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The cards fit any timeline to efficiently improve your score in the less time. If you have > 2 months before your exam, I would recommend doing the entire deck prior to doing a question bank. If you have only a couple weeks, I'd recommend doing QBank questions first, then searching the deck for cards pertaining to the topics you missed, saving you the time of searching for explanations/integrations.
Do the cards cover all subjects?
Yes! There are over 1800+ cards (and counting), and have been conveniently tagged by subject, meaning that if you're reviewing cardiology, you can review only the "cardio" cards without having to study the others. That said, this deck was not created to be "all-inclusive" - in my experience decks/services attempting this overwhelm medical students by giving them 20,000+ fact stop cram into their heads. Instead, I've chosen only the highest-yield facts and explanations I've used with students, which I continue to update as I tutor more and more people.
When should I get the deck?
Spaced repetition lets you remember anything forever - and so it’s best to start as early as possible. All of the cards are divided by subject, meaning that even if you're in your 1st year, you can supplement your class learning by studying all of the "cardio," "renal," or other subjects, while saving the other subjects for later. Or if you're closer to your exam, you can study all of the cards to efficiently improve your score!
How many cards are in the deck?
At the time of this writing, there were 1800+ cards in the deck. With every student I tutor, I help them craft expert, customized Anki cards to help them to integrate and apply their knowledge for impressive Boards scores. I use the best of these cards to constantly update the Anki deck, and regularly update the cards, for the most up-to-date information so you can confidently take your Step 1.
Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately, given the nature of digital sales, all sales are final. Find some examples hereof how the Yousmle deck emphasises concept learning that helps you apply knowledge across subject topics rather than narrow your understanding to specific questions. This is the way to master any subject and score higher on the USMLE. You can also sign up here to get sample decks.
Can I study the cards by organ system?
Yes! Many students prefer to study by organ system, either during their classes, or during their dedicated Step 1 study period. The cards are divided by organ system so you can beef up your knowledge in cardiology, renal, stats, biochemistry, or any other subject!
Who is this deck intended for?
The cards accommodate medical students at all stages of training, from those in their 1st year, to someone a week before their exam. Divided into individual subjects like cardiology, renal, respiratory, biochemistry, etc., you can study individual subjects along with your classes. Because there is a focus on high-yield concepts and facts, even someone with a week or two could cover the majority of their weak areas to boost their score in less time.