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Nina Kagan, MA, MSW

7 USMLE Step 1 Practice Question Mistakes to Avoid

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Medical school student taking a Step 1 practice test in a computer room.

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At Elite Medical Prep, the vast majority of our students use UWorld as their primary USMLE Step 1 practice question bank. Students who use UWorld achieve consistently excellent results– but, where can they go wrong? Turns out, a lot of places.

What is CASPer – The Ins and Outs of a Not-So-Scary Exam

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Pre-med student taking the CASPER exam.

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CASPer – not the friendly ghost, but rather, the Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics – is a situational judgment test graded on a quartile basis, with a goal of measuring ethics, communication, empathy, and professionalism in any number of settings – not just medical ones!

The Good Doctor: Tips and Tricks for Medical Students with ASD

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A doctor resting her hand on her patient's shoulder demonstrating her bedside manner.

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This past month I was fortunate enough to attend a lecture by Dr. Rebecca Güler, senior learning specialist at UTMB, on working with students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As a fan of the tv show, The Good Doctor, I found that this is a topic that I wanted to...

Applying for US Residency as an IMG: Does Step 2CS Still Exist for IMGs?

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An IMG resident holding a stethoscope against a globe.

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Did you know that if you are an IMG applying for residency in the United States, you still have to satisfy a clinical and communications skills (CCS) requirement through the ECFMG? This may come as surprise considering the USMLE broadcasted suspension of the CCS during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COMLEX Level 1 to Become Pass/Fail!

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A Pass/Fail COMLEX Level 1 form with the word "Pass" circled.

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Big news for DO students today as news breaks that the COMLEX Level 1 exam will be shifting over to a pass/fail model starting May 1, 2022!

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