What are best USMLE Step 1 Comprehensive Study and Review Books?

These are the books and materials AMGs and IMGs use to study for the USMLEs and score high. We gathered this books after many years of experience with people following different methods of studying. We bring to you the best combination which will give you a highest score possible.

USMLE Step 1

You will need 3 tools to ace the exam:

I-Revision tool
II-Studying tool
III-MCQs tool

I-Revision tool

1-First Aid for the USMLE step 1 by Tao Le, is the most common used one for revision.

II-Studying tool

A-Kaplan USMLE Step 1 lecture notes by Kaplan


B-you can select a combination, many IMGs will get in addition to the Kaplan some of these books to make sure they top score:
High-Yield Gross Anatomy (High-Yield Series) by Ronald W. Dudek

High-Yield Neuroanatomy (High-Yield Series) by James D. Fix

High-Yield Embryology (High-Yield Series) by Ronald W. Dudek

High-Yield Histology (High-Yield Series) by Ronald W. Dudek

High-Yield Biostatistics (High-Yield Series) by Anthony N. Glaser

6-Cell and Molecular Biology
High-Yield Cell and Molecular Biology (High-Yield Series) by Ronald W Dudek

USMLE Road Map: Immunology (LANGE USMLE Road Maps) by Michael Parmely


High-Yield Immunology (High-Yield Series) by Arthur G. Johnson

Goljan Rapid Review Pathology


BRS Pathology (Board Review Series) by Arthur S. Schneider and Philip A. Szanto

BRS Physiology (Board Review Series) by Linda S Costanzo

Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple (Medmaster) by Mark Gladwin

Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology (Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Series) by Richard A Harvey and Pamela C Champe

Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry (Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Series) by Pamela C. Champe, Richard A Harvey, and Denise R. Ferrier

13-Behavioral science
High-Yield Behavioral Science (High-Yield Series) by Barbara Fadem

14-Medical Ethics
Master the Boards USMLE Medical Ethics by Conrad Fischer

15-Medical Genetics
High-Yield Genetics (High-Yield Series) by Ronald W. Dudek and John E. Wiley


BRS Genetics (Board Review Series) by Ronald Dudek


You can get this combo for 3 subjects:

BRS Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Genetics (Board Review Series) by Michael Lieberman and Rick Ricer

III-MCQs tool

Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 1 Qbook by Kaplan

And one of these two:

USMLE World Step 1 Qbank (Online MCQs) from UW

Kaplan Step 1 Qbank (Online MCQs) from kaptest

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