USMLE STEP 1

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Mnemonics are undoubtedly a fantastic way to remember information, but memorization alone won’t be enough to help you pass USMLE Step 1. Here are the benefits and limitations of mnemonics in medical school.

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On March 2nd, 2021, NBME is releasing its newest forms– 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30.

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COMLEX LEVEL 1

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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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COMLEX level 1 study tips

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COMLEX Level 1 is a tough exam. Not only does it test basic science content at the same level as the equivalent USMLE Step 1, it also tests the principles of osteopathic medicine.  Furthermore, the questions themselves can often throw you for a loop – many students find that the...

COMLEX level 1 study tips

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RESIDENCY ADVISING

residency programs

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Residency interviews are a 2-way process. The program isn’t just interviewing you (although it may feel like this); you are also interviewing the program! Here are some essential questions that you should be asking residency programs and residents during your interview.

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residency programs

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Personal Statement Hook for residency application

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If possible, the personal statement for your medical school or residency application should start with you, in your underwear and a gas mask, crashing an RV in the middle of the desert. Let me explain.

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Personal Statement Hook for residency application

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Let’s talk about using memory palaces to memorize information for your medical school exams! The idea here is to create a visual vocabulary that is distinct and fun – something you enjoy making, something that will stick in your mind, something that clearly represents the information you’re memorizing.

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Applying for residency is a stressful process with much that feels out of the applicant’s control. In truth however, there are some very important actions that can be taken to maximize your chances for success as an IMG!

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NBME Free 120

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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.

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What COVID-19 Means for Medical Students

For medical students, COVID-19 means virtual classrooms, rotations pulled, Prometric test centers closed, match day celebrations cancelled, and an overwhelming amount of uncertainty. So, let’s forget about the rest of it for a minute and talk about how to deal with coronavirus in medical school. 

USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail

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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…

First Aid for USMLE 2020

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Mistakes Students Make With First Aid for USMLE Step 1

“First Aid for the USMLE STEP 1” is a critical study resource for students preparing for STEP 1. However, many students make these common mistakes with First Aid for STEP 1 that limit how much benefit they get from it. Here’s what to look out for!

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5 Tips on Studying for Step 3

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…

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