USMLE STEP 1

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Is it worth it to get UWorld’s most basic 30 day subscription? While we certainly don’t advise waiting until a month before your test date to start going through UWorld, it is actually possible to get through one full pass in only 30 days.

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USMLE Step 1 Practice Question Types

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There are many different types of USMLE Step 1 questions, and preparing for each type of question can help students gain confidence in their question approach and test-taking strategy.

USMLE Step 1 Practice Question Types

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COMLEX LEVEL 1

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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...

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DO Students and USMLE Pass Fail

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Students who completed medical school at Osteopathic medical schools typically have a harder time obtaining a residency match compared to medical graduates allopathic medical schools in the US. Osteopathic (or DO) students have the additional…

DO Students and USMLE Pass Fail

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RESIDENCY ADVISING

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Wondering how the virtual residency application season is going to be different from prior years? So are we! We asked some of our students and resident tutors the questions you want answers to.

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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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RESOURCE REVIEWS

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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Most students have likely heard of Boards and Beyond, and we think it’s a great resource for students who have the time to engage in the huge volume of content. With 447 videos that average around 15 mins each (rarely over 30 mins), there’s around…

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HOW TO...

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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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How to Study for COMLEX Level 2-CE

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What is COMLEX Level 2-CE? COMLEX Level 2-CE (Cognitive Evaluation) is a day-long computerized exam that measures clinical problem-solving ability. Its companion, the COMLEX Level 2-PE (Performance Evaluation), is meant to augment the Level 2-CE to fulfill the public and licensing authority mandate for enhanced patient safety and entails the...

How to Study for COMLEX Level 2-CE

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Editors' Picks

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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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