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STEP 1 & 2



In total, there are almost 30k flashcards. Includes many additions from us and other resources, including Sketchy! See all the core decks below:


We made multiple videos showing exactly what’s in this deck, how to use it and how to update (without losing scheduling and/or personal edits). We strongly recommend you watch every video. This is a fairly complicated setup, but it is definitely worth it!


How these decks all came to be


How to use the AnkiHub add-on


How to use this deck for Step 1


How to use this deck for Step 2


How to use Anki for rotations & shelf-exams


​★ This new video describes the brand new AnKingOverhaul note type and the add-on that we made to make it very customizable and user friendly.

This video describes html/css in detail and explains how you can customize it. This video highlights newer updates that were eventually made. 

★ Moving forward, we recommend you make personal edits in the "Lecture Notes", "Missed Questions", "Pathoma" and "Boards and Beyond" fields and protect them with the Special Fields add-on for future updates. We will be using the other fields in future updates. 

★ We made the extra section so it can be edited with the “Edit field during review (Cloze)” add on. You can add "edit:" to other fields if you'd like to make them editable (see our video on that add-on for how to do this).

★ We added a thing that shows you the tag at the bottom of the card. If you have the Clickable tags add-on, you can click them to bring up all other cards with that tag.

★ If you want the hints to show rather than having to click (or hit "h" if you have the hint hotkeys add-on), you can choose to auto-reveal them in the note styling or with the add-on. You can also rearrange the order of fields.

★ Add-ons we recommend to go along with this deck if you don't already have them: AnKing Note Types (Easy Customization), BetterSearch, and Edit Field During Review (Cloze).



 February 2023 Updates 

★  Sketchy: All of Sketchy Neurology & Toxicology tags completed and bulk updated (thanks Miranda!). New step 1 Sketchy tags being worked on (Pharm: Buspirone tag added, new Sketchy Anatomy sections tagged and added as well!)

★  OME: Continued tag updates to reflect content on step 1 and step 3 video sections.

★  UWorld tags: continuing to add step 1 and step 2 QID tags! Some incorrectly tagged QIDs removed by dedicated users.

 January 2023 Updates 

★  Bootcamp: nearly 10,000 new tags/video links added in.

★  Pixorize: Thousands of notes updated as the Pixorize tagging tree has been reformatted to match the website. New tags being added with respective images via bulk updates every day by our volunteers.

★  OME: 50+ tag updates on blood pressure regulation, alongside several hundred microbiology tags earlier in the month. Step 3 OME tags getting added in via bulk updates (thanks Kevin!)

★  Boards & Beyond: Working with volunteers to bulk add more step 2 tags (recently added a lot of MSK and GI tags. thanks Akash!) User “a.aniekwe” helping to go through step 1 B&B tags to make sure missing cards are tagged if mentioned in the videos.

★  Sketchy: All of Sketchy Surgery tags completed and bulk updated (thanks Miranda!). Working on the new Sketchy Neurology and Toxicology sections.

★  UWorld tags: continuing to add step 1 and step 2 QID tags! Some incorrectly tagged QIDs removed by dedicated users.

★  Syntax changes: hyphens before and after clozes removed for improved readability and searchability (e.g. {{ipsi}}lateral rather than {{ipsi}}-lateral). Most mnemonic cards have been updated for searchability to include the hint within the cloze.


 November + December 2022 Updates 

★  Sketchy: huge number of IM tags added (thanks to Ryan) with plans to have more soon. A handful of Sketchy surgery completed, and a big push to have Sketchy pediatrics tags completed and integrated soon!

★  UWorld tags: even MORE step 1 and step 2 tags! In addition, 1000+ UWorld-COMLEX Step 1 tags have been added (huge thanks to many users). Also, UWorld step 3 tags have begun to be added in as well!

★  Boards & Beyond Step 2: anesthesia tags (surgery section) added (thanks to Emily DJ)

★  Syntax changes: all missing and extra line breaks (enters) in the deck have been resolved. Additionally, “->” symbols have universally been changed to “→”

★  As we plan for full image support on the web application, we have moved all copyrighted materials (FA and Sketchy) to their respective fields, as well as others (UWorld, OME, Emma Holiday, misc. B&B slides) to the additional resources field. We have plans for replacing the remainder of the images with copyright friendly material from the web to protect the deck for future learners.

★  Next steps will be replacing UWorld tables as editable tables within the deck to allow information to easily be updated to reflect the newest practice questions! This is a huge project that we are just beginning to undertake now, and will take quite a bit of time and support.

