The Most Important Factor for Board Exam Success

Time. It is the most important variable for Step 1 preparation. It is the great equalizer. Everyone has the exact same amount, but how one spends it will determine his or her board score. For the most part, people who get into medical school possess the raw intelligence and test taking ability to do wellContinue reading “The Most Important Factor for Board Exam Success”

What People Think about USMLE Step 1 Becoming Pass/Fail

The USMLE made an extremely impactful decision when it announced its decision to transition the USMLE Step 1 exam from a numeric score to a pass/fail grading system. These changes have sparked extensive national and international conversation on social media and within the academic literature. Here, I have compiled the most up to date commentariesContinue reading “What People Think about USMLE Step 1 Becoming Pass/Fail”

USMLE Step 1 to Be Pass/Fail

If you’re like me, then you’re probably wondering how pass/fail grading for Step 1 will change things for your ERAS application. On June 16, 2020 the governing body for the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) announced its continued commitment to adopt a pass/fail scoring structure for the USMLE Step 1 exam. In order toContinue reading “USMLE Step 1 to Be Pass/Fail”

Step 2 CS Suspended for 12-18 Months

Given the delivery methods of the USMLE Step 2 CS exam, the USMLE has decided to suspend the exam for the next 12-18 months (as of May 2020) with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  For more information on the USMLE’s decision, listen to this interview with the Chief Assessment Officer for the Federation of State Medical Boards, the Vice PresidentContinue reading “Step 2 CS Suspended for 12-18 Months”

How to Study for USMLE Step 2 CK

Studying for USMLE Step 2 CK can be particularly stressful during the course of busy 3rd year rotations and the 4th year application process.  Still, it is important to set aside time to adequately prepare for the exam as it is a major component of your residency application.  If you have been studying, reading, and learningContinue reading “How to Study for USMLE Step 2 CK”