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  1. J

    Anyone Recently Take CBSE?

    Hi. Hope everyone is doing well. Has anyone recently taken the Comprehensive Basic Sciences NBME (CBSE)? I was curious if there were any low-yield/wtf questions on the exam. The new NBMEs have a lot of low-yield questions and I was wondering if this is to be expected on the CBSE? I am required...
  2. The Lovely Maverick

    Anking/ zanki/ FA 2021

    hello, Does anyone know if there is an updated Anking deck including the FA 2021 text? pls help meee
  3. moreta1623

    I need some guidance towards step1

    I am a MS2, non US IMG, currently studying for step 1. I plan on taking the exam on January. My plan is BnB with FA and Uworld, and also sketchy. As of right now, I am currently on the endocrinology section. Should I aim to buy Uworld once I do my first pass of the First Aid? (Planning to buy a...
  4. N

    Step 1/2, Shelf, and Basic Science Tutoring

    Currently MS4 @ Duke University School of Medicine Have been a Tutor for 6 years Worked as Tutor for Medical Students for 2 years Was TA for Masters of Biomedical Science Will set up personal study plan Go over topics that need review strategies to approaching, understanding, and answering...
  5. M

    Confusion over ECG territories

    I have in my notes: Anterolateral = I, aVL, V4-6 = LCx Anteroseptal = V2-4 = LAD Anterior = V2-6 = LMS If the LMS branches into LCx and LAD, why are there not changes in a combination of the above i.e. I, aVL, V2-6? I had an exam q where changes were ST elevation in the V1–V6, I, and aVL...
  6. Piglet2020

    Matching competitive residency with low 220s Step 1?

    Hi all, I’ve been interested in ophtho since MS1 and unfortunately my step 1 is way below my practices (tanked real deal mid-pandemic). Got a 22x I dont think these standardized tests are my strong suit.. I go to a midtier MD school on East coast and don’t mind location when it comes to...
  7. dllsl7

    Prepping for step 2 in a post step 1 p/f era

    So it looks like step 2 ck will be the new main metric that residencies will use to quantitatively judge and compare the relative candidacy of applicants. With this in mind, studying for step 1 by doing hundreds of anki cards a day, going through thousands of questions, and even spending 1-2...
  8. B

    Can my school find out when I've scheduled my step 1 date?

    Hi guys, I am not someone who posts often so I am not sure about the etiquette/how to tag posts, so please forgive me. The question is in the title. Our school is super pushy about being "in the know" of our step studying, which isn't a bad thing, per se, but they way they go about it is...
  9. P

    do you think the MCAT will matter less very soon?

    wassup err1. hope everyones doing well. so i was wondering, now that step 1 is pass fail, does that take some importance off of the MCAT? Bc i heard MCAT is supposed to be the main predictor for Step scores but now what? Im sure theres more to this, so im wondering what yall think of my opinion...
  10. D

    IMG 15 days away from Step 1 NBME advice

    I'm an IMG and have been studying for Step 1 for almost a year after graduation, but the first half of that year was only 3-4 hours a day. Now my studying is up to 8-10 hours and I've gone over FA twice with Kaplan and UWorld once but a lot of the notes I took for UWorld I don't have the time to...
  11. SketchyMedical

    Assessment Item Writer - (Remote) - SketchyMedical

    SketchyMedical (www.sketchymedical.com) is looking for dynamic, creative science educators to help us expand our pool of technology-enhanced, interactive assessment items. As an Assessment Item Writer, you’ll work as part of our Medical Content Team, producing high-quality question items to...
  12. medlife2017

    Great firecracker discount - good through the end of October 2020

    Hey guys, If you use this link, you will get a great discount for any firecracker subscription. Firecracker was really helpful throughout medical school for me and I'm sure it will be for you too: https://mbsy.co/gz2sH I was informed that the current discounts are good until the end of October.
  13. Ryze

    Physeo-like Medical School Curriculum

    Hello Med Students! I am a new grad PA who was having a huge internal battle of whether or not if I should go back to medical school. I have ultimately decided to try working as a PA for a few years first. However, I do acknowledge I have holes in my knowledge for the foundational sciences. And...
  14. E

    Low Step 1 Score

    Well, it happened today. I got my Step 1 score back and scored significantly lower than my NBME’s predicted. I got a 212. I am an honors student and president of an organization but I am an US IMG.. I wanted to go into family medicine or pediatrics in the Midwest originally. I feel hopeless and...
  15. supadupasid

    Ethics Questions: Report to state department vs. encourage pt to disclose to sexual encounters

    I'm studying for ethics, and I had a quick question concerning how a physician addresses positive STIs results. If a patient is positive for chlam or gon and the patient wants to keep it quiet, what's the physicians first reaction? I've seen questions where the answer is to report to state and...
  16. halmoni

    Doing well without using anki?

