Tackling Drug Ad and Research Abstract Questions on the USMLE
Throughout your medical career journey, you may find yourself asking what sort of questions you can expect to see on the USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK, and Step 3. A relatively new pair of similar question styles on the USMLE Step exams have increasingly become among the series’ most feared...
Elite Medical Prep and UWorld Masterclass: Step 1 Study Strategies From Classroom to Exam Prep
Another successful Elite Medical Prep and UWorld webinar on USMLE Step 1 exam prep took place on 8/23/2022! We hope you enjoy. For more information on how we can help you on your Step 1 journey, feel free to schedule a free consultation here.
How Will the USMLE Step 1 Pass Fail System Effect Your Step 2 Score?
It used to be that USMLE Step 1 was “the big one”, but with it becoming pass/fail, attention has shifted to Step 2. The first thing my brain went to was: “Step 2 scores will be lower in the coming years”. I say this because Step 1 and Step 2...
Standing Out in Residency Applications With a Pass/Fail USMLE Step 1
Although the recent USMLE switch to pass/fail scoring for Step 1 has been regarded as a largely positive change for most students, some of you may be wondering how this change will affect the overall appearance of your residency application. There are several key components to building a stand-out application...
AMBOSS vs. UWorld: Which is a Better USMLE Resource?
As a board exam tutor, the first meeting I have with almost any new student involves a discussion of their study schedule and resources. During those sessions, I always ask students which resources they’re planning to use to study for their specific board exam. Most of the time, my students...
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?
USMLE vs MCAT
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.