Foreign Countries Where the USMLE is Accepted
Did you know that the USMLE is accepted as an equivalent to the national medical exam in a few other countries such as the UAE, Israel, Ireland, and more!
Observations and Trends After the Switch to USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail: What Learning Specialists Are Saying
One of the hottest topics among medical education learning specialists (MELS) is the behavior, motivation, and performance of medical students on USMLE Step 1 now that the exam has gone to pass/fail. Are students incentivized to study with the same intensity? Has stress increased or decreased in response to this...
Best Ways to Use NBME Practice Exams to Prepare for the Real Thing
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?
MCAT vs. USMLE: What’s the Difference?
As many who are either interested in pursuing a career in medicine or who are current medical students understand, there are a lot of exams that stand between med students and the title “Doctor.” These tests may seem daunting, but with the right preparation, you can conquer these obstacles to...
7 Reasons to Consider a Physician-Scientist Training Program
Dual degree medical programs, such as Physician-Scientist programs, offer ambitious and curious students the opportunity to become leaders and experts in a particular field of study that is related to healthcare.
You’ve Made it Into Med School! Now What?
Congratulations, you have been accepted into medical school! After more than a year studying for the MCAT, writing countless essays, and practicing for interviews—not to mention fulfilling all the pre-med requirements during college—your hard work has paid off.
How I Counsel Students Based on Their UWorld Step 1 and Step 2 QBank Performance Analysis
When it comes to the USMLE exams, specifically, there are many data sources. In this blog post, I discuss one of the largest and most comprehensive sources: the UWorld Step 1 and Step 2 CK QBank performance analysis tools.
USMLE Scoring: How Much Do a Few Points Matter?
Studying for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2CK can be stressful, how ambitious should your score goal be? How well should you be scoring on practice exams before taking the real deal? What should my Step 2CK score goal be? Read on to find out!
Top 5 Bad Habits Which are Keeping You From Passing USMLE Step 1
Studying for USMLE Step 1 is a daunting task, but you don’t want to study the wrong way to make matters worse. Here is a list of common bad habits students fall into when studying, and how you can avoid them to get you on the right track to passing your Step 1 exam!
You Just Found Out Your USMLE Step 1 Score! Now What?
Congratulations! You did it! You took USMLE Step 1, the test you spent months studying for, and now you’re anxiously awaiting that email notification telling you that your Step 1 score is available. So now what?