First-Aid Step 2 CK – What to Know

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UWORLD, AMBOSS, Anki, Sketchy, Board and Beyond, OME…The list goes on and on when it comes to resources to use to study for the USMLE exams. Students often complain of resource overload and find it challenging to attribute the correct level of significance to each resource in helping them prepare...

Guide to Using UWorld For Step 2 CK

21 min

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The UWorld question bank is your best resource for achieving your dream Step 2 CK score. I know, not exactly a hot take. UWorld tops the list of every blog post, YouTube video, or personal recommendation from medical students of yore telling you how to score well on Step 2...

You Just Found Out Your USMLE Step 2 CK Score! Now What?

7 min

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Congratulations on completing USMLE Step 2 CK! After waiting for several weeks the Step 2 CK score release day is here! What are the next steps that you need to consider?   When is the Step 2 CK Score Release?   If you still don't know what your Step 2...

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....

The Complete Step 2 CK Breakdown by Subject and How to Plan For Each Subject

24 min

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Just like other USMLE exams, Step 2 CK is written based on a content outline and has a subject breakdown. Medicine makes up 50-60% of the exam, surgery is 25-30%, pediatrics is 20-25%, obstetrics and gynecology is 10-20%, and psychiatry is 10-15%. The test is further broken down into 15...

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)

10 Steps to Creating Your Perfect Step 2 CK Study Plan

14 min

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Your dedicated Step 2 CK study time is approaching, and you need an effective study plan to keep yourself on track. It can be difficult to adjust to a premade schedule, especially when it does not account for your weaker subjects or the amount of study time that you have...

The Absolute Best Predictor of Step 2 CK Scores

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This is an article about Step 2 that is useful long before dedicated test prep! Whether you are in the midst of your dedicated study time or more than a year out, read on to find out what the best score predictor is for USMLE Step 2 CK! Some would...

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...

Step 2 CK Minimum Score is Increasing

14 min

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As of July 1, 2022 the minimum score required to pass the USMLE Step 2 CK exam has increased by 5 points from 209 to 214. Anytime a USMLE exam, including USMLE Step 2 CK, receives a minimum score increase it sends a wave of anxiety out into the medical...

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