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CLOSED! Congratulations to the winning First Year at Indiana University School of Medicine!
We’re continuing the book giveaways, transitioning from general advice for incoming medical students to focused resources for the premier med school course: Anatomy. This site has previously reviewed a head to head analysis of some of the more popular anatomy atlases out there, and they generally come down to personal taste. As a complement, we’re going to provide some of the other supporting resources needed to ace anatomy.
First and foremost, every student needs a good text, and Moore’s Clinically Oriented Anatomy can provide just that. We will be giving a formal review of the title on this site in the upcoming weeks, but for now rest assured that it is a well established and helpful resource.
Secondly, students should take advantage of study recall, and for that goal we are also giving away a free set of Rohen’s Flashcards. As a reminder: these are graphic images and should not be used in crowded areas in view of the public.
As extra icing on the cake, Lippincott is throwing in a free 6 month subscription to Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy Online as well, which is a video series of gross anatomy structures to help students better visualize human anatomy with visual manipulation and pertinent narratives.
Brand new copies of all three of these titles will be given to one lucky winner randomly selected from the comments of this post. To enter, simply leave any comment, and a valid e-mail address so we can contact you if you should win. As usual, we NEVER use e-mail addresses for anything outside of these contests, as we are medical students too and appreciate privacy. Applicants must be US medical students to win. See our full contest rules for further details. Contest ends August 20, 2012 at 11:59pm. Good luck!
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine student who won!
We’re nearing the big dates for white coat ceremonies and new first year medical students coming into med school! For those of you who read the previous post on Success in Medical School, we’re giving away a free copy randomly to any US med student (including those about to start) who leaves a comment to this post. The comment can say anything (or nothing), but if you have time, please answer the following:
If you could give advice to pre-meds who will be applying to med school to be in your position, what would it be? What do you feel are the most important aspects of a strong med school application?
You do not need to answer the question to enter – the winner will be selected at random. We just like sharing helpful insights on this site. Contest ends July 31, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. As usual, e-mail addresses are kept confidential, only used to contact the winner, and never used for spam/evil. Full contest rules apply (but the essentials are that you should be a US med student of 18 years or older). Good luck!
We’ve been collaborating with Lippincott to create a giveaway that addresses some of the major aspects of USMLE Step 1 Studying. Along with several books, the Step 1 Exam Survival Sweepstakes includes some gift cards to keep you entertained and caffeinated, and an extra shirt so you can put off laundry day just a little more. Head over to Lippincott’s facebook page and sign up for a chance to win:
Q&A Review of Microbiology and Immunology
Lippincott’s Microcards, Third Edition
Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry
Board Review Series (BRS) Physiology
$25 iTunes gift card
$25 Starbucks gift card
Lippincott water bottle
As with all other giveaways on this site, this contest is similarly limited to US residents. End date is May 7, 2012, just in time for the start of most med school’s Step 1 break. Good luck!
Congratulations on finishing second year of medical school! Now what? The dreaded USMLE Step 1 exam.
Discussing all the aspects of Step 1 is easily overwhelming and exhausting. It’s not unusual for medical schools to host stress-inducing class-wide meetings to throw loads of information at med students at one time. It can be a bit much. As we head into boards season, MedStudentBooks.com will provide bite sized posts on how to tackle all the tough topics, through the USMLE Step 1 Series of posts.
In addition to helpful information from senior med students, we will continue to bring you free book giveaways. Earlier in the season, we gave away a free copy of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2012. Tomorrow, however, is our largest contest to date. We have collaborated with the fine folks at Lippincott to bring you the 2012 Exam Survival Sweepstakes. Full contest details will be posted tomorrow, but we can’t help but hint that it contains the majority of MedStudentBooks.com recommended titles for Step 1 studying, and some gift cards.
To get all the latest tips and tricks to tackling the boards and getting that extra edge on Step 1, be sure to check back to the site frequently, or follow us on Twitter.
Congratulations to user Buding, an MS-II at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences! He is the winner of the below free copy of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2012. This contest is now closed.
