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Medical Student Study Strong System

The ultimate value package! Build a sound (and EASILY RECALLED) knowledge base of everything you are expected to learn in med school, including coverage of every item in the USMLE® content outline.

  • Includes Medical Student Core in both print & digital, Personal Trainer ($300 value), Qbank+ for Step 1 and/or Step 2, plus Heart Sounds and Skin Signs
  • Your super-smart Personal Trainer, using the best evidence-based learning techniques, ensures you move all must-know information into your long term memory
  • Are you an MS1 or MS2? The 4-year Complete package is for you! Get all of our medical school content and we'll prepare you for both Step 1 and Step 2 exam
  • Are you an MS3 or MS4? Check out the 2-year Clinical Focus package! You've already passed Step 1. Now focus on the clinical content with the Core and Step 2 Qbank+
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All student print & digital products are non-refundable.

What's included

Complete System
• Medical Student Core (printed set of 20 books)
• 4 years of digital access to Medical Student Core
• 4 years of digital access to Step 1 Qbank+
• 4 years of digital access to Step 2 Qbank+
• 4 years of digital access to Personal Trainer
• 4 years of digital access to Heart Sounds
• 4 years of digital access to Skin Signs

Clinical Focus
• Medical Student Core (printed set of 20 books)
• 2 years of digital access to Medical Student Core
• 2 years of digital access to Step 2 Qbank+
• 2 years of digital access to Personal Trainer
• 2 years of digital access to Heart Sounds
• 2 years of digital access to Skin Signs


Medical Student Core
• Preview | Review Questions
• Think it Through call-outs
• Clinical Pearls
• Must-know text highlighting
• Burgundy text for emphasis
• 1,320 images including 860+ exquisitely-drawn figures
• Tables & Charts
• Special headings identify Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prognosis
• List of abbreviations in each section
• Career Focus
• Hear It From A Specialist
• Interlinked content
• Instant search results
• Easy note-taking

Step 1 & Step 2 Qbank+
• 1,500 challenging questions in each Qbank+
• In-depth answers and explanations on topics you'll likely see on Step 1 & 2 exams
• Hints if you get stuck
• Peer Response: See how others answered
• Strikethough: rule-out incorrect answers
• Study mode and Test mode
• Medical Images & Figures, Tables & Charts used throughout
• Confidence level reporting to identify knowledge gaps
• Report Cards show an insightful breakdown of your results
• Filter by section and questions that have been bookmarked, skipped or answered incorrectly
• Instant search results

Personal Trainer ($300/year value)
• Weekly study plans outlining what you need to read in your Core and answer in your Q&As
• 2-minute set-up questionnaire
• Ability to adjust and personalize based on your study pace

Topics Covered

• Biochemistry
• Biostatistics & Epidemiology
• Cardiology
• Dermatology
• Endocrinology
• Gastroenterology and Nutrition
• General Medicine
• Genetics
• Hematology and Oncology
• Immunology & Allergic Disorders
• Microbiology and Infectious Disease
• Musculoskeletal System
• Nephrology and Urology
• Neurology
• Pediatrics
• Pharmacology
• Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
• Pulmonary Medicine
• Surgery
• Women’s & Men’s Health

Medical Student Study Strong System
Medical Student Study Strong System
Medical Student Study Strong System
Medical Student Study Strong System
Medical Student Study Strong System

Learn More. Stress Less.

  • Medical Student Core

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

  • Personal Trainer

    Weekly Core and Qbank+ study plans combine content with the MedStudy Method to move what you need to know into your long-term memory.

  • Step 1 & Step 2 Qbank+

    3,000 questions created by expert physician educators. Test your knowledge of basic science concepts and clinical scenarios for Step 1 and Step 2 prep.

Which Student System Is Right For Me?

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.



complete 4 year access

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clinical focus 2 year access

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complete green 4 year access

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clinical focus green 2 year access

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digital only 1 year access

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digital only 6 month access

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Print Core
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Digital Core
Qbank+ Step 1 AND Step 2 Step 2
Step 1 AND Step 2
Step 2
Step 1 OR Step 2
Step 1 OR Step 2
Personal Trainer ($300 Value)
Heart Sounds
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Skin Signs Included
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Senior Medical Editor

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Professor of Medicine, University of Louisville
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Orthopaedic Surgeon
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The Ohio State University College of Medicine

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Easton Hospital

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Medical Director
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University of Illinois at Chicago

Medical Student Core Highlights

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Interlinked digital content

With a single click, immediately reinforce must-know points in your Q&A bank

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Preview | Review Questions

Preview, study and review the highest-yield material. See highlighted text for the answers

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Clinical Pearls

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

Over 1,320 images

Explanations are further clarified with scans, x-rays, photos, and 860+ equisitely detailed figures

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Qbank+ Highlights

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1,500 challenging questions

Choose between Step 1 or Step 2 Qbank+. Each created from the most commonly tested concepts in the USMLE Exam Content Outline.

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Stumped? Hint will get you back on track

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Peer comparison

See how all the other medical students answered the same question on their first try.

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Personal Trainer Highlights

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Study board

Shows your weekly study plan. Each phase of study has its own section of the board (Study, Spaced Retreival, Preview). Complete all of your work from this study board.

Weekly study plan

Uses Core, Qbank+ and the best evidence-based learning techniques to ensure deeper learning and easier recall

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Weekly progress report

See your progress and adjust your study pace as needed

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With one-click, experience the revolutionary Med Student Study Strong system! No credit card required.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews

Med Study is a fantastic resource for medical students. If it is your goal to really understand in an easy and digestible manner, this would be an excellent tool for you. They present concepts in ways that are very easy to understand and make sense of physiology and pathology in a way in which you will not forget! I am thankful I came across this resource.

Aniee Sarkissian

I just started my study schedule this week and this is helping me stay organized on Step 1 material. I wish I had found this resource earlier instead of spending so much time organizing bits and pieces of material from other resources.

Ellen Scholnicoff, MD

The Medical Student Core and Qbanks implement what students want: clear, thorough, accurate, yet informal discussions of the key topics they need to know. These products focus on high-yield information but don't just provide bare facts. What makes them unique is that they aim to help students better understand this information, and to enjoy learning more while studying, rather than being intimidated by their exams.

Nicole Behnke, MD

The cross-linking [interlinked content] is excellent between the sections of the product. If you encounter a challenging Q&A, it’s easy to reference the key information found in the core content and, from there, get to other related topics. The information is all high-yield and easily digestible. And all the content and questions have been authored and edited by physicians actually practicing in the relevant fields- you can be sure the information is up to date and relevant both to test-taking AND practical clinical knowledge.

The MedStudy Method

Lock the material you must know into your long-term memory. The MedStudy Method combines the most effective evidence-based learning techniques with the best board-focused material in an easy-to-apply, three-phase approach to study.

  • Preview


    Preview topics and assess your knowledge within the Preview Questions in your Core or Videos

  • Study


    Read the Core, watch course or video lectures, and/or listen to audio material with the goal of a solid understanding of the topics

  • Spaced Retrieval

    Spaced Retrieval

    Practice recall of topic material with progressively spaced repetition of Preview | Review Questions, Board-Style Q&As, and Flashcards

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE®) is a joint program of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB®) and National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME®). None of the trademark holders are affiliated with MedStudy.