How to Make Memory Palaces in Medical School

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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.

Things IMGs Can Do to Improve Their Chance of US Residency Matching

7 min

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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!

A Complete Guide to Getting Through the UWorld QBank Twice

13 min

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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!

How to Study for USMLE Step 2CS

10 min

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While it is difficult to predict when the centers will reopen, it is important to stick to your organized study plan and be prepared for your scheduled testing date.

How to Use the AAMC Residency Explorer Tool

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AAMC residency explorer

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To help MD, DO, and IMG applicants make better-informed decisions about which residency program to apply to, the AAMC has partnered with 8 national boards and associations to develop a useful tool for all residency applicants: Residency Explorer

How to Study for COMLEX Level 2-CE

How to Study for COMLEX Level 2-CE

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What is COMLEX Level 2-CE? COMLEX Level 2-CE (Cognitive Evaluation) is a day-long computerized exam that measures clinical problem-solving ability. Its companion, the COMLEX Level 2-PE (Performance Evaluation), is meant to augment the Level 2-CE to fulfill the public and licensing authority mandate for enhanced patient safety and entails the...

How to Manage USMLE Step 1 Test Anxiety

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How to Manage USMLE Step 1 Test Anxiety

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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

How to Best Use First Aid USMLE Step 1 to Study

How to Best Use First Aid to Study for USMLE Step 1

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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+

How to Study for the American Board of Internal Medicine Exam

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How to Study for ABIM

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The ABIM tests your knowledge on common and rare diagnoses expected from a board-certified internist according to American Board of Internal Medicine standards. To set yourself up for success, it is important to start early and practice often.

How to Score 260 on USMLE Step 1

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How to score 260 on USMLE Step 1

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The passing score for USMLE step 1 is 194. However, the average step score for an allopathic medical student in 2018 who matched into their preferred specialty was 232.8. A good step score is

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