Category: Medical School

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9 Things You Must Know Before Taking the USMLE Step 1 Exam

9 Things You Must Know Before Taking the USMLE Step 1 Exam

The United States Medical Licensure Exam (USMLE) Step 1, commonly called “the Boards,” is a standardized test that assesses a medical student’s ab [...]
Interview with a Pathologist: “I’ve Performed More Than 1,000 Autopsies”

Interview with a Pathologist: “I’ve Performed More Than 1,000 Autopsies”

As the weather cools, the pumpkins and skeletons emerge from their storage boxes, death becomes a regular topic of discussion. But we wanted to learn [...]
Tips to Pass the Emergency Medicine Shelf Exam

Tips to Pass the Emergency Medicine Shelf Exam

The Emergency Medicine Shelf Exam, also known as the Emergency Medicine Advanced Clinical exam, is designed to evaluate your performance at the en [...]
Should Empathy Be a Factor in Medical School Admissions?

Should Empathy Be a Factor in Medical School Admissions?

You've earned a high GPA and you've hit your target scores on the MCAT. The medical school of your dreams should be almost a guarantee, right? But [...]
Choose the Right Online Test Banks for Your Goals

Choose the Right Online Test Banks for Your Goals

We all learn in different ways. Whether you prefer visual aids, or you excel with auditory lessons, it is important to play to your strengths duri [...]
Interview with a Pathologist with More than 40 Years of Experience

Interview with a Pathologist with More than 40 Years of Experience

We're celebrating International Pathology Day by sharing this interview with board-certified Pathologist, Dr. Charu Subramony. Dr. Subramony has bee [...]
Top 10 Medical School Scholarships to Apply to in 2020

Top 10 Medical School Scholarships to Apply to in 2020

There’s no way around it, medical school is expensive and unfortunately for medical students, the costs have been increasing over the past several [...]
Can You Answer These 4 Sample USMLE Step 2 Practice Questions?

Can You Answer These 4 Sample USMLE Step 2 Practice Questions?

If you're preparing for your USMLE Step 2 CK exam, you may be overwhelmed by all the topics you have to prepare for. It can feel like a small, vital s [...]
Twitter & Instagram Profiles For Medical Students to Follow

Twitter & Instagram Profiles For Medical Students to Follow

In a sea of options for people to follow for a good laugh, quality information, or motivation, social media is well-ingrained into the fabric of o [...]
17 Useful Medical Podcasts for Healthcare Professionals

17 Useful Medical Podcasts for Healthcare Professionals

Whether you are an aspiring physician or experienced in your specialty, we have no doubt that you are passionate about the medical industry. You k [...]
Andrea Paul, MD: What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting Medical School

Andrea Paul, MD: What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting Medical School

If you’re staring down a path to becoming a doctor, there are many, probably too many, things to consider. I finished medical school and became a [...]
USMLE Step 3 Question Banks: UWorld vs. Kaplan vs. BoardVitals

USMLE Step 3 Question Banks: UWorld vs. Kaplan vs. BoardVitals

Are you preparing for your USMLE Step 3 Exam? The USMLE Step 3 exam had a 97% pass rate in 2017 among all test takers and thus, has become notorio [...]
How to Pass the Pediatric Shelf Exam

How to Pass the Pediatric Shelf Exam

The Pediatric Shelf Exam is generally considered to be a bit easier than the rest of the shelf exams you will face. There are great prep resources [...]
Applying Your Past Experiences to Your Medical Training

Applying Your Past Experiences to Your Medical Training

We all come from different backgrounds. I remember my incoming medical school class at Penn State consisted of a wide range of individuals—some th [...]
Resident Edition: What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

Resident Edition: What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

Inspiration comes in many different forms, but for medical residents, it is usually in the shape of a human being who loomed large somewhere in th [...]
Owning the Residency Training Process – You Get Out What You Put In

Owning the Residency Training Process – You Get Out What You Put In

Whether you matched your top choice or your #10 choice for residency, you will learn to appreciate several critical points that are vital to your [...]
Becoming a Military Doctor: Weighing Your Options

Becoming a Military Doctor: Weighing Your Options

Military doctors are some of the bravest men and women in the world. Pursuing a medical profession in the military comes with sacrifice, but it ca [...]
USMLE Step 2CK Question Banks: UWorld vs. Kaplan vs. BoardVitals

USMLE Step 2CK Question Banks: UWorld vs. Kaplan vs. BoardVitals

If your USMLE Step 2CK exam is coming up, you've come to the right place to figure out exactly how to review. To start, let's make sure we kno [...]
Substance Abuse Within Medical Professionals

Substance Abuse Within Medical Professionals

There is a commonly held belief that physicians have one of the highest rates of alcoholism and substance abuse of any profession, but is it true? [...]
USMLE Step 1 Question Banks: UWorld vs Kaplan vs BoardVitals

USMLE Step 1 Question Banks: UWorld vs Kaplan vs BoardVitals

  Are you getting ready to take your USMLE Step 1 exam? We get asked all the time about how the BoardVitals Step 1 Question Bank compares [...]
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