Beyond Step 1

Because Step 1 is only the beginning:

One of the most common questions we get from Boards & Beyond alumni after they pass Step 1 is ‘What resources should I use for Step 2 & 3 and my clinical rotations?’

It's still in process, but we are pleased to announce that a new Boards and Beyond video series is on the way! Our new product, Step 2-3-Clinical, will cover clinical medicine topics for your rotations plus the USMLE Step 2 and 3 exams. The design will be the same as the Step 1 content you love – short videos by Dr. Ryan with associated USMLE-style practice questions. Each video will correspond to a section in our book, the White Coat Companion, so you can read along and take notes as you watch.

Step 2-3-Clinical will launch on Saturday, August 8! 

We are happy to announce that this Saturday, August 8, we will be launching the new and improved Boards & Beyond website as well as the new Step 2-3-Clinical video series! The Step 2-3-Clinical launch will include videos in 5 topic areas including cardiology, renal and genitourinary, pulmonary and critical care, psychiatry and neurology, plus 160 quiz questions for the cardiology and renal sections.

Our launch pricing will be:

2 Years $179.00
18 Months $149.00
1 Year $119.00
6 Months $89.00
3 Months $69.00
1 Month $29.00
1 Week $19.00



In order to get everything switched over and working smoothly, the site will be unavailable from 10:00 PM EDT on Friday, August 7 to 10:00 AM EDT on Saturday, August 8. Please plan your study time accordingly!

Boards & Beyond members and newsletter subscribers are the first to know when we have updates and announcements - if you're not on our mailing list yet, you can sign up to here to receive updates!

In the meantime, here is the new Step 2-3-Clinical video on Acute Renal Failure as a preview - and keep scrolling down the page for information on the White Coat Companion.




Dr. Ryan has also collaborated with Dr. Lorinsky and Dr. Majid to bring you the new White Coat Companion.

Study Smarter™ for Core Clerkships, Step 2CK, and Step 3:

White Coat Companion is a spiral-bound book small enough to carry wherever you go, but broad enough in scope to use as a foundation and one-stop reference throughout your core clerkships and review for Step 2 CK and Step 3.

Dr. Lorinsky, Dr. Majid, and Dr. Ryan have designed it to be the one resource you come back to again and again. You will still use specialized reference books and videos to go in-depth as you cover each area of practice, but now you can keep the essentials with you all the time!   

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About the Authors

Dr. Michael Lorinsky is an internal medicine resident and clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, where he is a member of the Clinician-Educator Track. He received his undergraduate degree in bio- physics from Brown University and his MD from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he graduated with the Dean's Award for most outstanding academic achievement. Michael's academic interests include medical education, diagnostic rea- soning, and outcomes research. He has also been extremely successful on the USMLE exams, scoring 275 on Step 1 and 283 on Step 2 CK.

Dr. Sana Majid is a future radiology resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. She is currently completing an internship in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Brown University and her MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She is a passionate medical educator, and tutors for both the USMLE Step 1 and 2 exams.

Dr. Jason Ryan is the creator of the website Boards and Beyond. Thousands of students from around the globe use his online videos and practice questions to prepare for the USMLE Step 1 exam. Dr. Ryan trained in internal medicine and cardiology at Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he also served as a chief resident. In addition to his MD, he holds a Master of Public Health degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He has been a faculty member at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut for over 10 years.

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