    I just started M2 and I've been thinking about how I'd like to approach step. I know from first year that anki doesn't really fit my learning style-- I prefer making my own diagrams and notes, reading textbooks/wikipedia, and doing practice questions. This method worked for me and I usually...
  17. R

    Question About Previously AOA Residencies

    In terms of applying to competitive residencies (i.e. ortho, derm, ENT) that were AOA before the merger, how much do these programs value COMLEX? From my understanding, many of these programs would put a lot of weight on comlex scores before the merger happened, so I'm wondering if they continue...
  18. PeonyLeaf

    Rising MS3. Just got my Step 1 results. Wondering what my chances are for programs in Los Angeles?

    Rising M3, just got my Step 1 results back. Here are my overall stats. Happy to provide any other info I may have left out. Step 1: 239 AOA: No Class Rank: Don't know, probably somewhere in 50-75%ile School: Low-tier in the south. No significant ties to CA (Just a few family friends we...
  19. halmoni

    Any recommendations for Step 1 question banks?

    I've been thinking of starting some question banks this summer now that I'm done with M1. After having sampled a couple of questions from USMLE Rx, Kaplan, and Amboss, I personally thought that Kaplan was the easiest while Amboss was hard but had good explanations. USMLE Rx has been my least...
  20. M

    COMLEX Step 1 Prep Materials

    Hi guys, I just finished my first year of Med school and I am gathering some resources so I can start prepping for boards soon. I currently have: First Aid Kaplan Resources/Q bank True learn Q bank I plan to get: Uworld Boards and Beyond Are there any other resources that you guys would...
  21. R

    For Sale Brand New First Aid Cases for Step 1 Third Edition

    Brand new First Aid Cases for Step 1 the third edition for sale. No marks, in excellent condition. $40 including shipping.
  22. M

    step 1 not p/f when we take it?

    For the class of 2024, do we believe step 1 will or will not be p/f since they said earliest 2022?
  23. D

    Firecracker Step Prep on Sale!

    I used Firecracker to prep for Step 1 and Step 2 and ended up getting a 265+ and 270+, respectively. It also was extremely useful in preparing for course exams throughout medical school. Firecracker was recently acquired by Wolters Kluwer, which also owns UpToDate. Between the huge Q-bank, tens...
  24. MedBoardTutors

    Experienced 1-on-1 Online Tutoring for the USMLE, COMLEX and NBME - MedBoardTutors

    Dear Students, Are you looking to improve your USMLE, NBME, or COMLEX scores to have the best opportunity for any residency program? MedBoardTutors staff can help! We have extremely high average scores compared to other USMLE tutoring companies with average USMLE scores of 260+ and COMLEX...
  25. A

    Step 1 P/F - What does this mean for Class of 2023?

    I'm kind of freaking out right now. I go to a lower tier MD school, class of 2023. Knowing that Step is an equalizer for students that work their butts off, kill Step, even though they don't go to Harvard Med was really encouraging. Now I'm feeling like there's even more barriers in front of my...
  26. A

    Step P/F - What does this mean for Class of 2023?

    I'm kind of freaking out right now. I go to a lower tier MD school, class of 2023. Knowing that Step is an equalizer for students that work their butts off, kill Step, even though they don't go to Harvard Med was really encouraging. Now I'm feeling like there's even more barriers in front of my...
  27. findoc

    Ideal medical school model with P/F Step 1

    Let's figure out the optimal medical school model now that Step 1 will be P/F and Step 2 being the new focus. How should this change med school curriculum? Here's what I think: - Two years for pre-clinical is unnecessary and undesirable. Decrease it to 1 or 1.5 years. - To accommodate this...
  28. MedBoardTutors

    Experienced 1-on-1 Online Tutoring for the USMLE, COMLEX and NBME - MedBoardTutors

    Dear Students, Are you looking to improve your USMLE, NBME, or COMLEX scores to have the best opportunity for any residency program? MedBoardTutors staff can help! We have extremely high average scores compared to other USMLE tutoring companies with average USMLE scores of 260+ and COMLEX...
  29. Govols22

    Anyone else forgot that they’re going to become doctors?

