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    IMG Score Performance for Step 1

    By askdoc / November 13, 2018

    Why it’s important to know IMG performance in Step 1 In 2018, only 9,000++ out of 25,000++ IMGs who passed Step 1 and applied for the match through NRMP was able to secure a residency position. About 18,000++ were able to get interviews, nevertheless only half of those number matched Although other factors are also […]

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      Risk, Fear and Worry and USMLE Prep

      By askdoc / December 1, 2013

        In order to get ahead in life, it is important to take advantage of opportunities. But, opportunities always carry with it a certain amount of risk. A potential for failure. And the greater the opportunity the greater the risk. In fact, anything worth doing has a potential for failure. Whenever we do something new, something we […]

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        Wishing and Doing in USMLE Prep

        By askdoc / October 23, 2012

        ‘When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are, everything your heart desires will come to you.’ From the movie ‘Pinocchio’ by Walt Disney Wouldn’t it be nice if that were true? Just rub a magic lamp and your wish becomes reality. Win the million dollar lotto. Marry Prince Charming. Ace the […]

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          Sharpening the Saw and USMLE Prep

          By askdoc / October 10, 2012

          Suppose you came upon someone in the woods working to saw down a tree. He is exhausted from working for hours. You suggest he take a break to sharpen the saw. He then replies, “I don’t have time to sharpen the saw, I’m busy sawing!”  What would you say? And yet too many people prepping […]

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            Crash Diets and Good Habits in USMLE Prep

            By askdoc / September 12, 2012

            “Motivation Gets You Started, But Habit is What Keeps You Going!” How to lose weight without dieting or exercise! How to get rich by just working 2 hours a day right at your own house. How to get those killer abs without working out. Just use this machine . How to make a gourmet meal […]

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              Milestone Part II

              By askdoc / August 9, 2012

              Hello everyone. First, I would like to thank you my readers for visiting my blog. It’s been over 4 years since I started my blog in April, 2008 and it has been a really good 4 years. I wrote my first milestone 4 months after I first started my blog. Now I am writing my […]

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                High Yield Fast Facts for the USMLE

                By askdoc / October 12, 2008

                Everyone knows the usefulness of keeping a large amount of high yield information in your head just before the actual examination. This can help a lot in boosting your score up in the last few days before the actual examination. Although I am never an advocate for last minute cramming for an examination like the […]

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                  Milestone

                  By askdoc / July 28, 2008

                  Today I’ll not talk about the USMLE but something else. Although I set up my blog on March 23, 2008, My first real post on the USMLE was posted exactly 4 months ago on March 28, 2008. So in a sense we are celebrating my fourth month as blogger and I’ll start by posting the […]

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                    How to Create a Study Plan for the USMLE – Download Page

                    By askdoc / May 20, 2008

                    I would like to announce that I’ve compiled my series of posts on “How to Create a Study Plan for the USMLE” into an eBook in PDF format. I’ve also included the last 4 posts and completed the series. It is downloadable from this site. This ebook is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative […]

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                      Why another USMLE Blog?

                      By askdoc / March 26, 2008

                           I am actually asking myself that question… With all the Blogs by recent USMLE takers sprouting all over the place, do we really need one more? 🙄 However, the main reason I am starting this blog is to help people. With all the information I have in my head on how to prepare and […]

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