Access Medicine Offers:
Access to 34 textbooks that can assist with studying for your USMLE tests.
One of the texts highlighted for the USMLE is Pearls for the USMLE
You will need to create a My AccessMedicine account if you do not already have one.
UIC users use this link to connect to Access Medicine (off-campus users will be asked for your netid and password).
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Official Websites for the USMLE - Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) Exam
Forums and 'Unofficial' Sites
Many blogs, discussion forums, and 'unofficial' websites exist for students preparing for boards. These types of resources can provide useful tips for studying but should be viewed with a critical eye. Specifically, blogs and forums represent personal accounts which can be useful and reassuring; however, we advise that you use caution when visiting them. The Library of the Health Sciences - Peoria does not monitor or endorse any of these resources.
Boards review titles are available on Reserve at the Circulation Desk. Reserves may be checked out for 2 hours. Most titles are also available on Open Reserve. Popular series include:
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Announcements from USMLE:
USMLE STEP 2 CLINICAL KNOWLEDGE (CK)
In 2014 and 2015, examinees will see an increased focus on quality improvement principles; safety science; epidemiology, biostatistics, and population health; professionalism; and interpersonal and communications skills. These may be tested using item formats currently under development. If new item types are introduced into the examination, sample materials will be available on the USMLE website for examinees to review well in advance.