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 […]
By Ryan Nguyen Many osteopathic medical students at the beginning of their second year struggle to come up with a game-plan to prepare for the COMLEX Level 1 and USMLE Step 1. With a disturbing number of resources and study plans to choose from, how can students determine […]
By Tim Durso There’s one age old question that inevitably creeps into the forefront of the (admittedly neurotic) mind of many medical students during the pre-clinical years: “When should I start studying for Step 1?” For a question that seems so universal, the answer is far from it. […]
By Jocelyn Compton Step 2 Clinical Skills is the final national examination we take as medical students. It is required for most medical school graduations. According to the USMLE website, “Step 2 CS uses standardized patients to test medical students and graduates on their ability to gather information […]
By Luke Murray So, you’re sitting down to start studying for Step 1 and you’re freaking out. That’s understandable. I sure as heck did. It’s the most important test that you’ll take on your journey to becoming a physician. The problem with worrying was that it hurt my […]