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Medical Student Course Guide: MS1 Basic Sciences

This guide is specifically designed for UCI medical students. It provides direct links to online key resources and textbooks for the undergraduate medical education curriculum.
URL: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/MS_courseguide

Anatomy & Embryology: 500ABC

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Required Textbook:

  • Atlas of Anatomy / Anne M. Gilroy, Brian R. MacPherson, Lawrence M. MacPherson, Lawrence M. Ross ; contributing authors, Michael Schuenke, Erik Schulte, Udo Schumacher ; illustrations by Markus Voll, Karl Wesker, Stuttgart; New York: Thieme, c2016.  
    • 2016, 3rd edition is available in Print at Science Library Bar. Library CALL No.:QS 17 G489a 2.

 

Other Suggested Textbooks, Atlas, and Dissector 

Supplemental Atlases:

 

Online Practice Exam

  • *Exam Master Online [electronic resource]: USMLE and medical specialty board exams 
    • Available online, access Restricted to UCI.  Register individually on site.
    • Anatomy exam questions are available under two groups in Exam Master: Biomedical Sciences and USMLE Step 1 Medical Subject Review
      • Select Biomedical Sciences, then Anatomy (486 questions)
      • Select USMLE
        1. Click on USMLE Step 1 Medical Subject Review
        2. Click on the side triangle to expand the Basic Sciences (1916 questions)
        3. Click on the side triangle to expand the Anatomy (103 questions)

Behavioral Science and Medical Ethics I: 505A

Course Textbook: 


Online Practice Exam

  • *BoardVitals - USMLE and Shelf Exam Prep: an online exam review tool that students have access to test banks to help prepare for the USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3 and Shelf Exams for eight medical specialties.
    • Under USMLE Step 1, students have access to the Customized Exam for the subject, Behavioral, Cultural, Ethics, Environmental and Psychosocial with 133 questions.
    • Under USMLE Step 2, students have access to the Customized Exam for the subject, Ethics/Biostatistics/General Principals with 153 questions.
    • To access, go to BoardVitals and select Register to create a free user access account.  For authorized access, you must use your UCI email when registering for a user account.  If done remotely, be sure to go through the VPN with your UCInetID and password.  After initial registration, click here to login.
       
  • *Exam Master Online [electronic resource]: USMLE and medical specialty board exams
    • Available online, access Restricted to UCI.  Register individually on site.
    • Behavioral Sciences exam questions are available under USMLE Step 1 Medical Subject Review
      • Select USMLE
        1. Click on USMLE Step 1 Medical Subject Review
        2. Click on the side triangle to expand the Basic Sciences (1916 questions)
        3. Click on the side triangle to expand the Behavioral Sciences (103 questions)

Study Guides

 

Histology: 503AB

Core Textbook:

Core Note:

  • BRS Cell biology and histology / Leslie P. Gartner, James L. Hiatt, Judy M. Strum / Gartner, Leslie P., 1943- Baltimore, MD : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2015. 7th edition.  
    • Available in Print at the Science Library Bar and the  Grunigen Medical Library  Call No.: QS 18.2 G244c 2015
       

Online Practice Exam

  • *Exam Master Online [electronic resource]: USMLE and medical specialty board exams
    • Available online, access Restricted to UCI.  Register individually on site.
    • Histology exam questions are available under two groups in Exam Master: Biomedical Sciences and USMLE Step 1 Medical Subject Review
      • Select Biomedical Sciences, then Cytology and Histology (1185 questions)
      • Select USMLE
        1. Click on USMLE Step 1 Medical Subject Review
        2. Click on the side triangle to expand the Basic Sciences (1916 questions)
        3. Click on the side triangle to expand the Cytology and Histology (126 questions


Medical Biochemistry & Molecular Biology: 523

Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Course Textbooks:


Online Practice Exam

  • *BoardVitals USMLE and Shelf Exam Prep [electronic resource]:  This resource provides medical students with advanced board preparation and review resources, which includes high yield questions banks and practice exams for USMLE and Shelf Exam. The NBME Shelf Exams question banks have been specifically adapted for the Medical School Student Level. They include thousands of multiple choice questions (MCQ), vignettes, and long-form questions for use during clerkship rotations.  

