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6 Week Study Schedule for USMLE Step 1





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Day 1 – Initial Assessment& Comprehensive Review

Study Schedule

Study Schedule

1 Understand the USMLE step 1 Pages 1-37 First Aid for the USMLE
30 min
http://www.usmle.org/step1/
default.htm USMLE.org 15 min
2 IMG’s and special situation students Pages 39-65 First Aid for the USMLE
30 min
3 Initial Assessment 150 Question Sample Test
Material
NBME CD provided with
USMLE registration
packet OR
Download from
http://www.usmle.org
3hrs
4 Begin Comprehensive Review
Anatomy
Behavioral Sciences
Biochemistry
First Aid for the USMLE
4 hours
total time 8hrs 15min.

Day 2 – Continue Comprehensive Review

1 Continue Comprehensive Review
Physiology
First Aid for the USMLE
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 3 – Finish Comprehensive Review

# Goal Assignment Soue
1 Finish Comprehensive Review Pathology
Pharmacology
First Aid for the USMLE
Step 1, 2002 8hrs
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 4 – Begin Biochemistry# Estimate

1 Proteins Chapter 1-4 Lippincott’s Illustrated
Reviews – Biochemistry 3hrs
2 MetabolismPart 1 Chapter 5-15 Lippincott’s Illustrated
Reviews – Biochemistry 5hrs
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 5 – Continue Biochemistry

#1 MetabolismPart 2 Chapter 16-23 Lippincott’s Illustrated
Reviews – Biochemistry 4hrs
2 MetabolismPart 3 Chapter 24-28 Lippincott’s Illustrated
Reviews – Biochemistry 3hrs
2 Genetics Chapter 29-33 Lippincott’s Illustrated
Reviews – Biochemistry 2hrs
TOTAL TIME 9hrs

Please Note:

Due to the overwhelming amount of information presented in Biochemistry, we recommend the student concentrates on the illustrations and charts presented in this book, as time will not permit a complete cover-to-cover review.

Day 6 – Biochemistry Assessment & Begin Anatomy Review

1 Biochemistry Assessment ALL Biochemistry Questions
Qbank – Kaplan
http://www.kaplan.com 2hrs
2 Spinal Cord, Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis Chapter 1-4 High-Yield Gross
Anatomy 5hrs
TOTAL TIME 7hrs
.

Day 7 – Continue Anatomy Review

1 Perineum, Upper limb, Lower limb,
Head and Neck Chapter 5-8 High-Yield Gross
Anatomy 6hrs
TOTAL TIME 6hrs

Day 8 – Anatomy Assessment & Begin Embryology

1 Anatomy Assessment ALL Anatomy Questions Qbank – Kaplan
http://www.kaplan.com 3hrs
2 Embryology Review Chapters 1-5 High-Yield Embryology 4hrs
TOTAL TIME 7hrs

Day 9 – Continue Embryology

1 Embryology Review Chapters 5-end High-Yield Embryology 5hrs
TOTAL TIME 5hrs

Day 10 – Embryology Assessment & Begin Neuroanatomy

1 Embryology Assessment ALL Embryology Questions Qbank – Kaplan
http://www.kaplan.com 2hrs
2 Begin Neuroanatomy Review Chapters 1-5 High-Yield
Neuroanatomy 5hrs
TOTAL TIME 7hrs

Day 11 – Continue Neuroanatomy Review

1 Continue Neuroanatomy Review Chapter 6-end High-Yield
Neuroanatomy 5hrs
TOTAL TIME 6hrs

Day 12 – Neuroanatomy Assessment

1 Neuroanatomy Assessment ALL Neuroanatomy Questions Qbank – Kaplan
http://www.kaplan.com 4hrs
2 BREAK
TOTAL TIME 4hrs

Day 13 – Begin Microbiology se 1

Bacteriology:

Gram + 

Gram –

 Acid Fast 

Mycobacterium

Chapters 4-15 Clinical Microbiology

Made Ridiculous and
Simple
8hrs
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 14 – Continue Microbiology Review

1 Antibacterial Medications
Chapters 16-19
Pen’s
Anti-ribosomals
Anti-TB
Others
Clinical Microbiology
Made Ridiculous and
Simple
4hrs
2 Fungi and Anti-fungal Medications Chapters 20-21
Clinical Microbiology
Made Ridiculous and
Simple
2hrs
3 Begin Viruses
Chapters 22-23
Replication and Taxonomy
Ortho and Para
Clinical Microbiology
2hrs
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 15 – Continue Microbiology Review

