By Walter Wiggins Everyone should have a study schedule when preparing for any of the USMLE Step exams, particularly Step 1. No matter when you’re planning to take the actual exam, you should set aside time to organize your thoughts about how you want to proceed with studying. […]
As many of you know, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), co-sponsors of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), announced significant changes to the USMLE program last week. They include: Changing Step 1 score reporting from a three-digit […]
Preparing for the USMLE Step 1 is one of the greatest challenges faced by a med student. Whether you’re an M2 heading toward your test date with destiny or an IMG/FMG who is chasing the dream of taking the Step 1, the journey often seems perilous. However, with the right mindset and the right approach, you can achieve your objective. But…you need to have a plan. That’s why we’ve introduced our new Rx Study Planner.
With the holidays upon us and block exams behind us, this is the perfect time to reflect on how far you’ve come and where you want to go in 2020. Are you starting medical school and wondering about the USMLE? Or are you flying through second year and […]
As a part of Medscape’s Best Practices series, First Aid senior editor, Dr. Tao Le, sat down with Neil Bhavsar to discuss recommendations on how to use USMLE-Rx when preparing for the USMLE Step 1. On when to begin using USMLE-Rx “USMLE-Rx works best if you use it longitudinally […]
By Richard A. Giovane It is Sunday night, one week exactly before I will graduate residency. This entire feeling of being “done” has mixed emotions. I am free to practice medicine how I want. Gone are the days of checking out patients to attendings or doing rounds with […]
By Richard A. Giovane, MD “Beep Beep Beep” went the alarm on my phone. It was 7 AM and the weather in Grenada looked like a perfect summer day, although it was January and my body had not adjusted from the Canadian winter just yet. My roommate and […]
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By Mark Ard “Don’t aim at success—the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue…as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to a course greater than oneself.” […]
By Walter Wiggins A recent article published in JAMA Internal Medicine has garnered significant attention in the news over the past several days. The study authors posed the following question to med students, residents, and attendings at a Boston-area teaching hospital affiliated with HMS and BU (presumably the […]