Step 2 Anki Deck
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The cards you wish you had the time to make for the USMLE® Step 2CK exam!
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Yousmle.com Step 2 Anki Deck
Pathogenesis to presentation
Connect topics in ways you hadn't anticipated
Focus on the most important facts and save time by using my very own, curated Anki cards
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Students have kept asking, "when can I buy your Anki cards?" Finally, I've compiled some of the most high-yield Anki cards I made, and added new explanations to concepts I wish I'd known before I'd begun my Step 2 preparations.
I spent thousands of hours making Anki cards during medical school. Save time and boost your score by using pre-made cards!
Why the Step 2 Deck?
From the time I began Yousmle.com, students have kept asking, "when can I buy YOUR Anki cards?"
But when I tried to make an Anki deck for the common medical student, I kept coming back to the same problem: how can I have a manageable enough deck that it doesn't overwhelm students? What are the facts they
Finally, I've compiled some of the most high-yield Anki cards I've made, and added new explanations to concepts I wish I'd known before I'd begun my Step 2 preparations.
Use the leading spaced repetition program, Anki, to study on the bus, waiting in line, or at your computer.
The deck is constantly updated. Be sure to purchase here to receive the most up-to-date version!
Can I study the cards by subject?
Can I get a refund?
What is the best way to use this deck?
Will these cards save me time?
How many cards are in the deck?
Yes! There are over 1100+ cards (and counting), and have been conveniently tagged by subject, meaning that if you're reviewing internal medicine, you can review only the "medicine" cards without having to study the others. There are also tags for pediatrics, ob-gyn, psychiatry, general surgery, the same breakdown for the USMLE Step 2 CK and the various shelf exams. 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.
At the time of this writing, there were 1100+ cards in the deck. I still tutor a great deal, and with every student, I help them craft expert, customized Anki cards to help them to integrate and apply their knowledge. I use the best of these cards to constantly update the Anki deck, and will release updates in the future.
It entirely depends on your timeline. 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.
Just the (free) program Anki®. To access the deck, download the Anki program here, and "Import" the Step 2 deck from within the Anki program.
Absolutely! I have spent thousands upon thousands of hours honing my Anki card-making skills, to create the kinds of integrated and applied cards that helped me honor on all of my 3rd year shelf exams. Add to your own Anki deck, or use these as the foundation for your own. Of course, you can make all of your own pathogenesis-to-presentation Anki cards, or you can use some of mine!
Do I need anything special to use the deck?
Given the nature of digital sales, all sales are final. To preview the deck, you can download sample pediatrics cards here.
Do the cards cover all subjects?
Yes! Many students prefer to study by subject, either during their classes, or during their dedicated Step 1 study period. The cards are conveniently tagged by subject so you can beef up your knowledge in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, ob-gyn, or any other subject!