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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


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


Plan, Prepare, Perform on USMLE Step 1

USMLE Step 1 Success Starts with the Primer Video Series

Are you searching for your Step 1 study strategy? Not quite sure how to add board prep into your extensive medical school schedule? Good news, you’re already on the right track by researching your best resources. To help you achieve your highest USMLE score in a structured yet flexible style, the Doctors In Training Step 1 Review Course is delivered as three simple components – Primer, Part 1 and Part 2. Let’s discuss Primer! Continue reading


Writing a Personal Statement to Match

Personal Statement Success

One of the great challenges of the residency application process is writing a personal statement. It sounds simple enough on the surface: a 1-page essay that sets you apart from the other applicants and makes the program director eager to meet you. But it seems that nothing induces writer’s block faster than asking a medical student to write about him- or herself. Continue reading


finger print for biometric check in procedure while taking USMLE

Biometric Check In Process

Biometric check-in is an in-depth process that will include taking a series of measurements of a student’s fingertips and creating a unique identity for the student’s finger. In addition to the fingerprint measurements, the student will be required to have their I.D. digitally scanned in order to expedite the check-in and check-out process while taking breaks throughout the day. Continue reading