How to Master the USMLE Step 1 – Kindle Edition

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Askdoc's Method of USMLE Prep

 

Hello Everyone. I am happy to announce that the Kindle Edition of my book ‘How to Master the USMLE Step 1: Askdoc’s Method of USMLE Prep’ is now available for sale at Amazon for only US$ 9.99 ($11.99 in some territories).

 

However, before I talk more about it, I would like to ask you a question. How much is your medical career worth? $1? $100? $10,000? Priceless? How much are you willing to pay so you can avoid failing this exam which can ruin your medical career? $1,000, $10,000, $ 100,000.

 

Well, if you read this book, you will learn enough about this exam to avoid all the common mistakes that can cause you to fail this exam. You will learn how to prep more efficiently so the prep process is not as tedious and stressful. You will have a better chance at passing this exam and even scoring high by following the study methods outlined herein judiciously.

 

And yet a lot of people will wait until they have failed once before seeking help. They are willing to risk failure rather than spend the money, no matter how small to insure success. They may say otherwise but action speaks louder than words.

 

When I was doing my own prep, I spent over $200 buying various books which I wound up not using in the end. But that was the only way for me to pick out the best books that helped me ace the exam in the end. For me, weighed against my career, my future, a few hundred dollars is nothing because for me my future is priceless.

 

This book will cost you about as much as a good meal in a restaurant or 3 cups of coffee at Starbucks. You will spend more than that on meals and coffee while studying for the USMLE Step 1 and I doubt the meal or the coffee will help you pass or even score high in this exam. So do yourself a favor, scoot over to Amazon and click buy.

 

When people ask me to help them pass this exam, my first question is what are you willing to do about it? Their response is usually anything. But that’s where they fail, because in fact they are not willing to do anything that requires them to do something. Follow my study methods. Do I have to? Isn’t there an easier way? ( meaning can I study for an hour a day for 3 weeks and ace this exam. Come on, if that’s how it works, the USMLE will have a 100% passing rate with 99% of examinees getting a 99) Buy my book. (I am only willing to follow your advice if it’s free. Is that the value of my advice, nothing? Then why bother to ask or even follow it.)

 

You know it never fails to surprise me when someone would pay $50 to buy a book I recommend for pathology but would not buy my Pathology notes for $20. Which by the way includes 800 questions to boot. People will pay hundreds of dollars to buy the full set of study materials I recommend in my blog or in forums but not US$ 9.99 for my book that tells them how to use those books to do well in the USMLE Step 1.

Don’t get me wrong, a lot of people purchased the online edition of my book. In fact so far 4x as many as those who had purchase the kindle edition. And even now my kindle edition has sold enough to be considered as one of Amazon’s hot new release for Medical Education books and have breached the top 100 in that category from time to time even reaching number 8 at one point. Not bad since it started going on sale in Amazon only last July 31.

However, compared to the number of people who have asked me for advise or visited my blog, it is miniscule…

 

Anyway, I really hope people who have failed this exam, old IMG’s who wants a good score and wants to do it right the first time, people struggling with their prep and making little progress and even people who are doing OK but wants a higher score, will do themselves a favor. Buy this book. Score higher. Prep easier. Remember your career, your future is priceless.

 

The paperback edition is almost ready for print and will be available on all bookstores including Amazon, B&N, etc. it will also be available in libraries. I am currently deciding on which of two book covers to use. I will be posting the covers soon and asking you, my readers to choose which cover you like best. Wait for the announcement.

 

Download sample pdf copy here.

 

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3 thoughts on “How to Master the USMLE Step 1 – Kindle Edition

  • August 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm
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    Hello dear Askdoc,

    I wrote you before about being an orthopaedic surgeon from Belgian. Thanks for the respons not quite encouraging but anyway I have a goal and willing to achieve it.
    My question is now I’m reading through your book how to master the USMLE step 1, a very good book indeed thank you. I want to know being an IMG so I have to go of course through the learning phase first before doing the high yield books like FA. How do I do that? Do O have to study all the textbooks cover to cover first?? But it’s going to take ages!! Or do I have to look in the high yield books and study that chapter from the txtbooks. Thank you in advance.

    Neda Farbod

  • September 3, 2012 at 7:22 pm
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    Hi Neda,

    There are two ways you can go about this, your choice. First, you can use a high yield book to guide you what topics to read up on textbooks. The best is still First Aid. First Aid lists all the topics that will come out in the exam. It’s main problem lies in that it does not cover the topics in detail. Plus like all reviewers, it does not explain the topic. So use it as guide, but study the details in the textbook. A second choice is to go through the How to Master the USMLE Step 1 Self-paced course in my prep site. There is a more detailed step by step guide there on how to do your learning phase. There is a support forum where you can ask specific questions about what exactly you need to study in each subject. You have access to a group chat room where you can form your own study group for chat and many more.

    Lastly, I would appreciate it if you would take the time to put in a review in Amazon for the book.

    Askdoc

  • October 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm
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    Hi,
    I wish I’d read this before passing french medical school. It takes time but I do think it’s ESSENTIAL to anyone -IMG like me or UMG who’s not doing quite as well as they want or just wants to optimize their studying.
    Askdoc has been integrating other student’s feedback to his own experience for a long time, and at this level of competition, it seems just masochistic not to take advantage that this book exists. Especially in a field where we’ll basically be studying all our lives.
    I wasn’t happy about all the things in here (I basically am going to study for twice as long as I thought and it’s costing a lot of money to be off work). But now that I know my enemy and my strategy, no more questioning (and as an isolated IMG it’s really hard to know what you’re up against), I’ll just do my freaking best.
    Thank you. This may have really changed my life.

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