What are Memory Palaces?
Many medical students have heard of of used Sketchy Medical and the concept of making “memory palaces” while building their knowledge foundations in medical school. Understand the origins of memory palaces and how they can be effective for medical students.
Post Interview Communication: The Residency Thank You Letter
Feeling the silence and uncertainty between your last interview and Match day? If you’re wondering if you should or shouldn’t reach out to send a quick residency thank you letter to the program for their time during interview day, here’s what you need to know.
An Interview with NBME Free 120 Explanation Guru: Ben White
As a part of our interview series with individuals and organizations positively contributing to the medical education space, we had the pleasure to interview Ben White, MD.
COMLEX Level 1 Exam Blueprint and the AOA ACGME Merger
Major changes with the COMLEX and the process of applying to residency have or are currently underway! Here’s everything you need to know about the COMLEX-USA Level 1 blueprint and the AOA ACGME merger.
Saving Money on Residency Applications
The cost of interviewing for residency can be a very expensive process for many applicants. As interviewing for residency usually involves travel, the median cost of interviewing in recent years has been roughly $3,900! Here’s how to cut that number down.
How Many Residency Programs & Where to Apply
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.
6 Tips on How to Use Anki USMLE Flashcards
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..
What if I fail? Bouncing back on the USMLE Step 1
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
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...
Brosencephalon: USMLE Flashcard Reviews
USMLE Step 1 & Step 2 CK Resource Reviews: Brosencephalon 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. But are...