Attend Askdoc’s USMLE Step 1 Live Lectures

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I would like to announce that you do not have to enroll in the full course to listen to Askdoc’s USMLE Step 1 Prep Course Live Lectures. You can now choose to attend the Live Lectures only for US$ 200. If you decide to enroll in the full course within the next 2 months, you are entitled to a credit of US$100 from the price of the full course.

What is Askdoc’s USMLE Step 1 Live Lectures?

Unlike other courses, my live lectures concentrate on teaching you how to study for the USMLE Step 1, rather than what to study. It is composed of 6 1.5 hour lectures, presented live over the web. The lectures includes the following:

1. How to Master the USMLE Step 1: This lecture discusses and explains the basis for the study methodologies in the course. It discusses what is unique about the USMLE, why you need to study a certain way to do well. It outlines basic principles you need to consider in designing your review, how long you need to study, what you need to study, how much you need to study, understanding how test questions are designed and how that should impact your study and much much more.

2. How to Review Pathology: This discusses in more detail the study methodologies covered in the first lecture using Pathology as an example. It also covers certain methodologies unique to studying Pathology and the way the USMLE asks questions in Pathology

3. Scheduling your Prep: Too many people do not know how to schedule their prep. In fact some have a hard time keeping to a schedule or even tracking their progress and adjusting the schedule accordingly. No schedule is written in stone and should be adjusted according to your own capacity to learn and time you can allot for the review. Explains the prep schedule for the online course and how to use Askdoc’s USMLE Step 1 Schedule Organizer to plan your schedule and keep track of your progress. Download the suggested prep schedule for participants in the online course here.

4. How to Review Microbiology and Pharmacology: Discuss how the study methodologies are applied in reviewing Microbiology and Pharmacology. Includes discussions on methods unique to studying both subjects including how to create and use flashcards which are most effective for this two subjects.

5. How to Review the Minor 4 Subjects: The minor 4 subjects includes Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Behavioral Sciences. There are special problems and methods for studying these topics. Plus there is a need to integrate this topics with the more advanced subjects of Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacology since questions will usually focus on this integration.

6. Test Preparation Strategies:. This lecture focuses not only on test-taking strategies or the so-called tips and tricks. It covers all aspect for taking the USMLE exam, including correcting bad habits and thought processes that negatively impact your ability to get the right answers, speed building to help you finish each block ahead of time and much much more. You could know all the medical concepts tested in the USMLE and still get a low score.

If you want to see a sample of what we generally discuss in the lecture sessions, please refer to my earlier post with an introductory video to the first lecture. How to Master the USMLE Step 1 – An Introduction.

 

To  enroll in the lectures or find out more about them, please go to http://main.askdoc-usmle.com.

 

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28 thoughts on “Attend Askdoc’s USMLE Step 1 Live Lectures

  • May 25, 2010 at 5:38 pm
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    Hi askdoc,
    Is it possible for me to enroll in this lecture,I am currently leaving in Japan.Can you explain further how it goes? Thanks

  • June 12, 2010 at 8:11 pm
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    Hi doc.

    I am currently in the PHI can I possibly enroll in these sessions?
    Please drop me a message…can you possibly help me out I flanked step1 twice already

  • June 12, 2010 at 8:16 pm
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    By the way I have read the entire kaplan notes and done all the videos…I am just interested with the 6 lectures..can I enroll here?

  • June 13, 2010 at 4:04 pm
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    Dr,

    I really would like to attend your live lecture the one for the mastering of USMLE
    Please do reply on my queries.

    Godblessyou

  • June 15, 2010 at 8:26 am
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    Hi,
    I would like to enroll , but I need to know your schedule because I work in the afternoon just 4 hours every day ( From Monday to Friday).
    I could not find a contact number to call so I can have more information.I really want to enroll in the july session so please give me feedback!
    Alexandra

  • June 15, 2010 at 9:59 pm
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    Hi Alkexandra.

    The lectures are conducted every Tuesday at 7 pm Pacific Time (California time) The chat sessions are conducted every Monday at 7 pm Pacific Time (California time) This is to insure that people who work can participate in the lecture and chat session. You have to do the actual review yourself. The chat and lectures concentrate more on how to study rather than discussions on actual exam content.

    Askdoc

  • June 16, 2010 at 4:34 am
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    Hi,
    Do you mean that I will spend the all the 5 months that I saw in your schedule learning how to study.I dont want the live lectures only.
    My phone number is 240-281-3236 . You can call me so I can have a better idea on how it works.

  • June 16, 2010 at 8:58 pm
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    Hi Alkexandra,

    First, there is a reason there is no phone number. Because at present I am too busy to answer phones. I’ve been offered up to $ 150 an hour for one-on-one sessions by phone and I have turned them down because of chronic busyness. Next, I think it should be fairly obvious that spending 5 months learning how to study is stupid. So I think we should use a little brain here because that will be needed if you really want to pass the USMLE. You spend 5 months studying the contents of the Exam. You spend lectures and chat sessions discussing how to study and what you may be doing wrong in your prep.

