Category: Healthcare

Visa Application Guidance for International USMLE® Students

Preparing for the USMLE® exam is a handful – especially when you tack on the additional stress of applying for a visa to study in the United States. Thankfully, Becker has flexible review options for international students! Shabbir Ghatila, International Development Manager for Becker, provides...


I Failed the USMLE®. Now What?

You’ve received results from the USMLE® Step 1 Exam and they’re not what you’d hoped… Your first instinct is to feel defeated – after spending hours upon hours to study and prepare, a low test score is discouraging. It is normal to feel bad and you should allow yourself a bit of time to...


Four Rules for Interviewing for Residency

So, you got the call (or email) to come in for an interview for a residency position. Congratulations! That means you have made it through the first two big steps in the screening process: the USMLE® score hurdle and the Application hurdle. You should be thrilled! The places you interview are the...


Dr. Mary Ruebush Discusses The Importance Of Learning From A Teacher

Throughout medical school, you’ve spent countless hours studying from textbooks and memorizing facts. Recalling facts from a textbook does not fully prepare you for life as a doctor. However, a live teacher is readily able to explain why you should care and which information will be genuinely...


Make Your USMLE® Step 2 CS Examination Feel Like Just Another Day at the Office

It is no secret that the USMLE® Step 2 CS examination is a critical milestone in the careers of many medical professionals, especially those seeking residency or licensure to practice in the United States. Current medical students, international medical graduates, and those returning to medicine...


How to Make the Medical Residency Matching Algorithm Work Best For You

While preparing for your Residency Match Day begins with the USMLE® exams, it is also important to understand how to rank order the right medical residency programs for you. With help from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), we’ll explain exactly how the matching algorithm works and...


Dr. Steven Daugherty Reveals 10 Steps to Think Through a USMLE Question Like a Clinician

In order to excel in the USMLE exam, students must Think Like a Doctor and apply clinical thinking to each exam question. Becker faculty Dr. Steven R. Daugherty understands the underlying logic of the USMLE exam and is devoted to ensuring students’ success on test day. Through his personal...


How to Build a Study Plan Around the Results of Your Diagnostic and Simulated Exams

You’ve received the results of your diagnostic exam… Now what?! Becker faculty, Dr. Steven R. Daugherty, has provided personal recommendations to students who aren’t sure how to build a study plan after receiving the results of their diagnostic and simulated exams. In this video, Dr....


Clinical Scenarios for Group B Streptococcus

In this Clinical Scenario I will break down Group B Streptococcus and illustrate how you can correctly answer the following questions for the United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 2 CK. Introduction Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a bacterial infection that is usually asymptomatic and is...


USMLE® Step 1 Live Online Review

Your USMLE® Step 1 exam performance is key to your success in a residency program; it’s essential to get the best preparation you can. Our USMLE Step 1 Live Online review gives you the structure of a live online classroom with the flexibility to study and learn from anywhere in the world....


USMLE® Step 1 Live Review

Our seven-week Intensive Review Course includes over 275 hours of live lectures covering all core Basic Sciences contained in the USMLE® Step 1 Exam. Best of all, you get immediate one-on-one feedback from Becker’s nationally recognized medical faculty and an opportunity to interact with and...


USMLE® Step 1 GuideMD

Our newly updated USMLE Step 1 GuideMD: Advaned Interactive Learning, is a flexible self-study tool that jump starts your exam prep and establishes your path for success — all at your own pace! Our subscription-based GuideMD program curriculum equips you with the information and study materials...


USMLE® Step 1 QMD

We would like to introduce you to our newly updated QMD: Advanced USMLE® Question Bank, a crucial part of preparing for our Step 1 exam! Our subscription-based question bank is ideal for students needing to identify strengths, weaknesses and learning needs. Our question bank includes the...


Fully Understanding USMLE Exam Questions

Many of those who have trouble with the USMLE are obsessed with “getting the right answer”. This focus is misplaced. An excessive focus on the answer misses an essential point. The key to getting the right answer is to be found in the question. The question stem presents the essential problem...


The USMLE Exam is Not about Memorization

One of the most common questions I hear when advising people preparing for the USMLE is how to memorize and remember all the details required for their exam.  The short answer is that if you are at the level of memorizing, you are simply not ready to take any of the Steps of the USMLE. Yes, the...


Becoming a Physician

Students excel by memorizing information and being able to recall that information in the right circumstance. The best students are the ones who can remember the most facts. On a multiple-choice exam, students make their choices based on what they can remember. Physicians excel based on their...


Time Management Tips for the USMLE Exam

“If only I had more time,” is a common lament of students as they walk out of the USMLE. The simple fact is the USMLE is a timed test. And time matters. No, time by itself does not determine your score. But the time limits that govern each exam provides a constraint that restricts your potential...


What to Focus on During USMLE Review

The key to successful exam preparation lies not in what you study, but in what you choose to ignore. If you try to learn everything—every little detail, every little fact, you will not succeed, there is simply too much material to master in too short an amount of time. A better system is to use...


Answering Based on Fear vs. Confidence

Many people preach that the goal of the student during the exam should be to be calm and as emotionless as possible. Many people will tell you that during the exam, emotions are a stumbling block. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is that the exam will evoke strong emotions. Making...


Understanding How Emotions Impact Answering USMLE Questions

The Emotion of Choices All choices involve emotion. The inner sense you have that one option is better than another is the result of the emotional coloration, or valence, you give to each option. Options which trigger our most positive reactions are the ones we end up choosing. A strong positive...