Having scored a 272 on Step 1 of the USMLE, I have often been asked “how in the world did you do THAT?!”. This post is an attempt to summarize what I believe were key steps in making that happen.
The most important step in deciding where to apply for residency is an honest evaluation of what specialty you are applying to. While it can be hard sometimes to “get real” with yourself about your USMLE scores, distinguishing features, etc. this step is critical because it can determine whether you match or not.
When it comes to studying for the USMLE, it’s worth learning how to make proper flashcards up front. While there are many different USMLE..
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 […]
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..
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. This is big news for those students currently preparing to take USMLE Step 1 later this Spring and […]
What if I don’t pass? 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 is intended to help you. Take a deep […]
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 […]
Who knew there were more flashcard resources out there than Quizlet! Right? Well, if you have begun studying for the USMLE (or have read our other posts in this series), chances are that you already know the importance of flashcards– and that there are many great flashcard resources out there. […]
Today we posted our the first of our ‘2min USMLE Tidbits’ on our website and YouTube. These are super high yield videos that review important topics relevant to the USMLE Step 1. This isn’t your typical question break down with a lengthy explanation. Instead, we try to pack in a couple of really important points […]