-distance telephone call to listen to the conference audio.

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