Dedicated Study Schedule

Bliss Chang - A fourth-year medical student at Harvard. He applied into Internal Medicine
July 2, 2020 |
A study schedule that works for you is key to acing Step 1. While there is no single magic schedule that works for everyone, there are several elements of a successful study routine. In this post, we’ll explore these key elements as well as tips on how to know whether your schedule is working for [...]

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How to Study Effectively

Bliss Chang - A fourth-year medical student at Harvard. He applied into Internal Medicine
May 7, 2020 |
If you’re fresh out of college, you’re probably used to cramming for an exam and dumping most of that knowledge the minute you put your pencil down. Because medicine encompasses an extremely vast expanse of facts, much more than any course you’ve taken before, you will rarely find time either in medical school or as [...]

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5 reasons to try out adaptive learning right now!

5 reasons to try out adaptive learning right now
April 24, 2020 |
The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting our life in all areas. For medical students, a great divide is becoming visible—some students are graduating early to serve on the front lines, while others are experiencing stress and uncertainty as a result of postponed Step 1 exams. Though this delay has an inevitable impact on academic progression, curricular [...]

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Should You Prepare for Step 1 Before the Dedicated Study Period?

Bliss Chang - A fourth-year medical student at Harvard. He applied into Internal Medicine
March 28, 2020 |
In this article, we’ll explore whether preparing prior to the dedicated study period is beneficial and whether this is a potential path for you. The Value of Prepping for Step 1 Before Dedicated The Key Ingredient to a High Step 1 Score As a senior medical student who scored in the top percentile for Step [...]

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5 Questions with Jennifer Jing

5 Questions with Jennifer Jing
March 16, 2020 |
Can you tell us about yourself? My name is Jenn and I'm the product manager for Thieme | Area9 USMLE Step 1. I primarily work at the interface between the medical content and the adaptive product, ensuring that our high-quality Thieme content is leveraged efficiently by Area9's adaptive algorithm. I work with an international team [...]

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What does Pass/Fail Step 1 mean for you?

Bliss Chang - A fourth-year medical student at Harvard. He applied into Internal Medicine
March 2, 2020 |
On February 12, 2020, the USMLE Step 1 exam was announced to become pass/fail starting no earlier than January 2022. As you might imagine, there were outbursts of both joy and anger at this decision. But how does this impact you? Impact on Step 2 CK Value Let’s start with what purpose the Step 1 [...]

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Kickstart your USMLE® Step 1 exam

Kickstart your USMLE© Step 1 Exam
February 20, 2020 |
Looking for a brand new and more efficient way to prepare for USMLE® Step 1? The adaptive learning Qbank personalizes your preparation for the Step 1 exam. With this Qbank, you can identify your knowledge gaps and address them all at once. The diagnostic pretest, adaptive learning Qbank, and full-length practice exam ensure that you [...]

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Adjusting to the pace of medical school

February 5, 2020 |
After the challenge of moving to New York by myself for college, I thought I was fully prepared for anything, including the transition to medical school. While I am ultimately fine, there were a few growing pains along the way. Adjusting to medical school is a different beast than college. Here are a few things [...]

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How-to: Preparing for USMLE® Step 1 in Europe

January 20, 2020 |
Preparation For medical students from Zurich like me, by the end of the 8th semester our curriculum will have covered all the preclinical subjects such as anatomy, histology, biostatistics and biochemistry as well as the clinical appearance and pathophysiology for most of the diseases from all the clinical specialties, which more or less corresponds to [...]

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The USMLE® Guide

December 1, 2019 |
The USMLE® (United States Medical Licensing Examination) is an examination required to be taken by all american medical students to become doctors as well as foreign medical students/doctors to practice medicine in the USA. The USMLE entails three STEP examinations testing applicants' knowledge through multiple-choice questions, clinical cases and patient care. This guide helps you [...]

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