I recently read a great article about preparing for the USMLE board exams an another great medical student website called Medical Student Insider. The author is a soon-to-be psychiatry resident from UCLA name Mike Frazier. Any time you hear or read advice about studying for boards you should always take it with a grain of salt; this is because we all study and learn differently. However, after scoring above a 250 of Step 1, soon-to-be Dr. Frazier's words pack quite a punch!
Highlights from the Medical School Insider Article:
- USMLE Step 1 is the most important factor in determining your competitiveness in the match.
- USMLE World is KING. I totally agree! After completing 2,000+ USMLEWorld questions, I sat down at the real Board exam and felt like I was just doing more USMLEWorld questions. They prepared me perfectly.
- First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 is a priceless book. Buy it early, use it your first two years, and then devour it while studying for Step 1.
- Set a Goal!
- Create a study schedule to help you achieve your goal.