How Doing Well on Shelf Exams Will Improve Your Step 2 CK Score

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At most medical schools, your grades during your first clinical year of training are primarily determined by evaluations from your preceptors, and your performance on a shelf examination. These grades will be a significant component of your residency application, in addition to letters of recommendation, co-curricular activities, research, and your...

Best Ways to Use NBME Practice Exams to Prepare for the Real Thing

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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 Step 2 CK Scoring

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Scoring high on these exams will open doors for applicants. Scoring high on an exam means understanding what’s being tested and how you’ll be scored.

Applying for US Residency as an IMG: Does Step 2CS Still Exist for IMGs?

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Did you know that if you are an IMG applying for residency in the United States, you still have to satisfy a clinical and communications skills (CCS) requirement through the ECFMG? This may come as surprise considering the USMLE broadcasted suspension of the CCS during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Score a 240 on Step 2CK

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The USMLE Step 2CK is the second written medical school board exam and it is typically taken after one year of clinical rotations. With USMLE Step 1 becoming a pass/fail exam this coming January, reaching your Step 2CK score goal may become more important than ever.

What to do the day before your USMLE Step 2 Test Date

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The day before your USMLE Step 2 CK examination may bring feelings of anxiety, desperation, and fear; after all, the examination you’ve spent so many hours preparing for is now on your doorstep. However, with the right strategy, you can avoid test-taking anxiety the day before your USMLE Step 2 CK examination.

How a USMLE Step 2CK Tutor Can Help You Succeed

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So, you’re aiming to score well on the USMLE Step 2CK and you’re wondering if finding a tutor might be an integral part of that journey. Just how necessary is a tutor to your ultimate USMLE success?

How to Score a 260 on USMLE Step 2CK

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Following the announcement that USMLE Step 1 will be going Pass/Fail as of January 26, 2022, the USMLE Step 2CK score will likely grow in importance in the coming years. How can you achieve your Step 2CK score goal?

How I Counsel Students Based on Their UWorld Step 1 and Step 2 QBank Performance Analysis

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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?

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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!

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