About the Author

Martin B., MD

Before graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from the University of Miami in 2007, Martin Bauknight was awarded the Excellence in Teaching award 3 times as a Chemistry TA during his undergrad years. Upon completing his pre-medical studies, Martin began medical school at the prestigous Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons. In 2012, Martin completed his MD and began an internship year in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. With a love for teaching spreading throughout his educational career, Martin has recorded over 500 hours and counting of teaching and tutoring for the USMLE since the completion of his MD. He is also a published academic author, and his work can be found here.

UWorld vs. TrueLearn

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Medical school student studying for USMLE exams in front of a laptop using TrueLearn and UWorld.

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Move over UWorld! There’s a new qbank in town! Is there a new contender for the qbank throne? Here’s our honest reviewal of the TrueLearn question bank and how it stacks up next to UWorld.

How to Match into Anesthesiology for Residency

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A group of Anesthesia residents and their patient.

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The NRMP Program directors survey “at a glance” tool is extremely helpful in gauging where your application packet stands compared to the applicant pool. Here are the major components to consider when applying into Anesthesia.

Acceptance Factors for Matching into Radiology for Residency

8 min

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Two radiology residents looking at an x-ray on a computer monitor.

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The NRMP Program directors survey “at a glance” tool is extremely helpful in gauging where your application packet stands compared to the applicant pool. Here are the major components to consider when applying into Radiology.

How to Study for USMLE Step 1 During MS2

7 min

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MS2 studying for the USMLE Step 1 in a library.

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Learning how to study for USMLE Step 1 begins long before your dedicated period if you want to score highly on your exam. Becoming familiar with and starting to use content dense resources such as First Aid, Sketchy, and Pathoma during MS2 gives you more time to learn content and ultimately a less intense study schedule when dedicated rolls around.

Will I Match into My Residency Specialty of Choice?

14 min

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A residency applicant receiving an email letting them know that they have matched for residency.

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The NRMP Program directors survey “at a glance” tool is extremely helpful in gauging where your application packet stands compared to the applicant pool.

Failing USMLE Step 1: What to Do

14 min

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A medical school student laying her head down on a pile of USMLE Step 1 study books, holding up a "help" sign.

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While 96% of USMLE test takers typically pass, if you’re someone who falls within that 4% and didn’t pass on your first try, you should know that each year over 20,000 people take USMLE Step 1. That means even within that 4%, there are at least 800 other students in your exact same situation. So, what do you do? We’ll tell you.

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