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2015 Seminar Schedule
January 2016 Batch —Start on Jan.4, Ends on Feb.27

2015 Seminar Schedule

August 2015 Batch—Start on Aug 3, Ends on Sept 26
May 2015 Batch—Start on May 4, Ends on June 27
April 2015 Batch —Start on April 6, Ends on May 29
March  2015 Batch —Start on March 2, Ends on April  24
February 2015 Batch (**LIVE**)—Start on February 2, Ends on March 27
January 2015 Batch —Start on January 5, Ends on February 28

The Askdoc Seminar Workshop is an 8-Week Course designed to prepare you for the USMLE Step 1.

Below is the Course Syllabus for Week 1 to Week 8.

Week 1: Starting Your Prep

Week 1: Starting Your Prep

Day 1    The USMLE Success System That Never Fails

Ever wondered why some people succeed in life while others fail? Why some people have the golden touch, while disaster seems to follow others. Is there some secret to it all? A system that ensures success? Find out the secret on how to be consistently successful in life. Find out how to apply this success system to your USMLE preparation and pass it in one take. I guarantee if you faithfully follow this system, you will succeed, not only in the USMLE but everything else you want to do in your life.

Day 2    Top 5 reasons why people fail the USMLE

Why do people fail the USMLE? Find out the top reasons why people fail and how to avoid them.

Day 3    The Best Time to Schedule your USMLE Examination

 Is there an ideal time to schedule your exam so you get the best score you possibly can? Surprisingly, the answer is yes. Just like in most professional championship sports, correctly timing when you sit for the exam can a make a big impact on your final results. Find out how to use the secret of proper timing to do very well in the USMLE, just like professional athletes.

Day 4    Top 5 Reasons why Most USMLE Study Plan Fails

Some people make elaborate study plans which they don’t follow, while others have study plans that involve picking up a book and start reading. Most don’t work. Find out why most USMLE study plans and how to avoid making the same mistakes.

Day 5    Creating a Fool-Proof USMLE Study Plan in 8 Easy Steps

Here’s a step-by-step guide to making an effective and flexible study plan that takes into account all factors that will affect its effectiveness.

Day 6      7 Habits for USMLE Success (… And Life in General)

 Success is a habit. But so is failure. Learn the good habits of successful people and make success a habit. Even in the ‪#‎USMLE‬.

Week 2: Three Phases of USMLE

Week 2: Three Phases of USMLE

Day 1    Learning Basic Sciences: How We Learn

The best student learns about 10 x faster than the worst student. What’s their secret? They know how to learn better than others. By understanding how we learn, you can learn better and faster.

Day 2    Learning Basic Sciences: The Right Way

Is there a right way and a wrong way to learn the basic sciences. You bet there is. Learning it the right way makes it easier to understand and remember. It also makes it easier to relate the basic science facts you learn to the clinical part.

Day 3    Mastering the USMLE: Mastering the Right Stuff

One of the most common reasons for low scores and even failing the USMLE is studying the wrong things, or the right things at the wrong level of detail. You need to master the right stuff to score high in the USMLE. Know what you need to master before trying to master them.

Day 4 Mastering the USMLE: Methods for Mastery

So, now you know what topics you need to master the USMLE and get a high score. But do you know that there are specific study methods that insure you will remember the topics better and faster. Learn the study methods that will help you master the USMLE step 1. Study smarter. Use the Askdoc way.

Day 5 Mastering Exam Mechanics: Key to High Scores

The USMLE Step 1 is a computer-based test (CBT) which has different test dynamics compared to manual-based exams. People often underestimate how the physical mechanics of the exam can affect their overall performance. The fact that it is mainly multiple choice also affects the kind of questions and content that will appear in the exam. Mastering the exam mechanics and preparing for its particular requirements can help raise your scores.

Day 6 Fear is the Mind Killer: Banishing Fear in Your Prep

 One of the main reasons for people failing to finish their prep or making poor progress is fear. Fear is the mind killer. Learn how to banish fear or at least minimize it, so it does not derail your prep.

 Week 3: How to Study

Week 3: How to Study

Day 1    How to Remember Almost Anything

Have a hard time remembering what you have studied? Think you have a poor memory? Although memory capacity is mostly inborn, there are ways to improve it. Here are a few techniques that will help you remember almost anything.

Day 2    Instant Recall: Key to Acing the USMLE

To ace the ‪USMLE, it’s not enough to be able to recall what you have studied. You need to be able to recall them instantly. Due to the vast amount of information you need to study for the USMLE, it is impossible to be able to recall everything instantly. However, the more you are able to recall instantly, the higher your score will be. Here are a the steps you need to take to know how to identify what topics you need to be able to recall instantly and how you can make sure you can recall them instantly.

