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"Universal Notes is not your run-of-the-mill board review series source—the site has a clean, easy format that is reminiscent of a mobile app and has instant gratification. Furthermore, it has resources beyond board review material that are useful for any medical student."
-MS-2 West Virginia University School of Medicine
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Universal Notes contains a complete collection of well-organized and searchable medical school notes for all years of training with a built in Q-bank. The Q-bank allows students to select specific basic science and body system topics for quizzes. Students can choose from tutor, non-tutor, and test mode, with the ability to review their tests at any time through their Quiz History. Each question has complete explanations for correct and incorrect answers. Want to know how you are doing? Check out the Q-bank progress screen!
Universal Notes is a study tool unlike any other ever developed. For the first time, everything a medical student needs to know before they become a doctor is coming together in one place. The organizational framework for the educational content is competency-based and intuitive, allowing for rapid identification of curricular material. Unlike other “crowd sourced” information sources, Universal Notes is being meticulously built by medical students and medical educators who understand the processes of accreditation, the requirements for licensing exams, and most importantly, the primary goal of exceptional patient care.
Universal Notes is not only a learning tool for students, but also a powerful teaching tool for faculty and residents. This portable curriculum is built specifically for the educational needs of students, and helps guide physician educators as they teach to the appropriate competencies and educational level of their students. No more looking through multiple sources to find the best description. No more searching for the right picture. Universal Notes will have it at all at your fingertips.
The design of Universal Notes began with the simple question, "What must a medical student know before they graduate?" The answer to that question is found in the more than 10,000 competencies embedded within the content. Competencies help drive the content to ensure students truly learn the necessary material.
The content is thorough and robust, and covers every aspect of medical education expected of a graduating medical student. The systems-based organization is replete with disease, drug, and bug topics that tell the patient’s story from beginning to end, allowing for complete integration of basic science and clinical content to help prepare students for USMLE, NBME, and COMLEX exams.
The inclusion of LCME educational standards adds value for medical school administrators seeking assurance that all accreditation educational requirements are covered.