Why Is the Medicine Shelf So Hard and What Can You Do to Be Ready?

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With internal medicine having the most applicants for residency positions every year (nearly 27,000 from a total of 51,000 applicants in 2021), it makes sense that clerkship students want to excel on their medicine shelf exam. Additionally, many specialties require an internal medicine intern year before starting the field’s core...

How Doing Well on Shelf Exams Will Improve Your Step 2 CK Score

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At most medical schools, your grades during your first clinical year of training are primarily determined by evaluations from your preceptors, and your performance on a shelf examination. These grades will be a significant component of your residency application, in addition to letters of recommendation, co-curricular activities, research, and your...

Best Ways to Use NBME Practice Exams to Prepare for the Real Thing

9 min

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1584 Views

The NBME, or National Board of Medical Examiners, writes practice exams for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3. The NBME exams contain questions similar to those found on your step exams and are one of the best ways to practice your test-taking skills for Step 1, 2, or 3. But what is the best way to use the NBME practice exams?

5 More New NBME Practice Exams Are Coming

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While the wording can change slightly over the years, the content of NBME practice exams differs little.

Reliability of the New NBME Forms in Predicting USMLE Step 1 Score

5 min

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32319 Views

On March 2nd, 2021, NBME is releasing its newest forms– 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30.

NBME Updates: Free Assessments & Explanations

NBME Free Forms

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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.

New NBMEs- Our Professional Opinion

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you should check the new exam forms

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On March 25th of 2019, NBME retired forms 16,17, and 18, and replaced them with new NBME forms 20, 21, and 22

Let’s Talk NBMEs! Free Webinar Sunday, March 31st @3pm EST/noon PST

3 min

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2249 Views

As you may have already heard, last Monday March 25th marked the release of new NBME forms 20, 21, and 22! Over the last week..

Takeaways You Can Expect From the New NBME Forms

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NBME Forms for USMLE Step 1 Studies

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Big news for those students currently preparing to take USMLE Step 1 later this Spring and this Summer. As you may have heard, as of March 25, 2019, the NBME will be retiring most of the currently available exam forms and releasing 5 new forms in two different release dates....

Using the UWSA Practice Tests After New NBME Releases

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New NBMEs for predicting your USMLE Score

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Should I still use the UWSA or NMBE practice tests to measure the predicted test score? You are probably asking yourself, which practice exam should I use to predict my USMLE Step 1 score? Now that there will be so many available NBME practice exams (as of March 25th, 2019),...

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