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One Month Study Schedule for the USMLE Step 1

Here are three different schedules you can use if you have approximately one month left before your USMLE Step 1 exam. There are 3 different schedules you can follow. One is my creation, and two are other ones I found on the internet. If you have about 6 weeks left, see the prior post: 6 Week Study Schedule for USMLE Step 1 3 different study schedules for USMLE Step 1       Topher 2 2 days First-Aid for the ...

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USMLE Step 1 Preparation Course

When I was studying for USMLE Step 1 Preparation Course, I was overwhelmed. There is a lot of material to cover and you need to know a lot. The first thing you need to figure out is how you learn best. I know I do not learn from a lecture or video format. I also knew study groups do not work well for me. I do best with self study with a strict study plan but I do like having someone look over my shoulder be ...

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Step 2 CK 2,4 or 6 week study plan

Sample 4-Week Study Plan (this was the one I used): Day 1+2. Psychiatry+Biostats+Ethics. It is good to review from the most high-yield books to get an overview, then move on successively to the more detailed books to gain a deeper understanding, and finally back to one or two most high-yield books to really memorize key facts. The key idea is to read fast without losing comprehension, and learn the material ...

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Step 2 CK Books & Questions to Use

Books You’ll Need: 1. Board and Wards (B&W), by Ayala and Spellberg - This was the main book I used. It was easy to read and not too dense. It is higher yield than First Aid. Read this book 5-6 times before the test and memorize everything in this book. It will help tremendously. [caption id="attachment_965" align="aligncenter" width="380"] Step 2 CK Books & Questions to Use[/caption] 2. First Aid f ...

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USMLE general Study Tips

[caption id="attachment_961" align="aligncenter" width="300"] USMLE general Study Tips[/caption]   USMLE general Study Tips for you: Distractions are the worst enemy of efficient studying. Avoid them at all costs!! Stay far away from the computer except for using Q Banks. That includes emails as well. Just set up a vacation message in your email so others will understand. In your study period, especial ...

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Guidelines for Senior Year Students in Urology

Here are your Guidelines for Senior Year Students in Urology . Subinternship: Subinternships in Urology should be done early in the 4th year because Urology participates in the early residency match program. There are several basic Urologic textbooks that are excellent resources for students (Smith’s Urology, Campbell’s Urology, Adult and Pediatric Urology ed Gillenwater). Smith’s Urology is provided to rot ...

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Guidelines for Senior Year for Students in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Here are your Guidelines for Senior Year for Students in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Subinternship: All Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences residency training programs require satisfactory completion of the first postgraduate clinical year (PGY-1) in an accredited program. At a minimum, 6 months of the year should provide a broad experience in direct patient care. Most pursue PGY-1 training in prelimina ...

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Guidelines for Senior Year for Students in Otolaryngology

Here are your Guidelines for Senior Year for Students in Otolaryngology. Subinternship: While no specific subinternship is preferred, some ICU experience is recommended either to satisfy the subinternship requirement oras a separate elective. [caption id="attachment_904" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Otolaryngology[/caption] Basic Scheduling Principles for Otolaryngology: Most decisions regarding the app ...

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Guidelines in Pathology for Senior year Students

Here are your Guidelines for Senior Year for Students in Pathology. Sub-Internship: 2 months of Internal Medicine or Surgery is strongly recommended. You should include the ICU requirement as part of your Sub-I. [caption id="attachment_901" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Pathology Lab[/caption] Electives: One month should be on the Clinical Pathology (001CLNL.U) rotation. This should preferably be complet ...

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Guidelines for Senior Year for Students in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Here are your Guidelines for Senior Year for Students in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Subinternship: Internal Medicine is probably best. Pediatrics is acceptable. [caption id="attachment_894" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation[/caption] Electives: Highly Recommended: One month of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, either adult or pediatric Choose from among the ...

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