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    Askdoc’s USMLE Step 1 Prep Course open for Applicants

    By askdoc / August 1, 2008

    Back in 2004 when I was just starting my preparation for the USMLE, my greatest fear was in failing this examination. My status as an old graduate made failing a stark reality for me. Every person I asked told me that as an old graduate I have no chance. The most encouraging response I got […]

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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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              Clinical Vignettes in the USMLE and how they affect your review process

              By askdoc / April 14, 2008

              Clinical Vignettes are increasingly becoming more common and important not just in Step 2 and Step 3 but even in Step 1. Increasingly, it is not enough to just memorize important medical facts, but to recognize how these facts apply in real life practice of medicine. The use of clinical vignettes also tests your ability […]

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