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So You Need to Reschedule USMLE Step 1

By Mark Ard [Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 2014 and has been updated to incorporate procedural changes and fee increases.]   Every year, students schedule their USMLE Step 1 exam in high (anxiety-ridden) hopes that they will be able to coalesce and synthesize two years […]

USMLE-Rx Step 2 Qmax Challenge #21656

Check out today’s Step 2 CK Qmax Question Challenge. Know the answer? Post it in the comments below! Don’t forget to check back for an update with the correct answer and explanation (we’ll post it in the comments section below). A 5-year-old boy is brought to the pediatrician […]

USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #4140

Check out today’s Step 1 Qmax Question Challenge. Know the answer? Post it below! Don’t forget to check back for an update with the correct answer and explanation (we’ll post it in the comments section below). A 29-year-old woman with a history of panic disorder presents to the […]

How the Heck Does the Match Work?

By Mark Ard Ah winter, the time during which fourth-year students are racking up air miles interviewing for their next three-to-seven (or more) years of indentured servitude the opportunity to learn, change lives and finally become a “doctor.” For those who wonder exactly what goes on in the […]

USMLE-Rx Step 2 Qmax Challenge #21652

Check out today’s Step 2 CK Qmax Question Challenge. Know the answer? Post it in the comments below! Don’t forget to check back for an update with the correct answer and explanation (we’ll post it in the comments section below). A 78-year-old man presents to his physician complaining […]

USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #4137

Check out today’s Step 1 Qmax Question Challenge. Know the answer? Post it below! Don’t forget to check back for an update with the correct answer and explanation (we’ll post it in the comments section below). A 58-year-old obese G3P3 woman complains of heavy menstrual bleeding for the […]