 August + September 2022 Updates 

★  VERY IMPORTANT  The decks have been rearranged so that there is an AnKing head deck and then a "Step 1" and "Step 2" subdeck. It is not crucial to the update process, but we recommend putting your decks into two similar decks prior to updating so new cards do not import into duplicated decks (Everything needs to be spelled and capitalized exactly as follows: the Step 1 subdeck contains Lolnotacop, Zanki Pharmacology, and Zanki Step Decks; and the Step 2 subdeck contains Cheesy Dorian (M3), MedicalArk, and Zanki Step 2.

★ In collaboration with Sketchy, TONS of videos now have updated tags and images. Check out our discounts page for a Sketchy discount: OBGYN tags done (thanks to Emily DJ), images to come soon! Miscellaneous step 2 sketchy tagging done, images to come. Sketchy Anatomy and Sketchy Physiology images and tags added (thanks to Jen, Liam, Ore and reiddd). Sketchy Pharmacology foundations, Biostatistics, & Epidemiology chapter images and tags added (thanks to Miranda)

★ In collaboration with OnlineMedEd and based on user feedback, we have updated many of the OME banner links. Check out our discounts page for an OnlineMedEd discount.

★ Under the direction of Pixorize, more Pixorize tags and images have been added. Neuro tags thanks to u/intergalactic_badger The images are only available through a paid Pixorize subscription (if you had a subscription previously and don't know, send them or us an email and they'll help you out). They are in the Extras section of the website. Check out our discounts page for a Pixorize discount.

★ UWorld tags: Step 1 & Step 2 tags reorganized to work with the UWorld QID to Anki Search Add-on (member-exclusive add-on). Most of UWorld Step 2CK tagging complete (thanks to Abdulla, Jacob, u/Joshausha).

★ Boards & Beyond Step 2 neurology, renal and pediatrics tagged (thanks to u/mintfanatic and u/kushapatel07).

★ Syntax changes: made all a/an's before a cloze "a(n)" to fix ambiguity; removed line breaks at the end of cards; removed all periods at the end of cards.

★ Many images were moved from the extra section to their appropriate field

★ Note Styling: Significant updates to the AnKingOverhaul note type are automatically sent via the AnKing Note Types (Easy Customization) add-on. 1) See this video for details about the new note types and add-on. The add-on allows for very easy customization of the note type (with no coding knowledge!) 2) A Bootcamp field was added for future updates that Bootcamp is going to add. We are working closely with them and expect to get these updates in the near future.


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Huge thank you to u/ZankiStep1 for the Zanki deck and u/bluegalaxies for updating it. Another huge thank you to u/dorian222 for the Dorian deck and u/Cheesy_Doritos for updating it. Also u/lolnotacop for the incredible micro deck, u/DerpyMD for retagging it, u/Jonathan_Hermes for the card type idea, and the creator of the Pepper decks. Huge thank you to u/trustmeimnotadick who made the add-on that makes this all possible and u/ArthurMilchior, u/truthling for building an add-on to help us find all the duplicates and u/hgiesel for helping update it! Also u/94j96, u/alwayshungry_med, u/amazeum, u/anbu5000, u/Anki_Kong, u/ausernameisoverrated, Ayan, u/BlazinWaffles, u/byron2130, u/DocBrk, u/DoctorToBeIn23, u/dollajas, u/drmxyzptlk13, Emily DJ, u/environmental_box_47, u/FamiliarEffective, u/GodIHateShakespeare, u/himy123, u/hippocampus3, u/hoosier7923, u/HYTriangleking, u/iherwis, Jabran Wasti, Jen, Jesse Simon, u/joejoeMD, u/Joshausha, u/KingdomofBrohan, u/kushapatel07, u/MadAboutMedicine, u/MagnetoMed169, u/MedicalArk, MHND, u/mittahrodgers, u/MozamBosque, u/nagatomd, u/neovanilla, u/noodlz_synthetase, u/nw_throw, u/nmwwinicki, u/NoPerspective93, Physeo, u/pineapples9, u/PM_ME_YOUR_EXERCISE, u/psbd18, u/pyruv_528, u/Ranim_Naoum, u/RapheObscurus, u/regular-opinion, u/reidddd, u/RockChalkJDoc, u/sleepygary15, u/stickyjon23, u/StookDog, u/strangerorbitalrings, u/thedream95, u/Therealtsmooth, u/tomatoandspinach, u/TrickyTopic4u, u/UPT, u/USMLEACER, u/usmle_india, u/WikKnows, u/WutsDatBud, Yasmeen and the many people who elected to remain anonymous or submitted errata and helped fact check changes!



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