USMLE preparation mistakes

USMLE preparation mistakes

What are the common mistakes students make during the preparation of the united states medical licensing exam?

Passive study:

You set your goals to read a certain amount of the pages, and while you're reading, if your brain occupied with lots of different thoughts you will not retain much. The entire process is full of stress and anxiety. Certain days you perform up to your expectations and reach your goals, but many days you feel the fear, stress, and uncertainty. You need to earn the mastery to become an active learner, which comes with practice. When you read the topic, try to understand what the author is explaining and ask questions to yourself, such as, what else you know about this particular topic.

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Getting a residency in the USA

Getting a residency in the USA

What specialty you will apply and score you will need to match:

Getting a match in the USA is very competitive, you have to obtain an excellent score to secure the residency spot. Program directors use the score as a tool to select candidates to call for the interview. The minimum passing score for Step1 is 194. According to NRMP Overall, U.S. allopathic seniors who matched to their preferred specialty have mean USMLE Step 1 score of 232.8 (s.d. = 17.5).

Here is what you need to know for Step1 & Step 2 score. 

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Dos and Don'ts of USMLE Step 1 Success

Dos and Don'ts of USMLE Step 1 Success

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 success on this examination requires both content competency and effective study plans for study and review. Yes, this exam is challenging, but it doesn’t have to be as painful as you think it may be. Remember that every doctor that you know has taken the exam and has survived it; most likely you will too. 

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