All posts in "USMLE Step 2 CK"
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    Most Common Mistakes in Step 2 CK Prep

    By askdoc / September 27, 2015

    I first wrote this article about the USMLE Step 2 CK around 5 years ago way back in March, 2010. It is one of my more popular posts with over 80,000 page views. Since that time, I have had many students who have passed Step 2CK with very good scores and went on to finish their […]

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      Review of USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) minimum passing score

      By meliza / April 29, 2012

      As stated in the USMLE Bulletin of Information, the level of proficiency required to meet the recommended minimum passing level for each USMLE Step examination is reviewed periodically and may be adjusted at any time. Notice of such review and any adjustments are posted on the USMLE website. Every three to four years the Step […]

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        USMLE Score FAQs: Pass or Fail?

        By meliza / February 14, 2012

        USMLE score reports and transcripts show your scores (for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3) and an indication of whether you passed or failed (for all examinations). You will receive two different scores on the front of your report which basically reflects your overall performance on the examination: one on a 3-digit score […]

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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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              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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                What to Do in Step 2 CK

                By askdoc / March 27, 2010

                *note: I wrote this way back in 2007 and posted it in prep4usmle. I am reposting it here because many people have been asking about how to prep for Step 2 CK and I am busy to write one. Although this may need a rewrite, it will do until I actually finish and post a […]

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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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