Category: Study Tips

How NOT to Take Step 1

By Jocelyn Compton I’d scoured the internet for every last dribble of advice for Step 1 test day. I’d even read some blog posts about MCAT test day mixed in with Step 2 test experiences. I thought about braving the subway versus taking a cab to the test […]

Perseveration, or Perseverance?

By Patrick Sylvester Alternately titled… what to do about topics you just don’t feel comfortable with! From my own experience, and from talking to other students, a common theme that comes up during Step 1 studying is the nagging feeling that “I just can’t remember X,” or “How […]

How To Tackle The Hardest Part About Studying

By Luke Murray “The hard part about writing is not the writing. It’s sitting down to write.” – Steven Pressfield, author of “The Legend of Bagger Vance”   When it comes to studying, or any endeavor requiring great physical, mental, or emotional effort, having momentum on your side […]

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

By Mark Ard In the immortal words of NCAA legend John Wooden, “Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” When it’s time to hunker down, lay the pedal to the metal, chug coffee, skip showers, and generally do things that compromise your sociability to prepare […]

Questions about Questions?

By Patrick Sylvester As our blog editor, Walter Wiggins summarized in his post titled, Surviving Step 1: Choosing a Question Bank, there are a number of factors you should consider when choosing and incorporating a question bank into your Step 1 studying plan. With that said, after subscribing […]

Debate over Residency Work Hours: What about Med Students?

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