1. S

    Advice on studying

    Hey everyone. I just finished OMS-1. Struggled a decent amount. Had to remediate a class fall semester and another one this past semester. Really upset about it. Questions are 1) How am I supposed to effectively study? 2) Will I still be able to match competitive specialties? Wanted Derm...
  2. Spartan Osteopath

    Neuro with COMLEX only? Am I in trouble?

    Hello all, I am getting ready for Step 1 Level 1 and my NBME scores are high 50s to low 60s. (none > than 65). I am not happy with them and worried I may fail. So I am deciding between COMLEX and USMLE or just COMLEX and I was wondering how much of a detriment COMLEX only to matching Neuro and...
  3. DITKI

    USMLE/COMLEX Free Access - 3 Months USMLE/COMLEX Board Prep

    Ditki, Medical & Biological Sciences is offering 3 months free access to all students - no credit card required. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of our unique, multimodal, and engaging approach to the medical sciences. You'll get FREE access to our USMLE/COMLEX board prep courses...
  4. AhmedJ

    I will be your tutor for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK exams

    About me: I took my USMLE Step 1 exam in December 2021 and scored 260 in that exam (>92 percentile). I utilized many leading questions banks to prepare for Step 1 exam, including but not limited to UWorld, Amboss, USMLE-RX, Kaplan, and NBME self-assessments. This gives me an immense...
  5. MedBoardTutors

    For Sale Affordable, High-Quality Tutoring for USMLE and COMLEX - MedBoardTutors

    Are you ready to conquer your USMLE, COMLEX, or NBME exams with confidence? Look no further than MedBoardTutors - the premier online tutoring service that offers personalized, 1-on-1 support to help you excel. With our exceptional track record and affordable rates, spots fill up quickly, so...
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  7. R

    Position Available Hiring Medical assistant

    I'm looking to hire for a medical assistant, part-time only for 2 to 3 days per week in Houston. for a Rheumatology practice, it's a very good opportunity to interact with medical students and gain valuable clinical experience. We have an academic title as well .Please PM me if interested.
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    Advertisement Experienced USMLE/COMLEX Tutor !!!

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  9. Rakan Rasheed

    low GPA and medical residency

    Hello guys . I just graduated from medical college (IMG) but with a Low GPA unfortunately. and I'm passionate to become an Ophthalmologist, first, is the low GPA will Affecting my residency application? second is there a thing that makes it up like good usmel score or research, latter of...
  10. Sage of Pale Bones

    Should DO take USMLE 1 & 2 or is STEP 1 no longer needed (so STEP 2 only) as it is P/F?

    The specialty I want is not very competitive (PM&R or Community Neuro) so I am just wondering how many board exams I will have to take? Would applying with a P on COMELX 1 and a STEP 2 and COMLEX score be enough or will programs require I take get a P on STEP 1 as well as a STEP 2 score?
  11. D

    Question about Boards

    Hello all. I have a question on my future board exams (I am an OMS-0). Why do many DO students take the USMLE? I am interested in moderately competitive (DR, Anesthesiology) and low competitive specialties (FM, Path). Should I be planning to take it too?
  12. S

    Auto cancellation of USMLE Step1 Exams by Prometric

    Hello, Has anyone experiencing auto cancellation and auto rescheduling of the USMLE step1 and step2 exams in the United States by Prometric? This has been a consistent trend for me for the last 3months and my step1 exams has been rescheduled/cancelled for almost 5 times till date. We raised a...
  13. T

    (attn: OMSIII/IV) COMLEX level 1 and USMLE step 1?

    hello all, I am an OMSII, interested ONLY in family medicine, preparing to take the comlex at the end of May. With the new pass/fail exams, I'm wondering if I should take just the COMLEX or the USMLE along with it. also: 1) How similar are the exams in terms of difficulty, timing, and style 2)...
  14. X

    For Sale USMLE/COMLEX 1-3 and Clerkship Review Books

    USMLE/COMLEX 1-3 and Clerkship Review Books Bundle for $200+Shipping Condition: Kaplan Step 1, Step 3 Lectures: New; First Aid USMLE 2 CS + CK: New COMLEX 2 PE JB Review: used First Aid USMLE 3: new MTB Step 3: New USMLE 3 Secrets: New Case files: used Pocket Medicine: Used Please ask for...
  15. Schwifty

    Official 2022 Step 2 CK Experiences With Scores Thread

    Alright y'all, I'll get it started this year Step 1: 250 Level 1: 581 Step 2 goal: 250+ Level 2 goal: 600+ Resources: UWorld, OME, BnB, AnKing step 2 (really only gonna do the dorian cards, I just like the way everything is tagged) My only real goal is to beat my step/level 1 scores. Gonna...
  16. Ellaji

    Other Is USMLE Step 3 going away?

    Some physician graduates have been urged to complete Step 3 before applying for internship or residency but is Step 3 going away? Since USMLE Step 2 CS has been discontinued, should USMLE Step 3 be the next board exam to be discontinued?
  17. O

    USMLE path for an IMG, can I do it?

    Here is my story , I am an IMG that graduated in October 2020. Our program is basically 6 years. 3 years of basic sciences and 3 years of clinical rotations. I graduated from the best Uni in my country, it’s really hard to enter there and nearly every graduate end up doing residency and...
  18. P

    Study time for step 3 based on previous step scores

    Just started studying for step 3 and hoping to take it by end of the month since I'm on a relatively easy rotation in my residency program. Based on my past step scores (264 step 1, 275 step 2), how long do I realistically need to study for step 3? My thought was to spend most of my prep time...


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  20. R

    Need advice - Psych vs FM vs Peds (DO student post-merger)

    Hey guys, Need thoughts. I only took COMLEX 1 (~600), no step 1. I really loved child psych, peds, and FM rotations. -FM: Love that you can build relationships with adults and kids over time. Don't want to do many procedures or manage HTN and DM all day though...Long hours/exhausting? Some...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. SketchyMedical

    Assessment Item Writer - (Remote) - SketchyMedical

    SketchyMedical ( 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...
  27. 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: I was informed that the current discounts are good until the end of October.
  28. 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!!
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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.
  34. 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...
  35. 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.
  36. 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...
  37. C


    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?
  38. 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.
  39. 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...
  40. 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.