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    Answering USMLE Type Questions – Part II

    By askdoc / October 25, 2008

    We will now continue with Part II of our series on “Answering USMLE Type Questions”. In Part I we discussed the 3 most common problems people have with USMLE type Questions. In part II we will discuss various strategies to correct these weak points. There are strategies you implement during the preparation phase and other […]

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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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        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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          What to Study for the USMLE – Part II

          By askdoc / July 18, 2008

            We begin part 2 of our series on “What to Study for the USMLE”. For those just joining us, please refer to previous post here. Before we discuss the various criteria for selecting study materials for review, we need to clarify some concepts and discuss some limitations. First, there is no real guarantee that […]

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            Using Q Banks Effectively for USMLE Review – II

            By askdoc / July 4, 2008

            We now come to the second part of our discussion of “Using Q Banks effectively for USMLE Review”. For those just joining us, please review the previous post here. Previously we talked about what Q Banks to use and when to use them for review. We will now talk about how to use Q banks […]

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              What to Study for the USMLE – Part I

              By askdoc / June 25, 2008

              This is a really big topic and would probably take at least a dozen posts maybe even two to finish. However, we have to begin somewhere. This is actually the most common question asked in forums. When people ask whether First Aid is enough, should I do Q Banks, do I need Goljan, etc. the […]

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                Using Q Banks effectively for USMLE Review

                By askdoc / June 12, 2008

                Doing Q banks is now considered part and parcel of USMLE review. Any person still not using Q banks is taking a big chance of doing poorly in the examination. In fact I believe one of the biggest reason for the increasingly high scores among both AMGs and IMGs is due to the existence of […]

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                  USMLE QBank vs. Kaplan QBank: Which one?

                  By askdoc / June 4, 2008

                  Which one is better, UW or Kaplan? This is one of the most often asked questions I’ve encountered from people and the answer is as always not that straightforward. Each has its pros and cons and thereby is more useful in one situation than another. The best answer is

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                    High Yield Concepts and the USMLE.

                    By askdoc / May 29, 2008

                    “Study the High yield stuff”. “Don’t bother with that because it’s low yield”. When I was just starting my review, these are the most common advice I get from “experts” in forums and books about reviewing for the USMLE. The question is how good is this advice.

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                      How to Create a Study Plan for the USMLE – Download Page

                      By askdoc / May 20, 2008

                      I would like to announce that I’ve compiled my series of posts on “How to Create a Study Plan for the USMLE” into an eBook in PDF format. I’ve also included the last 4 posts and completed the series. It is downloadable from this site. This ebook is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative […]

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