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
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On March 6, 2015, the NBME retired Form 7 of the Step 1 NBME Comprehensive Basic Science practice exams. CBSSA Form 17 was added and is accessible as of March 6th. It is available in both regular and expanded feedback. Continue reading
I'm trying to decide which Step 2 CK NBME (CCSSA) to take first to determine my baseline and make a study plan. I see there are a total of 4 Step 2 CK assessments currently available, forms 3, 4, 6 and 7. Which one would you recommend to start with and in what order I should take them? Continue reading
On March 3, 2014, the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) retired Form 5 and 6 of the Step 1 NBME Comprehensive Basic Science practice exams (CBSSA). CBSSA Form 16 is accessible as of March 3rd and is available in both regular and expanded feedback. Continue reading
AAMC : American Association of Medical Colleges AMA : American Medical Association NRMP : National Residency Matching Program ERAS : Electronic Residency Application System CIM : Careers in Medicine FREIDA : Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database Online Extramural Electives … Continue reading
I would recommend an extension of 3- 4 weeks before sitting for the exam. Your NBME performance indicates that there is some foundational work you still need to do before taking your actual exam. However, that work may be in just a few key areas that were difficult for you or not covered well in your curriculum. Continue reading
While you are still concentrating on your medical school curriculum, annotate your comprehensive review book, such as First Aid, as you go through your course. Take an NBME practice exam 2-3 months prior to your intensive study period to establish a baseline and determine your weak areas. There are several ways to use the DIT Part 1 Questions and Video Answers that begin arriving to your dashboard in January and continue through May. These questions are open-ended questions that are focus on high yield topics for Step 1.