    Askdoc.

  • June 21, 2010 at 11:29 pm
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    Hi askdoc,
    I am now doing first revision of all the subject and only anatomy and Physio are the 2 subjects not fully done.I want to do the second revision and I really need your guidance how to do my preparation effectively.I am using Kaplan books and DVD lectures and Goljan LN and Audio and other resources like Levinson for Micro and Katzung for Pharma.I can a lot 6 hours of study everyday when my kids are in school.I would to enroll in Lecture live while am doing my self study.I am planning to take the exam in January.I would like also to get advise from you how long I need to prepare since I am old IMG graduate(2003).When is the best month I should apply for the test,how long it take to process my paper and get eligibility for the exam.Please advise appreciate it very much.

  • June 22, 2010 at 11:38 am
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    Hi lilibeth,
    Quick reply only. You need to divide your review into three phases. First the Learning part where you use the Lectures primarily and refer to textbooks if needed. You can also use Kaplan notes although their quality is variable for the purpose of learning. The learning phase is where you concentrate to understand and learn the medical concepts. The course itself emphasizes the Mastery and Test preparation phase. You cannot master what you have not learned. The mastery phase itself takes 3 revisions at the least. Revisions does not mean reading even though you do a lot of that. In mastery phase, the materials you use will primarily be notes, flashcards and qbooks/qbanks rather than lecture and texts. The purpose is to memorize the right amount of detail needed for the examination and be able to recall them in the time allotted for the exam. Each revision has a different goal and that is tackled in the lectures themselves. Your approach, the study methods you use are different for each revision and for the different subject. The last phase is test preparation where you try to get used to the type of exam the USMLE is, namely a timed, 7 hour exam mostly MCQ and computer-based. All this will be covered in the lectures.

    You need to make sure you apply and submit all the documents you need to be eligible for the exam ASAP. What you should not do is schedule your exam as of now. I tell my students to schedule their exam when they start their 3rd revision for the Mastery phase and not before that. Usually by the time you are on third revision, you will be sitting for the exam between 30 to 90 days lafter. Therefore that is the ideal time to schedule the actual exam date and eligibility period.

    Askdoc

  • June 23, 2010 at 5:09 pm
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    Hi Askdoc,
    Thank you so much for your advise really appreciate it.How can I apply for the 6 Lecture live and how can I pay do you accept paypal. I am currently residing in Japan so I need to make adjustment regarding my time to attend the lecture via internet because we have different time zone.If I enroll in the lecture live can I also join the group chat.Once I am done with the lecture live can I still ask guidance from you until my exam and while I am doing my self study.

    Thank you again:)
    Blessings!

  • June 23, 2010 at 5:31 pm
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    Hi Askdoc,

    Is it alright to enroll in the Lecture live now since I am doing my learning phase this time.What I am doing now is I am listening to the DVD lecture and making my own notes and flashcard of each subject and doing the questions after each topic.Thank you again:)

  • June 24, 2010 at 7:50 am
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    Hi Askdoc,
    Please bear with my inquiry.Just want to clarify if I apply now for my eligibility for the exam how long it take usually to be eligible and once I received my eligibility how much time they gave me to schedule my exam.Do I need to schedule it right away once I am approved to take the exam?Am I the one who will choose the month of eligibility period?I am just confused with the ECFMG info about it.Thank you so much for your time reading this appreciate it:)

  • June 24, 2010 at 7:50 am
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    Hi Askdoc,
    Please bear with my inquiry.Just want to clarify if I apply now for my eligibility for the exam how long it take usually to be eligible and once I received my eligibility how much time they gave me to schedule my exam.Do I need to schedule it right away once I am approved to take the exam?Am I the one who will choose the month of eligibility period?I am just confused with the ECFMG info about it.Thank you so much for your time reading this appreciate it:)

  • June 25, 2010 at 9:48 am
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    Hi Lilibeth,

    Once you have passed all your medical credentials and other requirements, you are considered eligible to take the exam. What you should not do is apply and schedule for the exam until your are ready. The only way you can be really sure how long your preparation time will be is after you start it. Not everybody can do it in 3 months or less. Not everyone needs to take a year or more. But both cases do happen. For Step 1, Step 2CK and Step 2CS, you can set your own eligibility period. For Step 3, you have no choice. Once you are approved for the exam, your 3-month eligibility period starts right away.

    For the lecture course. There is a difference when you enroll for the full course and the lecture only. Lectures are done every 2 months. That is a series of lecture is finished every 2 months, so there will be 6 series of lectures in a year. If you join the full course, which gives you 9 months access, you can attend the lectures any number of times so long as you still have access. You can even attend any new lecture sessions or updates to future lecture sessions. It also gives you 9 month access to the chat session and pm support from me via the forum. This is aside from any learning tools available on the site which you can access.

