By Ravish Amin Wordstash offers a unique, scientifically-based method of studying high-yield medical terms. Students can group medical terms similar to flashcard apps but with a focus on definitions.
By Ravish Amin The Pretest Neurology USMLE Review App for iPhone has around 500 USMLE Step2 CK-focused questions following content from PreTest: Neurology, 7th edition. As with the Pretest series, the questions are multiple choice in vignette format along with matching high yield concepts. Both correct and incorrect […]
By Vamsi K. Kancherla As your clerkship year comes to an end, you may have considerable difficulty deciding upon your career choice and may elect to do some rotations during your 4th year at your home institution. This, however, doesn’t tell you much about how your residency experience […]
By Walter Wiggins Relax…the word that keeps popping up in my Study Tips posts. It’s one of the biggest issues that arise toward the end of the preclinical years of medical school. That is, stress and burnout are a big problem in the weeks leading up to Step […]
By Ravish Amin FIRST AID for the Step 2 CS provides unique benefits for students because world class authors have written content specifically for clinical boards. The content is organized by system and contains high yield facts essential for reviewing medical concepts.
By Vamsi K. Kancherla Match week has arrived and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) has kicked it off with “Black Monday.” If you don’t match, you’ll need to make some important decisions. Let’s take a look at the reasons you may not have matched and what you […]
By Walter Wiggins Self-assessments (or practice tests) can be extremely useful at pretty much any point in the process of studying for the USMLE. Before you start your focused study period, a self-assessment can provide a valuable baseline to guide you as you develop your study schedule (see […]
By Ravish Amin The diagnosis of SIRS, sepsis, severe SIRS, severe sepsis, septic shock of an 82 year old diaphoretic nursing home resident presenting with intermittent fever of >36hours,chills, thirst and positive medical history of diabetes, hypertension, COPD with vitals T=39.6, HR=97, BP=138/66, RR=18, O2 sat=93% on room […]
By Vamsi K. Kancherla The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in competition for residency positions. Interestingly, there has been a 56% increase in unmatched applicants and a 54% decrease in unfilled positions. This trend has unfortunately led to a very competitive “Scramble,” which statistically fills the […]
By Ravish Amin The Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) sponsors an annual national competition designed to encourage the development of creative technological innovations with the potential to catalyze and support the improved delivery of medical care. Students from accredited engineering programs submitted ideas […]