MedMaster Mission

The increasingly massive body of medical information can cause much student stress:

“There is too much to know and not enough time to learn it.”

MedMaster makes it ridiculously simple!

Founded in 1979 by Dr. Stephen Goldberg, a practicing physician who taught medical students for 25 years, MedMaster is THE publishing source for students in the healthcare fields. MedMaster addresses the student challenge of mastering an overwhelming amount of material in a short period of time. The Made Ridiculously Simple series for the basic and clinical sciences, and USMLE (Board) review, presents carefully-selected information in a concise, enjoyable manner, often with humor and memory aids, emphasizing concepts and understanding, rather than rote memorization. Affordably priced, our books strategically aim to facilitate retention through understanding and reduce stress. While our materials are updated continuously by our +185 authors/contributors to ensure accurate medical knowledge, the core material has had staying power for more than 40 years.

At MedMaster, we strive to promote student success; to provide the necessary resources to facilitate course test preparation as well as USMLE (or board) mastery, while ultimately providing the understanding necessary for an enjoyable intellectual pursuit and successful clinical practice, thereby reducing stress!


Made Ridiculously Simple Books

People, unlike computers, are better at learning concepts than isolated facts. By first emphasizing understanding, it becomes easier to learn and recall isolated facts.

A student can learn from three kinds of books:

1. The reference textWhile such large books provide essential reference information, the student can get lost and not achieve an overall understanding of the subject.

2. The Board review book. In emphasizing isolated factsthis kind of book often does not provide understanding.

3. The small conceptual book that MedMaster publishes, which provides understanding in addition to key information useful not only for exams but for practical application throughout one’s career.

There is a brief window of several months in which the student wants to rapidly review for the USMLE, NCLEX and other Board exams.

MedMaster offers a different sort of book for Board review!

 Imagine this… You’re 1 week away from the big exam, you’ve crammed your brain with information overload and read every vignette under the sun. If you read another novel-like vignette you’ll miss out on reviewing the most essential “high-yield” knowledge wrapped into clinical case presentations. What to study next? Panic sets in! Don’t worry, USMLE or NCLX-RN Made Ridiculously Simple has you covered. 

Written in chart format, USMLE and NCLX-RN MRS categorically arranges the most “high-yield” basic science facts to make it very easy to review all USMLE or NCLX-RN subjects just days before the exam! The arrangement of the basic science facts in these charts is logically set up to be built upon in brief clinical context rather than just a random collection of materials or long-winded vignettes. Studying in such a systematic fashion lets you avoid the “high-yield trap” of what to study the week or two before the test. The chart format provides maximum amount of information with the minimum amount of words by concentrating on key associations to help you improve your performance in multiple-choice situations.

USMLE and NCLX-RN Made Ridiculously Simple give you the confidence to tie it all together as your “last-minute memory aid”  for the big day!


MedMaster books are used by numerous students within and outside the United States and  several titles have been translated into a number of languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian, Polish, Hungarian, Korean and Farsi).