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
Do you find yourself wishing you made better scores on tests? Why does the method of taking notes in a lecture matter? When we are writing, it is impossible to write down every word as fast as a person talks, so we have to be very selective in choosing which information is important enough to document. As we are listening to someone, we have to actively think through what is being said and summarize it to capture all of the main points. This method boosts our comprehension and retention of the information for success come test day. 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
Available to you November 3, 2014, the brand new Doctors In Training Step 3 Review Course will address the updated exam content through high-yield clinical questions and videos. 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
Biochemistry for Step 1 is always one of those subjects that students are unsure about and not quite certain how to approach. Some students report getting very few biochemistry questions on their exam and others find their exam very heavily weighted with biochemistry, so it is an area that students have to master since there is no guarantee which type of exam they will get.