Free Resources

Student and Educator Resources

These resources are made available to help students review and self-assess. All of these resources are free (although some may require free registration for access). Please check back as they are updated regularly.


National Board of Medical Examiners Subject Examinations – NBME content outlines and sample items-a MUST for all Medical Students

United States Medical Licensing Examination – USMLE Step 1 sample questions, including Normal Laboratory Values available during the exam-another MUST for all Medical Students

Anki – To make digital flashcards

CrashCourse – Very good, quick tutorials on YouTube for basic science including behavioral science – Free resources for medical education at all levels, including questions banks and review materials for most subjects. Free registration required for access

MedSchool Links – Wiki with links to many topics relevant to medical education

Mock Tests– Office of Medical Education, University of Maryland School of Medicine, provides links to quizzes on high yield information for Anatomy, Behavioral Science, Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Pathology, and Pharmacology

Stomp on Step 1 – Video series reviewing many high yield topics covered on the USMLE Step 1 exam

USMLE First Aid Step 1 videos – Videos that review material presented in the First Aid book

USMLE Practice Questions – MD Lexicon, USMLE-style basic science questions for all disciplines with answers explained

USMLE Step 1 Study Guide – University of Colorado School of Medicine, Class of 2015, Although it contains some content specific to UCSM, the majority of this guide contains very useful information about study strategies.

Wiki Test Prep Questions – Student written USMLE-style questions with answers explained


The Digital Anatomist Project – includes atlases with diagrams, 3D reconstructions, MRI animations, and gross and histological sections

Behavioral Sciences

Quiz Behavioral Science – MedShare, contains many USMLE-style questions in a downloadable pdf

NetBiochem -contains good reviews of many topics, including Nutrition, with animations and quizzes

Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice: An Introduction to Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics – 3rd ed., Centers for Diseases Control Prevention, online text with downloadable pdf available

Histology@Yale – (Yale University)

Histology-World – Review materials for all systems including games, slides, and test banks

The Histology Zoomer – Yakima Valley Community College

Histology Guide – Virtual Histology Laboratory – complement to Sorenson, R.L. and Brelje, T. C. (2014) Atlas of Human Histology: A Guide to Microscopic Structure of Cells, Tissues and Organs, 3rd ed. ISBN 2810000007289b

The Human Prote – includes in Atlass cell structure, anatomy, and pathology slides, Uhlén et al (2015). Tissue-based map of the human proteome. Science PubMed: 25613900 DO

Microbeonline – Online medical microbiology guide including links to review materials and USMLE-style questions in microbiology, parasitology, bacteriology, immunology, virology, and mycology

USMLE Step 1 Microbiology practice questions – Free Medical MCQ’s on Dr. Adnan blog; Answers are given with question making these better for review than assessment

Study Guide: American Board of Medical Microbiology -includes questions and answers used for Board certification

Web Path – Mercer University School of Medicine at Savannah, includes normal and pathology histology, tutorials and virtual patients)

Pharmacology Corner –  USMLE-style and other MCQs, with links to animations, lectures, and powerpoints for review

Pharmacology -Course website from University of Virginia School of Medicine with links to review materials and USMLE-style questions

Medical Physiology Learning Resources – Developed by Dr. Steve Wood, contains links to review questions, lectures, handouts, and other study materials

Genetics: HY Questions – USMLE, provides review questions and material

Microbeonline – Online medical microbiology guide including links to review materials and USMLE-style questions in immunology

Medical ethics
Ethics and Legal For USMLE Step 1 – Brian McDaniel, Stomp on Step 1 video covering ethical and legal questions covered on the Step 1 exam

Legal Medicine and Medical Ethics Exam Questions and Answers – Bioethics Topics from the University of Washington School of Medicine developed by the American Board of Legal Medicine, ABLM

*For Aging and Nutrition, see links under “General” above that lead to questions from all disciplines.
ECG Quizzes – ECG Learning Center, University of Utah School of Medicine

HyperHeart – University of Utah School of Medicine, contains an animated heart with tutorials demonstrating cardiac function

Endocrine and Reproductive
Top High-Yield Step 1 Endocrine and Reproductive Topics – Medbullets Step 1 Endocrine and Reproductive system overviews, with links to specific topics

Top High Yield Step 1 GI Topics – Medbullets Step 1 GI system overview, with links to specific topics

Hematopoietic: Blood and Lymphatics
Top High Yield Step 1 Heme and Cardiovascular Topics – Medbullets Step 1 Heme Cardiovascular system overviews, with links to specific topics

Top High Yield Step 1 ImmunoTopics – Medbullets Step 1 Immune system overview, with links to specific topics

Integumentary system histology – Histology World review material including games, slides, and test bank

MCQ on Histology of the Integumentary System – Web Medi Info blog, with question bank and answers for this and links to other systems

Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology – Nicholas Theodosakis, Author of First Aid for USMLE Step 1 2012, series of videos with links to Musculoskeletal pathology videos)

Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Dashboard – Medbullets Step 1 MSK system overview, with links to specific topics

Musculoskeletal Radiology Curriculum for the USMLE Step 1 – A digital atlas of relevant MRI anatomy and case-based discussion of selected traumatic and mechanical disorders (Available for download after free registration to the Association of American Medical Colleges, through their MedEdPORTAL

Step 1 Musculoskeletal Review –  (University of New Mexico lecture with practice questions and explanations)

Nervous System
Neuroscience Online – Excellent online textbook covering basic neuroscience with animations, summaries, and multiple choice questions, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The Brain from Top to Bottom – good overview of the brain and its functions, McGill University

Neuroscience and Behavior – University of Buffalo course website, includes review, tutorials, and atlas, exams, and advice on studying for the STEP 1 exam

HyperBrain – University of Utah School Health Sciences Library, contains tutorials for neuroanatomy and includes quizzes and practical exams

Renal and Urinary
Renal Dashboard – Medbullets Step 1 Renal/Urinary system overviews, with links to specific topics

Respiratory Dashboard – Medbullets Step 1 Respiratory system overview, with links to specific topics

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