Mastering the USMLE Step 1

By askdoc / May 29, 2015

How to Pass the USMLE Step 1 in One Take Hi, my name is Mike, also known as ‘askdoc’ in the USMLE prep community. Some of you may know my story. But for those who don’t… Well I am an old IMG, 16 years out of medical school when I decided to prep for the […]

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What is an Old IMG?

By askdoc / May 9, 2015

When I first encountered the term “old IMG”, I wasn’t very sure what it exactly mean, even though intuitively, I knew it refers to someone like me. An IMG is an International Medical Graduate as opposed to an AMG or American Medical Graduate. I thought initially that old refers to the age of the IMG, […]

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USMLE FAQs for the Old IMG

By askdoc / May 8, 2015
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There are a lot of information that is of utmost relevance to the old IMG. Since majority of all USMLE exam-takers are either third year medical students or fresh grads, these facts do not apply to them and usually is not mentioned or discussed that much in most forums. As an old IMG it took […]

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IMG Performance in the 2015 Match

ecfmg announcements

For the 13th consecutive year, the number of first-year (PGY-1) residency positions offered through the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) Main Residency Match® increased. A total of 27,293 first-year positions were offered in the 2015 Match. This represents an increase of 615 positions compared to last year and an increase of more than 6,600 positions […]

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Unified Content Outline for the USMLE

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A unified content outline, which provides a common organization of content across all USMLE examinations, has been developed. The unified content outline consists of 18 sections. Fourteen of these sections primarily correspond to organ systems; the remaining four sections are General Principles; Multi-system Processes and Disorders; Biostatistics, Epidemiology/Population Health, and Interpretation of the Medical Literature; and […]

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Risk, Fear and Worry and USMLE Prep

By askdoc / December 1, 2013
Risk, fear worry and the USMLE Prep

  In order to get ahead in life, it is important to take advantage of opportunities. But, opportunities always carry with it a certain amount of risk. A potential for failure. And the greater the opportunity the greater the risk. In fact, anything worth doing has a potential for failure. Whenever we do something new, something we […]

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Changes to the USMLE Step 3 Examination in 2014

USMLE Step 3 Exam

Changes to the Step 3 examination will occur in 2014.  The current Step 3 examination is administered in two 8-hour test sessions, which must be taken on consecutive days. The restructured examination will also be two test days; however, examinees will be able to schedule the two test days on non-consecutive days.  The examination days will consist […]

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