Two New CCSSA NBMEs Are Coming for USMLE Step 2 CK
The NBME (National Board of Medical Examiners) is releasing new CCSSAs (Comprehensive Clinical Science Self-Assessment) forms this spring on May 22nd, 2023. What do two new Step 2 CK NBMEs mean for your study plan? There are a few different factors that can be helpful in predicting your Step...
How I Counsel Students Based on Their UWorld Step 1 and Step 2 QBank Performance Analysis
When it comes to the USMLE exams, specifically, there are many data sources. In this blog post, I discuss one of the largest and most comprehensive sources: the UWorld Step 1 and Step 2 CK QBank performance analysis tools.
2021 Guide to Creating High-Yield Flashcard Decks on UWorld
UWorld flashcards have several unique features that make them particularly well suited to USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 prep. The flashcard feature utilizes spaced repetition systems and is completely integrated with the UWorld question bank which makes creating flashcards very simple. Here’s our guide to creating UWorld cards!
Here’s Why Spaced Repetition Is (Still) Important for USMLE Step 2 CK
Spaced repetition is an active learning technique that involves taking information you need to memorize, usually in the form of flashcards, and repeating it across increasing intervals to help improve memory retention. Here’s how it can help you succeed on USMLE Step 2 CK.
How to Simultaneously Study for Step 2 CK and Your Shelf Exams
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 Quick User’s Guide to Pathoma for USMLE Step 1
While medical school curricula often emphasize physiology, it never quite seems to stick by the time the board exams roll around. Pathoma is the best tool for this job.
WEBINAR: Tutoring Program Best Practices for Institutions
Yesterday, Elite Medical Prep founders Ken Rubin, MD and Marcel Brus-Ramer, MD, PhD delivered a webinar to representatives from several different medical schools detailing best practices for 1-on-1 and group tutoring programs for institutional use.
Using Brosencephalon Effectively for USMLE Studying
If you haven’t already heard of the Brosencephalon (Bros) deck, it’s time to get acquainted! Bros is one of several popular pre-made flashcard decks
Benefits and Drawbacks of Zanki Deck for USMLE Step 1 Studies
Zanki (if you don't already know) is a very popular flashcard deck option for students studying for USMLE Step 1. If you're at the beginning of your dedicated study period and haven't selected a flashcard resource yet, we strongly advise you to check out our flashcard resource reviews to help you...
Amboss Review: USMLE Prep Platforms
An Honest Review of Amboss for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK AMBOSS is a company that began in Germany (in their own words: the story of AMBOSS is “a story full of cheese and sausage.”) with a group of medical students studying for tests. They wished during...