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”

How to Get Honors

Alan Gambril, MD
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Honors is a mysterious designation that means something different to each institution and each evaluator. There is no single, fail-proof way to guarantee one gets clinical honors. It is always going to come down to a certain level of subjectivity. But there are a number of elements every medical student can employ to maximize hisContinue reading “How to Get Honors”

Why Did You Not Make Honors on a Clerkship?

Alan Gambril, MD
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“Why did you not make honors on your [fill in the blank] clerkship?” Believe it or not, this was an actual question I got on an interview. I was caught completely off guard. Thankfully, I gave an answer that worked to my benefit. I want to help you prepare an answer to this question thatContinue reading “Why Did You Not Make Honors on a Clerkship?”