Learning how to study for USMLE Step 1 begins long before your dedicated period if you want to score highly on your exam. Becoming familiar with and starting to use content dense resources such as First Aid, Sketchy, and Pathoma during MS2 gives you more time to learn content and ultimately a less intense study schedule when dedicated rolls around.
First year is about learning how to study, how to increase your efficiency, how to retain high yield information, and then how to apply this information into real-life patient scenarios. As for studying for USMLE Step 1, here are some tips for concerned students.
While 96% of USMLE test takers typically pass, if you’re someone who falls within that 4% and didn’t pass on your first try, you should know that each year over 20,000 people take USMLE Step 1. That means even within that 4%, there are at least 800 other students in your exact same situation. So, what do you do? We’ll tell you.
The Ultimate 10 Week USMLE Step 1 Study Schedule Download the Schedule HERE So you’re in med school and 10-weeks away from taking the USMLE Step 1 huh? Don’t panic, you still have some time! The thing you need now is a realistic study schedule that you can […]
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.
Flashcards are best used as a supplementary study aid, where they support knowledge retention from other core resources. For students preparing for USMLE Step 1, these core resources can vary, but often UWorld, First Aid and Pathoma are among the most widely used.
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
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 […]
6 Week Step 1 Study Schedule – Free Download You’re 6 weeks away from the USMLE Step 1 test day and it’s time to get serious. Very serious. Hopefully up until this point you have already gotten involved and familiar with Step 1 material, test structure or consulted with a […]