Other Step 2/Clerkship Resources
Below are the most commonly used Step 2/clerkships/shelf resources. Many of these resources are newer, but are highly rated by students. The listing of these resources is informal and has come from reading internet discussions and talking to upperclassmen about which resources they preferred and thought were the best.
-AMBOSS: A new question bank/interactive library for clerkships/Step 2, AMBOSS is basically a wikipedia for 3rd year with a built in question bank. AMBOSS is the standard in Germany for medical students and is quickly gaining ground in the US, with a Step 1 question bank/interactive library coming soon. (Use code "AMBOSS-3N5C-XHBJ-X8VT" for free 2 week trial)
-UWorld: Just like for Step 1, UWorld is the gold standard for Step 2 questions. It's question bank contains ~2,300 board style multiple choice questions that almost every medical student completes once or twice before taking Step 2. UWorld is regarded as the best of the available question banks and most similar to the style and difficulty of questions that shows up on Step 2.
-Online Med Ed: Created by Dr. Dustyn Williams, this is the equivalent of Pathoma/Boards & Beyond for 3rd year, a FREE video series that covers the major topics for each clerkship. In addition to the free videos, there are several extra features (i.e.-a Qbank, notes on the videos, flashcards etc) included with a paid membership.
Clerkship Specific Resources (*more being added*)
The intent in creating the clerkship specific resources section was to formalize the listing of resources that are often passed along by word-of-mouth. These are mostly the textbooks you can use during rotations to study for shelf exams
-Obstetrics + Gynecology
: Most students read through all of either Casefiles
at least once for their Ob/Gyn rotation. Also, the ZB OB/GYN Deck for the shelf exam can be downloaded by clicking here
and is made from the UWorld, UWise, and Kaplan question banks
: Two of the popular books for studying for the surgery rotation/shelf are Pestana's Surgery Notes
and Surgical Recall
: Most students read through First Aid for the Psychiatry Clerkship
one or two times during their rotation
: Step-Up to Medicine
is a popular outline style book for the internal medicine rotation/shelf.