A friend of mine told me that 6 mo prior to taking the USMLE he developed what he coined as the HOUSE study method. He said he would watch an episode of house everyday and build a differential with the characters. Then he would research the pathology of all the diseases discussed along with any physiology, pharmacology, ethics mentioned. He said by doing this it made studying for the USMLE less stressful. He was even recalling episodes during the actual test. I guess it paid off for him bc. he posted a 255/99 on last months USMLE. I wouldn't recommend this for everyone but I am really surprised some marketing team hasn't tried to jump on selling this gimmick to medical students.