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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.

Reliability of the New NBME Forms in Predicting USMLE Step 1 Score

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A medical student taking an NBME practice exam.

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On March 2nd, 2021, NBME is releasing its newest forms– 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30.

IMGs May Not Need to Complete Their Residency in the US to Work in Tennessee

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Two IMGs in a hospital working in the US after bypassing US residency.

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As of May 2023, the governor of Tennessee signed a bill that will allow some international doctors to bypass the need for a residency in the US to practice unsupervised medicine in Tennessee if they have already completed one abroad. In this blog post, we will address some key questions...

Flash Facts: USMLE Flashcard Resource Reviews

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A pen held over an empty flashcard to be used for USMLE prep.

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The Best and Worst Flashcard Resources for USMLE Studies: USMLE Rx Flash Facts   There are quite a few USMLE Step 1 study resources out there and sometimes choosing the right resources can be tricky. We’ve sent some of our most experienced tutors to test out different flashcard sites and...

The Ultimate COMLEX Level 2 Study Plan

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A preview of Elite Medical Prep's 4 week COMLEX Level 2 study planner.

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With only 4 weeks left until your upcoming COMLEX Level 2 exam, it’s time to get organized and crack down on studying. We’ve got you covered with our ultimate COMLEX Level 2 Study Plan! We provide a recommended week-by-week plan to review the content that will be tested on the...

How to Optimize Your Step 1 Dedicated Study & Manage Test Anxiety – Joint UWorld and Elite Medical Prep Webinar

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Medical school students studying for the USMLE Step 1.

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Another joint UWorld and Elite Medical Prep webinar is now live on our Elite Medical Prep youtube channel! Learn from the experts about managing your test anxiety and optimizing your dedicated USMLE Step 1 study time!

Elite Medical Prep Step 1 Biochem Starter Anki Deck

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Flashcards sitting on a desk near a laptop, ready to be used for Step 1 biochem prep.

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Today Elite Medical Prep is releasing its first Starter Flashcard decks for use on Anki! Many medical students tell us that they really want to start using flashcards, but don’t know how to get started. So, without further delay, here’s your solution!

Elite Medical Prep Conducts 3rd Joint Webinar with UWorld

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Elite Medical Pre and UWorld joint webinar stream on a laptop.

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On April 26th, Elite Medical Prep, represented by Dr. Marcel Brus-Ramer and Dr. Ken Rubin, had the pleasure of participating in a joint webinar with UWorld Medical titled: From Classroom to Clinic: Using the UWorld Step 1 QBank as a Long Term Resource. 

Applying to For-Profit vs. Non-Profit Medical Schools

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A group of medical school students in a classroom.

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In August 2007, the first for-profit medical school gained accreditation in the United States after more than 100 years of being banned. As a topic that many medical school applicants don’t typically consider, here’s the discussion to be aware of when applying to (or attending) a non-for-profit vs. for-profit medical school.

WEBINAR: Tutoring Program Best Practices for Institutions

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Medical student and her tutor studying together.

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Yesterday, Elite Medical Prep founders Ken Rubin, MD and Marcel Brus-Ramer, MD, PhD delivered a webinar to representatives from several different medical schools detailing best practices for 1-on-1 and group tutoring programs for institutional use.

Online MedEd: USMLE Prep Platform Reviews

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A laptop open on the onlineMedEd website.

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USMLE Step 1 and 2 Prep Platform Reviews: Online MedEd Before we start our Online MedEd review for your USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK studies, we want to say a couple of things regarding the rank we have given them (3/5 stars). Online MedEd is one of the...

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