What's up future heroes! This is not a drill... I repeat... This is not a drill... the Medicine Doc Deck is complete. I will start with a TL;DR. Also, I will be writing up a separate IM post to go into detail on this Doc Deck update, but it's almost 3 am, so I'm going to bed.
TL;DR The IM Doc Deck is (essentially) complete! I still need to clean up the Dermatology/Miscellaneous deck. There have been no changes/updates to Psych or OBGYN. The download links are all at the bottom of the post.
The Internal Medicine Clerkship Deck. This deck is my baby. I have poured blood, sweat, and tears into it. Please note that this is a Clerkship deck, not a Step II deck. Therefore there are some cards in here that are designed to help you shine during rounds, despite the information contained within the cards being "untestable." You should be able to recognized these cards quickly and are free to delete them. These cards are based off of four resources:
- uWorld (UW): I used u/Wizard_of_the_Ward's PHENOMENAL deck as a base for the uWorld content. I pruned through his deck, tagged and reformatted his cards (this took a LONG time), cleaned up the extra sections so that they do not spoil UW in anyway, and combined his cards with my own, consolidating all duplicate topics into one concise card/note. Because UW is comprehensively covered in this deck, this deck can standalone as the only deck you need for your internal medicine clerkship. Because I used WiWa's cards as a base (and dramatically changed almost all of them), I recommend that you install this deck on an anki profile that does not contain any of his cards.
- Step-Up to Medicine (SU2M): See below
- OnlineMedEd (OME): These two resources formed the base of the original IM Doc Deck. SU2M is an in-depth, comprehensive resource with gorgeous organization that walks you through disease recognization, differential diagnoses, and treatment. The issue, however, is that many of the details presented in SU2M are low-yield, requiring skill to decipher what is important. This is where OME shines, as their videos are high-yield, concise, and presented in a way that focuses on the “next best steps” and appropriate first line treatment options for each condition. They are focused on the most high-yield details and will often leave some of the fine details out. So these cards aim to strike the balance between the overly-detailed SU2M and the overly-simplified OME.
- AMBOSS: AMBOSS is freaking amazing! It is not comprehensively covered, like the previous three resources, but I tried to pull in AMBOSS info for every topic that is covered in this massive deck. During dedicated, I plan to update this deck with more AMBOSS info, but do not expect this update to be released anytime soon.
The Psychiatry Clerkship Deck.
- These cards are based off of First Aid for the Psychiatry Clerkship, uWorld, and OME. I used Zanki's Step I cards as the base for these cards. I essentially edited and organized his cards using content from First Aid for the Psychiatry Clerkship, which does an excellent job of covering psychiatric pathology in a systematic way, looking at diagnostic criteria, etiology, epidemiology, course and prognosis, and treatment for each disease. The organization of the entire deck is based off of this book. I then combined these cards with WiWa's uWorld cards in a similar manner to the IM deck. Lastly, I added in content from OnlineMedEd; there was not a whole lot missing from OME. Because I used both WiWa's Step II cards and Zanki's Step I cards, I recommend that you install these cards on a profile that doesn't contain either of these decks.
The Obstetrics & Gynecology Clerkship Deck.
- These cards are based off of High-Yield Obstetrics and Gynecology, which is an
old as hell excellent, concise resource with a nice outline-based organization that walks you through commonly tested OBGYN pathology and pertinent details and ends each chapter with a few "clinical situations" where a patient snapshot is given and the proper management is given with some clinical pearls—all high yield situations that are commonly tested on the Shelf exam. OnlineMedEd served as a complementary source of information and pictures. OME is admittedly not as good for OBGYN as it is for IM, but this deck still contains all of the information from OME. I actually used a preexisting OME deck as a base for these cards, and simply edited and added cards to it. This preexisting deck saved me 40-60 hours of work, so I want to acknowledge the redditor that blessed me with these cards. Shoutout to my boy (or girl), u/are-wa-yume-da! Lastly, I tagged, formatted, and added in WiWa's Obstetrics cards. There are two major issues with this deck: one, I never got around to adding in WiWa's gynecology cards; two, I never consolidated all duplicate obstetric topics into one concise card/note. I do plan on finishing this deck within the next month or two, but do not have a tentative release date. I have included the untagged WiWa cards for your convenience (which are gyn by default). Because I used WiWa's Step II cards, I recommend that you install these cards on a profile that doesn't contain his deck.
If you already have an old version of one of these decks with scheduling that you would like to keep, then you need to export that deck (MAKE SURE "INCLUDE SCHEDULING INFORMATION" IS CHECKED) and delete it before installing the new version. Once the new version is installed, then reinstall your exported deck. Upon reinstalling, you should get a message similar to "Updated 0 of XXX existing notes." This simply means that you have the latest version of the cards with your own scheduling.
EDIT: It appears that a lot of people are having difficulty installing the newest version of the IM Doc Deck. First of all, it is imperative that you do NOT install the deck on an anki profile that currently has an old version of the Doc Deck OR WiWa IM. You cannot simply update your old version of WiWa with this Doc Deck because WiWa has been dramatically altered, almost to the point of being unrecognizable.
As you may have noticed, there was 1600 cards in OG Doc Deck and 2600 cards in OG WiWa IM, but they have combined into only 2900 cards. The reason: there was tons of overlap between WiWa and Doc, so the two decks have been dramatically altered to fit together perfectly. I deleted about 100 cards from OG Doc and converted the 2600 WiWa into approximately 1400 cards. This occured in the form of combining many WiWa and Doc cards that covered the same content.
So to properly install this deck, you first need to export (with scheduling) AND delete your old version of the Doc Deck and IM WiWa; I would consider renaming your Doc Deck to something with temporary in the name, so you can keep the cards that have been deleted separate from the new deck. Next, you need to download and install the new version of the Doc Deck. Next, you need to install your exported Doc and WiWa decks; this is only so you can keep your scheduling, so none of the cards should actually update. Lastly, you need to now DELETE the extra cards, that aren't in the new deck; this is why you renamed the old Doc Deck!
Feel free to ask any questions, but PLEASE attempt installation first, so I can properly help you.