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How helpful is USMLE studying for clerkship?

Discussion in 'Step I' started by canadagirl, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. canadagirl

    canadagirl Senior Member
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    I'm in Canada, so I don't have to take the USMLE's, but I'm thinking that it would be useful as a focussed way of preparing for the clerkship years. Have you found that your USMLE preparation translated to better performance / better confidence / etc in clerkship?
     
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  3. kito

    kito Big Evil
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    If you know your stuff from Step 1 cold, then no one can mess with you on the wards. The increasingly clinical nature of Step 1 is making students better clinicians faster.
     
  4. Catalyst

    Catalyst Enjoying Life
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    usmle prep helps up to the point when I'm asked, "so what tests would you order to diagnose and how would you treat/manage this patient?"... for that I just have to study on my own
     
  5. ddmo

    ddmo BMF
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    It seems like everything I know I learned studying for Step I. There is very little that I get pimped on that I don't know, or at least have an idea about. Another bonus is that studying for clerkships is easier since most of it is just a repeat of what was covered on the boards.
     
  6. enanareina

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    I did very well on the step and feel like I know absolutely nothing in clerkship. Maybe I'm just not good at applying the knowledge, or I'm just not getting pimped on the stuff I learned for the step, but it seems that the important stuff in clerkship is completely separate from the important 1st and 2nd year stuff.
     

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