USMLE STEP 1

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At Elite Medical Prep, the vast majority of our students use UWorld as their primary USMLE Step 1 practice question bank. Students who use UWorld achieve consistently excellent results– but, where can they go wrong? Turns out, a lot of places.

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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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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

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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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

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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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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...

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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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Editors' Picks

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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

When med students begin their clinical years, one of the biggest challenges is adding a full day of study to an already full day of work. Here are a few tips that I used myself, as well as some awesome new things I wish I’d had access to during my clinical years.

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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,...