Podcast 002: Study Tips With Steve Waring

Rising medical student, welcome to the start of your new life in health care!

An amazing adventure in helping people awaits you, but first you must pass that dreaded beast called medical school examinations.

With so much information waiting to be crushed into your exploding skull, figuring out which resources to use can be stressful. Do you go to lectures? Do you watch third-party videos? Do you form a study group or remain a hermit? And how can you possibly survive anatomy classes, especially if you didn’t do a medical science degree beforehand?

In this episode, Steve runs through some of the most popular medical school materials. Are you afraid of missing out on an important study resource because no one told you about it for your entire first year? Don’t worry. That’s an odd but valid fear.

Instead of suffering through trial and error, relax in this concise collection of the big options available to you. You don’t have to waste time searching for the best resources when many of them are presented to you here.

It’s ultimately up to you to choose the study methods that work best for you — but to do that, you first have to know what your options are!


Resources mentioned

USMLE preparation and video lectures

  • First Aid
  • Pathoma
  • Doctors In Training

Flash cards

  • Anki
  • Brosencephalon


  • Essential Anatomy
  • Acland’s Video Atlas
  • Textbook atlases
    • Netter
    • Gray’s Anatomy For Students
    • Moore’s Clinically Oriented Anatomy

Podcasts and audio

  • Humerus Hacks
  • MedConversations
  • Goljan

OSCE videos

  • Geeky Medics

Other resources

Review notes

  • Toronto Notes

Video lectures

  • Dr Najeeb
  • Osmosis

Question banks

  • BMJ onExamination
  • Passmedicine

About the guest speaker

Steve Waring is a medical student from The University Of Sydney. He enjoys drinking coffee, eating bland vegetables and helping subsequent generations of medical students achieve their best.

Music credits

Opening and closing themes by Phil Poronnik.


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