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    Most Common Mistakes in Step 2 CK Prep

    By askdoc / September 27, 2015

    I first wrote this article about the USMLE Step 2 CK around 5 years ago way back in March, 2010. It is one of my more popular posts with over 80,000 page views. Since that time, I have had many students who have passed Step 2CK with very good scores and went on to finish their […]

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      Question of the Week

      By askdoc / July 28, 2015

      Here’s an example of a question from Askdoc USMLE Step 1 Prep Course Q Bank. We also post this Q&A in our Askdoc Facebook Fan Page. Try to practice answering the question before peeking into the answer. Question  # 1: In fractures of the surgical neck of the humerus, the axillary nerve is commonly damaged. This […]

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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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          What are Experimental Questions in USMLE?

          By askdoc / March 22, 2011

          What are Experimental Questions in USMLE? When I first heard about experimental questions, the first questions that came to mind are: What is the experiment? What are they experimenting on? Why are they included in the USMLE? Like most people I started my research by going online visiting forums and blogs. After sifting through various […]

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            NBME Self Assessment Tests and USMLE Review

            By askdoc / June 19, 2009

            The NBME self assessment test is another of those tools that I feel is responsible for the increasingly high scores in the USMLE. It is a great tool that allows the test-taker to assess his or her readiness for the exam. To a certain extent, if used properly, it is also a useful tool for […]

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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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