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
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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
We are including a list of all of the forms available this year for self-assessment and practice for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 offered by the NBME. Note that CBSE Form 3 has been retired and new Form 13 has replaced it. There are six forms for Step 1, four forms for Step 2, and two forms for Step 3. 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...
1. As you go along, keep a list of all the topics that are difficult for you (and the page number in First Aid) and go over it several times in the weeks before the exam. Repetition and...
This question comes from a class of 2012 med student:
I failed my USMLE Step 1 but passed my COMLEX in the 33rd percentile. I am interested in pursuing GI, Anesthesia, or Ophthalmology. I know for...