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Karissa Libson

Karissa is attending the Ohio State University College of Medicine where she is in her 4th and final year of medical school.

Navigating the Transition from Step 1 to Step 2 CK

11 min


A medical student studying for his USMLE Step 2 CK exam at home in front of a laptop.


Navigating the USMLE Step 1 to Step 2 CK transition is a pivotal moment for many medical students, demanding a thorough grasp of the similarities and differences between these two exams. In this blog, we'll explore essential facets of each exam, from their structure and content to strategic insights for...

Aim High or Just Pass USMLE Step 1

9 min


Medical school student studying for the USMLE Step 1 at home.


Every year, medical students between second and fourth year will sit for the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK. With upcoming changes to how USMLE Step 1 is scored, many students find themselves wondering “What score do I really need?”

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