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

A calendar with a stethoscope sitting on top of it signifying the study routine of a medical school student.


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...

Tips for Effective Anki Use Studying for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2

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A medical school student studying for his USMLE exams in a library using Anki.


What is Anki   If you are a new medical student, you have undoubtedly been bombarded with Anki since starting. Its application has spread like wildfire among medical students countrywide and with good reason. Anki is a spaced repetition flashcard program that works on both mobile devices and your computer....

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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6-week Study Planner preview image for COMLEX Level 1 by Elite Medical Prep.


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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A medical school student and his Step 2 CK tutor studying with a variety of resources in a cafe.


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...

Boost Your Score in 10 Weeks – Free USMLE Step 1 Plan


The Ultimate 10-Week USMLE Step 1 Study Schedule   So you're in med school and 10 weeks away from taking the USMLE Step 1? Don't panic, you still have some time! You now need a realistic Step 1 study schedule that you can adhere to and be well-prepared for test...

Studying for USMLE Step 1 During MS1: When to Start Studying

An MS1 student studying for the USMLE Step 1 in a library in front of several textbooks.


First year is about learning how to study, how to increase your efficiency, how to retain high yield information, and then how to apply this information into real-life patient scenarios. As for studying for USMLE Step 1, here are some tips for concerned students.

Best Resources for ABSITE Studying and How to Use Them

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A group of surgery residents preparing for surgery.


Unlike other standardized tests, it can be difficult to find comprehensive resources for ABSITE studying. Surgery requires a lot of knowledge, and doing only one question bank may limit you when it comes to scoring a higher percentile. Unfortunately, none of the resources for ABSITE are fully comprehensive. So it...

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...

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