1 Continue Viruses
Chapters 24-28
Hepato Retro Herpes Other DNA Other RNA
Clinical Microbiology
4hrs
2 Antivirals Chapter 29 Clinical Microbiology
2hr
2 Parasites Chapters 30-31
2hrs
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 16 – Microbiology Assessment

1 Microbiology Assessment ALL Microbiology
Questions
Qbank – Kaplan
http://www.kaplan.com 8hrs
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 17 – Begin Immunology Review

1
Antigen
Antibody
Assays
Immunogenetics
Immune Response
PP 6-32 High-Yield Immunology 4hrs
2 Immunology Overview PP 209- 217 First Aid for the USMLE
1 2hrs
TOTAL TIME 6hrs

Day 18 – Continue Immunology Review

1
Inflammation
Hypersensitivity
Immunodeficiency
Autoimmune
Transplantation
Cancer
Immunization
Pages 35-68 High-Yield Immunology 6hrs
TOTAL TIME 6hrs

Day 19 – Immunology Assessment & Begin Biostatistics

1 Immunology Assessment ALL Immunology
Questions
Qbank – Kaplan
http://www.kaplan.com 5hrs
2
Begin Biostatistics:
Descriptive
Inferential
Hypothesis
Pages 1-47 High-Yield Biostatistics 3hrs
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 20 – Continue Biostatistics Review & Biostatistics

Assessment
1
Continue Biostatistics:
Correlation Techniques
Research
Epidemiology
Medical Decision Making
Pages 47-77 High-Yield Biostatistics 4hrs
2 Biostatics Assessment ALL Biostatistics Questions Qbank – Kaplan
http://www.kaplan.com 4hrs
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 21 – Begin Behavioral Sciences Review

1 Behavioral Sciences Review Chapters 1-13 Board Review Series
Behavioral Sciences 8hrs
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 22 – Continue Behavioral Sciences Review

1 Behavioral Sciences Review Chapters 14-26 Board Review Series
Behavioral Sciences 8hrs
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 23 – Behavioral Sciences Assessment& Begin

Physiology Review
1 Behavioral Sciences Assessment ALL Behavioral Sciences
Questions
Qbank – Kaplan
http://www.kaplan.com 4hrs
2 Cell Physiology Chapter 1 Board Review Series
Physiology 1hr 30min
TOTAL TIME 5hrs 30min

Day 24 – Continue Physiology Review

1 Neurophysiology Chapter 2 Board Review Series
Physiology 2hrs
2 Cardiovascular Physiology Chapter 3 Board Review Series
Physiology 2hrs
3 Respiratory System Chapter 4 Board Review Series
Physiology 2hrs
TOTAL TIME 6hrs

Day 25 – Continue Physiology Review

1 Renal Physiology Chapter 5 Board Review Series
Physiology 3hrs
2 Gastrointestinal Physiology Chapter 6 Board Review Series
Physiology 2hrs
3 Endocrine System Chapter 7 Board Review Series
Physiology 3hrs
TOTAL TIME 7hrs

Day 26 – Physiology Assessment

1 Physiology Assessment ALL Physiology Questions Qbank – Kaplan
http://www.kaplan.com 4hrs
2 Pathophysiology Assessment ALL PATHOphysiology
Questions
Qbank – Kaplan
http://www.kaplan.com 4hrs
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 27 – BREAK/Catch-up day

# Goal Assignment Source Time
Estimate
BREAK
TOTAL TIME 0hrs

Day 28 – Begin Pathology Review

1 General Pathology
Ø Cell Injury Chapter 1 Robbins Pathologic Basis
of Disease 1hr
Chapter 1 Pathology Review by
Edward Goljan 1hr
Ø Inflammation Chapter 3-4 Robbins Pathologic Basis
of Disease 1hr
Chapter 2 Pathology Review by
Edward Goljan 1hr
Ø Hemodynamics Chapter 5 Robbins Pathologic Basis
of Disease 1hr
Chapter 5 Pathology Review by
Edward Goljan 1hr
Ø Nutrition Chapter 10 Robbins Pathologic Basis
of Disease 1hr
Chapter 6 Pathology Review by
Edward Goljan 1hr
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Please Note:

Considering the extend of Pathology coverage on USMLE 1 it is recommended that this subject is studied in
depth a lot more than what is provided in one review book alone. Corresponding chapters of Robbin’s Pathology Textbook are
mentioned in this schedule however, should the student feel the need to concentrate on one source only it should be said that no
one review source is usually ample coverage of all the material in Pathology.

