Clinical cases provide complete, concise coverage of the biochemical and genetic diseases tested on the USMLE Step 1 and in basic science courses.
- A strong focus on the clinical aspects of biochemical and genetic disease
- Emphasizes boardrelevant coverage
- Easily compare and contrast diseases
- Each disease-specific card includes a clinical vignette
- Important disease facts are highlighted for rapid review
About the Author
Suzanne J. Baron, MD is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital.
The information provided on the Flash Cards was high-yield for the most part. However, on the Kindle edition, the explanation side should have a better design. It is in picture form and the letters are REALLY small, thus difficult to read.
A must have for USMLE STEP 1 ,this is great ,they are easy to learn ,the only problem with them is that the font is very tiny hard to read ,I wish they had made the size of the cards a little bigger so they could use large fonts.but perfect and it is 2013.Very useful .very glad I bought them ,very perfect for last minute review with all factors needed.
I like the case presentation because sometimes it is very hard to picture how would these metabolic diseases present in the clinic by memorizing all the symptoms and that’s how the step 1 is going to describe that disease on the real thing. I think these cards are good supplements to First Aid if not a bit too detailed. Honestly I did not go through the entire set (still, I think USMLE World is the #1 resources to review biochem for the step.. I annotated everything I didn’t understand from USMLE World into my first aid and I felt good/did very well on this section). I just looked up specific diseases when first aid’s description really confused me (for example , all of those lipid metabolic diseases). I would recommend using these cards as a review/quiz tool that you use in your “down time” while preparing for USMLE. It will prob take a while to go through the whole thing so if you only have 5 weeks before the test don’t waste your time trying to go through the whole deck but focus on specific diseases that come up from your practice questions that you don’t feel 100% comfortable about.
If you have half of a year then this is a great deck to use with your study buddy to quiz each other and review details that everyone has forgotten from the first year.
I’m using these cards to study for the boards, and they’ve been a definite help. I like the format with clinical scenarios, and they have lots of information.
Especially when you just need to get the big picture of what’s going on in biochem. Great for med school.
Product Details :
- Series: LANGE FlashCards
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2 edition (December 17, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071765808
- ISBN-13: 978-0071765800
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 4.5 x 1.6 inches