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Which NBME Practice Exam Forms Should You Take for Your USMLE Step 1, Step 2, Step 3 and Clerkship Updated

Below is a complete list of all forms available this year for the USMLE NBME self-assessment and practice exams for USMLE Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3 offered by the NBME and some guidance on using them in your study preparation. Continue reading


USMLE Step 1 General Study Plan

How can you integrate studying for classes and board exams? This is a common question from medical students. One plan does not fit every student. The best approach is to come up with a plan that takes into consideration several things including; your performance in medical school thus far, your learning style, your test-taking skills based on past scores, and an NBME self-assessment (if you have already completed this). We will give you general advice, but you should tailor this plan to your learning style, background, and abilities. Continue reading


USMLE Step 2 CK Average Scores by Specialty

The NRMP released updated results on the 2014 Main Residency Match®. To make it easier for you, we’ve created a table showing the Average Step 2 CK Scores by Specialty for the 2014 Match, summarized some of the findings and provided general tips for the Match. Continue reading


What Step 1 score do you need to match

USMLE Step 1 Average Match Scores by Specialty

What Step 1 score do you need to match in the specialty you want? The NRMP just released updated results on the Main Residency Match® (See Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2014: Characteristics of Applicants Who Matched to Their Preferred Specialty in the 2014 NRMP Main Residency Match (5th edition) Continue reading