USMLE STEP 1

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Studying for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2CK can be stressful, how ambitious should your score goal be? How well should you be scoring on practice exams before taking the real deal? What should my Step 2CK score goal be? Read on to find out!

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Studying for USMLE Step 1 is a daunting task, but you don’t want to study the wrong way to make matters worse. Here is a list of common bad habits students fall into when studying, and how you can avoid them to get you on the right track to passing your Step 1 exam!

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COMLEX LEVEL 1

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One of the hardest decisions that all medical students face involves picking the resources to help them succeed on their board exams. To provide you the best and most accurate advice, we have our tutors personally utilize the services we review. In this blog post, we will share our impressions of TrueLearn’s SmartBanks for COMLEX Level 1 and COMLEX Level 2 CE.

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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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RESIDENCY ADVISING

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Congratulations! You did it! You took USMLE Step 1, the test you spent months studying for, and now you’re anxiously awaiting that email notification telling you that your Step 1 score is available. So now what? 

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“How important is my personal statement, really?”   I hear this question all the time. And with the September 29th release date for ERAS residency applications just around the corner, I’m sure that a lot of you are asking yourselves the exact same thing. Does the personal statement matter? Does...

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RESOURCE REVIEWS

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Studying for USMLE Step 1 is a daunting task, but you don’t want to study the wrong way to make matters worse. Here is a list of common bad habits students fall into when studying, and how you can avoid them to get you on the right track to passing your Step 1 exam!

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One of the hardest decisions that all medical students face involves picking the resources to help them succeed on their board exams. To provide you the best and most accurate advice, we have our tutors personally utilize the services we review. In this blog post, we will share our impressions of TrueLearn’s SmartBanks for COMLEX Level 1 and COMLEX Level 2 CE.

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HOW TO...

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UWorld flashcards have several unique features that make them particularly well suited to USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 prep. The flashcard feature utilizes spaced repetition systems and is completely integrated with the UWorld question bank which makes creating flashcards very simple. Here’s our guide to creating UWorld cards!

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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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The 2021 Best MCAT Practice Tests

Arguably the most important factor to consider when choosing an MCAT practice test is accuracy. With so many different choices out there for practice exams, it can feel overwhelming to pick the best resources. This is why we’ve created this 2021 practice test guide!

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Things IMGs Can Do to Improve Their Chance of US Residency Matching

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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A Complete Guide to Getting Through the UWorld QBank Twice

In this post, we’re going to lay out a template for how you can plan ahead, complete two full passes through the UWorld QBank, and earn yourself the score you want on Step 1!

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Study for Step 2CK and Shelf Exams Together

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How to Simultaneously Study for Step 2 CK and Your Shelf Exams

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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Download our FREE USMLE Step 1 6 Week Study Schedule here!

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2021 Free 6 Week USMLE Step 1 Study Schedule

Download our FREE USMLE Step 1 6 Week Study Schedule here!   You’re 6 weeks away from your USMLE Step 1 test day and it’s time to get serious. Very serious. Hopefully up until this point you have already gotten involved and are familiar with Step 1 material, test structure,...