There are many benefits to mastering picture book retelling. The USMLE Step 1 exam focuses on common pictures, diagnostic clues, and disease processes. A well-drawn ear can help clinch a diagnosis when the clinical wallpaper is unclear. To master picture book retelling, follow these simple steps. Once you’ve mastered the first two, you’re ready to master the third and final step: creating an eye.
The first question on the Step 1 picture
exam is “What is this picture
?” You might be surprised to find out that this image can be used for almost any disease. While you may be tempted to skip this question, you should keep in mind that this image can also be used to help make a diagnosis when the clinical wallpaper is not clear. The first picture
question on the Step I exam will ask you to identify the disease process, and if the answer is not obvious, this image can help you make the correct diagnosis.