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

Best Ways to Study for Step 2CK

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USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) presents a different challenge as compared to Step 1 because clinical experiences (and thus, knowledge gained during a clerkship) may vary widely amongst students. Thus, there

How to Score a 280 on USMLE Step 2 CK

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Having scored in the 270-280 range on Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3 of the USMLE, I am often asked by students questions like “What’s your secret?”, “How can I plan my study schedule to…

How to Study for USMLE Step 1 During MS2

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Learning how to study for USMLE Step 1 begins long before your dedicated period if you want to score highly on your exam. Becoming familiar with and starting to use content dense resources such as First Aid, Sketchy, and Pathoma during MS2 gives you more time to learn content and ultimately a less intense study schedule when dedicated rolls around.

Why QBanks are a CRUCIAL Part of Your USMLE Review

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So you’ve downloaded all the study schedules you can get your hands on, can practically recite pages from First Aid in your sleep, maybe bought a couple subscriptions for video lecture series, but still you’re wondering: Am I doing this right? Here’s an easy guide.

Failing USMLE Step 1: What to Do

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Failing USMLE Step 1: What to Do

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While 96% of USMLE test takers typically pass, if you’re someone who falls within that 4% and didn’t pass on your first try, you should know that each year over 20,000 people take USMLE Step 1. That means even within that 4%, there are at least 800 other students in your exact same situation. So, what do you do? We’ll tell you.

What if I fail? Bouncing back on the USMLE Step 1

What if I fail? Bouncing back on the USMLE Step 1

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What if I fail USMLE Step 1? It’s a question that most medical students contemplate at some point in the months (or years) before their USMLE Step 1 test day finally arrives.  If you find yourself trying to answer that question, this blog post by our top USMLE Step 1...

How to Score Above 240 on USMLE Step 1

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Meaning of 240 score on USMLEStep 1

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We have previously posted a blog that discussed How to Score Above 270 on USMLE Step 1. While it is always good to aim as high as you can on Step 1, not everyone wants to or has the time and energy to put in the work necessary to score...

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