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The AnKing Step 1 Deck


This deck is a comprehensive deck for USMLE Step 1. It combines the best parts of Lolnotacop and Zanki with images from the Pepper micro/antimicrobial and UltraZanki decks. It is re-organized and probably the best organization currently available. It is also forever updatable so we as a medical school community can continually update it for new content. 

What's in the Deck?


Lolnotacop-Tag Overhaul deck

Zanki BG deck which is based on the original Zanki deck

Pepper Pharm and Pepper Micro

The UltraZanki deck

Many additions from us and many others!

In total, there are almost 30k flashcards. Click the links above to see the exact resources the deck creators used in making the decks, one of which is Sketchy!

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How to Get Started


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!


Part 1:The Evolution of Decks video (how these decks all came to be)

Part 2: The AnKing Overhaul Deck video (WHY this deck is so awesome! Also how to use it.)

Part 3: The Special Fields add-on video (HOW to update to this deck- watch this video step-by-step as you are updating. See below for troubleshooting!)

Part 5: Note Type video 1 and Note Type video 2 (how to customize how your cards look)

**If you are starting new, u/smokeweedplease uploaded the V10 version with images in the comments of our reddit post. 

If you do use a deck with images, please do so legally. 

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Note Type Details


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),  hierarchical tags (not needed on newer Anki versions), hint hotkeysClickable tags v1.0BetterSearch, and Edit Field During Review (Cloze)

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Future Updates


We and many others are currently working on finishing the rest of the tags. We will be releasing new versions as often as possible. The video on updating explains how to update to these versions without losing information (using the Special Fields add-on). We will post on Reddit and Instagram when there is a new update.

Please help out with the updates! We could use all the help we can get. We need people to help 1. Tagging High/low yield cards 2. Tagging videos and 3. Anything else you can


First Aid 2020+ Updates and Errata:

The easiest way to find/update these is for all of you to fill out this form and we will update it in our deck. Also, please tag us on any error discussion posts on r/medicalschoolanki

You can see all errata submissions here.

Check out our FAQ page. If you're still having problems, consider signing up to be our Patron to get individualized help.
(We wish we could help everyone, but because we are medical students our time is extremely limited)
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Thank You

Huge thank you to u/ZankiStep1 for the Zanki deck and u/bluegalaxies 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 and u/hgiesel for helping update it!


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, u/environmental_box_47, u/FamiliarEffective, u/GodIHateShakespeare, u/himy123, u/hippocampus3, u/hoosier7923, u/HYTriangleking, u/iherwis, Jabran Wasti, 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, u, Physeo, u/pineapples9, u/PM_ME_YOUR_EXERCISE, u/psbd18, u/pyruv_528, u/Ranim_Naoum, u/RapheObscurus, u/regular-opinion, u/RockChalkJDoc, u/sleepygary15, u/stickyjon23, u/StookDog, u/strangerorbitalrings, u/thedream95, u/TrickyTopic4u, 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!


Send us a message if you'd like to join the project and help us make this deck even better!


Download Links
Version 11 of the deck can be downloaded here
The latest note type can be downloaded here or with the add-on
(Note: this version does not contain any images so as to comply with copyright laws. A deck with images was shared in a comment on our reddit post. If you do use a deck with images, please do so legally.