Congratulations on your acceptance to medical school! You’re ready to begin the next big chapter of your education, career, and life. It’s an exciting time — but it also can be daunting. While it may be stressful to step into the unknown, you don’t have to enter the […]
Med students are inundated with complex information every day. Learning and understanding that information can be a struggle, especially if you’re not used to the time it takes to truly comprehend the material. In comparison to your undergraduate courses, you may be learning a semester’s worth of material in one […]
Every student, teacher, and mentor you ask will have different advice about how to do well in med school. Review these flash cards, or watch these videos, or buy this list of Step prep resources. The simple truth is that there is no single answer to “What does […]
By Walter Wiggins Everyone should have a study schedule when preparing for any of the USMLE Step exams, particularly Step 1. No matter when you’re planning to take the actual exam, you should set aside time to organize your thoughts about how you want to proceed with studying. […]
A study strategy designed to help medical students store more knowledge in their long-term memory when preparing for USMLE Step 1.
By Ravish Amin Preparing well for the psychiatry shelf exam requires studying multiple resources such as board review books, reference texts (for reading up on your patients’ specific conditions), and practice questions from USMLE-Rx.com to master core concepts. Psychopharmacology is essential high-yield content for shelf exams. Most common […]
By Ravish Amin Surgical education today includes a combination of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and procedures that are increasingly taught to students using integrative technology.
By Ravish Amin The internal medicine shelf exam is the most important exam for medical students because it tests your knowledge of the most common medical concepts encountered on rotations such as cardiology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, nephrology, infectious diseases, endocrinology, and primary care medicine. These subjects […]
By Ravish Amin Are you in the beginning stages of preparing for the family medicine shelf exam? What patients did you see on rotations? Do you have the right books and core knowledge? This blog post will review important tips and study methods designed to help you ace the […]
By Tim Durso One of the greatest challenges in studying for Step 1 is deciding what information is worth trying to remember. In an ideal world, you’d be able to memorize every bit of information you come across the first two years of med school, but if you […]