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…

Saving Money on Residency Applications

6 min

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The cost of interviewing for residency can be a very expensive process for many applicants. As interviewing for residency usually involves travel, the median cost of interviewing in recent years has been roughly $3,900! Here’s how to cut that number down.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Zanki Deck for USMLE Step 1 Studies

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Brosencephalon (Bros) deck for your USMLE Step 1 studies

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Zanki (if you don't already know) is a very popular flashcard deck option for students studying for USMLE Step 1. If you're at the beginning of your dedicated study period and haven't selected a flashcard resource yet, we strongly advise you to check out our flashcard resource reviews to help you...

How to Use the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service)

5 min

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ERAS, which stands for the Electronic Residency Application Service, is an online portal which contains the essential components to enable you to apply for residency

How to Score Above 240 on USMLE Step 1

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Meaning of 240 score on USMLEStep 1

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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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