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USMLE Step 1 Mnemonics Mnemonics, acronyms, reminders, and memorizing tips for the USMLE Step 1.

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firsT or Mandibular
- TrigeMinal (5)
- Tensor tympani
- Tensor veli palatini
- Malleus (and Incus)
- Mastication muscles
- Mylohioid
- digasTRIc anterior belly (posterior = second)

Second or Hyoid
- faSial (facial) (5+2 = 7)
- Stapes
- Stiloid process
- Stapedius
- Stylohyoid
- Hyoid bone - lesser cornu (see below)
- Hyoid bone - upper body

- GlossoPHARYNGeal (7+2)
- styloPHARYNGeus
- Greater cornu hyoid bone


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I suggest you not to cramp into memory this Mnemonic though this is good. Simply remember the nerve supply and you shall never forget. Dr. Ajay Jain
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