About the Author

Marcel Brus-Ramer, MD, PhD

Completing his BA in economics at Rutgers University in 2000, Marcel Brus-Ramer went on to complete his Diplome de Recherche at Paris Diderot University in 2002. Following his time in France, Marcel began working towards his MD and PhD at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons. Completing his MD and PhD in Neurobiology in 2009, Marcel held the title of Former Senior Tutor and Marketing/Outreach & Strategy advisor for Med School Tutors from 2009 until 2014. Completing his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at UCSF in 2015 (#1 Radiology program in the country), and his fellowship in Neuroradiology also at UCSF in 2016, Marcel is now an instructor at Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University and Columbia University Physicians and Surgeons. Marcel is also the founder and president at Elite Medical Prep and has an extensive publication record that can be found here. Marcel is clinically active working as a Board Certified Neuroradiologist for a academic teleradiology practice that provides specialized radiology interpretations for several major academic medical centers including Duke, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Northwestern, MUSC and Rush among others.

An Interview with NBME Free 120 Explanation Guru: Ben White

NBME Free 120

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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

USMLE Step 2CS is Cancelled

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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

How USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail Will Affect Med School Curricula

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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

DO Students and USMLE Pass Fail

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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

USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail

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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

USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail

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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

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While the wording can change slightly over the years, the content of NBME practice exams differs little.

What Makes a Great USMLE Tutoring Service?

What Makes a Great USMLE Tutoring Service?

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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...

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