About the Author

Dylan Eiger, MD/PhD Candidate

In 2016, Dylan Eiger graduated Cum Laude from Duke University with a BS in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry. Matriculated in the MD/PhD Duke Medical Scientist Training Program in 2016, Dylan achieved honors in all clinical rotations and was accepted into Alpha Omega Alpha. He is currently completing his PhD in Biochemistry. Dylan is also a published academic author, and his work can be found here.

Best Study Books for Step 2CK 2022

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If you are about to start your dedicated study period for the USMLE Step 2CK, you may be asking yourself, “what are the best study books I should use to prepare for this test?” Well, look no further! Here at EMP, we provide a comprehensive review of the best study books for Step 2CK!

Best Resources to Help You Prepare for Your Surgery Shelf Exam

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If you are preparing for your Surgery Shelf, the first and most important piece of advice I can share with you is to start early! Surgery is arguably one of the most demanding and time-consuming rotations you will participate in during your clinical year of medical school, so the earlier...

How Doing Well on Shelf Exams Will Improve Your Step 2 CK Score

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At most medical schools, your grades during your first clinical year of training are primarily determined by evaluations from your preceptors, and your performance on a shelf examination. These grades will be a significant component of your residency application, in addition to letters of recommendation, co-curricular activities, research, and your...

How to Prepare for the USMLE and COMLEX Exams Simultaneously

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One of the hardest decisions that all medical students face involves picking the resources to help them succeed on their board exams. To provide you the best and most accurate advice, we have our tutors personally utilize the services we review. In this blog post, we will share our impressions of TrueLearn’s SmartBanks for COMLEX Level 1 and COMLEX Level 2 CE.

TrueLearn Review: SmartBanks for COMLEX Level 1 and 2 CE

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One of the hardest decisions that all medical students face involves picking the resources to help them succeed on their board exams. To provide you the best and most accurate advice, we have our tutors personally utilize the services we review. In this blog post, we will share our impressions of TrueLearn’s SmartBanks for COMLEX Level 1 and COMLEX Level 2 CE.

How to Study for COMLEX Level 2-CE

How to Study for COMLEX Level 2-CE

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One of the hardest decisions that all medical students face involves picking the resources to help them succeed on their board exams. To provide you the best and most accurate advice, we have our tutors personally utilize the services we review. In this blog post, we will share our impressions of TrueLearn’s SmartBanks for COMLEX Level 1 and COMLEX Level 2 CE.

COMLEX Level 1 to USMLE Step 1 Predictor

COMLEX Level 1 to USMLE Step 1 Predictor

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Students who have taken the COMLEX Level 1 may wonder how they can use this score to predict their USMLE Step 1 score. While the administrators of the COMLEX are currently developing a study plan for the development of a valid and reliable conversion formula of

COMLEX Level 1 Exam Blueprint and the AOA ACGME Merger

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Major changes with the COMLEX and the process of applying to residency have or are currently underway! Here’s everything you need to know about the COMLEX-USA Level 1 blueprint and the AOA ACGME merger.

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