    If you attend the lecture only program. You can attend only one lecture series. Next you can attend the chat sessions during the period the lecture series you enrolled on is active. For example, for July-August Lecture series, you can attend the chat sessions for July-August that’s it. There is no further support after that. Hope that clarifies the difference between the 2 programs for you.

    As to being in the learning phase. You can attend the lectures during the learning phase. Actually its best to do it during the learning phase so you understand what you need to do during the learning phase before you move on to mastery phase.

    Askdoc

  • June 27, 2010 at 9:59 pm
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    Hi Askdoc,
    Thanks for the reply.I am trying to register in the forum site I cannot access for some reason,it says my email address was already used.

  • June 28, 2010 at 4:17 pm
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    Hi Askdoc ,
    Are there people who actually enrolled in the Live lecture only, do you had feedback from them on how it help with their studies.

  • June 28, 2010 at 9:55 pm
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    Hi Lilibeth,

    Actually this is the first time that live lecture only is being offered. It has always been incorporated into the whole review course in the past. The live lectures actually grew out of previous chat sessions. After 12 months of weekly chat sessions, I notice that certain topics tend to be repeated often. So they were compiled into the lectures. The chat session deals mostly with individual problems in studying.

    Askdoc

  • June 29, 2010 at 4:58 pm
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    Hi Askdoc,
    I would like to enroll in the course instead of the live lecture only but I am still working on my usmle application.I want to get a slot in your course in September batch.Is it alright to enroll the course even I am still in the process of my usmle application.Please advise.Thanks again:)

  • July 17, 2010 at 11:28 am
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    Hi askdoc
    I applied for the full course yesterday. I have trouble accessing the course site.Please E-mail me as to how I fully participate in the class.Is there a password I have to use. I did the patho demo chapter 1 quiz but I need to do the rest of the chapters of patho and I have trouble accessing them.

  • July 17, 2010 at 1:19 pm
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    Hi Ahmed,

    thanks for applying. I’ve sent you an email on what you need to to do to gain access. cheers!

    Askdoc

  • August 2, 2010 at 4:07 am
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    want to participate in ur live lec prog kindly send me the requiremens and i tried opening sample youtube video says its been removed if possible kindly send me the link…

  • August 2, 2010 at 4:24 pm
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    Hi sammy,

    You just need to apply at http://main.askdoc-usmle.com. Apply for July class although the next series of lecture starts on September, every Tuesday, 6 pm Pacific Time. If you want to hear the sample lecture, go to my facebook page. You can click on the facebook widget on the upper right side of the blog. Access the video there. The video in Youtube was removed cuz the video is 12 minutes long and Youtube will only accept videos 10 minutes long. So I need to split the video into 2 before reposting it.

    Askdoc

  • August 13, 2010 at 6:39 am
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    I want to apply for your lectures for $200.00. Please let me know how it works.

  • August 13, 2010 at 11:40 am
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    Hi Rozie,

    Sorry for the late reply. Just flew 12 hours through the Pacific yesterday and still jetlagged. Anyway, Lectures are conducted live so you need to attend them as scheduled. There is usually 15 minutes chat after the lecture for you to ask questions. You can just attend the lectures if you want or go for the full course.

    Askdoc

  • August 13, 2010 at 2:26 pm
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    Hi doc
    If I register for the 6 weeks course, will I receive study materials from you,when will the session start for september batch?
    what is the difference between the full course and the 6 weeks, will both classes be given online? Please reply as soon as possible. thanks
    Rozie.

  • August 15, 2010 at 4:11 pm
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    Hi Rozie,

    First of all there is no six week course. There is only the full course. The alternative is to just attend the lectures. You do not get any study materials or have group chat sessions weekly when you enroll for the lecture only. Study materials are available online and some you have to procure on your own. Go to the main website to know more. There are no more batches. July batch is the last one. Instead you can enroll anytime and you have 9 months access to all online resources even though the suggested prep schedule is 6 months. That gives you flexibility in scheduling your prep. This includes the live lectures, weekly group chat sessions, online study materials and forum and pm support. There are 6 live lectures each lasting 1.5 hours given every Tuesday, 6 pm Pacific Time. The series starts every other month. The next series starts on September 7, 2010 and for the next 6 Tuesdays after that. The next series after that starts on November 2, 2010. If you enroll in the lecture only sessions you can choose to enroll only for the September-October session or the November-December session. If you chose the full course, you can attend all schedules live lectures as many times as you want so long as you are within the 9 month eligibility period.

    Askdoc

  • November 22, 2011 at 2:35 am
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    Hi dear ,
    I am Dr.Amin Ullah from Pakistan KPK Mardan Village Koz Moothi Saioor Banda.Apply the USMLE Step1 exaim .Plz Contact me on this no 00923329030508 .
    With regards ,
    Dr.Amin Ullah

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