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!

You Just Found Out Your USMLE Step 1 Score! Now What?

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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? 

How to Score a 270 on USMLE Step 2 CK

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Believe it or not, scoring greater than the 99th percentile on Step 2 CK is possible for a select few who prepare well, take care of themselves, and get a little lucky. In this brief article, I’ve included eight steps I personally used to score a 270+ on Step 2 CK.

Here’s Why Spaced Repetition Is (Still) Important for USMLE Step 2 CK

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Spaced repetition is an active learning technique that involves taking information you need to memorize, usually in the form of flashcards, and repeating it across increasing intervals to help improve memory retention. Here’s how it can help you succeed on USMLE Step 2 CK.

2021 Top 5 Study Resources for USMLE Step 2 CK

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To save other students from stressing over which Step 2 CK study resources to use as I did, here are my five most trusted resources for studying for Step 2 CK. These resources may not work for everyone, but these are the resources that helped me score in the 99th percentile on Step 2 CK!

How I Used UWorld During My Didactic Years

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While there is certainly no substitute for clinical experience in gaining competence and confidence in clinical medicine, I give enormous credit to UWorld in helping me to build a solid mental framework on which I could superimpose my learning in the clinical setting and deepen my understanding

5 Mistakes to Avoid While Studying for Step 2 CK

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No medical student wants to make mistakes on Step 2 CK especially when aiming for an extremely high score. Because making any number of common study mistakes can be detrimental especially once you get up into high percentiles, here are the top mistakes to avoid while studying for USMLE Step 2 CK.

2021 USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK Score Percentiles

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How to calculate your USMLE Step 1 or USMLE Step 2CK score percentile is a common question many medical students ask. Here are the 2020 USMLE Step 1 and Step 2CK percentile charts to see how you compare to other students.

How to Simultaneously Study for Step 2 CK and Your Shelf Exams

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Study for Step 2CK and Shelf Exams Together

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Applying for residency is a stressful process with much that feels out of the applicant’s control. In truth however, there are some very important actions that can be taken to maximize your chances for success as an IMG!

When is it Time to Get a USMLE Step 1 or Step 2 Tutor?

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We have all been there – studying for USMLE Step 1 or 2 CK with friends, yet realizing your productivity is slipping and the test day is fast approaching. Here are the pros and cons of choosing a professional tutor over your study buddies.

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