About the Author

Lauren Becker, MD

In 2014, Lauren Becker graduated Summa Cum Laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in Music Performance and Chemistry. Following the completion of her undergrad, Lauren was accepted to NYU School of Medicine where she recieved her MD in 2018 and was awarded honors in Medicine, Neurology, Surgery, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine. Currently, Lauren is completing her residency at Denver Health Medical Center, the #3 ranked ER residency in the country.

5 Tips on Studying for Step 3

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In the busy life of residency, scheduling, studying for, and taking USMLE step 3 can seem like an insurmountable obstacle. You’re already catching naps in the call-room, and now you’re expected to study for a…

How to Score Above 240 on USMLE Step 1

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Meaning of 240 score on USMLEStep 1


We have previously posted a blog that discussed How to Score Above 270 on USMLE Step 1. While it is always good to aim as high as you can on Step 1, not everyone wants to or has the time and energy to put in the work necessary to score...

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