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  1. pBar

    USMLE When to start studying for step 1 (MSTP at 1 year pre-clinical institution)

    I am currently an M1-MSTP at a school with a 1-year preclinical curriculum and am a little lost as to when to starting prepping for STEP1. For some context, I will be finishing my pre-clincial trunk this summer and transitioning to clerkships in the Fall. Due to the curriculum demands of my PhD...
  2. 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...
  3. JerBearJer

    Med School Testing Anxiety

    Hi! I’m really grateful to have been accepted to my top choice DO school. However, as someone with test anxiety, I’m a little anxious about preparing for both the USMLE and COMLEX in the coming years. I understand that testing is an inevitable part of this journey (and certainly won’t end after...
  4. J

    DO student middle of class. should I take USMLE?

    Hey guys. Almost done with 2nd year. finishing as a 55th/60th percentile in my class (84/85 avg). I get B's except like 4 A's and 2 high C;s. took my first OSCE a few months ago as a mandatory school assessment and got a 450 (our class average was much lower than that surprisingly). have been...
  5. S

    matching psychiatry with just comlex

    I'm a second year med student and am planning on taking comlex level 1 next June. I've been interested in psychiatry and my school advisor says I don't need a USMLE to match psych. I feel I may do poorly if I spread myself thin by preparing for two different exams content/styles. In general I...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. Titoxyco

    I am an IMG, moved to the US with green card visa. My options?

    Hi! This is Rafael. I recently got graduated from my medical school in my country, and moved to the US as a permanent resident. Currently I'm studying for USMLE, but I wonder if there is any other stuff I can do by now. For example, I read about fellowships. What are your thoughts? Thank you!!
  9. 8YearsLate

    DO Schools w/ USMLE Prep

    Hi All, I was wondering if anyone has a list or can throw out a few names of DO schools that build USMLE prep into the curriculum. I know that LECOM does and I appreciate that aspect (not that I want to study for 2 tests, but I'll likely take it regardless and it'd be nice to have it carved...
  10. 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...
  11. Y

    Anki flashcards with the entire Uworld question's vignette: Is this a good strategy for me?

    Hi everyone! I need some advice regarding making anki flashcards with UWorld information. I've tried reading explanations and making only a few flashcards, but that didn't work well for me because I felt I needed more context. Tried to make a small summary of the vignette of the front and...
  12. S

    USMLE Step 1 Now or P/F

    Hi ! Here is a Non-US IMG. i am planning to do fellowship in US after i finished residency in my country. i am preparing for step 1 and I’ll be ready on November. But i have question, is it better to take it now or postpone to 2021 since pass and fail score will be official on jan? And since...
  13. B

    Docs who did HPSP, how did ODS/Leadership Course fit into your medical school timeline?

    At what point in medical school(semester/month/year) did you do your 5-6 week officer training? In what ways, if any, was your classes, activities, or (especially) USMLE/COMLEX prep affected? Thank you in advance, and thank you for your service.
  14. J

    BOTH NBME 21: 170, NBME 16: 182, UWSA: 183, three weeks left until USMLE, help!

    Hey - I'm currently half way through UWorld, have been working on my content gaps, but even so, Immunology/Genetics/Biochemistry are still some of my weakest areas. I'm a DO student and at this point, I don't know if it's worth taking USMLE and if I should just focus on COMLEX. Other than...
  15. Y

    List of IM residencies by competitiveness

    Hi! I'm looking for a site or something where I can search all (or most) of the US residencies in internal medicine and rank them by least to most competitive. Is there such a thing? I don't want to waste time/money applying somewhere that my chances of being accepted are almost none.
  16. M

    Should i get into the USMLE etc process as an IMG? I'm a 32 year old gastroenterologist and an attending in my country.

    Hello everyone, I've been reading alot about the process that IMGs have to go through in order to be licensed to practice in the US. I'm a 32 year old attending in gastro in my home country. For personal reasons, i'm considering moving to the US. I'm asking your honest opinion about: The...
  17. C

    NBME CBSE

    is the NBME CBSE exam that OMFS applicants take the same one the US MD Students take before the USMLE Step 1? If so, doesn't that skew the Scores?
  18. P

    Step 2 CK - Cancelled by Prometric

    So to all the people out there who's exam have being cancelled. We can help each other to find new available spots.
  19. 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...
  20. K

    USMLE How Crack The USMLE Code

    Like everyone, I am preparing for USMLE for a couple of weeks. I want to know what are the best ways to prepare for the USMLE. Please share your experiences and best practices.
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. H

    Non -US IMG Here, when to take USMLE exams?

    Hi there, I am currently a first year medical student in China leading up to an MBBS(in english taught curriculum) degree. (To be clear, I am an Indian National) I want to do my residency in the US. Though I am an non-US IMG, I will become a permanent resident soon. My course duration is 6 years...
  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. 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...
  26. T

    USMLE Recent grad (~2 years), studying for step 1 (hoping to give in the next 3-4 months). what can I do now to ensure a match (2022 aim)?

    I've gotten 2 LOR's from clinics in Texas (worked in a hospital, but the individual doctors gave letterheads with their clinics). also, one of them passed away. is that LOR still 'valid'? I've done some observer-ship work in Canadian clinics, did one year of 4 specialities (3 months each- gen...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. medlife2017

    Firecracker discount - $100 off

    Hello everyone, I have been using firecracker for 3 years now and wanted to share this referral code that can get you discounts on any of the plans including more than $100 off the 2 year subscription. Just post the link in the web browser so you can see the discounted rates...
  31. 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...
  32. DrDry

    Verified help passing USMLE...

    Hi. My name is Dr. Richard Dry and I’m the Director of Institutional Relations from MedSmarter, a smarter way of preparing you to take your USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CS, Step 2 CK and Step 3 exams. It’s the only test prep company that can boast a 98% success rate because of the unique approach to...
  33. T

    Sleep Research Study - NOT SURVEY - Compensation Provided - Silver Spring, MD

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  34. 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.
  35. 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...
  36. M

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  37. D

    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...
  38. MedBoardTutors

    Personalized 1-on-1 Online Tutoring - 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...
  39. 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...
  40. pathlologist

    Step 2 CS August 2019 Score Release

    Took CS in June in Atlanta, hoping for score this Wednesday. Just like everyone else, I made a lot of mistakes (missed diagnoses on maybe 2-4, forgot a couple of pertinent physical exam maneuvers, forgot counseling on a couple). Trying not to panic and remembering that I have a 95% chance of...