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The AnKing Step 2 Deck


This deck is a mostly comprehensive deck for USMLE Step 2. It combines the best parts of Dorian and Zanki Step 2 and merges with the Step 1 deck. It is also forever updatable so we as a medical school community can continually update it for new content. We originally shared it on reddit with this post.

What's in the Deck?


Cheesy Dorian deck which is based on the original Dorian deck

Zanki Step 2 deck

Multiple notes from the Step 1 AnKing Overhaul deck

Various cards & images from other decks as noted in the updates log

Click the links above to see the exact resources the deck creators used in making the decks.

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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)

How to use this deck video

Updating to new versions: The Special Fields add-on video

Updating from Cheesy Dorian, Dorian or Zanki Step 2 video

How to Use Anki for Rotations, Shelf Exams and Step 2 video

**If you are starting new, u/smokeweedplease uploaded the current 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 the 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” 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 the 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, hint hotkeysClickable tags v1.0, BetterSearch, and Edit Field During Review (Cloze)

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Future Updates


We and many others are currently working on updating this deck. 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. 


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, u/dorian222 for the Dorian deck and u/Cheesy_Doritos for updating it. 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! Another HUGE thank you to u/truthling for building an add-on to help us find all the duplicates!

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, Emily DJ, 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, UPT, 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
The AnkiHub version of the deck can be downloaded here
The latest note type can be downloaded 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.