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
  • Topic reviews 0


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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By Adriana J. on 12. June 2017 for Embryology: Early Stages

Excellent resume for embriology review that will help to remember some embriological concepts and reinforce study material.

One of the best resources a medical student can possess !
By Abubakr D. on 23. May 2017 for Embryology: Early Stages

This is a really helpful web resource for medical students , irrespective of their year in medical school . It is flexible and easy to use , and the search engine allows you to browse through hundreds of videos to instantly reach the one that you need to see ! Highly recommended for any medical student preparing for the USMLE . It's a hundred percent no-nonsense we-mean-business resource that is great for hitting your weaker areas , especially if used along with question banks like the USMLEWorld. A job well done !

Clear, Concise and to the Point
By Curtis M. on 13. May 2017 for Embryology: Early Stages

Lecture is well organized and presents relevant information to this topic. Not too much at any given time, but enough to comprehend.

My Go-to for Embryology
By William S. on 07. May 2017 for System-Specific Embryology

Very good at explaining embryology and showing how we move from one point to another! Breaks each lecture down into systems, and goes at a pace you can happily follow. A breath of fresh air compared to the lectures I am used to getting. This has helped with my course massively!

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