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Medical Board Exam Preparation

Resources to help prepare for the USMLE, COMLEX, and medical specialty board exams


The USMLE resources on this page are curated based on and organized according to the First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2020 list of top rated study resources. This guide only includes resources from that list that are available through the MSU Libraries. The resources in the individual sections are ordered according to the strength of the recommendation from the First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2020 and additional resources are at the bottom of each category.

Online First Aid USMLE Library

Board Vitals Question Bank

Textbook-Based Question Banks

If you want to brush up on your basic science using a question bank that is based on textbooks that you already read in Medical School is a great choice. MSU Libraries has two electronic textbook platforms with built in question banks.

Comprehensive Resources

Anatomy, Embryology, & Neuroscience

Behavioral Science


Cell Biology & Histology

Microbiology & Immunology




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