Residency Application Timeline for IMGs

The match process is one of the most exciting and scary couple of months during medical school. You put in all the hard work, now it is time to try and match in the specialty and the program of your dreams. Residency applications can be stressful, especially remembering the timeline...

Intelligent Questions to Ask in Your Residency Interview

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A highlight of my intern year was participating in applicant residency interviews. I won a prize for having the highest interviews-to-match ratio. Feels like a weird flex, I know, but bear with me. I had the task of rating applicants and trying to get a sense of their personality, work...

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...

Answering “Tell Me About Yourself” in Residency Interviews

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“Tell me about yourself." A fair request, no doubt. Certainly makes you wonder why you spent countless hours writing and rewriting that blasted personal statement. The truth is that the "Tell me about yourself" question in residency interviews is meant to be more of an ice-breaker and not a deep...

How Much Time Should You Actually Spend Studying For Step 3?

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When entering medical school, the thought of impending USMLE exams looms over the preclinical and clinical years. Once Step 1 and Step 2 are traversed, residency is on the horizon and the idea of further examination preparation can be unsavory. However, Step 3 is not an exam to be taken...

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....

Guide to Using UWorld For Step 2 CK

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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?

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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...

Mistakes Medical Students Make While Studying for Shelf Exams

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During your first clinical year of medical school, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. You will find yourself taking care of patients, rounding, working in the operating room, reading about your patients’ diseases, creating case presentations, and more, all while studying for your shelf exams. Here, we will discuss the...

Creating a Personalized Study Schedule with AI

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With the launch of chatGPT, OpenAI's conversational language model, we have been wondering what kind of interesting uses this new technology can provide for medical and premedical students. We have written two opposing views on whether it will be a good tool for writing a personal statement for medical school...

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