USMLE STEP 1

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Did you know that the USMLE is accepted as an equivalent to the national medical exam in a few other countries such as the UAE, Israel, Ireland, and more!

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One of the hottest topics among medical education learning specialists (MELS) is the behavior, motivation, and performance of medical students on USMLE Step 1 now that the exam has gone to pass/fail. Are students incentivized to study with the same intensity? Has stress increased or decreased in response to this...

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COMLEX LEVEL 1

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When starting your medical school application, you will find that there are multiple paths you can choose, namely, MD vs DO. Should you apply to an Allopathic or an Osteopathic medical school? What’s the difference between them, and which path is right for you?

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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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RESIDENCY ADVISING

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The Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program, or SOAP, is the process by which unmatched or partially matched medical students can apply for residency matching spots left unfilled following the NRMP match. SOAPing is the dreaded outcome of the match. I will never forget the grief and anxiety I felt after...

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You hit submit on your ERAS application and realize you’re finally a post-ERAS M4 – nothing can hurt you now.  That is, until the residency interview invitations start to roll in (sometimes just 24 hours later!). So, what questions do they ask in a residency interview anyway? And how can...

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RESOURCE REVIEWS

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Khan Academy MCAT materials encompass both content review and practice questions, making it one of the most comprehensive and one of the best free MCAT resources that certainly shouldn’t be overlooked when deciding which MCAT prep resources to use. In this post, we’ll be discussing how to set up a study schedule to use Khan Academy for MCAT prep.

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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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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,...