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Board Review Materials and Expanded Collections

18 March 2020 - 2:15pm by Dana Haugh

Updated: 4/2/20 (newest resources are listed first)

As most curricula are being adapted to online settings, the Medical Library is looking into licensing resources that will accommodate students’ continuing education needs, especially board prep materials. Below is a list of resources the library currently licenses. We will continue to update this list as new materials are acquired. 

Contact Lindsay Barnett, lindsay.barnett@yale.edu, with any questions about accessing these resources or to recommend additional collections.

Board Review

  • Amboss  The Amboss platform serves students preparing for their USMLE exams. It includes Learning Cards to test future physicians’ medical knowledge of clinical topics along with a Qbank that covers 15,000+ clinical knowledge areas.  Research and testing is conducted to ensure learning material is aligned to meet the needs of medical students around the world. Account creation and access instructions will be send to clerkship students by email. Available through June 1st.
     
  • Firecracker – This board and exam prep resource offers educational content structured using memory learning science principles to help students study for the USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2, COMLEX Level 1, COMLEX Level 2 and PANCE exams.
     
  • CaseX from OnlineMedEd – A collection of video cases designed to simulate patient experiences.  As you progress through each case, new information becomes available, tests need to be run, symptoms emerge. All educationally linked to OnlineMedEd's underlying clinical curriculum, where 100% of the lecture videos are also available right now. Available through June 30th.  
     
  • Board Review Series – Part of the LWW Health Library, this series aims to provide basic knowledge as it relates to clinical situations and focuses on the content students need to know for board and course exams, covering material that is addressed on the USMLE Step 1. Available through May 22nd. 
     
  • LWW Health Library Medical Education provides access to books and multimedia educational resources, including case collections.  
     
  • USMLE First Aid ebook collection contains high-yield facts, illustrations and test-taking strategies, casebooks, and board-format Q & A's. These USMLE First Aid books are co-authored by students and residents, ensuring students are studying the most up-to-date and relevant material available.
     
  • Exam Master is a study tool for health science students preparing for board exams. Covering a wide variety of subjects and intended for medical, PA, and nursing students, EMO provides review questions, practice exams, explained answers and more. 
  • AccessMedicine provides a variety of educational tools, including a Study Tools section with thousands of sample questions in different areas that can be used to create customized practice exams. Textbooks devoted to board review prep are also available.  
  • NEJM Resident 360 is a resource available through the library's subscription to the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). You must create an individual account for access. There are a number of clinical cases and other educational resources available. 
  • The following MedOne packages are available: NeurosurgeryRadiology, and Plastic Surgery.  These collections of text and multimedia from Thieme include case and board reviews.

Complimentary Access to Clinical/Education Collections

  • 5 Minute Clinical Consult – This resource delivers up to date guidance on thousands of medical conditions for clinicians in primary care, family medicine, emergency medicine, nursing, and pediatrics. Available through May 22nd.   
     
  • New collections in the LWW Health Library: PA Core Education, PA Rotations/Specialties, Board Review Series, Internal Medicine – these collections provide access to essential texts, multimedia content comprised of procedural videos, images, case studies, and quiz banks specifically tailored for the specialty.  Available through May 22nd. 

The library would like to extend our sincere thanks to OnlineMedEd and Wolters Kluwer Health for providing complementary access to resources that support continued teaching and learning for a limited time as we adapt to online education and training.  

Additional Complimentary Resources to Support Online Teaching

Yale University Library has compiled a list of freely accessible resources outside of the health sciences that may also be of interest.