USMLE STEP 1

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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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What to Do the Day Before Your USMLE Step 1 Exam

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After months of studying, you have just one more decision left to make: how to spend your last day! Days of 10+ hours of First Aid review, UWorld questions, and flashcards are behind you; one long test day awaits you.

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What to Do the Day Before Your USMLE Step 1 Exam

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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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RESOURCE REVIEWS

A Quick User’s Guide to Pathoma for USMLE Step 1

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While medical school curricula often emphasize physiology, it never quite seems to stick by the time the board exams roll around. Pathoma is the best tool for this job.

A Quick User’s Guide to Pathoma for USMLE Step 1

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How to Best Use First Aid to Study for USMLE Step 1

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First Aid for USMLE Step 1 is arguably the most important study resource for the USMLE Step 1 exam (alongside your favorite qbank, of course!). Together, First Aid and a well established qbank like UWorld can help both struggling students pass Step 1, and high-achievers score 260+

How to Best Use First Aid to Study for USMLE Step 1

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HOW TO...

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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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AAMC residency explorer

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To help MD, DO, and IMG applicants make better-informed decisions about which residency program to apply to, the AAMC has partnered with 8 national boards and associations to develop a useful tool for all residency applicants: Residency Explorer

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AAMC residency explorer

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Editors' Picks
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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The Worst 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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