Pushing Back your USMLE Test Date Without Losing Knowledge


The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is a global pandemic. In this time of great uncertainty, many medical students may be wondering how to best prepare for their USMLE examinations– when they don’t know when they will be able to take their test.

What COVID-19 Means for Medical Students


For medical students, COVID-19 means virtual classrooms, rotations pulled, Prometric test centers closed, match day celebrations cancelled, and an overwhelming amount of uncertainty. So, let’s forget about the rest of it for a minute and talk about how to deal with coronavirus in medical school. 

ALL United States Prometric Testing Centers CLOSED

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ALL USMLE Prometric Testing Centers in the United States and Canada to be CLOSED for the Next 30 Days

How to Study for Internal Medicine Boards

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How to Study for ABIM


The ABIM tests your knowledge on common and rare diagnoses expected from a board-certified internist according to American Board of Internal Medicine standards. To set yourself up for success, it is important to start early and practice often.

How USMLE Step 1 Going Pass/Fail Will Affect Medical School Curricula

How USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail Will Affect Med School Curricula


The recent conversion of USMLE  Step 1 to a pass/fail scoring system will likely cause USMLE Step 2 CK to become the standard by which residency programs measure and compare applicants for interviews and for the residency match. This means changes for dedicated study period, medical school curricula, clinical rota…

How USMLE Step 1 Going Pass/Fail Will Affect DO students

DO Students and USMLE Pass Fail


Students who completed medical school at Osteopathic medical schools typically have a harder time obtaining a residency match compared to medical graduates allopathic medical schools in the US. Osteopathic (or DO) students have the additional…

How USMLE Step 1 Going Pass/Fail Will Affect IMGs

USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail


Students who completed medical school outside of the United States typically have a harder time obtaining a residency match compared to US medical graduates. Without a numerical Step 1 score it…

USMLE Step 1 to Become Pass/Fail

USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail


Earlier today, the Invitational Conference on USMLE Scoring (InCUS) announced that the USMLE Step 1 is set to become pass/fail beginning January 1st, 2022. Here’s what that means for you.

COMLEX Level 1 to USMLE Step 1 Predictor

COMLEX Level 1 to USMLE Step 1 Predictor


Students who have taken the COMLEX Level 1 may wonder how they can use this score to predict their USMLE Step 1 score. While the administrators of the COMLEX are currently developing a study plan for the development of a valid and reliable conversion formula of

The Worst Mistakes Students Make With First Aid for USMLE Step 1

First Aid for USMLE 2020


“First Aid for the USMLE STEP 1” is a critical study resource for students preparing for STEP 1. However, many students make these common mistakes with First Aid for STEP 1 that limit how much benefit they get from it. Here’s what to look out for!

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