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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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        Guide to Self-Evaluation in USMLE Prep

        By askdoc / September 29, 2008

        This started out as a reply to a question asked by dr patel on my blog on how to evaluate one’s readiness for the USMLE and avoid making the mistake of taking the examination and failing it. However, it got a little bit too long, so I have decided to rewrite it into an article. […]

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          What to Study for the USMLE – Part IV

          By askdoc / September 15, 2008

          We begin part 4 of our series on “What to Study for the USMLE”. In Part I, we discussed the need to choose our review material based on what we want to achieve in the exam. We also discussed the use of substituted judgment when we rely on reviewers to know what to review for […]

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            Preparing for the USMLE Step 2 CS – Part I

            By askdoc / August 28, 2008

            For the past few months, I’ve written articles that deal with all the different Steps except for Step 2 CS. So this will cover preparations for Step 2 CS. Like most IMGs, I felt really anxious preparing for the Step 2 Clinical Skills. This was primarily due to the novelty of the examination method. (simulated […]

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              What to Study for the USMLE – Part III

              By askdoc / August 11, 2008

              We begin part 3 of our series on “What to Study for the USMLE”. For those just joining us, please refer to previous post here and here. Due to the sheer number of review materials available to examinees, we need to classify them in order to make it easier to choose and mix and match […]

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                Is Kaplan enough for Step 1 Review?

                By askdoc / April 4, 2008

                This is the question often asked by newbies in various USMLE forums. The usual answer is either a yes or no, but the honest answer is another question. Enough for what? For acing the exam?

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