Day 3    Mastering the USMLE in Three Revisions

Mastering the USMLE Step 1 is important for USMLE success. However, mastering the USMLE requires you to study properly in the right way, at the proper level of detail in order to effectively recall what you have mastered. Learn how to do all this in three revisions.

Day 4    Measure Your Way to USMLE Success

After prepping for a few months, some people get the shock of their lives when the result of their first Q bank attempt is less than spectacular or worse failing. Learn the best way to measure your progress and insure that you are improving day-by-day and not wasted on ineffective studying and prepping.

Day 5    Two Most Important Thing to Remember If You Want a High Score

The two most common weak points especially among medical students preparing for the ‎USMLE are: 1. Difficulty in diagnosing clinical vignettes and failure to integrate the medical concepts clinically. Here are the reasons why these two weak points can affect your scores and how to fix them.

Day 6     The Power of One a Day: Changing Your life One Day at a Time

 Do you feel frustrated on how hard it is to acquire the new skills and good habits to improve your life and your ‪‎USMLE‬ Prep progress? Do you feel you have too little time and too much to do? Learn how the Power of one a day can help bring about life-altering changes to your life for the better.

 Week 4: Reviewing Exam Content 1

Week 4: Reviewing Exam Content 1

Day 1     Master the Basics, Ace the Clinics

Pathology is the most important subject in Step 1 and yet is often the most difficult. The key to understanding Pathology is mastering the basic subjects, anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. By mastering the basic three, you will have an easier time studying and understanding pathology.

Day 2     Mastering Anatomy: Roadmap to the Human Body

In order to understand anything about or be able to do anything in the human body, you need to first know where it is located and how to find it. That is the main purpose of anatomy. Find out what you need to study and master in Anatomy to understand medicine better and do well in the ‪#‎USMLE‬ at the same time.

Day 3     Mastering Physiology: Understanding How the Body Works

Understanding how the body works is crucial in understanding why it has stopped working the way it should. Find out what you need to study and master in physiology to understand medicine better and do well in the ‪#‎USMLE‬ at the same time.

Day 4     Mastering Biochemistry and Genetics: the Building Blocks of Life

Understanding the chemical processes that underlie metabolism and genetics is important to truly understand the human body. Find out what you need to study and master in physiology to understand medicine better and do well in the ‪#‎USMLE‬ at the same time

Day 5     Structure, Function and Process: Putting Them All Together

Understanding how anatomic structure, physiologic function and biochemical process work together to sustain life is essential to our understanding of medicine as a whole. Integrating these three subjects is essential in understanding not only normal life processes that keep us alive, but also the disease processes and that afflicts us and healing process our body undergoes to restore homeostasis.

Day 6     How Old IMG’s Can Rock the USMLE Step 1

 Think old IMG’s don’t have what it takes to ace this exam? Well, you are wrong. Here’s how it’s done.


Week 5: Reviewing Exam Content 2

Week 5: Reviewing Exam Content 2

 Day 1    Mastering Pathology: The Science of Why Things Go Wrong

Pathology is the single biggest subject in Step 1 and the most important. Learn the best way to understand and master Pathology.

Day 2     8 Topics You Need to Master to Ace Pathology

If you have only limited time to study, then make sure you at least master these eight topics in order to get a high score in‪ pathology‬.

Day 3     Mastering Systems Pathology: How Body Organs Fail

Understanding systems pathology is very important in Step 1 as it is almost half of Pathology. It is even more important for Step 2 and Step 3. So make sure you study it well. Here are some pointers on how to make sure you understand and remember systems pathology.

Day 4     Mastering Pathophysiology: Mechanisms of Diseases I

Mechanisms of diseases is one of the most common weak points of those taking the USMLE‬. Understanding mechanisms of diseases involve integrating anatomy, physiology and biochemistry into pathology. Learn Askdoc’s methods and techniques for integrating the basic three into pathology.

Day 5     Mastering Pathophysiology: Mechanisms of Diseases II

Mechanisms of diseases is one of the most common weak points of those taking the ‪USMLE‬. Understanding mechanisms of diseases involve integrating anatomy, physiology and biochemistry into pathology. Learn Askdoc’s methods and techniques for integrating the basic three into pathology. Yes, it’s that important so we are spending two days on this topic.

Day 6     Expecting the Unexpected: When Life Intrudes

Preparing for the ‪USMLE‬ is a very long process and the possibility that problems will arise, whether, physical, emotional, family, social, psychological or financial is always constant. Therefore, it is important to be prepares for it. Here are some guidelines on how to deal with them.