    • To access, go to BoardVitals and select Register to create a free user access account.  For authorized access, you must use your UCI email when registering for a user account.  If done remotely, be sure to go through the VPN with your UCInetID and password. 
    • After initial registration, click here to login.
      • After login, select the green Go button for USMLE Step 1. 
      • Select the box for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (49) 
  • *Exam Master Online [electronic resource]: USMLE and medical specialty board exams 
    • Available online, access Restricted to UCI.  Register individually on site.
    • Biochemistry exam questions are available under two groups in Exam Master: Biomedical Sciences and USMLE Step 1 Medical Subject Review
      • Select Biomedical Sciences, then Biochemistry (1310 questions)
      • Select USMLE
        1. Click on USMLE Step 1 Medical Subject Review
        2. Click on the side triangle to expand the Basic Sciences (1916 questions)
        3. Click on the side triangle to expand the Biochemistry (68 questions)

Medical Genetics: 511

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Medical Genetics Course Textbooks:

PHYSIO 544: Medical Immunology

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Course Required Text:

Recommended Course Text:


Study Guides


The day before the exam


Online Practice Exam

  • *Exam Master Online [electronic resource]: USMLE and medical specialty board exams

    • Available online, access Restricted to UCI.  Register individually on site.

      • Note: When register, be sure to use your UCI email. Otherwise your registration will be denied. After the registration, please check your email to activate your access. For instruction, watch a short video here.

    • Immunology exam questions are available under two groups in Exam Master: Biomedical Sciences, USMLE Step 1 Medical Subject Review, and the USMLE Step 1 Board Preparation. 

      • [Note: Recently updated, this module is designed to emulate the look and feel of the actual Step 1 exam in accordance with the USMLE blueprint. As with the actual exam, the majority of questions will be case-based, while a small percentage of General Principle, factual recall questions will be available.]

  • Select Biomedical Sciences, then Immunology (218 questions)

  • Select USMLE

    1. Click on USMLE Step 1 Medical Subject Review

    2. Click on the side triangle to expand the Basic Sciences (1916 questions)

    3. Click on the side triangle to expand the Immunology (21 questions)

Medical Physiology and Pathophysiology: 543AB

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Course Required Text:

 

Case Files Collection:

 

Study Guides

The week before the exam


The day before the exam


Online Practice Exam

  • *Exam Master Online [electronic resource]: USMLE and medical specialty board exams
    • Available online, access Restricted to UCI.  Register individually on site.
      • Note: When register, be sure to use your UCI email. Otherwise your registration will be denied. After the registration, please check your email to activate your access. For instruction, watch a short video here.
         
    • Physiology exam questions are available under two groups in Exam Master: Biomedical Sciences, the USMLE Step 1 Board Preparation. and USMLE Step 1 Medical Subject Review
      • Select Biomedical Sciences, then Physiology (1482 questions)
      • Select USMLE
        1. Click on USMLE Step 1 Medical Subject Review
        2. Click on the side triangle to expand the Basic Sciences (1916 questions)
        3. Click on the side triangle to expand the Physiology (172 questions)

Online Supplemental Texts

 

Print Supplemental Texts

 

Neuroscience: 502A

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Recommended Primary Textbooks


Study Guides

 

Online Practice Exam

  • *Exam Master Online [electronic resource]: USMLE and medical specialty board exams 
    • Available online, access Restricted to UCI.  Register individually on site.
    • Neuroanatomy exam questions are available under two groups in Exam Master: Biomedical
      Sciences
       
      and USMLE Step 1 Medical Subject Review
      • Select Biomedical Sciences, then Neuroanatomy (222 questions)
      • Select USMLE
        1. Click on USMLE Step 1 Medical Subject Review
        2. Click on the side triangle to expand the Basic Sciences (1916 questions)
        3. Click on the side triangle to expand the Neuroanatomy (34 questions)

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