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 fourteen topical collections of bricks available today, and one 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.

Key Features:

  • Built for Your Busy Life:
    Rx Bricks uses a clear writing style to deliver key content, and even provides an estimate of how much time you'll need to complete each brick so you can plan your study schedule more effectively.
  • Engaging Digital Experience:
    Rx Bricks brings medical content to life in a digital-first learning environment utilizing brilliant images, interactive flashcards, and SmartNotes.
  • Prioritized "Need to Know" Content:
    Rx Bricks was designed to provide the perfect amount of foundational content so you can easily understand the need-to-know material first.
  • Built-In Practice Questions:
    Self-assessment questions help you know that you've understood the key content in each brick, providing rich explanations that detail why each answer is correct and why each distracter is incorrect.
  • Learning Objectives:
    Each brick includes specific, measurable objectives at the beginning and end of each brick to clearly identify the key goals of the learning path.
  • Patient-Centered Focus:
    Embedded within the brick, boxes like Clinical Correlations and articles from our partner, In-Training, illustrate and clarify topics while providing examples that connect them to the lives of patients and their providers.
  • Go Deeper with USMLE-Rx Tools*:
    Discover how each brick's content connects with the USMLE Step 1. Rx Bricks integrates directly with other USMLE-Rx tools so you can go deeper by viewing related First Aid Facts, Flash Facts, Express Videos, and Qmax questions with ease.
    *Requires subscription to these products, sold separately.

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The Comprehensive Suite for Day 1 to Step 1

Get Rx Bricks, Step 1 Qmax, Flash Facts (with Study Stream), and Express Videos—with an integrated, fully-digital version of First Aid. Prepare to nail your class content and crush Step 1 with the total package for high-yield learning, self-assessment, and review. It’s everything you need to know to succeed in class and on the boards.

Cut through the clutter and transform your study times into efficient, high-yield learning sessions

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 fourteen collections available right now and one 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.

  • Cardiovascular
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Endocrine
  • Gastrointestinal
  • General Microbiology
  • General Pathology
  • Hematology
  • Immunology
  • Musculoskeletal, Skin, and Connective Tissue
  • Neurology and Special Senses
  • Psychiatry
  • Renal
  • Reproductive
  • Respiratory
  • General Pharmacology (Coming Soon)

Here's what students say about Rx Bricks:

Every brick has objectives, flash card questions, and practice questions. Overall I enjoy the bricks a lot more than reading lecture slides or outlines since the bricks are interactive and well-integrated with the USMLE-Rx ecosystem.

Really strong resource. It’s like being in an actual class.

It is really nicely organized and interactive—I love the flashcards in the text and the easy to read menu.

I love the way they are written. It isn’t too medical and I love the scaffolding. First, they go over basics, then they go into details, and they quiz you along the way while you read as well as after each brick.

Rx Bricks are a great way to get all the information and practice for tough topics in one place.

Okay! I absolutely loved this! I am studying for Step 1 and I am using this for my hard sections (cardio being one of them) and this honestly made all the lightbulbs go off….let me tell you something! this is the VERY FIRST TIME IN MY ENTIRE LIFE that I understand what S1, S2, S3, and S4 sounds are. Like I could cry at how amazing these bricks have made my learning. like thank you! OKURRRTT!

Incredible tool! Makes it so easy to review and understand pathophysiology! Excellent

They offer a great depth of material in a concise and easy method that allows me to grasp the concept with added details that truly supplement First Aid and USMLE-Rx.


It has learning objectives and interactive questions in a concise format as well as the additional questions and flash cards associated at the bottom of the page. It’s the best concise resource around.


Well written, concise material that hits on all the important topics. There is nothing quite like bricks out there, that summarizes material in a manner comparable to how a student might hope to review the foundations of their first two years of medical school. In a market filled with videos and gimmicks, bricks offers a different edge that you can’t acquire elsewhere.


I LOVE BRICKS! It is the source I have been looking for throughout my entire first year of med school. I feel like many times class lectures are presented in disorganized ways or at levels that assume too high of a baseline understanding of the subject material. Bricks is well organized, follows a logical narrative, and provides all of the background as well as all of the detail one would need to know (and more).


Succinct, great visuals, inline interactive flashcards + review questions + additional sources at the end, notes that stay in one system integrated so well in USMLE-Rx, and a game-changer overall.


The material is at the appropriate level. It does a nice job explaining terms that are often difficult to find concise definitions for in textbooks. I also like how integrative the questions are with the reading.


…the bricks are quick and easy. They have short text intermingled with images and questions to maintain active learning. I am a visual learner so having these bricks would have been very helpful to me.

There isn’t a resource like this currently out there, and I think it would be very helpful to have during both first and second year. It’s great that it matches up with First Aid, which is vital as that’s practically the STEP 1 Bible.


Start building your foundation of knowledge brick by brick:

  • Hundreds of high-yield, patient-centered “bricks” covering everything you need to learn today to become a successful doctor tomorrow
  • Simple "clear language" explanations, memorable mnemonics, interactive flashcards, vivid illustrations, and more
  • 14 comprehensive collections available now—Cardiovascular, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Endocrine, Gastrointestinal, General Microbiology, General Pathology, Hematology, Immunology, Musculoskeletal, Skin, and Connective Tissue, Neurology and Special Senses, Psychiatry, Renal, Reproductive, and Respiratory—more coming throughout 2020
  • Efficient study tools such as progress meters, brick summaries, analytics, SmartNotes, and more
  • Learn and review with measurable objectives, built-in interactive flashcards and practice questions
  • Deeply integrated with the other USMLE-Rx tools and First Aid*
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We're still rolling out new collections, which means you can subscribe today at a special rate and gain access to all the collections currently available (listed above), plus all future collections released while your subscription is active—at no additional charge!

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