Okay so you now know my story (awful college student who climbed to the top of his medical school by using odd but effective tactics), you know why CK and Step 1 are equally important for getting a residency , you understand the importance of making a schedule and sticking to it ( because time … More The Method to My Madness: Or How I learned to Stop Hating and Love USMLE.
As I sat there I knew something had to change, while I had done well on my medical school exams, and knew my stuff, my first NBME score was nowhere near the average for the residency I wanted. Worst yet, when I looked over my exam I realized that the mistakes I made were stupid … More How Developing a Sixth Sense Added 40 Points to my USMLE Score
I’ve heard it multiple times, study for USMLE step 1 , it is the most important exam of your life. Reading through forums, blogs, and listening to advisors, I came to the early conclusion that Step 2 CK was easier and less important than Step 1, until the program director of my surgery rotation called … More On Approaching USMLE Step 1 vs Step 2 CK: Different Beasts, Same Animal.
So you booked your USMLE, you’ve been studying using the top resources and you think you might be making progress, but then this silly guy comes around and gives this great method and your wondering what to do *coughhumblebragcough*. To answer this we have to ask why we take USMLE in the first place… to … More Am I ready? The question at the heart of every USMLE study plan
It was the 1970s and along with Disney World opening and the Dolphins going undefeated a machine was invented that would change the face of medicine forever. This machine was the MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machine. While this would go on to be one of the greatest things to happen to medicine there was … More The Limits of Human Intellect: How reading less Uworld can get you a higher score on USMLE
It’s ironic, the post-bacc class that had the least to do with medicine ended up being the most relevant to medical school. That class was learning strategies and it began with a graph, memory on the Y axis and time on the X. What it showed was if you do not review a subject your … More The Greatest Discovery in Learning History, and You’ve Probably Never Even Heard About It.
At this point it’s pretty damn unanimous that USMLE World is the best question bank out there and for good reason. It’s got realistic questions; it’s updated constantly, and has detailed answers that cover a large breadth of information. For this reason people often correlate higher World %s with higher USMLE scores and do the … More You’re likely using USMLE World wrong and it’s costing you a lot of points.
You booked your USMLE exam, you have your resources that everyone has told you are the best. A book that covers the information and a Qbank that is just like the test with high-yield explanations. As you start reading the book you realize there is a ton of stuff you don’t know and work your … More The Most Important Resource for USMLE Exams… and No It’s Not USMLE World
I’ve heard it multiple times, study for USMLE Step 1, it is the most important exam of your life. Reading through forums, blogs, and listening to advisors, I came to the early conclusion that Step 2 CK was easier and less important than Step 1, until the program director of my surgery rotation called all … More USMLE Step 1 vs Step 2 CK Which Matters More and How are They Different?
In college I was a scholastic disaster. By the time I left I had a science GPA below a 3.0 and an MCAT in the mid 20s. I applied to an overseas medical school and was put in a post-back program with entrance contingent on receiving a 3.5 GPA on five nearly medical school level … More Started From the Bottom: The Uncommon Things I learned Going From Bottom of my College to Top of my Medical School