Pharmacology for USMLE Step 1
Pharmacology is a big subject but it is not that heavily tested in step 1. Most questions are asked from the basic concepts of every system. You will be tested from the recent drugs too so you must have the latest updates. Here are some top-rated resources for pharmacology –
1. Crash Course Pharmacology
All the crash course books are amazing but the pharmacology one is super amazing. It is just a review book so anyways you need to buy an MCQ book or a test app with this.
2. Medical USMLE Pharmacology and Treatment Flashcards
This is the topmost rated resource for pharmacology. These are a set of 200 questions that cover most of the relevant topics for steps 1, 2, and 3. If you are new to flashcards and you want to try or you are looking for a gift to give to someone then this is a great idea for a gift.
3. Katzung & Trevor's Pharmacology Examination & Board Review
This is one of the best review books for pharmacology in the market. The material given is amazing and very easy to follow after all it is the short version of the Gold standard book – Katzung. The book is also used as a textbook so there you can save some money. There are come high yield questions at the back which make it a complete package for pharmacology.
4. BRS Pharmacology
BRS series is one of the most selling review book series in the market for USMLE and some books like the pharmacology and physiology ones are too good. The book contains a good number of MCQs that will you practice and the notes are also very easy to understand and revise before the exam.
Lecturio is an amazing resource for pharmacology. There are two things about Lecturio that I love. First is the bookmatcher. Like for pharmacology if you are reading katzung and you find it difficult to understand a topic then you can just go to bookmatcher, select Robbins, and give the page number where you are stuck. The bookmatcher will give you the exact videos that explain the topic on that page. This tool is very helpful. The other thing I love about Lecturio is its question bank. The questions given are really challenging and prepare for not only Step 1 but step 2 also.