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    Congratulations, Tong! USMLE Step 1 97/232

    By askdoc / February 23, 2009

    I would like to congratulate Tong for successfully passing the USMLE Step 1 Exam with a score of 97/232 which he took last January 27, 2009. ┬áHe is part of the first batch of enrollees in my prep course for Step 1 which started last September, 2008. He is currently preparing for his Step 2 […]

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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 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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          High Yield Fast Facts for the USMLE

          By askdoc / October 12, 2008

          Everyone knows the usefulness of keeping a large amount of high yield information in your head just before the actual examination. This can help a lot in boosting your score up in the last few days before the actual examination. Although I am never an advocate for last minute cramming for an examination like the […]

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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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              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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                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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