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    Should I Enroll in a Prep Course For USMLE Step 1?

    By askdoc / March 9, 2012

    When I was trying to decide whether to take the USMLE or not way back in 2004, I pondered on whether I needed to attend a prep course or not? As an old Grad, I was at a loss on how to prep for this tough exam and enrolling in a prep course was very […]

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      Is First Aid Alone Enough For USMLE Step 1 Review?

      By askdoc / May 9, 2011

      When I first started my prep for the USMLE, it seems everyone else was using First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 and swearing it’s the best book ever written for the USMLE. Of course, now that I have finished my own examination and have time to reflect not only on my experience but on […]

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        Why You Need Three Phases in USMLE Prep – I

        By askdoc / October 5, 2010

        For most people, preparing for an exam involves learning the material tested in the exam. After doing so, they feel that is enough for them to do well in the examination. For most short quizzes and even shelf exams, that is usually enough. But for examinations like the USMLE, it calls for a different, more […]

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          Three Phases of USMLE Prep

          By askdoc / September 2, 2010

          Biggest Mistake in USMLE Prep One of the biggest mistakes people make in prepping for the USMLE is underestimating the time it takes to finish the prep. It seems a lot of people start their USMLE prep by opening a book and then start reading. They have no estimate on how fast they have to […]

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            Which NBME Self Assessment Form to Use for USMLE Step 1

            By askdoc / August 16, 2010

            Which NBME Form should you Use for USMLE Step 1? This is one of the most common question that I usually encounter both in my blogs and in the various forums. And you have as many answers as there are NBME forms, in fact more. Various answers include the following Use all 7 NBME forms […]

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              NBME Self-assessment Tests and USMLE Review – An Update

              By askdoc / August 2, 2010

              It’s been over a year since I first published “NBME Self-assessment Tests and USMLE Review.” Little did I know it will become the most popular of my post with over 14,000 pageviews in the past year. Since that time a lot of things have changed, hence this update. If you have not read the previous […]

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                How to Master the USMLE Step 1 – an Introduction

                By askdoc / March 4, 2010

                Hello Everyone, this is actually my first time to try posting videos in my blog.  So please excuse the effort if the quality is not too good. Hope to get better at doing this in the future. A lot of people think that all they need to do in order to do well in the […]

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