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Pre-Clerkship Library Resources

The information resources you need for your first two years of medical school.


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AccessMedicine USMLE

Access Medicine offers access to 34 textbooks that can assist with studying for your USMLE tests.

One of the texts highlighted for the USMLE is Pearls for the USMLE.

Try Case Files for cases, explanations, and quizzes.

You will need to create a My AccessMedicine account if you do not already have one.


Case Files: Pediatrics Sixty cases include complete discussion, references, definitions, and USMLE-style review questions.

CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment in Family Medicine Great for USMLE Step 3 review, board certification, and maintenance or recertification

Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Surgery Review for the USMLE and shelf exams

Histology and Cell Biology: Examination and Board Review Complete review of histology and cell biology. Ideal review for courses, exams, and the USMLE. 

Pathophysiology of Disease Review for USMLE Step 2.

Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology Covers the basic and clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and immunology. Good for USMLE (National Boards) prep.

The Big Picture: Medical Biochemistry Geared for those preparing USMLE, residents, as well as clinicians who desire a better understanding of the biochemistry behind a particular pathology.