Book & Question Bank Recommendations

My goal with this page is to summarize frequently recommended resources across various disciplines in healthcare. Click below to contribute by listing the relevant field and name/author of the resource! 🙂


Profession Specific


Basic Sciences & Clinical Topics


Medical School Core Clinical Rotations


United States Medical Licensing Exams (USMLE)

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    • I still refer to Costanzo’s text from time to time, but used it heavily in medical school! Can’t say anything about Guyton since I didn’t read it.

  1. Thanks again for the post. Passing on your book list. I really appreciate your commitment to teaching and patient care??

  2. what are the chances of non-US imgs matching into anesthesiology programms?? How many LoCs and clerkships ,publications one would need? Any knowledge of an img who cleared it?

    • The exam has changed considerably since I took it. I kept preparation simple by using ExamKrackers books and doing as many practice questions as I possibly could.

  3. Thank you for your posts. Did you use Big Blue? What do you think about it? I’m wondering if I should purchase it also to help me prepare for the written board exam (Part I). Thanks!

    • Hey Sandy! I skimmed through some of the Big Blue topics, and they’re pretty good. I feel like it’s the same problem as med school – too many resources, too little time. Just pick a few reviews and master them! 🙂

    • Hey Billy!

      I didn’t use TrueLearn until after the ABA Basic exam. ACE questions, Hall, and M5 were more than enough coupled with reading chapters from Miller and Barash. Good luck! 🙂

    • Thanks Patrick! I honestly don’t know anything about either of those books. I’d imagine most of their content is also found in the texts I mentioned. Guess it depends on your preference. 🙂

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