- Series: First Aid USMLE
- Paperback: 623 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical; 21 edition (December 14, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071742301
- ISBN-13: 978-0071742306
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 986 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #922,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2011 (First Aid USMLE) 21st Edition
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About the Author
Tao Le, MD, MHS is Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at University of Louisville.
Vikas Bhushan, MD is a practicing diagnostic radiologist based in Los Angeles, California.
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So should you buy the 2015 FA if you already have 2014?
Well, that depends on when you are planning to take your test. If you are planning on taking it within a month, have a lot of notes in the 2014 edition, or just don't feel like spending another 50 bucks or so then you should stick with 2014. If your exam is a couple of months away as in the summer of 2015, then I think you should get this edition and start making notes in it. So bottom line is that if you have 2014 and if you want to get the 2015 edition for new content solely then don't, stick with 2014 because the content overall is the same. I gave this took a 5 star because it has everything 2014 had (all errors fixed) and the additional few drugs/path info that are passed from past test takers (which is what we want right!!).
One con about the new 2015, at least for me right now is that the pages are very cheaply done again (why don't they get the pages like Goljan path??). I made few lines using a Pilot G-2 pen, and I could see the lines on the other side so you might not want to use a heavily inked pen. Also, the book I have, some of the texts in the tables are a bit blurry or out of focus (this may be just in my book) so watch out for that.
Official Errata FA 2015 (http://www.firstaidteam.com/updates-and-corrections)
Also, I will say that any question that came up in my first couple practice tests where I was like "this isn't in FA!!!!!" ... it always was. Sometimes just a few tiny words tucked away but its always in here.
Again, there are a lot of topics in here that you cannot "learn" from, however it has all the key associations that you MUST know to do well.
I used just FA and UWORLD and did very well. There is no substitute though for studying hard during your first two years.
CON: The index in the back is all messed up. The page numbers it directs you to are not really correct. I remember I annotated the index for a few disease that were in the book if you ctrl + F the PDF version but are not indexed. Also, I think the spacing in the GI and endo sections is weird. I feel like there is so much packed onto each page in the GI section with hardly enough room to annotate anything and then entire half pages wide open in the endocrine section. Very minor points, especially after a week or two with this book during ISP when you have memorized the page numbers were topics are.
I have since had the binding from my copy removed and the text 3-hole punched, and was relieved to find that a typical 3-hole punch will not punch out any words or graphics. Now my edition is in a nice binder, ready for annotation and adding of other material as I see fit.
If I come across any huge errors or problems with this text, I'll update my review, but as for now, I'm pleased with the updates they've made.
EDIT: I have noticed some errors as I have gone into my devoted Step I study period, but they are still much less than that of the 2012 edition. I still like the small changes they made (like incorporating embryology into each section rather than give it its own chapter) and think this is one of the better releases! Check First-Aid's website for a most up-to-date list of 2013 errata.
- The text is in darker print, hence sharper on the eyes and more legible.
- A few of the dedicated NOTES pages have been collectively moved from the end of certain chapters to the very end of the book. As a result, some sections have fewer pages, or begin at different page numbers, as indicated by the index.
Other than that, it's still a great source for Step 1. Although this edition is cheaper than the 2010 (at the time of this writing at least), I suppose it's somewhat a releif that this edition remains unchanged. For the current 2010 edition owners, there's no update necessary, and nothing new to revise! I hope this offers some advice to anyone unsure as to whether they should update to this new edition. Thank you and God bless!
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