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    Mastery, Know and Familiar applied to USMLE review.

    By askdoc / May 13, 2008

      Note: I wrote this sometime ago to help out somebody who was having difficulty in her review. It was posted in prep4usmle. It illustrates the use of the concept of Master, Know and familiar in preparing for the USMLE. This part is especially for gigiMD.                            Just like any diagnostic exam, our quick and dirty […]

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      Concept of Mastery, Know and Familiar in USMLE content.

      By askdoc / May 12, 2008

      Note: I wrote and posted this sometime ago in prep4usmle.com. Since it is impossible to know everything there is to know about Medicine, one should prioritize what medical concepts should be retained. Another post talks about how this can be implemented. Thanks for reading my post and your kind comments. To continue. As we all […]

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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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