How Many Residency Programs & Where to Apply
The most important step in deciding where to apply for residency is an honest evaluation of what specialty you are applying to. While it can be hard sometimes to “get real” with yourself about your USMLE scores, distinguishing features, etc. this step is critical because it can determine whether you match or not.
Using Flashcards to Study for the USMLE
Flashcards are best used as a supplementary study aid, where they support knowledge retention from other core resources. For students preparing for USMLE Step 1, these core resources can vary, but often UWorld, First Aid and Pathoma are among the most widely used.
Using Brosencephalon Effectively for USMLE Studying
If you haven’t already heard of the Brosencephalon (Bros) deck, it’s time to get acquainted! Bros is one of several popular pre-made flashcard decks
6 Tips on Using Anki USMLE Flashcards
When it comes to studying for the USMLE, it’s worth learning how to make proper flashcards up front. While there are many different USMLE..
Benefits and Drawbacks of Zanki Deck for USMLE Step 1 Studies
Zanki (if you don't already know) is a very popular flashcard deck option for students studying for USMLE Step 1. If you're at the beginning of your dedicated study period and haven't selected a flashcard resource yet, we strongly advise you to check out our flashcard resource reviews to help you...
New NBMEs- Our Professional Opinion
On March 25th of 2019, NBME retired forms 16,17, and 18, and replaced them with new NBME forms 20, 21, and 22
2021 Free 6 Week USMLE Step 1 Study Schedule
Download our FREE USMLE Step 1 6 Week Study Schedule here! You’re 6 weeks away from your USMLE Step 1 test day and it’s time to get serious. Very serious. Hopefully up until this point you have already gotten involved and are familiar with Step 1 material, test structure,...
Let’s Talk NBMEs! Free Webinar Sunday, March 31st @3pm EST/noon PST
As you may have already heard, last Monday March 25th marked the release of new NBME forms 20, 21, and 22! Over the last week..
Takeaways You Can Expect From the New NBME Forms
Big news for those students currently preparing to take USMLE Step 1 later this Spring and this Summer. As you may have heard, as of March 25, 2019, the NBME will be retiring most of the currently available exam forms and releasing 5 new forms in two different release dates....
Using the UWSA Practice Tests After New NBME Releases
Should I still use the UWSA or NMBE practice tests to measure the predicted test score? You are probably asking yourself, which practice exam should I use to predict my USMLE Step 1 score? Now that there will be so many available NBME practice exams (as of March 25th, 2019),...