Category: Study Tips

Studying for the Psychiatry Shelf Exam

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 […]

Annotation Nation

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 […]

Study Timing: How Soon Is Too Soon?

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. […]

Step 2 Clinical Skills PROtips

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 […]