Here are my favorite Resources!

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Everything here is stuff that I used during my prep for each cooresponding exam.

Now I know what you are thinking:

“But Sean what if you failed one of these exams and now you are recommending we use the same stuff you used to fail”

Or maybe it is more like this:

“Sean, what if you just did average and I want to beast these exams”

Let me start off by saying that I wouldn’t spend all this time making a website/courses to help others if I did average or failed any of these exams. If you are really that curious you can shoot me an email and I can reassure you of my scores…. Read my About page for more details of my background.

COMLEX Level 1

AMBOSS

Hands down one of the best resources out  there. From the Q-Bank to the learning card library this is how learning should be done, in fact this style of learning helped me get a 97th percentile on my COMLEX exams. You wont regret using AMBOSS, check out my full review with discounts by clicking here.

Comquest Question Bank

Easily the best COMLEX specific question bank on the market! I used this alongside my use of UWorld during my dedicated prep and I can say without a doubt that it prepared me well for the strange COMLEX topics as well as the unique wording that is on the COMLEX. I remember sitting for my COMLEX Level 1, and thinking to myself that I should have done more COMQUEST simply beacuse they have replicated the exam content and interface so well! Check it out here.

Get 15% off by using the code “SEAN15” at checkout.
Boards and Beyond:

This was a fantastic resource that I wish I found earlier. I started using it between first and second year. It is a subject specific (basically every topic covered in the didactic years of med school … years 1 and 2). If I could start first year over again I would use this from day 1 because he covers so much of the basic sciences. Great resource…. I highly recommend it! Check it out here.

Pathoma:

This is the end all be all resource for pathology prep. It is a video series taught by and absolute genius pathologist. To me, it is essentially the bible of high yield pathology for med school. Dr. Saatar goes into details and helps teach pathology on another level so that you won’t forget it. Another fantastic resource that you should definitely get. Check it out here.

Sketchy Medical:

AHHHH! The pictures that are still stuck in my head in 4th year (I haven’t watched these videos for at least a year… and I can still see those thiazide thighs haha). This resource is a picture based one, they draw sketches of medical things like drugs and bacteria… to help you remember the intricate details of each of them. I used Sketchy Medical for both Micro and Pharmacology, and I used it to help me remember the things I had already learned.. unless it was useless medical trivia for a test then I just used sketchy to help me nail those points. This is an amazing resource that every medical student needs. Check it out here.

Uworld Question Bank:

Not a COMLEX specific Q-Bank, but get the USMLE one. This is the holy grail of board prep. This one is simple… you need Uworld to do well on board exams. I got my subscription in January of second year and used it extensively. Really… just get Uworld for your test prep needs. Check it out here.

CPM OMM:

The course I wish I had during my COMLEX prep days. The course was designed to be short and to the point, I won’t waste your time with nonsense. I put this together with the mindset that you could consume the material quickly inbetween USMLE and COMLEX for those of you that take the USMLE. Go check it out by clicking here. You can also check out the CPM OMM book here.

Chapman’s Point Videos:

I put this video here because it is pure gold for memorizing those pesky chapmans points. Use this in conjunction with my lecture on Chapmans points in the CPM OMM course.

COMLEX Level 2 CE

AMBOSS

Hands down one of the best resources out  there. From the Q-Bank to the learning card library this is how learning should be done, in fact this style of learning helped me get a 97th percentile on my COMLEX exams. You wont regret using AMBOSS, check out my full review with discounts by clicking here.

Uworld Question Bank:

Not a COMLEX specific Q-Bank, but get the USMLE one. This is the holy grail of board prep. This one is simple… you need Uworld to do well on board exams. I got my subscription in January of second year and used it extensively. Really… just get Uworld for your test prep needs. Check it out here.

Online Med Ed:

Great outline of the content needed throughout third year. I would definitely print out the notes if your school pays for the premium or you decide to fork over the cash for a premium subscription yourself. The notes are what I used as my core outline for studying throughout third year. Check it out here.

