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Universal Notes for Medical Students 2014

Comprehensive Medical School Competencies and Content

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 e-book design includes competencies to allow medical educators to utilize critical thinking exercises with their students to help prepare them for their role as competent, life-long learning physicians.

The inclusion of LCME educational standards in the 2nd Edition adds value for medical school administrators wanting to assure that all accreditation educational requirements are covered.

Content Specifics

  • (Updated October 9, 2014)
  • 28 Chapters

  • 35 Critical Thinking Cases

  • 147 Bugs

  • 240 Labs, Tests, and Treatments

  • 593 Drugs

  • 628 Diseases and Conditions

  • 1419 Board Questions Reviewed!


  • 1. Escherichia coli
    2. Hepatitis B
    3. Staphylococcus aureus
    4. Down syndrome
    5. Streptococcus pneumoniae
    6. Streptococcus pyogenes
    7. Patients with medical management difficulties (Ethics)
    8. Depression
    9. Sensitivity and Specificity
    10. Corynebacterium diphtheriae

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  • Medical Schools or Student Groups interested in purchasing Universal Notes can benefit from discounted prices.

  • 25-99 E-Books - 10% off

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Universal Notes Blog

Posted by: In: News 09 Sep 2014 0 comments
Below are instructions for downloading the newest versions of Universal Notes for Medical Students.
The most current version was published September 2014.
Method One
1. Tap on the title that has an “Update available”
2. Tap the first Table of Contents chapter
3. There should be a blue “Download” button which you can tap to download your content updates.
Method Two
1. Delete any previous version of Universal Notes:
2. Visit the library again to download the title:
Happy studying!!!
Posted by: In: Uncategorized 07 Aug 2014 0 comments

Putting the entirety of the medical education curriculum in one place has been both exciting and daunting. We continue to be impressed with the massive amount of truly essential material that a medical student should know prior to graduation. However, we are getting there, one day at a time!

A special thanks to all of our student authors who continue to provide material and insight into improving the e-book.


Version 2.1 was expanded from 21 to 28 chapters, with new and expanded chapters on Research and Research Integrity, the System of Health Care, Genetic Diseases, and the Cell and Molecular Foundations.

Version 2.1 contains an influx of new basic science material with associated figures and graphs. Several sections in each of the systems have been completed, with more being added daily.


Version 2.1 includes several thousand competencies attached to educational material throughout the book. We plan to have all educational material attached to competencies in version 2.2, which is planned for release this October.

Version 2.1 now contains 31 Critical Thinking Exercises, many of which are clinical scenarios, to stimulate students to integrate their knowledge across several disciplines.


Version 2.1 indicates in each chapter where the major LCME accreditation standards, Graduation Questionnaire Topics, and the new Entrustable Professional Core Competencies are covered, some even down to the topic. We plan to have all pertinent topics linked to these entities in version 2.2, which is planned for release this October.

We hope you have enjoyed using Universal Notes as much as we have enjoyed creating it. As always, we welcome your feedback on how we can improve the product for your learning. In the end, it is the care of the patient that really matters.

Aaron McGuffin, M.D.
Senior Editor

Universal Notes continues to expand its reach into medical education.

With now over 1,000 medical topics and over 750 images in its contents, the relevant medical educational topics for students is nearing completion.

Universal Notes is now beginning to expand the basic science topics that help support the diseases, drugs and bugs contained therein.

Universal Notes is also beginning to add the competencies that frame the content, so that students can assure themselves they are learning the most salient information about the topics.

For medical school administrators, Universal Notes is now beginning to add LCME relevant standards into its contents to demonstrate where relevant accreditation topics are covered as well.

Lots of change in store for the

    Universal Notes for Medical Students 2014

edition coming out in July!

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