When Should I Begin Preparing For The USMLE in Europe

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The USMLE Step 1 exam is a crucial component of the medical licensing process in the United States, regardless if you are studying in the United States, Europe, or anywhere else in the world. For medical students in Europe, preparing for this exam can be a challenging and stressful experience....

Could ChatGPT Replace QBanks for USMLE Practice Questions?

20 min

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If you are a medical student preparing for USMLE Step 1, 2 CK or 3, you may be wondering if there are alternative resources for USMLE-style practice questions beyond traditional question banks. One potential option that has gained attention recently is ChatGPT, a variant of the language generation model GPT-3....

MELS 2022 Anxiety Tips

1 min

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Click here to download the MELS 2022 poster, "Top Tips for Battling Test Anxiety: Recommendations from Experienced USMLE & COMLEX Tutors (.pdf, 0.921 mb)

Tackling Drug Ad and Research Abstract Questions on the USMLE

13 min

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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

1 min

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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?

11 min

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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

16 min

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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?

13 min

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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

8 min

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19845 Views

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

11 min

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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...

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