 

CPM OMM:

The course I wish I had during my COMLEX prep days. The course was designed to be short and to the point, I won’t waste your time with nonsense. I put this together with the mindset that you could consume the material quickly inbetween USMLE and COMLEX for those of you that take the USMLE. Go check it out by clicking here. You can also check out the CPM OMM book here.

Chapman’s Point Videos:

I put this video here because it is pure gold for memorizing those pesky chapmans points. Use this in conjunction with my lecture on Chapmans points in the CPM OMM course.

 

COMLEX Level 2 PE

Crush the Comlex PE

This course was designed to  get you the most points possible on the day of your COMLEX PE. Learn the quick ins and outs of passing the COMLEX PE on your first attempt. This course has been designed to be easily consumed in a week or two. Also, be sure to check out and use the practice cases. You won’t regret it. To check it out, click here.

 
 
Kauffmann Book:

This book is a great way to prep for the COMLEX PE. The way I used it is that I read through the content chapters in their entirety two times. The purpose of this was to get the basics for how the exam was graded and administered.

Then there are a bunch of pratice cases in the back of the book.  These cases are super helpful and very realistic to the real exam. I practiced these with my wife and made sure to do a practice note at the end of each one as well. Wait for the book to be around $70-$80, the price fluctuates. Check it out here.

 

COMATS

For all the COMATS I used UWORLD, Online Med Ed, and the Comquest COMAT series Get 15% off of COMQUEST by using the code SEAN15 at checkout(not the level 2 Q-bank… get the COMAT series). For the individual resources I found helpful you can check out the individual sections below.

Internal Medicine COMAT

 

Step Up To Medicine: 

This text is a must for the internal medicine rotations and the corresponding COMAT. It hits all the major topics and I would highly recommend it. If you can’t make it through the entire book, then use it to hit your weaknesses. This book does an incredible job of breaking all the pertinant information down into chapters that aren’t too rough to go through. Throughout my IM rotations I made it a point to go through this book at least two times. I credit this book with getting my my 123 on the IM COMAT.

How I used this book was I kept it in my bag to study throughout the day, this way during lunch or whenever I had extra time to study I had it handy. I also kept it around for when I would do UWorld questions so I had a quality resource to reference. Check it out here.

 

 

 

Family Medicine COMAT

Case Files: Family Medicine

This book was so key for my success on FM. I used it quite a bit during my rotation in a few different ways.  I would read a little bit of the book each day during my two months on family med. It was a handy book to keep with me at the clinic in case we had some time (which we all know happens) in the middle of the day with a lag in patients, or around lunch I could break the book out and read a little bit.

This book is on my list because it forces you to think about the differential diagnosis and what to do about it. The style of the book is such that it walks you through a patient and their issue. As it is walking you through the patient you are forced to think as though you would in real life clinic. The answers are slowly given to you, and I credit this book with helping me develop clinical thinking cpabilities. Check it out here.

 

Pediatric COMAT

First aid for Step 2 CK:

 

There just isn’t a very great text out there for the pediatrics COMAT. I primarily used online med ed, but the pediatric section in this book was pretty good and an easy run through to assess your general knowledge.

I used it after I went through Online Med Ed because it is short and concise and a great way to keep your memory going on the small details of pediatrics. I wouldn’t use this as your primary resource, but it is the best book out there in my opinion for peds.

Probably the most useful part of the peds secction is the immunization and milestone tables. The milestone table is laid out in an easy to use way and makes it so you can reference it super fast in your studies. Check it out here.

 

OB/GYN

Case Files: 

This was the best book available in my opinion for OB. I would read this on my downtime waiting for babies to come and it was a nice supplement to hit the important topics.

Much like the Family Medicine case files book this one will break down multiple cases for you and help guide you a long a path of developing your clinical thinking skills.

