5 Most Productive Study Tips for USMLE Step 1

USMLE step 1 study tips

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Deciding how to study for Step 1 can be a daunting task. There are so many educational resources to choose from, and so much conflicting advice on the internet and from other…

How to Manage USMLE Step 1 Test Anxiety

How to Manage USMLE Step 1 Test Anxiety

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Just like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, at times medical students can feel like they are living the same day over and over again (especially now in the midst of coronavirus test cancellations). Between learning new content, spending long hours studying, and anxiously taking exams, many students feel stuck in a perpetual cycle of anxiety

Without Active Learning, You Could Fail USMLE Step 1

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Without Active Learning, You Could Fail USMLE Step 1

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To pass (and nail) USMLE Step 1, memorizing the facts is just not sufficient—you must be able to apply that knowledge. While you may feel accomplished reading 50 pages of First Aid in a day, the real concern is how much of that knowledge you can actually apply.

USMLE Step 1 to Become Pass/Fail

USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail

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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.

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

First Aid for USMLE 2020

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“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!

How to Score 260 on USMLE Step 1

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How to score 260 on USMLE Step 1

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The passing score for USMLE step 1 is 194. However, the average step score for an allopathic medical student in 2018 who matched into their preferred specialty was 232.8. A good step score is

How to Study for USMLE Step 1 During MS2

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Learning how to study for USMLE Step 1 begins long before your dedicated period if you want to score highly on your exam. Becoming familiar with and starting to use content dense resources such as First Aid, Sketchy, and Pathoma during MS2 gives you more time to learn content and ultimately a less intense study schedule when dedicated rolls around.

Free 6 Week USMLE Step 1 Study Schedule

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Download our FREE USMLE Step 1 6 Week Study Schedule here!

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Download our FREE USMLE Step 1 6 Week Study Schedule here!   You’re 6 weeks away from the 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 familiar with Step 1 material, test structure or...

What if I fail? Bouncing back on the USMLE Step 1

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What if I fail? Bouncing back on the USMLE Step 1

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What if I fail USMLE Step 1? It’s a question that most medical students contemplate at some point in the months (or years) before their USMLE Step 1 test day finally arrives.  If you find yourself trying to answer that question, this blog post by our top USMLE Step 1...

Firecracker: USMLE Flashcard Resource Reviews

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Firecracker for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 ck

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USMLE Step 1 and 2 Prep Platform Reviews: Firecracker If you have begun studying for the USMLE (or have read our other posts in this series), chances are that you already know the importance of flashcards while studying for Step 1. You probably also know that there are many great flashcard resources...

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