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    NBME Self-Assessment Tests and USMLE Review – Part II

    By askdoc / July 26, 2009

    Today, we will talk more about the NBME self-assessment tests. We previously discussed what the NBME self-assessment tests are and how they impact your USMLE review. You can read the posts here. Now we will cover three important topics. When to use the NBME self-assessment tests, how to use the NBME self-assessment tests and how […]

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      NBME Self Assessment Tests and USMLE Review

      By askdoc / June 19, 2009

      The NBME self assessment test is another of those tools that I feel is responsible for the increasingly high scores in the USMLE. It is a great tool that allows the test-taker to assess his or her readiness for the exam. To a certain extent, if used properly, it is also a useful tool for […]

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        What to Do on the Day of the USMLE Exam

        By askdoc / March 13, 2009

        I wrote part of this post in answer to questions from my readers and students. After 2 emails and one answer to comments, I have decided to elaborate and write in more detail as a post that I will share with everyone. So what do you do on the day of the USMLE Exam? Be at […]

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          How to Create a Study Plan for the USMLE

          By askdoc / October 26, 2008

          Note: This was initially published in 6 parts and was then consolidated into a downloadable ebook. Why create a study plan for the USMLE? This is probably the question foremost in the mind of anyone who ever thought of tackling the USMLE. I remember when I was starting out, how this pre-occupied me a lot. […]

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            Answering USMLE Type Questions – Part II

            By askdoc / October 25, 2008

            We will now continue with Part II of our series on “Answering USMLE Type Questions”. In Part I we discussed the 3 most common problems people have with USMLE type Questions. In part II we will discuss various strategies to correct these weak points. There are strategies you implement during the preparation phase and other […]

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              Answering USMLE Type Questions – Part I

              By askdoc / October 15, 2008

              I wrote this initially in response to someone who was really having a hard time answering tough USMLE type question. Most of the time, when people think their problem is answering tough USMLE type question. the reality is that they have a KA (Knowledge Acquisition) problem. In other words, they did not do their review […]

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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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                  Preparing for the USMLE Step 2 CS – Part III

                  By askdoc / October 7, 2008

                  We now come to Part III of our discussion on “Preparing for the Step 2 CS” In Part I, we discussed how to prepare for the medical interview part of the clinical encounter. In Part II, we discussed the physical examination part of the clinical encounter. We will now tackle the social aspects of the […]

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                    Guide to Self-Evaluation in USMLE Prep

                    By askdoc / September 29, 2008

                    This started out as a reply to a question asked by dr patel on my blog on how to evaluate one’s readiness for the USMLE and avoid making the mistake of taking the examination and failing it. However, it got a little bit too long, so I have decided to rewrite it into an article. […]

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                      Preparing for the USMLE Step 2 CS – Part II

                      By askdoc / September 18, 2008

                      We now come to Part II of our discussion on “Preparing for the USMLE Step 2 CS”.  In Part I, we discussed how to prepare for the medical interview part of the clinical encounter. We will now tackle the physical examination part of the clinical encounter, To answer the first question on a lot of […]

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