About the Author

Ian Nolan, MD Candidate

As an accomplished musician, Ian Nolan graduated from Indiana University with his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with High Distinction in 2015. During his undergraduate years, Ian also completed minors in Biology and Chemistry, and was awarded a piano faculty scholarship. After completing his BM, Ian was accepted into medical school at New York University School of Medicine where he is working towards his MD. Presently, Ian is a research fellow at the Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at New York University School of Medicine. He is also a published academic author, and his work can be found here.

5 Most Productive Study Tips for USMLE Step 1

A medical school student presenting on USMLE Step 1 study materials to his study group.


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Student reading First Aid for USMLE Step 1


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