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Medical Student Core Books—by Topic

Get support for the topics you need. These Core books each present a topic and clearly explain all the relevant material you need to learn about it in med school. From basic science to clinical knowledge, our casual and concise content makes learning easier.

  • Individual beautifully illustrated printed books
  • Includes coverage of every item for that topic in the content outline for USMLE® Step 1 & 2 Exams
  • Choose the topic you want to cover based on your study needs

The Medical Student Core is sold primarily as a full set of 20 books. The individual books will cross-reference each other. 

For the best learning experience (and value!), purchase all the Core books as a full set or as part of the Med Student Study Strong System. (Qbank+ and Core content is interlinked.)

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• Cuts through the clutter to make learning the essentials of medicine as straightforward as possible

• Our physician educators bring must-know information to the forefront. They know exactly what you need to learn and teach it every day

• The casual, clear presentation of topics makes it feel like you’re learning from your favorite professor

• Sections typically begin with a review of the relevant basic science and then smoothly progress onto clinical topics

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    Return Policy

    Medical Student Core Books—by Topic are non-refundable.

    A 30-day free trial is available for you to experience the Medical Student Study Strong System prior to purchase.

    See further details at medstudy.com/returns

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    Medical Student Core Books Highlights

    • No fluff, just the right stuff!

    • Preview | Review Questions

    • Clinical Pearls

    • Detailed Images

    Choose the book you want to study and boost your knowledge on that exact topic

    Preview, study, and review the highest-yield material. Preview | Review Questions at the beginning of each main topic are based on the most exam-relevant info. Answers are highlighted in the text

    We pull out relevant points to help you apply the information in a clinical setting

    Explanations are further clarified with scans, x-rays, photos, and exquisitely-drawn figures

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    Editor in Chief
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    Ellen Scholnicoff, MD
    Senior Medical Editor
    Allergist/Immunologist

    Thomas Abell, MD
    Professor of Medicine, University of Louisville
    Arthur M. Schoen MD Chair in Gastroenterology, University of Louisville

    Brett Alldredge, DO
    McKay-Dee Neurology Clinic

    Nicole Kellan Behnke, MD
    Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Physician Consultatnt

    Kristina K. Bryant, MD
    Professor of Pediatrics
    University of Louisville

    Theresa A. Buck, MD
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Healthcare System

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    Pediatrician
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    Pediatrician

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    Pediatrician

    Susan Conrad, MD
    Physician Educator

    Mark R. Corkins, MD
    Professor of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

    Kaci L. Durbin, MD
    Obstetrician & Gynecologist

    Daniel Freedman, DO
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
    Dell Medical School - University of Texas at Austin

    Megan N. Freeland, PharmD, RPh
    Health Content Writer

    Jennifer Gibson, PharmD
    Healthcare Consultant
    Editor

    Qyana Griffith, MD
    Psychiatrist

    Daniel Hayes, MD
    Medical Writer
    Editor

    J. Chad Hoyle, MD
    Associate Professor of Neurology
    Residency Director, Department of Neurology
    Director of Integration
    The Ohio State University

    Peter Huynh, MD
    Clinical Physician of Allergy & Immunology
    Chief of Allergy & Immunology
    Kaiser Permanente

    George Ibrahim, MD
    General and Bariatric Surgeon
    Easton Surgical Associates

    Saman Kannangara, MD
    Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
    Easton Hospital

    Mahesh Krishnamurthy, MD
    Clinical Professor of Medicine
    Drexel University College of Medicine Program Director, IM Residency Program
    St. Luke's University Health Network

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    Editorial Consultant

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    Clinical Pharmacist

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    Associate Professor
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    The Ohio State University College of Medicine

    Sharon E. Maynard, MD
    Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

    Benjamin Mba, MD
    Associate Program Director
    Rush Medical College

    Kaihong Mi, MD
    Pinnacle Health

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    Medical Writer

    Melba I. Ovalle, MD
    Medical Director; Assistant Program Chair; Professor
    Nova Southeastern University

    Matilda R. Parente, MD
    Healthcare Communications Consultant
    Pathologist

    Arthur S. Pickoff, MD
    Professor Emeritus
    Wright State University

    Adam Quick, MD
    Associate Professor of Neurology
    The Ohio State University College of Medicine

    Divakar Sharma, MD
    Chief, Division of Infectious Disease
    Easton Hospital

    Maren Shaw, MD
    Maren Shaw Dermatology

    Tina M. St. John, MD
    Physician Educator
    Health Communications Specialist

    Manish Suneja, MD
    Professor of Internal Medicine
    University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

    Barbara Wexler, MPH
    Epidemiologist
    Medical Writer

    Shannon Williams, MD
    Medical Editor
    Writer

    Maria Yang, MD
    Medical Director
    King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division

    Mark Yoffe, MD
    Physician Educator

    Fred Zar, MD
    Professor of Clinical Medicine; Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
    University of Illinois at Chicago

    Medical Student Study Strong System

    Get to know the complete system that was built to support how you progress through medical school and guide you through your coursework and exams.

    • Medical Student Core

      Everything you need to thrive in classes and on exams. Preview | Review Questions built into each topic to focus your review.

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      Personal Trainer

      Get personalized reading and Q&A assignments that help you achieve your goals. A $300 value free with packages and Core purchase.

    • Step 1 & Step 2 Qbank+

      3,000+ questions and answers test your knowledge of the basic sciences and how you apply your clinical knowledge to patient care.

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      Heart Sounds & Skin Signs

      Learn clinical skills for cardiology and dermatology.

    Which Student System Is Right For You?

    Each student package is designed to ensure you truly learn the foundations of medicine. You get to pick which version of our comprehensive system is best for you—because your entire medical career relies on the knowledge structure you’re building right now.

     

     

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    $2,300

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    $1,700

    complete green 4 year access

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    $1,700

    clinical focus green 2 year access

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    $1,100

    digital only 1 year access

    Add Step 1
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    $648

    digital only 6 month access

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    Add Step 2


    $598

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    Sarah French

    I loved the Student Core books! They were easily digestible and broken down by subject, which made it easier to take just one book with me each day, instead of lugging around a 700-page medical book. It also made it easier to look up topics, I’d just pull the book I needed and go.

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    Mark Corkins, MD

    What makes this product valuable for medical students is that you have some of the very best experts, folks teach for a living, and who've taken all that experience about what's important and distilled it down into one volume. Really, every piece of information in the Student Core is golden.

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    Ellen Scholnicoff, MD

    The student products are not mere lists of facts. These are true review textbooks written with the purpose of ensuring students truly understand and enjoy learning the high-yield information they contain.

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    Sarah French

    I love that what would be a chapter in another medical textbook is it’s own small book, so I could take just the booklet that I needed on the go.

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      Get a feel for every feature in the Core with your 30 day free trial of the entire Musculoskeletal System section.

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      Self-test with 30 days of Step 1- and Step 2-style questions covering the Musculoskeletal System.

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      Personal Trainer

      Bring the Core and Q&A content together with weekly study plans built according to your goals and study pace.