Day 29 – Continue Pathology Review

1 General Pathology
Ø Genetics Chapter 6, 11 Robbins Pathologic Basis
of Disease 3hr
Chapter 7 Pathology Review by
Edward Goljan 1hr
Ø Neoplasia Chapter 8 Robbins Pathologic Basis
of Disease 2hr
Chapter 9 Pathology Review by
Edward Goljan 1hr
TOTAL TIME 7hrs

Day 30 – Continue Pathology Review

1 Systemic Pathology
Ø Cardiovascular Chapter 12,13 Robbins Pathologic Basis
of Disease 3hr
Chapter 10 Pathology Review by
Edward Goljan 1hr
Ø Lungs Chapter 16 Robbins Pathologic Basis
of Disease 2hr
Chapter 11 Pathology Review by
Edward Goljan 1hr
Ø Blood Chapter 14 Robbins Pathologic Basis
of Disease 2hr
Chapter 12 Pathology Review by
Edward Goljan 1hr
TOTAL TIME 9hrs

Day 31 – Continue Pathology Review

1 Systemic Pathology
Ø Lymph and Spleen Chapter 15 Robbins Pathologic Basis
of Disease 1hr
Chapter 13 Pathology Review by
Edward Goljan 1hr
Ø Immune — Robbins Pathologic Basis
of Disease —
Chapter 14 Pathology Review by
Edward Goljan 2hr
Ø Gastrointestinal Chapter 18 Robbins Pathologic Basis
of Disease 1hr
Chapter 15 Pathology Review by
Edward Goljan 1hr
Ø Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas Chapter 19,20 Robbins Pathologic Basis
of Disease 2hr
Chapter 16 Pathology Review by
Edward Goljan 1hr
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 32 – Continue Pathology Review
# Goal Assignment Source Time
1 Systemic Pathology
Ø Kidney, UT, Male GT Chapter 21-23 Robbins Pathologic Basis
of Disease 2hr
Chapter 17 Pathology Review by
Edward Goljan 1hr
Ø Breast, Female GT Chapter 24, 25 Robbins Pathologic Basis
of Disease 2hr
Chapter 14 Pathology Review by
Edward Goljan 2hr
Ø Endocrine Chapter 26 Robbins Pathologic Basis
of Disease 2hr
Chapter 19 Pathology Review by
Edward Goljan 1hr
TOTAL TIME 10hrs

Day 33 – Continue Pathology Review

#1 Systemic Pathology
Ø Musculoskeletal Chapter 19 Robbins Pathologic Basis
of Disease 2hr
Chapter 20 Pathology Review by
Edward Goljan 1hr
Ø Skin Chapter 27 Robbins Pathologic Basis
of Disease 1hr
Chapter 21 Pathology Review by
Edward Goljan 1hr
Ø CNS, eye Chapter 30,31 Robbins Pathologic Basis
of Disease 2hr
Chapter 22 Pathology Review by
Edward Goljan 1hr
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 34 – Pathology Assessment – Day 1

1 Pathology Assessment 50% of all Pathology
Questions
Qbank – Kaplan
http://www.kaplan.com 8hrs
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 35 – Pathology Assessment – Day 2

1 Pathology Assessment Remaining 50% of all
Pathology Questions
Qbank – Kaplan
http://www.kaplan.com 8hrs
TOTAL TIME 6hrs

Day 36 – Begin Pharmacology Review

1 Pharmacokenetics Chapter 1-2 Lippincott’s Illustrated
Review 2hr
2 ANS Drugs Chapter 3-7 Lippincott’s Illustrated
Review 6hr
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 37 – Continue Pharmacology Review

1 CNS Drugs Chapter 8-15 Lippincott’s Illustrated
Review 8hr
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 38 – Continue Pharmacology Review

1 Cardiovascular Drugs Chapter 1-2 Lippincott’s Illustrated
Review of Pharmacology 8hr
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 39 – Continue Pharmacology Review

1 Respiratory, GI and other drugs Chapter 22-27 Lippincott’s Illustrated
Review of Pharmacology 8hr
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 40 – Continue Pharmacology Review

# Goal Assignment Source Time
Estimate
1 Chemotherapeutics Chapter 28-38 Lippincott’s Illustrated
Review of Pharmacology 8hrs
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 41 – Pharmacology Assessment – Day 1

# Goal Assignment Source Time
Estimate
1 Pharmacology Assessment ALL Pharmacology
Questions
Qbank – Kaplan
http://www.kaplan.com 8hrs
TOTAL TIME 8hrs

Day 42 – Pharmacology Assessment – Day 2

# Goal Assignment Source Time
Estimate
1 Continue with Remaining Questions ALL Pharmacology
Questions
Qbank – Kaplan
http://www.kaplan.com 3hrs
OR
Review First Aid Pharmacology Pharmacology Section First Aid for the USMLE
Step 1, 2002 4hrs
TOTAL TIME 7hrs

—- End of Study Schedule —-

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