Week 6: Reviewing Exam Content 3

Week 6: Reviewing Exam Content 3

Day 1     Mastering Pharmacology:  How Drugs Work

Pharmacology is all about how drugs work. Here is a complete guide on what you need to master and how to master them.

Day 2     Pharmacology: Dealing with Chemicals that Heal and Harm

One of the most commonly tested part of pharmacology is their adverse effects. Learn how to effectively study them.

Day 3     Mastering Microbiology: When Bugs Attack …

Infectious disease accounts for majority of diseases in the world. Therefore understanding them is crucial in medical practice and therefore in the USMLE.

Day 4     Mastering Immunology: … When the Body Fights Back

Understanding your body’s defense system against diseases is crucial to understanding how to treat disease. Learn how to study them effectively.

Day 5     Mastering Behavioral Science: Dealing with Behavioral and Cultural Issues

Behavioral and cultural issues are widely tested in the USMLE. Know what you need to study for this subject.

Day 6     Reaching the Finish Line: Preventing Burnout

 One of the biggest problem you will face in your prep if you did everything right is the possibility of burnout. (If you find the prep easy, then obviously you did not study enough unless your IQ is over 180). Here are some practical tips on how to prevent burnout during your prep.


Week 7: Test Preparation Phase

Week 7: Test Preparation Phase

Day 1     Breaking the Sound Barrier: Building Speed in Answering Questions

One common denominator among people who fail the USMLE is the inability to finish all questions in a block. It is also one of the most common reason why people score low, even if they know most the topics being asked. Is there a way to speed up answering questions? Surprisingly, the answer is yes. Find out how you you can halve the time it takes for you to answer a block of questions.

Day 2     How to Make Hard Questions Simple to Answer

Only 20% of the questions in the #USMLE are truly hard. Of the remaining 80% half are easy questions that just look hard. Find out how to make these ‘hard’ questions easy and simple to answer..

Day 3     Finding the Answer When You Don’t Know the Answer

One of the biggest reason that people who score high, score high is because they know how to find the right answer even when they don’t really know the answer. Find out how that is done.

Day 4     Worming your Way Out of Distractors: A Master’s Guide

Too many times, students tend to lose a lot of points when they fall for distractors. Preparing for them starts right from the beginning of your prep right down to the time you start answering questions. Here are practical steps to deal with them.

Day 5     Know Your USMLE Score Before You Sit for the Exam

One of the best way to insure that you are ready to sit for this exam is to know what your USMLE score will be before you even sit for the exam. This is what the #NBME assessment tests are for. Know how to and how not to use them.

Day 6    The Zen of Test-taking: Dealing with Anxiety

 One of the most difficult problem we face during the exam is dealing with anxiety. Here are practical ways to deal with anxiety and minimize them during the exam.

Week 8: Assessment & Exam Day Preparation

Week 8: Assessment & Exam Day Preparation

 Day 1    Going the Distance: Maintaining High Performance Levels Throughout the Exam

The #USMLE Step 1 is an 8-hour 7 block exam that will take their toll on you physically, mentally and emotionally. By the time you are answering your last two blocks, your brain is mush. You need to read twice to understand the question. It takes twice as long to get the answer. And chances are it’s going to be the wrong one.

Is there a way to avoid this deterioration in performance? While it’s not possible to completely eliminate it, it is possible to mitigate it. And here are some practical steps to keep performance level higher throughout the exam.

Day 2     On Top of Your Game: Be Physically, Mentally And Psychologically Fit on Exam Day

The #USMLE is a tough, but doable exam. If you want to do well, you need to be at your peak physically, mentally and psychologically. Here are steps and methods you need to follow in order to accomplish that.

Day 3     What to Expect on the Day of the Exam: A Walk-Through

One of the best way to lessen anxiety on the day of the exam and improve #confidence is to know exactly what to expect during the day of the exam. Some people even go to the extent of paying a fee to Prometric to undergo a live simulation. Here is a blow by blow account of what to expect on the day of the exam.

Day 4     The Week Before the Exam: Step-By-Step Guide

There are a lot things you can do a week before the exam to make you really ready for the day of the exam. Here is a step-by-step guide.

Day 5     The Day Before the Exam: Last-Minute Preparation

In order to maintain peak performance during the exam, there are certain things you need to do and prepare the day before the exam, so you don’t need to do them during the exam day itself. Here is a concise list.

Day 6     Rising from the Ashes: Dealing with Failure

It does not matter how many times you fall. What’s important is how many times you get back up. Fall seven time, get back up eight and you will succeed. Here’s a step-by-step guide to picking yourself up after failing.

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