Build your foundation of medical knowledge brick by brick
Introducing Rx Bricks, the new way to learn exactly what you need to know to thrive in med school and beyond—faster and easier than ever.
Finally, get the help you need to thrive in medical school and beyond!
Struggling to learn everything medical school demands at the pace required to stay on track?
That's because medical school is impossibly hard and complex.
You’re expected to learn a massive volume of complex concepts at a pace that's difficult for anyone to manage. You simply don’t have enough time to sort through the avalanche of resources you’ve been given to identify what's truly relevant and important today.
On top of that, you worry that you're not making efficient use of your limited study time because it's unclear where you should put your focus right now to have the knowledge you'll need tomorrow.
We don’t think learning medicine should be this complicated…
That’s why we created Rx Bricks—an innovative digital learning system designed to help you easily learn the foundations of medicine using short, high-yield, interactive lessons called "bricks."
Each brick uses clear language to teach you one, specific, "need-to-know" topic in a short amount of time, often just 20 minutes. Then it offers you built-in review tools to test your understanding of the content right away.
Plus, with ten topical collections of bricks available today, and five more on the way, you'll soon have a robust library of medical curriculum at your fingertips.
It's time to take control and start paving your path to success—from the classroom to your career as a future doctor—brick by brick.
Those bricks are AH-MAZING! Textbooks are so unnecessarily complicated and wordy, but bricks have great pictures and diagrams, which our lecturers often don’t. After reading the bricks as a preview, I get so much more out of lecture.
Say "Hello" to Efficient and Effective Learning
Each Rx Brick contains an at-a-glance summary of its most essential information—so you can stay organized and efficient. Plus, you'll see measurable objectives at the beginning and end of each brick to keep you focused throughout.
And you’ll always know how much time you’ll need to complete each brick, so you can plan your study schedule for maximum efficiency.
Complex Topics Explained Simply and Beautifully
Rx Bricks incorporates simple "clear language" explanations, mnemonic devices, vivid illustrations, and more so you experience more "light bulb" moments as you learn complex medical topics.
Plus, at the end of each section the built-in interactive flashcards and practice questions let you test your topical knowledge, and provide additional explanation based on your answers.
Deeply Integrated with Your Favorite USMLE-Rx Tools
Go deeper in your learning and review with easy access to your favorite USMLE-Rx tools. With one click you can jump from any brick to related content in the Step 1 Qmax Qbank, Flash Facts, and Express Videos.*
Plus, using the same platform for learning and review means you'll always have quick access to your notes and highlights.
*Requires subscription to these products, sold separately.
Created by the Team You Know and Trust
Rx Bricks was developed by the same team that created First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, so you know the content and the structure are solid. Plus, we actively review and curate the content—no stale, outdated resources here!
And everything is presented through a patient-centered lens, just as you would expect from the USMLE-Rx team.
Covering Every Foundational Topic You Need to Succeed
With ten collections available right now and five more rolling out in the coming months, you’ll have access to a robust library of bricks covering every topic you need to learn today to become a successful doctor tomorrow.