It’s time to study for your board exams. You open First Aid with a highlighter in hand but realize no matter how much you read and take notes, it feels like things just aren’t sticking. You need to hear and … Continue reading
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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 3 represents the final hurdle in the long series of board exams required to obtain a license to practice medicine in the US. Continue reading
Continuing our Test Day Troubles series, the Doctors In Training student advising team is here to help you expect the best, but prepare for the worst. What if…You or a dependent family member is suddenly ill? Continue reading
Here are some tips to keep in mind for your second year to make every day a little easier. It’s better to be prepared ahead of time with an action plan than look back and regret the ways you could have made life easier! Continue reading
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
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...