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    How to Master the USMLE Step 1 – Askdoc’s Method of USMLE Prep

    By askdoc / June 3, 2012

    Download Sample pdf here. This post is about a book entitled ‘How to Master the USMLE Step 1’.  I wrote this in order to answer the most important questions about how to prep for the USMLE Step 1. If you feel you already know all you need to know about the USMLE Step 1, then […]

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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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        Review of USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) minimum passing score

        By meliza / April 29, 2012

        As stated in the USMLE Bulletin of Information, the level of proficiency required to meet the recommended minimum passing level for each USMLE Step examination is reviewed periodically and may be adjusted at any time. Notice of such review and any adjustments are posted on the USMLE website. Every three to four years the Step […]

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          Problems of the Old IMG: Obsolete Knowledge

          By askdoc / February 16, 2012

          As a very old IMG, I was faced not only with the problem of having forgotten a lot of what I knew before. I also have a problem that a lot of what I know is obsolete and there are a lot of new concepts that I do not know.  Medicine is constantly advancing and […]

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            Accepting Applications – Askdoc’s USMLE Step 1 Moderated Prep Course

            By askdoc / February 9, 2012

            *Enrollments for Askdoc’s USMLE Step 1 Moderated Prep Course MARCH 2012 CLASS will start on February 15, 2012. If you are interested in the course, please enroll starting on the said date. I would like to announce that we will be ready to receive applications for Askdoc’s USMLE Step 1 MODERATED Prep Course which will […]

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              KA, KR and TP.

              By askdoc / May 15, 2008

              *Note: I wrote this a while back in prep4usmle.com. You can access the original article here. I’ve used this framework for analyzing my weak points throughout my review. We can divide our whole preparation into 3 parts,

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                How We learn.

                By askdoc / May 14, 2008

                  Note: This article was originally written and posted by me on prep4usmle.com. It talks about how to increase our ability to acquire knowledge. Part 1 is on How we learn and Part 2 is on how to increase our reading speed which is posted here. You can access the original post in prep4usmle here. […]

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                  Mastery, Know and Familiar applied to USMLE review.

                  By askdoc / May 13, 2008

                    Note: I wrote this sometime ago to help out somebody who was having difficulty in her review. It was posted in prep4usmle. It illustrates the use of the concept of Master, Know and familiar in preparing for the USMLE. This part is especially for gigiMD.                            Just like any diagnostic exam, our quick and dirty […]

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                    Concept of Mastery, Know and Familiar in USMLE content.

                    By askdoc / May 12, 2008

                    Note: I wrote and posted this sometime ago in prep4usmle.com. Since it is impossible to know everything there is to know about Medicine, one should prioritize what medical concepts should be retained. Another post talks about how this can be implemented. Thanks for reading my post and your kind comments. To continue. As we all […]

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