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What to Bring to Your Step 1 Exam

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Medical school students taking their Step 1 exam in a prometric testing center.

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For many medical students, the USMLE Step 1 is one of the most stressful and overwhelming experiences of medical school. However, with proper planning and organization, you can make test day feel more manageable. In this post we will not only provide you with a checklist of what to wear...

Everything You Need to Know About the USMLE Step 1 Pass Rate

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A group of medical school students studying outside for their USMLE Step 1 exam.

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The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 is an important exam that medical students must pass in order to pursue a career in medicine. The Step 1 exam is the first of three such exams that students must take to become licensed medical doctors in the United States....

What Are The Best Practice Questions To Review For MCAT 2023

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A pre-med student studying for the MCAT in a library in front of textbooks and a laptop.

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The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is an important exam for all premedical students. The purpose of this standardized test is to assess a student's knowledge and ability to apply concepts from various fields of science. These fields include biology, chemistry, and physics. A proven way to be successful in...

Everything You Need to Know About the USMLE Step 1 Pass Rate

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A multiple choice answer sheet for the USMLE Step 1.

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Passing the USMLE Step 1 is a very important step in the career of any future doctor. It can be very stress-inducing and requires determination, time, and lots of hard work! In this blog post we will break down this exam and the pass rate for the USMLE Step 1....

The Questions You’ll See on the MCAT – With MCAT Sample Questions!

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A pre-med student doing MCAT practice questions on her laptop at home.

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The MCAT examination is designed to test your content knowledge in a variety of science subjects as well as your critical reasoning skills. The MCAT is broken down into four sections: General Chemistry/Organic Chemistry/Physics; General Biology/Biochemistry; Psychology/Sociology and CARS (critical analysis and reasoning skills). In this blog post, we will...

How to Explain a Gap Year During Medical School Interviews

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A prospective medical school student being interviewed for medical school.

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In the last decade, it has become much more common for applicants to take a gap year (or multiple) before completing their medical school applications. According to the 2020 AAMC survey of matriculating students, only 33.7 went directly from college to medical school. The number of students taking gap years...

What to Do the Day Before Your MCAT to Prepare

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A student jogging in the park the day before his MCAT.

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You did it. You have studied for the MCAT for months, one of the biggest exams that you have ever had to prepare for.   You have gone through all the Anki decks, read through all of the best MCAT resources, taken several practice exams, maybe even taken a lesson...

How to Customize an MCAT Study Schedule

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A student studying with Laptop and bookfor MCAT.

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The MCAT is an important part of your medical school application and allows medical admissions committees to interpret your academic data when comparing you to students from other institutions. The key to success on your exam begins with an effective MCAT study schedule, incorporating a few great MCAT study resources.

You Just Found Out Your USMLE Step 1 Score! Now What?

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A medical school student looking excitedly at a piece of paper after finding out that she passed Step 1.

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Congratulations! You did it! You took USMLE Step 1, the test you spent months studying for, and now you’re anxiously awaiting that email notification telling you that your Step 1 score is available. So now what? 

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