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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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          How to increase your Reading speed.

          By askdoc / May 16, 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 which is posted here and Part 2 is this post on how to increase our reading speed . You can access the original post in […]

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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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                    Is the USMLE getting tougher every year?

                    By askdoc / April 18, 2008

                      We previously tackled one common myth about the USMLE. (See “Is the version of the USMLE for IMGs harder than for AMGs?” ) Now we will tackle another one. In order to answer this question we need to understand how the USMLE come up with questions to include in the USMLE. The USMLE states […]

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