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Hi, I need to improve in General principles but I'm not sure where to study, or what to do. I'm a foreign medical graduate, if you have an idea that might help I'm all ears.

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Could not understand

Do you mean basic medical sciences?

I am not sure what do you mean by general principles :notsure:

Each and every book that is specifically written for USMLE Step 1 usually has the first few chapters dedicated for explanation of the general principles of the discipline or subject that's it's talking about.

To see which USMLE step 1 books our members have voted for see this
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Hi, thanks for posting.
In the score report of Nbme and the exam there is a subject called General principles of health and disease, and I don't know where to review that. I found a book of the first aid series that is called General Principles but the reviews were pretty bad.
 

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Do not look for such a book

The general principles refer to all the general principles that you'll encounter in all the basic medical sciences.

As I told, you don't need to read a book that is specifically dedicated for general principles. All you need is to pick the right Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Embryology, Histology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology, Pharmacology, Biostatistics, Ethics, and Behavioral sciences Book. You can find the best voted book in each of these subjects in our Best USMLE Books page.

In each of such books you will find general principles in each and every little subject. Like for example if you start reading the endocrine section in a physiology book you'll see that there are chapters that are dedicated to teach you the general principles of endocrinology and hormones and so forth.

General principles of health and disease is a very broad term that encompasses all the basic medical sciences and their applications in clinical practice. They mention it in the official USMLE website and in NBME score reports but you won't find a specific resource dedicated for such a vast umbrella.

The First Aid for USMLE Step 1 is the book that you have to be reading which summarizes in a well written concise style both of the First Aid for General Principles and the First Aid for Organ Systems. It will save you money and time and headache.

Similarly, in Kaplan Home Study Program you'll find a volume titled "General Principles" but again the Kaplan subject wise Notes have received much better feedback see here for more details
http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-s...e-notes-versus-kaplan-home-study-program.html
 
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