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The Elite Medical Prep team consists of MD and MD candidate tutors from the top medical schools and residency programs, our founders, Dr. Brus-Ramer and Dr. Rubin, and an administrative team dedicated to our students' success. All blog posts are written directly by our tutors or founders to serve as a great resource for students.

Passing the NBME CBSE: Insights from an SGU Medical Student

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An SGU med school student studying for the CBSE exam.

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I’m an SGU student, where passing the CBSE is a prerequisite for taking Step 1. I'm writing this blog to share insights that could help my fellow SGU classmates and other medical students navigating similar requirements due to recent changes.   Today, I’m opening up about my NBME practice exam...

EMPs Free COMLEX Level 1 10-Week Study Calendar

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6-week Study Planner preview image for COMLEX Level 1 by Elite Medical Prep.

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Short on time? Consider our 6-week COMLEX Level 1 calendar for an intensive alternative.   You're 10 weeks away from conquering COMLEX Level 1, and it's time to embark on a comprehensive study journey designed to aid in your success. Our 10-week COMLEX Level 1 study calendar is a strategic...

The Ultimate COMLEX Level 1 6-week Study Schedule

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6-week Study Planner preview image for COMLEX Level 1 by Elite Medical Prep.

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You're 6 weeks away from conquering the COMLEX Level 1, and it's time to dive into an intensive study plan tailored to ensure your success. Our 6-week COMLEX Level 1 study schedule is designed for dedicated students with a strong foundation, aiming for optimal performance on test day. Whether you're...

What is Thalamus and Will It Help You Schedule Your Residency Interviews?

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A residency applicant conducting her virtual interview on the Thalamus platform.

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You’ve done it! After spending countless hours studying for in-class examinations, taking two United States Medical Licensing Exams, and dominating your clinical rotations, you have applied to residency! And now as the interview invitations pour in. You may be curious about managing interview scheduling and keeping track of dates and...

Proven Study Strategies to Structure Your USMLE Step 1 Prep | UWorld & Elite Medical Prep Webinar

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A medical school student studying for her Step 1 exam in a library.

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Welcome to our comprehensive guide and study strategies for preparing for the USMLE Step 1 exam, featuring expert advice from the team at Elite Medical Prep and UWorld. In this blog post, we'll delve into valuable insights shared during an informative joint webinar. From study schedules to practice exams, we'll...

Amboss Review: USMLE Prep Platforms

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A medical school student looking at the AMBOSS website on their phone for USMLE review.

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This blog was originally posted on December 18, 2018, and was edited on October 2023 to update pricing details, however, some of the content may be out of date. Consider looking into some of our more recent resource reviews: AMBOSS vs. UWorld: Which is a Better USMLE Resource? Pathoma: USMLE...

Using the Old NBME Exam Forms Before They Are ‘Retired’

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Medical school student taking an old NBME practice exam in a computer room.

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This blog was originally published 0n February 24, 2019, and may contain some out-of-date information. You may be interested in some of our more recent posts on this subject: NBME 25- NBME 30: Which is the Best Predictor for Passing Step 1 Best Ways to Use NBME Practice Exams to...

Pathoma: USMLE Prep Platform Reviews

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Medical school student studying for the USMLE using pathoma on his laptop.

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This blog was originally posted on November 23rd, 2018, and updated in October 2023 by Dr. Kathleen Oakes.     Elite Medical Prep's Pathoma Review   When studying for the USMLE Step 1, it's important to focus on only a few high-yield sources. This is crucial to avoiding resource overload...

2024 MCAT Test Dates

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A premed student taking the MCAT in a prometric testing center.

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The 2024 MCAT test dates have been announced and we are here to let you know when you should take the MCAT and start studying for it, when scores will be released, and give you plenty of MCAT study tips! See our ultimate 3-month MCAT study schedule or our 1-month MCAT...

Dual Applying vs. Combined Residency Programs: Applying in Multiple Specialties

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A medical school senior contemplating what specialties she should apply to for residency, and whether she should opt for dual applying or for combined residency programs.

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We are thrilled to bring you another recorded session from Elite Medical Prep's Residency Roundtable series. This session, titled "Dual Apply for Residency - Applying in More Than One Specialty" is hosted by Dr. Brittany Glassberg and Dr. Savannah M. Alvarado. In this session, Dr. Glassberg and Dr. Alvarado share...

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