Resources and Advice from DO Students: Courses

Second Year Physiology

Electronic Resources


  • Berne and Levy Physiology
  • BRS Physiology**
  • Costanzo Physiology*
  • First Aid for the USMLE Organ Systems
  • First Aid for the USMLE Step 1
  • Guyton Physiology*
  • John West Respiratory Physiology
  • Lippincott Illustrated Review
  • Medical Physiology (Boron)
  • Pocket Guyton (AKA Baby Guyton)
  • Pre-Test Physiology


  • Talking the information out with someone is helpful at times.
  • Do not let this class go to the back burner. Information from this course is pertinent to your entire second year as well as boards.
  • Pathophysiology is the key to medicine.
  • Diagram and talk out steps forwards and backwards.
  • Flow charts. Flow charts. Flow charts.
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