Resources and Advice from DO Students: Courses

Third Year Pharmacology

Electronic Resourcesp

  • Kaplan
  • Picmonic
  • Websites
    • YouTube


  • Costanzo Physiology
  • Deja Review Pharmacology
  • First Aid for the USMLE Step 1*
  • Lange Pharmacology*
  • Pocket Lange Pharmacology
  • Stahl’s Prescriber’s Guide (psychopharm)

Additional Resources

  • Lange Pharmacology Flashcards
  • USMLEWorld


  • Repetition is key! Also, don’t completely ignore learning brand names – it becomes helpful once in clerkship.
  • My advice: get Epocrates and start looking stuff up.
  • I created charts with columns that included name, mechanism of action, uses, side effects, and additional info. That way I could quiz myself by covering up columns.
  • So crucial to study!

* – Top rated book resources

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