    As a 2nd year who is staring at his laptop 8-10 hours a day and memorizing fact after fact for Step 1, I honestly forgot why I got into this field. I was assigned to see a patient at the hospital to get some practice writing and presenting patients. I was dreading it. I thought to myself, why...
  30. D

    Step Study Schedule - Looking for adivce

    Hey everyone! So I just took NBME 20 last week (provided by my school) and I was pleasantly surprised by my grade (215). The reason I was surprised is that I have done virtually no review to date, although I have taken every block very seriously so far, scoring in the top 10 percent or of my...
  31. D

    Study Schedule for Step - Looking for some advice

    Hey everyone! So I just took NBME 20 last week (provided by my school) and I was pleasantly surprised by my grade (215). The reason I was surprised is that I have done virtually no review to date, although I have taken every block very seriously so far, scoring in the top 10 percent or of my...
  32. MysteriousDoge

    Is my goal attainable??

    Hello Everyone! I take step in 12 days (01/28) and would really appreciate some feedback/predictions. My dream would be a 250+, but would definitely be happy with 245! I will keep updating the more I take. UWSA 1 (5 weeks before test): 245 Form 21 (3 weeks before): 234 Form 23 (2.5 weeks...
  33. LTMCUSN

    Advice needed: Using a subscription-based question bank for the year leading up to STEP 1

    I am an M1 and am looking at buying a 12 month USMLE Rx subscription for the year leading up to STEP 1. Has anyone purchased this or used a similar question bank and recommend it for STEP 1 prep? In general, would that that be a good primary STEP 1 prep resource alongside studying for school...
  34. PortlandOregon

    Step 1 score 263 - AMA

    These threads helped me and so i thought I would share my experience, contribute my data, and try to answer any questions. I'm a 3rd-year at a top/middle tier US med school and went to an ivy league school for undergrad. UWA1: 256 CBSE paid for by school: 245 NBME 21: 240 (1 month out) NBME...
  35. I

    USMLE 2019 STEP 2 CK Experience!

    As we approach the end of 2019, I thought I'd share my experience with STEP 2CK. As someone who performed a tad below the national average on STEP 1, I felt I should share my experience to help and or encourage someone who may need it. So, here I go! I started studying for STEP 2CK on July 1st...
  36. MedBoardTutors

    Experienced 1-on-1 Online Tutoring for the USMLE, COMLEX, NBME - MedBoardTutors

    Dear Students, Are you looking to improve your USMLE, NBME, or COMLEX scores to have the best opportunity for any residency program? MedBoardTutors staff can help! We have extremely high average scores compared to other USMLE tutoring companies with average USMLE scores of 260+ and COMLEX...
  37. B

    Trying to keep a level head: a fairly straightforward approach to dedicated.

    Hi all! Pre-dedicated M2 here trying to wrestle with the ensuing stress of Step 1, which I am taking in February. I am writing this to see if anyone thinks my approach is off-key more or less and to just have a general discussion that may quell some uneasiness for me and others in the same...
  38. B

    MD & DO What should my goal score be? Help!

    Hi everyone, Pre-step stressed out M2 here. I took my first NBME (form 20) last week prior to starting dedicated. I scored a 210. I’m in the works of finishing up pathoma and sketchy now. I’ll have those done before dedicated. I’ll have 5 weeks starting January 6th which is when I will start...
  39. Tobirama

    Study Guide for Step 1 Study Starting Day 1 of MS1

    I'm enrolled for MS1 next year and have been gathering information to come up with a plan to start studying for Step1 beginning on the first day of class. Does anyone have any experience doing this and how did it work out? My plan is to focus on my preclinical studies and gain a strong...
  40. D

    Firecracker Discount Code!!!

    I used Firecracker to prep for Step 1 and Step 2 and ended up getting a 265+ and 270+, respectively. It also was extremely useful in preparing for course exams throughout medical school. Firecracker was recently acquired by Wolters Kluwer, which also owns UpToDate. Between the huge Q-bank, tens...