MCW Libraries Board Review Resources

MCW Libraries Board Review Book Collection

Looking for USMLE and specialty board review books? The links below are starting points to selected lists of titles in the MCW Libraries collection. 

Review Books for Step 1
Review Books for Step 2
Review Books for Step 2 CS
Review Books for Step 2 CK

Review Books for Step 3
Board Review E-Books
Case Files

Search our online catalog, MCWCAT, for specific titles or search by keyword using words such as USMLE, step 1, step 2, board, questions, or review, combined with subjects such as anatomy or pediatrics. Many MCWCAT records for board review books use examination questions, problems and exercises, or outlines as a subject subheading. For example, do a keyword search using pharmacology questions. Then sort the list by date to see the most current titles first.

Exam Master OnLine Cancelled

Includes over 19,000 questions and explanations for preparing for the USMLE Steps 1-3 and Family Medicine, General Pediatrics, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, SPEX, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Physician Assistant Certification exams. The product is also a helpful tool for medical subject review for courses and clerkships. WARNING: Registration required. You must register on the MCW Libraries Exam Master Gateway. If you Google “Exam Master” and register on their “” site you will be charged a fee for creating exams.

Official USMLE Practice Exams

Official USMLE Practice Materials provided by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) are loaded on two computers located:  1) Todd Wehr Library Computer Lab; 2) Long counter in the Todd Wehr Library across from the Instructional Computer Labs.


  • Self-Assessment tab:  Access to tests and cases from books in the Clinical Library and Lange Educational Library.  A MyAccess account is required to create the Self-Assessment tests.  Click on the Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries button at the top right of the page to sign in or create an account.
  • USMLE® Easy™ Sneak Peek:  Provides AccessMedicine users with sample tests for Steps 1, 2 CK, and 3 from McGraw-Hill's USMLE Easy QBank. Each sample test offers 100 questions in clinical vignette format for study and self-assessment.
  • Cases tab:  A MyAccess account is required to view the questions.

a) Access to 150 clinical cases from the LANGE Case Files series.  Includes Q&A, approach, clinical pearls, references, and comprehensive questions for each case. Can view cases by case number or by specialty. 

b) Access to 111 cases with Q&A from Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine, 6e. Can view by case number or by topic. 

c) Access to cases from Hurst's Imaging Cases.

First Aid Test Prep

Includes peer to peer medical review guides provided on the McGraw-Hill eBook Library platform for preparing for USMLE, clerkship, and specialty board exams.

LWW Health Library Premium Collection

Click on Texts, Self-Assessment, and Cases tabs to access materials for USMLE, clerkship, and course exam review.

Other MCW Libraries Resource Subscriptions:

The following resources also provide self-assessment resources for review:

AccessEmergency Medicine



ClinicalKey (see Medical Education book list)






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