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Step season is fast approaching, and although we’re sure you’re completely calm and not at all panicking, we thought you might want a little help. Keep reading for our USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 CK Study Guides, free webinars, and MORE!

USMLE Step 1

Step 1 represents the culmination of all the work you’ve put in over the last two years, and it’s a huge part of determining the next two years- and beyond. If you’re still having trouble remembering everything you need to know, we can help! Picmonic is research proven to improve your memory retention by up to 331% (see the research here). And we’ve just added a brand new 3-month option, giving you exactly what you need to make sure you have the most high-yield information on lockdown. Step 1 Study Plan Our Step 1 Study Guide will help you reach that score you’ve been dreaming of, and you can download it for free here! Plus, who better to help ensure you get the most out of your study time than Picmonic’s Co-Founder, Adeel Yang, M.D.? In this webinar, Adeel will cover high-yield information you have to know for Step 1- and how to make sure you never forget it. Plus he’ll hook you up with his high-yield need-to-know Step 1 Playlist. Register here!

Step 2

Ready to crush Step 2?! With our help, you will be. Our academic scholars, brilliant artists, and creative wizards have been working hard to make more and more Step 2 Picmonics. This is just the beginning, but we wanted to give you an update on what we’ve added over just the last few months: Things to Make You Look Good in Front of Your Attending:
Reading a Chest X-Ray
Duke’s Criteria for Infective Endocarditis
CHA2DS2-VASc for Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation
Wells’ Criteria for Pulmonary Embolism
Corrected Na+ for Hyperglycemia
Winter’s Formula
Calcium Correction for Hypoalbuminemia
Salter-Harris Fracture Classification
Light’s Criteria
TIMI Score (Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction)
Ranson’s Criteria On Admission
Ranson’s Criteria During First 48 Hours

FM/IM Common Disorders You’ll Encounter:
Hypertension Management (JNC-8)
Primary Hypertension Risk Factors
Hypercholesterolemia Disease
Hypercholesterolemia Treatment

Overflow Incontinence
Functional Incontinence
Stress Incontinence
Urge Incontinence

Migraine Headaches Signs and Symptoms
Migraine Headache Treatments
Cluster Headache
Tension Headache

OB/GYN:
Quad Screen Results Interpretation
Spontaneous Abortion (Types)
Uterine Atony

More Peds Topics:
Pediatric Vaccinations – Age 2 Months
Pediatric Vaccinations – Age 4 Months
Pediatric Vaccinations – Age 6 Months
Pediatric Vaccinations – Age 12 to 15 Months
Pediatric Vaccinations Age 4-6 Years
Crigler-Najjar Syndrome Type 1
Shaken Baby Syndrome
Zenker Diverticulum
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Even Derm can be Fun Now:
Pemphigus Vulgaris
Acanthosis Nigricans
Vitiligo
Psoriasis
Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
Types of Malignant Melanoma

A Few More Cardiac Disorders:
Right to Left Heart Shunts
Left to Right Heart Shunts
Persistent Truncus Arteriosus
Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR)
Transposition of Great Vessels
Coarctation of the Aorta
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm   12 Lead Contiguous Leads – Inferior Wall MI
12 Lead Contiguous Leads – Anterior Wall MI
12 Lead Contiguous Leads – Septal Wall MI
12 Lead Contiguous Leads – Lateral Wall MI

Medications:
Bevacizumab Mechanisms and Indications
Bevacizumab Side Effects
Valproic Acid (Valproate) Side Effects

Because Epidemiology Follows you Everywhere:
Positive Predictive Value (PPV)
Odds Ratio (OR)
Relative Risk (RR)
Attributable Risk (AR)
Quantifying Risk: Contingency 2×2 Table Setup

Nerve Injuries:
Nerve Palsies – Erb’s Palsy (Waiter’s tip)
Nerve Palsies – Klumpke’s Palsy
Nerve Palsies – Winged Scapula
Nerve Palsies – Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Nerve Palsies – Pope’s Blessing
Nerve Palsies – Ulnar Claw
Nerve Palsies – Median Claw
Nerve Palsies – OK Gesture

More Electrolyte Imbalances:
Hypocalcemia Causes
Hypocalcemia Treatments   
Hypercalcemia Causes
Hypercalcemia Treatments

Thyroid Cancers:
Papillary Carcinoma
Medullary Carcinoma
Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Follicular Carcinoma

More Bone Disorders: Osteopetrosis (Marble Bone Disease)
Paget’s Disease of Bone   
Achondroplasia

And These Other Topics you Probably Need to Refresh from STEP 1 Studying…
Angelman’s Syndrome
Prader-Willi Syndrome
Salmonella Overview
Neural Crest Derivatives
Transplant Rejection
Fanconi Syndrome Causes
Fanconi Syndrome Characteristics
Common Causes of Pneumonia: Neonates (less than 4 Weeks Old)
Common Causes of Pneumonia: Children (4 Weeks – 18 Years)
Common Causes of Pneumonia: Adults (18 – 40 Years Old)
Common Causes of Pneumonia: Middle-Aged Adults (40 – 65 Years Old)
Common Causes of Pneumonia: Elderly (65+ Years Old)
Visual Field Defects – Homonymous Hemianopia
Visual Field Defects – Right Anopia
Visual Field Defects – Left Lower Quadrantic Anopia
Visual Field Defects – Bitemporal Hemianopia
Visual Field Defects – Left Hemianopia with Macular Sparing
Protein C or S Deficiency
Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)
Factor V Leiden Thrombophilia
Celiac Disease Characteristics
Celiac Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
Causes of Dementia
SIG E CAPS for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) We hope you enjoyed that obscenely long list. We also have all of our Step 2 content organized in an easy to follow Pathway! Step 2 Study PlanPrep for Step 2 in 30 days with our easy-to-follow, customizable plan! With a subscription, you’ll have access to over 700 Picmonics organized into study Pathways for Step 2 and First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CK, enabling you to align with your study guide and follow along with First Aid page by page! Download here! JOIN TODAY    
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