By Haley Masterson The difficulty of the OB-GYN shelf exam lies in the fact that it contains the most “new” material out of any shelf – after all, the Step 1 examination doesn’t so much as mention pre-eclampsia, and the pre-clinical curriculum at nearly every school is limited […]
By Haley Masterson The best resources for physiology will largely depend both on your background and how your school approaches the subject (i.e. systems-based vs. subject-based). Here are a few to consider.
By Walter Wiggins Congratulations! This is a wonderful achievement, and you should celebrate again, regardless of your score. If you’re satisfied or even happy/thrilled/ecstatic with your score, congratulations, again! If you’re not very satisfied with your score, keep your head up and celebrate that you will never have […]
By Ravish Amin Studying neurology with USMLE-Rx is a great way to review basic concepts like mental status, cranial nerve functions (including vision), strength, coordination, reflexes, and sensation.
By Walter Wiggins You didn’t pass the USMLE Step 1 exam. Now what? First of all, I offer you my condolences. You worked really hard to get to this point and finding out you didn’t pass Step 1 of the USMLE was probably very traumatic. Even if you […]
By Walter Wiggins Congratulations! You’ve just taken Step 1. Or maybe you’re reading this post in advance of taking Step 1… Regardless, this is the attitude you should embody during the post-test waiting period. You’ve worked really hard to get to this point, so you should celebrate. Take […]
By Walter Wiggins 1 week prior to Test Day Approximately one week prior to test day, make sure you have a copy of your test registration printed out and some form of government-issued photo identification with your signature on it. It is very important that your name on […]
By Walter Wiggins 3-4 weeks prior to Test Day This is a great time to take a self-assessment. If you haven’t done a full-length simulation of the Step 1 exam, I recommend you do that now. Take special care to review your practice exam and identify any remaining […]
By Walter Wiggins As you prepare for the USMLE Step 1, one of the things you should be doing every day is practice questions. I firmly believe in the importance of using a question bank, so I’m going to present my test-taking strategies with the assumption that you’re […]
By Walter Wiggins Once you get far enough into your study period to have established a routine, it’s important to take a step back and evaluate what you’re doing well and what you’re not. Truthfully, this evaluation of your study process should be continual. You’ll likely find that […]