An Interview with NBME Free 120 Explanation Guru: Ben White
As a part of our interview series with individuals and organizations positively contributing to the medical education space, we had the pleasure to interview Ben White, MD.
USMLE Step 2CS is Cancelled
Is This the End of Step 2CS? On May 26th, USMLE announced on their website that amidst the prolonged coronavirus crisis in the United States, Step 2CS test administrations will be suspended for the next 12-18 months. While previously there was speculation that USMLE Step
How USMLE Step 1 Going Pass/Fail Will Affect Medical School Curricula
The recent conversion of USMLE Step 1 to a pass/fail scoring system will likely cause USMLE Step 2 CK to become the standard by which residency programs measure and compare applicants for interviews and for the residency match. This means changes for dedicated study period, medical school curricula, clinical rota…
How USMLE Step 1 Going Pass/Fail Will Affect DO students
Students who completed medical school at Osteopathic medical schools typically have a harder time obtaining a residency match compared to medical graduates allopathic medical schools in the US. Osteopathic (or DO) students have the additional…
How USMLE Step 1 Going Pass/Fail Will Affect IMGs
Students who completed medical school outside of the United States typically have a harder time obtaining a residency match compared to US medical graduates. Without a numerical Step 1 score it…
USMLE Step 1 to Become Pass/Fail
Earlier today, the Invitational Conference on USMLE Scoring (InCUS) announced that the USMLE Step 1 is set to become pass/fail beginning January 1st, 2022. Here’s what that means for you.
5 New NBME Practice Exams Are Coming
While the wording can change slightly over the years, the content of NBME practice exams differs little.
What Makes a Great USMLE Tutoring Service?
7 Things to Look for in When Choosing a USMLE Tutor 1. Expertise First and foremost, you want to be taught by those who have outperformed on the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 exams. Find a tutor who scored at least 1 standard deviation over the mean (~245 in...