USMLE Step 1 Pro is a High Yield USMLE Step 1 Flashcards app based on the First Aid book that uses the principle of Spaced Repetition to help students retain large amount of medical knowledge in their long term memory. Best USMLE Review App EVER from the Highest Yield Review Material!
This Pro Version of the App contains 9,631 Flashcards from High Yield topics, structured in a similar fashion to the most popular USMLE Review Book: First Aid.
All Topics Covered by This App: Behavioral Science Biochemistry Microbiology Immunology Pathology Pharmacology Cardiovascular Endocrine Gastrointestinal Hematology & Oncology Musculoskeletal Neurology Psychiatry Renal Reproductive Respiratory Rapid Review Each section also contains all its relevant mnemonics, anatomy, physiology, embryology, histology, pathophysiology, pathomorphology, pharmacology and more.
How to use our app: Our review method is to help you retain all the material you read for a very long time. As soon as you open a card, a timestamp will be added to that card. Using this time as a reference you will be required to review the card again a day later, a week later(7 days) and a month later(4 weeks or 28 days later). If you review the card again at the appropriate spaced review time you will get a ✓. If you miss the timeframe allowed to review the card, you will get a ✘. Your score will be based on whether you hit your spaced review goals or not.
Icon Meanings: (···) Awaiting = Card is not yet open for review but will open in the future for review. (O) Open = This card is open to be reviewed NOW. (✘) Missed = You missed the 24hr timeframe to review this card. (✓) Done = You successfully reviewed the card within the open timeframe.
What is Spaced Repetition? Spaced repetition is a learning method that requires increasing intervals of time between periodic reviews of previously learned material in order to exploit the psychological spacing effect. Spaced repetition is commonly applied in contexts where a learner must acquire a large amount of knowledge and retain it indefinitely in memory such as when studying for a board exam or learning a second language.
We have heavily researched many learning studies done by famous authors such as Hermann Ebbinghaus, Sebastian Leitner(Leitner System), Paul Pimsleur, A.W. Melton, Thomas Landauer, Robert A. Bjork, C. A. Mace & H. F. Spitzer from which we extracted the best concepts to ultimately create this technology focused App. We built this proprietary piece of technology which keeps track of when a particular flashcard was reviewed, prompts users to review it again 1 day later, a week later(7 days) & a month later(28 days so 4 weeks). Spacing reviews in this manner insures each flashcard will be learned at least 4 times which almost guarantees the material will be retained in the memory forever.
Why learn in this manner? Well, the famous study on human memory done by German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus describes that within the first 24 hours of learning we forget 50% - 80% of what was learned and without further review, by 30 days we remember merely 2% of the information. According to Ebbinghaus, spaced repetition is the most important factor in order to retain what was learned. Periodic reviews (every 24 hour, week and month later) provide the needed spikes in memory to retain large amount of information as long term memory.
Awesome App Features: ● Timestamp based flashcard tracking – Know exactly when you reviewed a particular flashcard. ● Support for all sized devices. ● Spaced Review Score – Instant updating score system based on spaced review target achieved or missed. ● Fast Navigation through Flashcards – Auto Bookmark, Favorite & Scroll through 100s of flashcards with ease. ● Iconographic Review Reminders – Time based icon updates on every flashcard to remind users when to review a particular card.