Resources and Advice from DO Students: Courses

Third Year Physiology

Electronic Resources


  • BRS Physiology*
  • Clinical Guide to Physiology
  • Costanzo Physiology**
  • First Aid for the USMLE Step 1
  • Guyton Physiology
  • Moore’s Clinically Oriented Anatomy
  • Pocket Guyton Physiology

Additional Resources

  • Lippincott’s Physiology Flashcards
  • USMLEWorld


  • Pathophysiology is the link between clinical medicine and laboratory medicine. Pay attention and learn it well.
  • Draw out flow charts yourself. Try to do it from memory. This way if you get confused on the exam, you can draw it out on the test and will be fine.
  • I wish I would have started reading my physiology textbook from day one! I’m usually not a good textbook learner, I’m more interactive, but it had lots of diagrams and pictures to help explain the systems.
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