MedSchoolGurus Anki Decks

Background

The MedSchoolGurus Anki Decks are an ongoing collaborative effort between Deck Creators Dr. Tyler Bauman and Dr. Francis Deng and MedSchoolGurus Founder Dr. Michael Dworkin

Decks Available

Comprehensive decks are available for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and each of the major clinical clerkships (Internal Medicine, OBGYN, Surgery, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry). 

Design Principles

1) Decks are uniformly designed. 

 

All of our decks are made by the same people and follow the same design principles. 

2) Each deck provides comprehensive coverage of the highest yield primary resources.

The Step 1 Deck covers First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, Pathoma, UWorld Step 1, and the UWorld and NBME practice exams.

The Step 1 2019 Expansion Deck covers the high-yield updates from the from the 2019 editions of the best Step 1 resources and contains 700 cards. It is our only deck which is available to our non-tutoring students. 

The Clerkship Decks are designed to be comprehensive and cover all you need to know to crush the shelfexams. For example....

The Surgery Clerkship Deck covers the UWorld-CK-surgery and OnlineMedEd-surgery, the parts of UWorld-CK-medicine relevant to the surgery shelf exam (e.g., GI, electrolytes, etc), the NBME practice shelf exams, and Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes.

The Medicine Clerkship Deck covers UWorld medicine and ACP's IM Essentials.

The OBGYN Clerkship covers UWorld OBGYN, parts of UWorld medicine, and APGO's UWise. 

The Step 2 CK Deck contains 5720 cards covering all of the content in the Clerkship Decks relevant for USMLE Step 2 CK, as well as the practice Step 2 NBME exams, and the Step 2 UWorld Self Assessments.

The Step 3 Deck contains 1500 cards covering what you need to know to crush the Step 3 practice questions from UWorld and NBME. 

3) Decks are up-to-date and fact-checked.

For example, the Step 1 Deck is updated with each new edition of First Aid. Each deck is continually fact checked by our gurus and students. Errata may be submitted here

4) Decks are hierarchically structured with logical subdecks and useful tags. 

 

See below for an example of how the Step 1 Deck is organized and designed. 

Step 1 Deck Overview

Updated yearly, the MedSchoolGurus Official Step 1 Anki Deck is designed to comprehensively cover the material in First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, Pathoma, UWorld Step 1, as well as the UWorld and NBME practice exams.

 

The 2018 version contains just over 11,000 cards and is broken down into subdecks.

 

The structure of the deck is illustrated below. 

Card Design and Example Step 1 Cards

 

Cards are designed to be simple, concise, and test a single fact or concept. Extra "FYI facts" are parenthetically mentioned on the reverse side of the card.

 

Anatomy is covered comprehensively.

 

Biochemistry is covered comprehensively.

Pricing

 

With the exception of out 2019 MedSchoolGurus Step 1 Expansion Deck, Decks are only available to our tutoring students. Please see our pricing page for more info.

More Info on Anki

 

Please check out our blog post on how to use Anki during med school.