Tag: Step 1

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...


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...


Combining Content In Context for the USMLE

The thought processes required on the USMLE are different than those required on most medical school exams. The content you need to know is the same. But the way you need to think about that content, and how you will use that content in your exam, requires some mental reprogramming. On medical...


Understanding Versus Knowing

A truckload of bricks and a stack of lumber may contain everything you need to construct a house, but you will never have a house you can live in until they are all assembled in the right order. In the same vein, a pile of books may contain everything you need to prepare for your USMLE, but you are...


USMLE Problem Solving Strategies Review

The USMLE is not only testing your content knowledge, but also your ability to problem-solve on your feet. Success on the USMLE depends on identifying issues and thinking clearly. Yes, you must have memorized essential content. But, the exam wants more from you than a demonstration of what you have...