Category: Study Tips

Surviving Step 1: Approach to Preparation

By Walter Wiggins Recently, Luke Murray wrote the first post in his series “Med School Done Right,” which is all about maximizing your experience in medical school based on your broader goals and aspirations. One of the key tenets to his approach to med school is determining what […]

Surviving Step 1: Study Methods

By Walter Wiggins The evaluation of your study process should be continual throughout medical school. However, it is particularly important to fine-tune your study methods in the months leading up to your dedicated study period for Step 1. It is important to evaluate the things you’re doing well […]

Surviving Step 1: Question Banks

By Walter Wiggins In a post this past January, I highlighted some important reasons to use a question bank to study for Step 1 and gave my advice for selecting a question bank. I’ll include this advice again below; however, instead of talking about why you should choose […]

Pediatric NBME Shelf Examination Resources

By Haley Masterson While I take into account the opinions of several other students at Columbia, please remember that, in the end, these reviews are the words of only one student.  Opinions will vary.  However, I used all of these resources during my Pediatric shelf examination preparation. One […]