Surviving Step 1: Post-test Waiting

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 […]

NEW First Aid for the Basic Sciences Errata Posted!

     The UPDATED OFFICIAL errata for the 2nd editions of First Aid for the Basic Sciences: General Principles and First Aid for the Basic Sciences: Organ Systems are now posted on our Errata Page. This update reflects content errors and typos that may create confusion that were submitted before April […]

App Review: BioDigital Human

By Ravish Amin The surge in apps for anatomy has given medical students a choice in how they choose to learn anatomy.  While most apps include excellent anatomical detail about the human body, only some apps combine these visuals with great software features, resulting in a systems-based approach […]

The iPad and Today’s Resident Physicians

By Vamsi K. Kancherla and Jaysson Brooks Every year, doctors in training are challenged with significant changes to our healthcare system. While this increasingly complex system is stressed by the business and politics of medicine, future and current physicians are expected to deliver cost-effective care. Today’s physician training […]

FYI: Delay in USMLE Step 1 Score Reporting

Most score reporting of Step 1 results occurs within four weeks of testing.  However, because of necessary modifications to the test item pool, there will be a delay in reporting for some examinees testing beginning in mid-May 2012.  The target date for reporting Step 1 scores for most […]