We’ve gotten so much traffic and positive interest in our First Aid Step 1 2012 review that we just couldn’t hold onto it. For those of you taking Step 1 closer to the spring, this offer is definitely for you. All you need to do is to leave your e-mail address in the comments section to win a free copy of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2012 (now in full color). You can say whatever you’d like in the comment itself, but the winner of this giveaway will be selected completely at random. We do however request that you click one of the social buttons below, although this is not necessary to win.
Be sure to subscribe to the RSS feed or check back on the site over the next few months as we expand our posts dedicated to Step 1 tips, schedules, calculators, and online applications.
As with previous contests, this is open only to US students, and e-mail addresses are never displayed on the site, used outside of contests, or given away (we’re all med students and understand the value of spam-free inboxes). Limit 1 entry per med student. The contest follows our usual rules and will close in one month, on February 15, 2012, so drop your comments by then. Good luck!
This contest is currently closed – the winner has been contacted.
Continuing our trend of offering absolutely free books to fellow med students, we are happy to be giving away a free copy of Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking. We recently reviewed Bates Physical Exam on the site, and have gotten great feedback from it so far.
In our last giveaway, a student from the University of Pittsburgh took home a free copy of Pocket Medicine by giving great advice to incoming first year medical students. In a similar fashion, the winner of this contest will be able to provide the best feedback for the following challenge.
If you could improve MedStudentBooks.com to help med student readers from around the world, what would you add to the site? The winner not only gets a free copy of Bates, but may also have their idea implemented on the site.
Please check out the About section to get an idea of the original site goals, but keep in mind that the winner will be chosen based on the helpfulness of their ideas. We not only host reviews, but create new applications as well, so anything is fair game. All contest ideas can be submitted by replying in the comment section of this post, and you may submit multiple ideas for this contest. While it doesn’t improve your chances of winning, be sure to also subscribe via RSS or click on any of the social network links at the bottom of this post or top of the page.
As this is valued at nearly $100, the winner will need to provide a valid US medical school e-mail address to confirm their status. E-mail addresses are never displayed publicly, and will not be used for any purpose outside of contests. The contest will end on Friday, November 18th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be notified by the e-mail they provided shortly thereafter.
See our complete contest rules for further details.
Contests (also referred to as “giveaways” and “win free books”) are open to any US medical student 18 years of age and older at the time of entry. Affiliation with a US medical school is verified by active .edu e-mail address, which is not used for any other purpose outside of the contest, or given to any third party for any reason. The staff at MedStudentBooks.com are medical students too, and we appreciate privacy.
Winners will be selected via random number generator by a MedStudentBooks.com staff member or the Sponsor of the Contest unless the Contest requires a critiqued selection by a MedStudentBooks.com staff member. All critiques and contest decisions are final and binding in all respects. We acknowledge that critiques and judgments are subjective, but strive for fairness. Winners will be notified by the email they provided. If we are unable to contact a winner in a timely manner, the Prize is forfeited and an alternate winner will be drawn from all remaining eligible entries. The Contest winner grants permission to have their name and medical school used by MedStudentBooks.com for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation. Multiple entries from the same name, IP (computer) address, home address, or email will disqualify the entrants from the Contest and could disqualify entries from any subsequent Contests. MedStudentBooks.com reserves the right to cancel any Contest without notice at any time, and to revoke the privilege for entrants to enter any Contest. Odds of winning are subject to the number of entries.
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited otherwise or as restricted by law. By entering or accepting any Prize, winner agrees to be bound by these Contest Rules and Regulations, and to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. All licenses, registrations, federal, state and local taxes are the winner’s sole responsibility. There are no prize substitutions, transfers or cash equivalents permitted. By accepting the Contest Prize, the winner agrees to release and hold MedStudentBooks.com along with any staff member from MedStudentBooks.com from any responsibility for any and all damage, injury, death, loss, misfortune or other liability of any kind that may arise from or in connection with the acceptance of the Contest item, possession or use of the Contest item, or participation in the Contest, or from any misuse or malfunction of any Contest item awarded.
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