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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. slowthai

    UWorld 2x vs UWorld 1x + other Qbanks

    Can we attempt to settle this once and for all? Lol. One side believes in seeing as many new questions as possible. The other believes in just sticking to the one, gold standard resource, which is UWorld, obviously. I have seen many off the charts scores from both groups. UWorld 2x Pros...
  24. B

    MD & DO Step 1 -How concerned should I be over my Qbank scores?

    4 months out from Step 1 and I am doing USMLErx and some Kaplan questions everyday alongside my anki. I have been scoring 60-70 on USMLErx and 70+ on Kaplan. I usually make cards off of topics I miss or things topics I want to frequently review. How concerned should I be? I just want a solid...
  25. Dr.jadi

    step 1 kaplan integrated qbank 2 months

    hey, just got done with my step1, let me know if anyone is interested in buying 2 months subscription of kaplan integrated qbank for 70$. Ps it also has one full length 8hr long simulation test.
  26. slowthai

    Do you (or will you) guys annotate FA?

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  27. 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...
  28. J

    Drop in Step 2 CK

    Hey SDN! I'm a 4th year DO student from an established DO school applying anesthesiology this year and was pretty bummed when I received my step 2 score back. I'm wondering how much my drop in step 2 will affect my application and if I should apply to a backup specialty. Fortunately, I was able...
  29. M

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  30. M

    USMLE step 1

    Good day, I know that most Filipino medical students who take the USMLE start taking the steps after completing the medical program in the Philippines. My question though, is for those who started the step before graduating. I see a lot of posts about having to take a semester off or taking...
  31. BlueBee20

    boards resources - ovewhelmed

    hello all - looking for advice! i've just begun second year and all anyone talks about anymore is BOARDS. please help me decide what to throw my cash at as far as resources go! i understand UFAPS is where it's at. i will be getting UWORLD 6 months, i have first aid, i plan to get sketchy, and...
  32. Piglet2020

    Got micro, pharm sketchy videos from upper year - still need to buy sketchy?

    Hi, my friend sent me her sketchy videos for pharm & micro step 1. Besides the videos, did anyone find anything helpful on sketchy? Idk if I still need to purchase sketchy since I have the videos already (they r about a year old).
  33. Piglet2020

    Good resources for step prep

    So I already bought first aid, uworld, pathoma, and sketchy. I also downloaded Zanki. Has anyone heard of usmle rx? What about other resources?
  34. Piglet2020

    Ophthalmology (and others) interest - step score?

    Hello, I’m a MS2 and I’ll be taking step next summer. I know ophthalmology is a competitive specialty (~240 avg step) but I think it’s something I’m really passionate about. (Even reading research articles on ophthalmology = fun for me, could be a sign this is my calling?? Never got bored...
  35. Piglet2020

    Prep classes for step? Schedule?

    Hi, I go to a A/B/C graded school, about to start MS2. We take step next summer but I will start studying once the semester begins. We have a ~5 wk dedicated. Did anyone take prep classes like Kaplan to learn test taking strategies? How many hrs every day, excluding studying for class, did...
  36. chomuballer

    Influenza vaccine (injection)

    So was just curious in uworld they have the injection vaccine for influenza as a subunit but everywhere else the vaccine is killed. Am I missing something here?
  37. kingarty24

    MD Step 1 241 - ortho possible? Need help planning years 3-4

    Hi all - I need some guidance. I got my my score report last week, 241. I’m pleased, definitely glad the weeks I spent punishing myself weren’t for nothing. To make a long story short - I’m interested in ortho but I’m not entirely sure how realistic this goal is with a score so far below the...
  38. crunchywhit

    Over 40 books for sale - used and new - for medical students preclinical and clinical years - M1, M2, M3

    Couple of new M4s here looking to unload some of what we have accumulated so far. Many of these books are brand-new, we just never got around to using them. Some are more loved. All binding is in good shape. If you have specific questions about the amount of highlighting in a particular book...
  39. A

    232 on Step 1, Advice on Residency Options

    Hey everyone! Just wanted advice from those who are more experienced on whether there is more of a disadvantage with a score close to the national average to get into good residency programs in large urban cities. I am not interested in ophthalmology, surgical specialties, or Internal Med. Are...
  40. Kkshake

    Low Step 1 Score

    So I got a 205 on my step 1. Currently I've been interested in pursuing EM, but IDK, would it be stupid to continue to look in to it with such a low score? My father passed away during dedicated, so I'm just happy to have been able to focus enough to pass at all. I'm a DO student, still waiting...