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    I have decided to temporarily stop from writing anything about the USMLE

    By askdoc / April 28, 2008

    Hi everyone. Although it is with a heavy heart, I have decided to temporarily stop writing in my blog or anywhere for that matter at least for the next few weeks or maybe even permanently. A few days ago, I found out that someone from Egypt has been copy-pasting all the contents of my blog […]

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      Is the USMLE getting tougher every year?

      By askdoc / April 18, 2008

        We previously tackled one common myth about the USMLE. (See “Is the version of the USMLE for IMGs harder than for AMGs?” ) Now we will tackle another one. In order to answer this question we need to understand how the USMLE come up with questions to include in the USMLE. The USMLE states […]

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        Clinical Vignettes in the USMLE and how they affect your review process

        By askdoc / April 14, 2008

        Clinical Vignettes are increasingly becoming more common and important not just in Step 2 and Step 3 but even in Step 1. Increasingly, it is not enough to just memorize important medical facts, but to recognize how these facts apply in real life practice of medicine. The use of clinical vignettes also tests your ability […]

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          Is Kaplan enough for Step 1 Review?

          By askdoc / April 4, 2008

          This is the question often asked by newbies in various USMLE forums. The usual answer is either a yes or no, but the honest answer is another question. Enough for what? For acing the exam?

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