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 19
  • Duration 5:36 h
  • Quiz questions 5
  • Topic reviews 21


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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Next to useless
By John P. on 21. April 2017 for System-Specific Embryology

So much repetition of elementary material over and over again. Important details are lacking. Feels like I just wasted my time. Please upgrade this section!

Good Overview
By Mohammad T. on 14. April 2017 for System-Specific Embryology

Not a substitute to your embro books. Just a good supplement for better understanding the concepts

By anusha b. on 29. March 2017 for Embryology

this was really worthing for my 12 th cbse studies and project so thanks

i think it was really good
By Slendy N. on 06. March 2017 for Week One of Embyrogenesis: Pre-Embryo

i think it was really good, a good complement of what I have read. thanks

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