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Board Preparation: USMLE Step 1: Overview

Rock the Boards: information tools and resources to prepare for USMLE Step 1.

NBME Question Session Block Videos

To assist with Step 1 preparation, the Office of Medical Education compiles video recordings from basic science block sessions based on NBME-style questions and content review and makes it available to the class in February of their 2nd year..   

Study Tools


UWorld: Students receive a 180-day subscription in November of their second year, courtesy of the SMHS Dean's office.

Review Books

Instructions: Note CALL NUMBER, then locate book:

  • Reserves:  1st Floor Circulation Desk
    • Circulation period = 7 days
  • Stacks:  Basement/Terrace Level
    • Circulation period = 3 weeks

Subject Guide

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Laura Abate
Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library
2300 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037