by John McLachlan, PhD, Lecturio USMLE

Prepare for embryology questions in the USMLE!

Embryology is more than observing how an egg turns into an adult. But what exactly does this important medical field entail? This question and others will be answered in this introductory course on embryology. As you will see, studying the processes of fertilization and beyond reveals many important facts apart from the embryo itself. Find out how adult diseases such as cancer develop and learn more about the characteristics and diagnosis of inherited diseases in this comprehensive online course.

This course will give you a thorough introduction to embryology and thus cover the following topics:
  • Fertilisation and the first weeks 
  • Folding and neurolation 
  • Development and abnormalities of various organs 
Yet, your studying does not pay off without constant repetition. Apply your new embryological knowledge with our set of USMLE-style questions! Designed for medical students, our question sets cover a wide range of topics and include the corresponding detailed explanations and diagrams. Combined, the lectures and the questions will help you shine in your exams!

Course Details

  • Videos 90
  • Duration 5:35 h
  • Quiz questions 5
  • Articles 23


Your Educators of course Embryology

 John McLachlan, PhD

John McLachlan, PhD

John McLachlan is Professor of Medical Education at Durham University, is a UK National Teaching Fellow, and formerly Editor-in-Chief of the Journal "Medical Education". He has been teaching Embryology to medical students for many years, apparently to their pleasure and benefit!

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Very well paced!
By Raegan A. on 24. October 2017 for Septation of the Heart – Blood Vessel and Heart Development

Dr. McLachlan's tone and pace is fantastic throughout all these cardiac embryology lectures. He keeps me engaged, and I was able to follow all the material on the first pass through without pausing or skipping back. I will rewatch this short series for the benefit that repetition brings, but the concept understanding is already concrete.

By krissy m. on 22. October 2017 for Neural Tube Defects – Neurulation

Awesome lecture very informative and concise. I appreciated the simple explanations.

Easy to Understand
By Deepak D. on 11. October 2017 for Embryology: Early Stages

Its easy to understand and lectures are very clear with all basic information.

By Zelika S. on 09. October 2017 for Embryology: Early Stages

Great overview, I just wish we had some practice questions to go with them.

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