Hello Everyone. I am happy to announce that the Kindle Edition of my book ‘How to Master the USMLE Step 1: Askdoc’s Method of USMLE Prep’ is now available for sale at Amazon for only US$ 9.99 ($11.99 in some territories).
However, before I talk more about it, I would like to ask you a question. How much is your medical career worth? $1? $100? $10,000? Priceless? How much are you willing to pay so you can avoid failing this exam which can ruin your medical career? $1,000, $10,000, $ 100,000.
Well, if you read this book, you will learn enough about this exam to avoid all the common mistakes that can cause you to fail this exam. You will learn how to prep more efficiently so the prep process is not as tedious and stressful. You will have a better chance at passing this exam and even scoring high by following the study methods outlined herein judiciously.
And yet a lot of people will wait until they have failed once before seeking help. They are willing to risk failure rather than spend the money, no matter how small to insure success. They may say otherwise but action speaks louder than words.
When I was doing my own prep, I spent over $200 buying various books which I wound up not using in the end. But that was the only way for me to pick out the best books that helped me ace the exam in the end. For me, weighed against my career, my future, a few hundred dollars is nothing because for me my future is priceless.
This book will cost you about as much as a good meal in a restaurant or 3 cups of coffee at Starbucks. You will spend more than that on meals and coffee while studying for the USMLE Step 1 and I doubt the meal or the coffee will help you pass or even score high in this exam. So do yourself a favor, scoot over to Amazon and click buy.
When people ask me to help them pass this exam, my first question is what are you willing to do about it? Their response is usually anything. But that’s where they fail, because in fact they are not willing to do anything that requires them to do something. Follow my study methods. Do I have to? Isn’t there an easier way? ( meaning can I study for an hour a day for 3 weeks and ace this exam. Come on, if that’s how it works, the USMLE will have a 100% passing rate with 99% of examinees getting a 99) Buy my book. (I am only willing to follow your advice if it’s free. Is that the value of my advice, nothing? Then why bother to ask or even follow it.)
You know it never fails to surprise me when someone would pay $50 to buy a book I recommend for pathology but would not buy my Pathology notes for $20. Which by the way includes 800 questions to boot. People will pay hundreds of dollars to buy the full set of study materials I recommend in my blog or in forums but not US$ 9.99 for my book that tells them how to use those books to do well in the USMLE Step 1.
Don’t get me wrong, a lot of people purchased the online edition of my book. In fact so far 4x as many as those who had purchase the kindle edition. And even now my kindle edition has sold enough to be considered as one of Amazon’s hot new release for Medical Education books and have breached the top 100 in that category from time to time even reaching number 8 at one point. Not bad since it started going on sale in Amazon only last July 31.
However, compared to the number of people who have asked me for advise or visited my blog, it is miniscule…
Anyway, I really hope people who have failed this exam, old IMG’s who wants a good score and wants to do it right the first time, people struggling with their prep and making little progress and even people who are doing OK but wants a higher score, will do themselves a favor. Buy this book. Score higher. Prep easier. Remember your career, your future is priceless.
The paperback edition is almost ready for print and will be available on all bookstores including Amazon, B&N, etc. it will also be available in libraries. I am currently deciding on which of two book covers to use. I will be posting the covers soon and asking you, my readers to choose which cover you like best. Wait for the announcement.
Download sample pdf copy here.