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MusculoSkeletal Memorizing muscle anatomy for Step 1 Exam!

Hey guys!

I am new here and i am glad to be a member of this great USMLE community!!!
This is my first post in the forum and i am excited communicating with other people also studying for the USMLEs!

I have a question related to Gross Anatomy. Is it needed to memorize muscle groups which are somehow neglected during med school (e.g. muscles of the hand, deep muscles of the back)? And generally, when studying the muscles, is it important to memorize all of the origins, insertions, innervations and actions?

Share your thoughts here. Thanks in advance!!!
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I haven't done the step 1 exam, but in my experience reviewing the materials and doing qbanks, I consider that information to be low yield. Important muscles are those associated to the brachial (ex. serratus anterior, deltoid, thenar region muscles) and lumbar plexus (ex.gluteus maximus, quadriceps femoralis) and even for those you don't have to memorize insertion or origin, maybe actions (since questions are done in a clinical vignette form), but innervation of them is really important. In the moment you start doing question banks you'll start to notice what things are ask most of the time (high yield) and the way they do it. For the first review don't worry too much about memorization, try to grasp concepts, because since it is your first review, it would be the broadest one, and you''ll end up forgetting stuff, it's inevitable, too much material. I will do my step 1 in 26 days by the way. Good luck.

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Thanks for your reply NGaleas!

I agree with what you said. Without having done qbanks yet, i believe innervations and actions are most important. And these for specific muscle groups as you stated. At least for the first review.

I really wish you luck for the exams!!!
Im looking forward hearing from you acing the test!!!
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