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Shelf Exams

Student Development believes there is no one tried-and-true method of studying for Shelf Exams. However, we are often asked to provide suggestions on resources. As such, we elicit recommendations for Shelf Exam resources from current students and Tutors. Remember, pick the best resources for you and your learning system.  You don't need to use all of them. Next to each resource, you may find a tip from our Tutors. 

Be sure to check out these tips for pulling UWorld questions for Shelf Exams. This collection was created by the Student Development Tutors.  Access to this resource requires a UA net-ID and authentication. 

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Visual

  • OnlineMedEd  *Great resource to tease out more confusing topics.

Auditory

  • OnlineMedEd  *Great resource to tease out more confusing topics.

Read/Write

Questions 

Kinesthetic

  • OnlineMedEd  *Great resource to tease out more confusing topics. Videos, flashcards, and questions. 

Visual

Auditory

  • OnlineMedEd  *Great resource to tease out more confusing topics.
  • Pestana Review (and audio files) *Complements UWorld question well while on Surgery

Read/Write

  • Casefiles
  • Emma Holliday  *Not meant to be a primary source, but a helpful review or clarification.
  • First Aid
  • General Surgery by Martin Makary
  • NMS Casebook
  • Pestana Review (and audio files) *Complements UWorld question well while on Surgery
  • Pre-Test
  • Surgical Recall  *Excellent for clinical knowledge. 

Kinesthetic 

  • OnlineMedEd  *Great resource to tease out more confusing topics. Videos, flashcards, and questions. 

Questions 

Visual

  • OnlineMedEd  *Great resource to tease out more confusing topics.

Auditory

  • OnlineMedEd  *Great resource to tease out more confusing topics.
  • Pestana Review (and audio files) *Complements UWorld question well while on Surgery

Read/Write

  • A Little Red Book  *A great go-to resource.
  • Casefiles
  • First Aid
  • Pre-Test *Use Pre-Test or Case Files.  You don't need to use both.

Kinesthetic 

  • OnlineMedEd  **Great resource to tease out more confusing topics (example: neurology or immunology).  Videos, flashcards, and questions. 

Questions 

Visual

  • OnlineMedEd  *Great resource to tease out more confusing topics.

Auditory

  • OnlineMedEd  *Great resource to tease out more confusing topics.

Read/Write

  • Casefiles
  • First Aid
  • First Line of Defense
  • Pre-Test 
  • Rule of 4  *Short read.  Helpful for brainstem lesions.

Kinesthetic 

  • OnlineMedEd  **Great resource to tease out more confusing topics (example: neurology or immunology).  Videos, flashcards, and questions. 

Questions 

Visual

Auditory

Read/Write

Kinesthetic 

  • OnlineMedEd  **Great resource to tease out more confusing topics (example: neurology or immunology).  Videos, flashcards, and questions. 

Questions 

Visual

Auditory

Read/Write

  • BRS for Pediatrics
  • Casefiles
  • Emma Holliday
  • First Aid
  • Blueprints  *This resource is provided by clerkship. 
  • Pre-Test

Kinesthetic 

  • OnlineMedEd  **Great resource to tease out more confusing topics (example: neurology or immunology).  Videos, flashcards, and questions. 

Questions 

Visual

Auditory

Read/Write

  • Casefiles
  • First Line of Defense

Kinesthetic 

  • OnlineMedEd  **Great resource to tease out more confusing topics (example: neurology or immunology).  Videos, flashcards, and questions. 

Questions 


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