Board review is incredibly taxing for both medical students and their instructors
Durham, NC (Vocus) October 15, 2009
Modality, Inc. and McGraw-Hill Professional today announced that Lange Q&A™ USMLE Step 1 is now available on the App Store. This app brings the total number of United States Medical Licensing Examination question bank apps created by Modality in partnership with McGraw-Hill to twelve, spanning the publisher’s bestselling First Aid, Lange and PreTest series.
“Board review is incredibly taxing for both medical students and their instructors,” said Scott Grillo, vice president and medical publisher of McGraw-Hill Professional. “The volume of material to master is daunting, and providing students with rapid access via iPhone and iPod touch to the thorough, vetted content in our books will no doubt facilitate their success on the exams.”
“Assessment, time tracking and study plan refinement are the core benefits of our board prep apps,” said Nate O’Keefe, director of publishing for Modality. “Students can now access hundreds, potentially thousands of board-style questions, create individual quiz sessions, and identify their stronger and weaker topic areas. The customization and performance tools we built into the First Aid, Lange and PreTest apps are working in tandem with the innovative Multi-Touch user interface of iPhone and iPod touch to create measurable learning experiences for students that keep them engaged through the weeks and months of board prep.”
Modality offers the following United States Medical Licensing Examination review applications in partnership with McGraw-Hill Professional:
- First Aid Q&A for USMLE Step 1
- Lange Q&A: USMLE Step 1
- Lange Q&A: USMLE Step 2 CK
- Lange Q&A: USMLE Step 3
- PreTest USMLE Review: Emergency Medicine
- PreTest USMLE Review: Family Medicine
- PreTest USMLE Review: Medicine
- PreTest USMLE Review: Neurology
- PreTest USMLE Review: Obstetrics & Gynecology
- PreTest USMLE Review: Pediatrics
- PreTest USMLE Review: Psychiatry
- PreTest USMLE Review: Surgery
In the health sciences education market, the two companies have also delivered the successful Lange Flash Card series to the App Store, encompassing the basic sciences of biochemistry, microbiology, pathology and pharmacology, as well as the four-part Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Procedures app series and the First Aid Q&A for the National Board of Dentistry Examination Part One App.
The First Aid Q&A for USMLE Step 1; Lange Q&A for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3; and the PreTest USMLE Step 2 CK subject-specific applications are available for $29.99 to $44.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore/.
About Modality, Inc.
Modality believes every moment can be a learning moment. By taking the most trusted, relevant educational content on the market and reinventing it for the small screen, Modality creates mobile learning applications that fully engage users with the material they need to know. Anywhere, anytime, right on their favorite devices. Modality’s content partners include Aspen Publishers, Elsevier, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, The Princeton Review, John Wiley & Sons, and Workman Publishing Co.
About McGraw-Hill Professional
McGraw-Hill Professional is a leading global provider of print and electronic content and services for the business, technical, and medical communities. Its offerings include reference and certification books for all professional and educational disciplines and online solutions on business and financial, medical and health, engineering, and scientific topics.
McGraw-Hill Professional is a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP). Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP) is a leading global information service provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education, and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor’s, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek, and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2008 were $6.4 billion.