USMLE Step 1 lectures app

Todd Vandenbark

icon for Doctor Najeeb Lectures appAs recently reviewed on the iMedicalApps blog, thirty hours of lectures at the USMLE Step 1 level have been made available in a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch: Dr. Najeeb Lectures. Dr. Najeeb has created over 400 hours of medical lectures, and the selections available with this app come from a broad range of disciplines including cardiology, urinary, neurology and immunology.

The lectures are presented in straightforward, easy-to-understand language, and some are short enough to be viewed over breaks. The videos include Dr. Najeeb making notations on a whiteboard, which can be difficult to decipher on the small screen of the iPod touch. And the price (free) is unbeatable.

As a librarian new to medical librarianship, I am not familiar with this lecturer, and I found it difficult to learn anything about Dr. Najeeb through his website, the app’s website, Facebook page, etc. As explained in a previous blog post on health literacy, it is important to know the credentials of the person or institution providing medical information on the web. Adding this information to the doctor’s website would be simple and helpful.

Have you used this app, or heard any of Dr. Najeeb’s lectures? Tell us about it!