This book was awesome becasue it is an easy read that you can catch up on while waiting for the patient to hit 10 cm and push the baby out. Ultimately this is the text I would recommend, it helped me land a 120 on the OB COMAT. Check it out here.

 

Surgery

Pestanas:

A great quick summary of all things on the surgery COMAT. I would keep this one in my white coat pocket and read it in between cases. It was very similar in content to the Online Med Ed notes, which is a good sign because if two resources hit on the same topics then those must be important. If you have Online Med Ed and money is tight, you could probably pass on this one.

I loved having this book with me in my white coat pocket because it is small enough and still packed full of good high yield information.

This is one of the highest yield books for the Surgery COMAT for sure. Check it out here.

 

Surgical Recall:

This helped with the anesthesia questions on the surgery COMAT. All in all though, it was more of a resource to look smart when getting pimped… but if you have extra time (hahahahahha) you could give this a read.

This is really the book you want if you want to look smart on your rotation. I used this book by figuring out which cases we had in the OR, then looking that procedure and it’s related anatomy up before the surgery in this book. This books COMAT value is largely because of the anesthesia chapter, but I got a great letter of rec because of how smart I looked and I credit that to this book.

Check it out here.

 

OMM

CPM OMM:

Check out the OMM course and book.The course can be accessed here, and the book here or by clicking the image to the left.Both the course and book are built to get you points on test day. I won’t just tell you to memorize something and I won’t waste your time with OMM that won’t get you points on COMLEX or COMAT. CPM OMM does one thing… gets you more points.

USMLE Step 1

 

AMBOSS

Hands down one of the best resources out  there. From the Q-Bank to the learning card library this is how learning should be done, in fact this style of learning helped me get a 97th percentile on my COMLEX exams. You wont regret using AMBOSS, check out my full review with discounts by clicking here.

 
Boards and Beyond:

This was a fantastic resource that I wish I found earlier. I started using it between first and second year. It is a subject specific (basically every topic covered in the didactic years of med school … years 1 and 2). If I could start first year over again I would use this from day 1 because he covers so much of the basic sciences. Great resource…. I highly recommend it! Check it out here.

Pathoma:

This is the end all be all resource for pathology prep. It is a video series taught by and absolute genius pathologist. To me, it is essentially the bible of high yield pathology for med school. Dr. Saatar goes into details and helps teach pathology on another level so that you won’t forget it. Another fantastic resource that you should definitely get. Check it out here.

Sketchy Medical:

AHHHH! The pictures that are still stuck in my head in 4th year (I haven’t watched these videos for at least a year… and I can still see those thiazide thighs haha). This resource is a picture based one, they draw sketches of medical things like drugs and bacteria… to help you remember the intricate details of each of them. I used Sketchy Medical for both Micro and Pharmacology, and I used it to help me remember the things I had already learned.. unless it was useless medical trivia for a test then I just used sketchy to help me nail those points. This is an amazing resource that every medical student needs. Check it out here.

 
Uworld Question Bank:

Not a COMLEX specific Q-Bank, but get the USMLE one. This is the holy grail of board prep. This one is simple… you need Uworld to do well on board exams. I got my subscription in January of second year and used it extensively. Really… just get Uworld for your test prep needs. Check it out here.

USMLE Step 2 CK

AMBOSS

Hands down one of the best resources out  there. From the Q-Bank to the learning card library this is how learning should be done, in fact this style of learning helped me get a 97th percentile on my COMLEX exams. You wont regret using AMBOSS, check out my full review with discounts by clicking here.

Uworld Question Bank:

Not a COMLEX specific Q-Bank, but get the USMLE one. This is the holy grail of board prep. This one is simple… you need Uworld to do well on board exams. I got my subscription in January of second year and used it extensively. Really… just get Uworld for your test prep needs. Check it out here.

 
Online Med Ed:

Great outline of the content needed throughout third year. I would definitely print out the notes if your school pays for the premium or you decide to fork over the cash for a premium subscription yourself. The notes are what I used as my core outline for studying throughout third year. Check it out here.