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

13 min

23 Views

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

61 Views

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...

How to Study for the Neurology Shelf Exam

9 min

1872 Views

1872 Views

For many medical students, the neurology shelf exam is perceived as one of the “easier” shelf exams. Despite its reputation, “easier” is certainly a relative term and there absolutely are students who find the neurology shelf exam quite challenging. Here are our tips for success.

What Makes the Surgery Shelf Exam so Difficult?

9 min

1276 Views

1276 Views

The surgery rotation has gained a reputation amongst many medical students as long and mind-numbingly boring due to long hours standing watching in the operating room (OR). So, what makes the surgery shelf exam so difficult?

How to Study for the Internal Medicine Shelf Exam

13 min

4668 Views

4668 Views

So you’ve got the internal medicine shelf exam ahead of you huh? Well, don’t stress! While shelf exams may seem stressful or intimidating at first, with proper preparation and planning, you’ll do just fine. Here are our tips on how to study for the IM shelf exam.

Need additional
help with your exam?

Enter your info to hear from a member of our team and discuss if 1-on-1 tutoring is right for you.