Tag: USMLE

Faces of Becker: A Photo Series Highlighting the Humanity of Doctors and Medical Students

Faces of Becker is a series of photos highlighting the humanity of the medical field. Each photo shares the real story of a medical student or doctor who is inspired to help others everyday. We featured these stories on our Becker USMLE® Facebook page to encourage our medical students and also to...


5 Reasons to Enroll in the Becker USMLE® Step 1 Live Review in Dallas

Preparing for the USMLE® is a major part of being a medical student. There are countless review options and we know that it can be tough to choose the perfect review course to complement your learning style without stressing your pockets. Let’s make this decision easy for you! Here are...


Get to Know Your USMLE® Step 1 Faculty: Dr. Maria Pino

Dr. Maria Pino is Becker’s USMLE® Step 1 Pharmacology instructor and assists with authoring test questions and explanations for QMD: Advanced Question Bank. An Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pharmacy in New York, Dr. Pino received a PhD in Pharmacology, MS...


Get to Know Your USMLE® Step 1 Becker Faculty: Dr. Craig Goodmurphy

Dr. Craig Goodmurphy, PhD, is a passionate “Anatomy Guy.” He has been preparing medical professionals for success for over 20 years and has earned numerous teaching awards recognizing his talent. He believes in forging a collaborative and dynamic relationship between teacher and student that...


Get to Know Your USMLE® Step 1 Becker Faculty: Dr. Philip Tisdall

As you prepare for the USMLE® exam, it’s important that your review instructors are experienced and knowledgeable in their subjects, with the ability to connect what you’ve learned in medical school to real-life clinical understanding. Becker’s faculty provides test-taking strategies for the...


Get to Know Your USMLE® Step 1 Becker Faculty: Dr. Mary Ruebush

Preparing for the USMLE exam is an essential part of your medical education process. The Becker faculty is a core benefit of our USMLE Review courses. Our experienced lecturers have knowledge of the exam and a clear understanding of how your results impact your career in medicine. They are committed...


How Becker's Review Courses Helped a Medical Student Match Successfully

In the midst of Match Week, many students are celebrating their match or reassessing the factors that made then unsuccessful in obtaining a position. If you are currently preparing for the USMLE® exam or residency interview, you’re considering how you can be an appealing option for your top...


I Didn't Match! Now What?

For those who matched, congratulations! Relax and wait for the details at the end of the week. For those who did not match, SOAP is still an option. Check with NRMP.org for the details of the process. If at the end of the week you are still not Matched, well, take a day or two to feel bad, but then...


Celebrating Black History in Medicine

Black History Month is a celebration recognizing the central roles of blacks in US history. Throughout February, Becker shared the stories of black doctors and nurses who have changed the course of medicine through their inventions and firsts. In case you missed our posts on their stories, here is a...


Why Standardized Patients are a Valuable Part of Clinical Skills Preparation

Have you ever heard of a Standardized Patient, or SP? If not, they are going to be a very important part of the USMLE® Step 2 CS examination that you may be preparing for. Standardized Patients are specially trained actors that consistently portray a fictional patient in a testing-type location to...


Knock! Knock! The Patients You Will Encounter on the Clinical Skills Examination

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE®) does not disclose the exact cases you will experience in the USMLE Step 2 CS examination. They do provide a general overview of what you may expect when you knock on the door and enter the examination room. The cases you experience on the...


Meet the Faculty: Dr. Charles Faselis Prepares Students for the USMLE® Step 2 CK and CS Exams

In order to prepare medical students for success on the USMLE® exams, Becker Professional Education relies on our knowledgeable and diverse team of faculty. If you’re studying for the USMLE® Step 2 CK or CS exams, you should know Dr. Charles Faselis. Dr. Charles Faselis is Becker Professional...


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....