was started in 2001, when the authors were studying for their medical boards.
There were literally hundreds of hand-written notes of “high-yield” topics!
Eventually, they transferred them to a computerized database of information,
including sketches, tables & their hints on how to remember things. This
database was further expanded, updated & added to so you have the information
you see in our books today.
The purpose of the USMLEHelp
books is to help medical students & medical graduates quickly review the
high-yield information for the USMLE Steps. Of course, you cannot have all the
information on a book of this size! This book will, however, allow you to
quickly get an overview of the “hot-topics” that you most often quickly forget.
This book is not intended to be a textbook in the traditional sense, but rather
a quick reference & helpful overview for the top diseases that are tested on the
Although the authors have successfully passed the boards, USMLEHelp's
vision & concept has remained the same: Gear study materials for students.
Since this book was initially created by a student, it has many features that
students are looking for: Small (easily transportable), spiral bound (opens flat
on your desk – no losing your page), color-coded for easy remembering, & just
the facts. There is room on practically every page for your own notes.
Our books are printed on a high-end laser printer on non-glare paper. You
ask "how can they keep the price so low?" Well, we've kept them low by not using
a traditional publisher. We want any student, anywhere in the world, to be
able to access & afford our (& yours too!) information.
On this note, we wish you the best
of luck for your USMLE Exam. Keep your spirits up, keep your enthusiasm in
the right direction, and above all, don't lose track of your goals. We
know you can do it!
Cleveland, Ohio, 2006, Authors & Publisher