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Beyond the 3 p.m. Slump: Crafting a Personalized Study Routine in Medical School

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Entering medical school is an exciting milestone in every aspiring physician's journey. However, the transition from undergraduate studies to the rigorous demands of medical education can be daunting. In this comprehensive blog post, we will delve into the essential aspects of creating an effective study routine for medical school, also...

The Absolute Best Predictor of Step 2 CK Scores


This is an article about Step 2 that is useful long before dedicated test prep! Whether you are in the midst of your dedicated study time or more than a year out, read on to find out what the best score predictor is for USMLE Step 2 CK! Some would...

The Ultimate COMLEX Level 1 6-week Study Schedule

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You're 6 weeks away from conquering the COMLEX Level 1, and it's time to dive into an intensive study plan tailored to ensure your success. Our 6-week COMLEX Level 1 study schedule is designed for dedicated students with a strong foundation, aiming for optimal performance on test day. Whether you're...

Best Resources for USMLE Step 2 CK Exam

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Are you thinking about preparing for the USMLE Step 2 CK exam? Feeling overwhelmed about where to start or what resources to use? The USMLE Step 2 exam is a big hurdle for medical students, and there are seemingly endless resources available to prepare, leaving many students wondering where to...

Studying for the Shelf Exam During Your OB/GYN Rotations

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A group of medical school students on their OB/Gyn clinical rotations.


Studying for the OB/GYN Shelf   So you’ve made it to your Obstetrics and Gynecology clerkship. OB/GYN is a fun and exciting field. However, between delivering babies, scrubbing into surgeries, and working in the outpatient clinic, you somehow have to find time to study for a shelf as well? On...

Elite Medical Prep’s Ultimate 3 Month MCAT Study Plan

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A preview of Elite Medical Prep's 3 Month MCAT study plan.


Preparing for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a significant undertaking, and a well-structured MCAT study plan is essential for success. With a three-month MCAT study schedule, you can better prepare and increase your chances of excelling in this critical aspect of your medical school application. Sign up with...

Will Surgery and Medicine Shelf Exam Scores Replace Step 1 Now That It’s Pass/Fail?

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A group of surgery and medicine clinical rotations students.


As of January 1, 2022, USMLE Step 1 officially became pass/fail. Historically, the Step 1 score served as a metric for competency of basic medical foundational knowledge and most importantly, was used by residency programs to determine an applicant’s competitiveness. One of the reasons for the change to pass/fail was...

How to Match into Anesthesiology for Residency

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A group of Anesthesia residents and their patient.


The NRMP Program directors survey “at a glance” tool is extremely helpful in gauging where your application packet stands compared to the applicant pool. Here are the major components to consider when applying into Anesthesia.

Get to Know USMLE Step 3: Format and Content

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A medical resident studying for the USMLE Step 3 in a library in front of a laptop.


What is the Format of USMLE Step 3? How Many Questions Are There?   Unlike Step 1 and 2, the format of USMLE Step 3 is a bit different. It is split up into 2 separate test days. You can do both test days on back-to-back days, or on nonadjacent...

Beginners Guide To Getting Into A Residency Program

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Each year, thousands of medical students anxiously await their MATCH results in the third week of March, a culmination of nearly a decade or more in education and training. While the process may seem daunting, remember you have applied to college and medical school in the past, and this process...

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