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    Changes to the USMLE Step 3 Examination in 2014

    By meliza / August 21, 2013

    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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      Sharpening the Saw and USMLE Prep

      By askdoc / October 10, 2012

      Suppose you came upon someone in the woods working to saw down a tree. He is exhausted from working for hours. You suggest he take a break to sharpen the saw. He then replies, “I don’t have time to sharpen the saw, I’m busy sawing!”  What would you say? And yet too many people prepping […]

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        How to Master the USMLE Step 1 Self-Paced Prep Course

        By askdoc / August 15, 2012

        Do it once. Do it right. Get it over with. Master the USMLE Step 1. The goal of the self-paced prep course is to help as many people pass Step 1 in 1 take as much as possible. It is a waste of time, money and effort to prep the wrong way and have to […]

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          Milestone Part II

          By askdoc / August 9, 2012

          Hello everyone. First, I would like to thank you my readers for visiting my blog. It’s been over 4 years since I started my blog in April, 2008 and it has been a really good 4 years. I wrote my first milestone 4 months after I first started my blog. Now I am writing my […]

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            How to Master the USMLE Step 1 – Kindle Edition

            By askdoc / August 7, 2012

              Hello Everyone. I am happy to announce that the Kindle Edition of my book ‘How to Master the USMLE Step 1: Askdoc’s Method of USMLE Prep’ is now available for sale at Amazon for only US$ 9.99 ($11.99 in some territories).   However, before I talk more about it, I would like to ask […]

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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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                USMLE FAQS: Step 2 CS (Clinical Skills)

                By meliza / March 8, 2012

                How is the Step 2 CS exam scored?  Examinees are scored in three separate subcomponents: Integrated Clinical Encounter (ICE), Communication and Interpersonal Skills (CIS), and Spoken English Proficiency (SEP). Each of the three subcomponents must be passed in a single administration in order to achieve a passing performance on Step 2 CS. How could I […]

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                  The Key to Getting a 99 in the USMLE

                  By askdoc / April 1, 2011

                  This post has been updated. Please see The Key to Acing the USMLE Step 1. Since I can remember, everyone wants to know the secret on how to get a 99 in the USMLE. Everyone wants the magic bullet, the one secret weapon that can insure you can get a 99. I had always thought […]

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                    NBME Self-assessment Tests and USMLE Review – An Update

                    By askdoc / August 2, 2010

                    It’s been over a year since I first published “NBME Self-assessment Tests and USMLE Review.” Little did I know it will become the most popular of my post with over 14,000 pageviews in the past year. Since that time a lot of things have changed, hence this update. If you have not read the previous […]

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