USMLE Step 2CS is Cancelled
Is This the End of Step 2CS? On May 26th, USMLE announced on their website that amidst the prolonged coronavirus crisis in the United States, Step 2CS test administrations will be suspended for the next 12-18 months. While previously there was speculation that USMLE Step
How to Manage USMLE Step 1 Test Anxiety
Just like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, at times medical students can feel like they are living the same day over and over again (especially now in the midst of coronavirus test cancellations). Between learning new content, spending long hours studying, and anxiously taking exams, many students feel stuck in a perpetual cycle of anxiety
When to Start UWorld for USMLE Step 1
UWorld is unquestionably the best resource for the USMLE. Students have been known to score 270+ just by using UWorld and First Aid. There are also students, however, who have gone through the question bank 3 or more times, and can’t seem
How to Best Use First Aid to Study for USMLE Step 1
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+
NBME Updates: Free Assessments & Explanations
The NBME announced that starting April 2nd they would be doing a couple of different things to help students enrich their knowledge during the pandemic-related testing delays and difficulties. There are now seven free NBME self-assessments that will be available from April 3rd – May 31st.
Without Active Learning, You Could Fail USMLE Step 1
To pass (and nail) USMLE Step 1, memorizing the facts is just not sufficient—you must be able to apply that knowledge. While you may feel accomplished reading 50 pages of First Aid in a day, the real concern is how much of that knowledge you can actually apply.
Q&A: Boards and Beyond (B&B)
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…
How to Painlessly Prepare for USMLE Step 3 & COMLEX Level 3
USMLE Step 3/COMLEX Level 3 is the final examination in a three-part series for medical licensing in the United States. Learn about how to study for Step/Level 3 as well as when to take each exam.
Medical School Closed Due to Coronavirus? Remote Learning Tips
How to keep up with USMLE material during the extended spring break. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has disrupted our lives in unprecedented ways. The typical stress of medical school has turned into uncertainty. Beyond the extended spring break, medical students preparing for USMLE exams are faced with shuttered Prometric Testing Centers. If you were one […]
Everything Changed – COVID-19 From a 1st Year Resident’s View
The past week has been an absolute whirlwind as the COVID-19 pandemic has rocked most aspects of our daily lives. I am a first-year resident at a reputable hospital in one of the world’s largest cities.