About Us

Welcome to Boards and Beyond!

Our site is home to over 400 videos for medical students preparing for the USMLE Step 1 exam and more than 2300 USMLE-style quiz questions you can use to test yourself after you watch our videos. We provide an on-demand video library of high quality lectures at an affordable cost - a virtual medical school curriculum used by students around the globe. We offer content in over a dozen subjects including cardiology, renal, pulmonary, biostatistics, biochemistry, and more. Within each subject, we cover the full range of subtopics for USMLE Step 1 including embryology, physiology, pharmacology, and pathology. Topics within each section mirror those of First Aid for the Boards. Many students annotate in First Aid as they watch. Our videos are updated throughout the year in order to cover the newest drugs, mechanisms, and science for Step 1. 

Each video is designed and taught by Dr. Jason Ryan, an award-winning educator with years of experience teaching students. Dr. Ryan has created videos filled with insights that will maximize your understanding. The content is clear, concise, and easy to understand - just what you need to remember all those facts for Step 1 and excel in your medical school coursework. 

Don't take our word for it. Check out some sample videos. Read the testimonials of students who have used the site. Watch the video tour.

See for yourself what Boards and Beyond has to offer, all with the confidence of an “A” rating from First Aid for the Boards.

"Boards and Beyond was one of the best resources I used in preparing for Step 1."