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    Change to ECFMG’s Transfer Credit Policy for IMGs Applying for ECFMG Certification and USMLE

    By meliza / August 3, 2015

      To be eligible for ECFMG Certification, an international medical graduate (IMG) must have been awarded credit for at least four credit years (academic years for which credit has been given toward completion of the medical curriculum) by a school that is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools as meeting eligibility requirements for […]

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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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        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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          What to Do on the Day of the USMLE Exam

          By askdoc / March 13, 2009

          I wrote part of this post in answer to questions from my readers and students. After 2 emails and one answer to comments, I have decided to elaborate and write in more detail as a post that I will share with everyone. So what do you do on the day of the USMLE Exam? Be at […]

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            How to Create a Study Plan for the USMLE

            By askdoc / October 26, 2008

            Note: This was initially published in 6 parts and was then consolidated into a downloadable ebook. Why create a study plan for the USMLE? This is probably the question foremost in the mind of anyone who ever thought of tackling the USMLE. I remember when I was starting out, how this pre-occupied me a lot. […]

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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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                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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