One effective way to forge a bridge between course work and what one might call the intensive study period is using open-ended questions. Why, you may ask? Open-ended questions (OEQs) facilitate a number of learning goals for students preparing for Step 1. For example... Continue reading
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Included in this post is a table summarizing the USMLE Step 2 averages for each specialty in the 2011 Residency Match. The information was reported by specialty in the NRMP publication, Charting Outcomes in the Match, 2011. Continue reading
I have had this question pop up several times over the past year, so residents are clearly interested in guidance in preparing for Step 3. Continue reading
On July 31, 2012, the NBME retired Form 3 of the Step 1 NBME Comprehensive Basic Science practice exams. Form 3 is being replaced by Form 13 which will be more representative of the vignette format currently being used on … Continue reading
Probably the last thing you think about while studying for your board exams is how to eat well. You are often so busy that even microwaving something seems to take too much time. However, you increase your chances of developing chronic illnesses when you rely on instant and fast foods that are high in fat and low in nutrients. Also, those foods don’t give you the...