About the Author

Anup Bhattacharya, MD

Graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013, Anup Bhattacharya received his BA in Biological Basis of Behavior and Economics with honors recognition. Shortly after, Anup began working towards his MD at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and achieved honors in all his clinical rotations. From 2015-2016, Anup served as President of AMSA and Co-Chair of Honor Board at Temple and in 2018, he received his MD. Anup is currently a resident in Diagnostic Radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology of the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, the #2 Radiology program in the country. He previously completed his transitional year internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, CA one of the most competitive and desired transitional year programs in the country. Anup is also a published academic author and his work can be found here.

Here’s Why Spaced Repetition Is (Still) Important for USMLE Step 2 CK

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A student studying for the USMLE Step 2 CK while practicing spaced repetition.


Spaced repetition is an active learning technique that involves taking information you need to memorize, usually in the form of flashcards, and repeating it across increasing intervals to help improve memory retention. Here’s how it can help you succeed on USMLE Step 2 CK.

What is Spaced Repetition and Why it’s SO Important for USMLE?

A medical school student studying for USMLE using spaced repetition techniques.


On its most basic level, spaced repetition is spacing out new concepts that we are learning over time to more efficiently remember various things. Furthermore, it involves progressively spacing out concepts that we are relatively strong in further and further into time while re-introducing topics that we are relatively weaker in a shorter interval in between.

NBME Updates: Free Assessments & Explanations

Medical school students studying using NBME assessments.


The NBME announced that starting April 2nd they would be doing a couple of different things to help students enrich their knowledge during the pandemic-related testing delays and difficulties. There are now seven free NBME self-assessments that will be available from April 3rd – May 31st.

Pushing Back your USMLE Test Date Without Losing Knowledge

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A medical school student reviewing her USMLE notes.


The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is a global pandemic. In this time of great uncertainty, many medical students may be wondering how to best prepare for their USMLE examinations– when they don’t know when they will be able to take their test.

Using Brosencephalon Effectively for USMLE Studying

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A medical student studying for the USMLE in a library using Brosencephalon.


If you haven’t already heard of the Brosencephalon (Bros) deck, it’s time to get acquainted! Bros is one of several popular pre-made flashcard decks

6 Tips on How to Use Anki USMLE Flashcards

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Student on laptop using Anki USMLE Flashcards


When it comes to studying for the USMLE, it’s worth learning how to make proper flashcards up front. While there are many different USMLE..

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