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    Update on Planned Changes to USMLE Step 3 Examination

    By meliza / May 8, 2012

      The USMLE Composite Committee and USMLE parent organizations (the National Board of Medical Examiners and the Federation of State Medical Boards) recently approved plans to change the structure of USMLE. Step 3 will be the first examination impacted, with changes to this examination to occur no earlier than 2014. The plans call for the […]

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      Updated Practice and Orientation Materials for Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Exam have been Posted

      By meliza / April 10, 2012

      As previously announced, a new patient note and redesigned Communication and Interpersonal Skills subcomponent will be introduced into the USMLE Step 2 CS examinations beginning June 17, 2012. Updated practice and orientation materials reflecting these changes have been posted to the USMLE website. Examinees who plan to take the Step 2 CS examination on or […]

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        USMLE FAQS: Biometric Enabled Check In System (BECS)

        By meliza / March 14, 2012

        What biometric information is collected from a USMLE® candidate using BECS? Under the BECS program, a digitized representation of your fingerprint, an image of your fingerprint, along with your name, address, telephone number (if you provided one), date of birth or age, identification document number, and a scanned copy of your identification document (which may […]

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          REMINDER: New Rules on Repeating USMLE Examinations

          By meliza / February 20, 2012

          As announced in the ECFMG website, we would also like to remind the exam applicants that the USMLE program has introduced new rules on repeating USMLE examinations. Time between Examination Attempts The USMLE program sets rules on how quickly examinees can repeat the same Step or Step Component. As previously published, these rules will change […]

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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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              Changes to the Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Examination

              By askdoc / January 31, 2012

              To further enhance the testing methods used in the Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) examination, changes will be introduced in Step 2 CS for examinations and will be delivered beginning June 17, 2012. The reporting schedule for examinees testing from June 17, 2012 through November 3, 2012 will be 2-3 weeks longer than for examinees […]

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                How to Master the USMLE Step 1 – an Introduction

                By askdoc / March 4, 2010

                Hello Everyone, this is actually my first time to try posting videos in my blog.  So please excuse the effort if the quality is not too good. Hope to get better at doing this in the future. A lot of people think that all they need to do in order to do well in the […]

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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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                      Answering USMLE Type Questions – Part I

                      By askdoc / October 15, 2008

                      I wrote this initially in response to someone who was really having a hard time answering tough USMLE type question. Most of the time, when people think their problem is answering tough USMLE type question. the reality is that they have a KA (Knowledge Acquisition) problem. In other words, they did not do their review […]

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