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The Highest Yield Flashcards for the USMLE Step 1: 2014 flashcard deck is a set of 140 full-color case-based flashcards that are designed to help medical students succeed at the USLME Step 1. Instead of limiting the utility of these cards to just teaching the test material, the cards link ideas, associations, and patterns that have been devised to increase students’ scores for the USMLE Step 1. Every question is worth the same amount of points, so instead of studying at random the rare diseases that have a 1/100,000 chance of being on the test, students should begin by learning the highest yield diseases and concepts for the USMLE: Step 1.

The Highest Yield Flashcards for the USMLE Step 1: 2014 flashcard deck was created by a current medical student who recently passed Step 1 before polling other successful peers for the topics that were “highest yield” for scoring points on the test. Flashcards were made to answer the questions that appeared on the test most frequently, could be quickly explained, and were easy to answer if students used small and obscure pieces of information from study materials.

What Students Can Expect:

This flashcard deck promises a unique study experience for students. The feedback from current medical students and faculty make up the information that is within this deck. The information that is presented to students has been streamlined to include only the most pertinent information needed to increase medical students’ scores on the USMLE Step 1.
The Highest Yield Flashcards for the USMLE Step 1: 2014 flashcard deck is an efficient way to study for the USMLE Step 1. Study time is valuable for students and wasting that time means lost points on the test. This flashcard deck does not contain tiny fonts, lengthy wording, complex figures, or other features that decrease comprehension.

The Highest Yield Flashcards for the USMLE Step 1: 2014 flashcard deck is also a unique way to study for the USMLE Step 1 to which other review materials cannot compare:

• Not a giant tomb of irrelevant information stored in long lists.
• Not a collection of figures from 100+ unrelated sources.
• Not secondhand information from physicians who took the test a decade ago.

The Format:

The Highest Yield Flashcards for the USMLE Step 1: 2014 flashcard deck was designed by an engineer, which means there is a purpose to the structure. Students should practice like they play—on the USMLE Step 1, students read a story, get a lead to a question, and then try to connect the story to the information or answer.

Each flashcard has a case on the front. The case is written to be simple, short, and indicative of the type of person/story/scenario that students can expect on the test. This case is the diving board into the pool of ideas that are needed to answer the question that follows. It sets the stage for students to make the quick link to the answer choices.

The back of the flashcard contains ONLY the information that is needed to answer the questions. Students will not be overwhelmed by a backstory, research, or theoretical nonsense; they will only be presented with the raw information that is essential for them to succeed. Flashcards have the “buzz words,” “classic labs,” and “famous figures” that come up on Step 1 again and again. The flashcards lump answers into categories or by disease and contain the information needed from multiple subjects as they all apply to a single disease, pathway, or physiological principle.

In the attachment below, you can find a sample of a flashcard from the Physiology section of the deck and instructions on how to order.
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