Category: Medical School

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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 98% pass rate in 2019 among all test takers and thus, has become notorio [...]
What to Do if You Fail the USMLE® Step 1

What to Do if You Fail the USMLE® Step 1

While it may be disappointing to fail the USMLE® Step 1, the good news is that you are not alone. Failing the exam does not mean you won’t match i [...]
Failed Your Board Exam? Use BoardVitals As a Remedial Tool

Failed Your Board Exam? Use BoardVitals As a Remedial Tool

Failing to pass your board exam is stressful, scary, and discouraging. While you may feel disheartened at your test results, you are not alone. Ma [...]
21 Best Medical Podcasts to Subscribe to in 2021

21 Best Medical Podcasts to Subscribe to in 2021

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 [...]
USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail Reporting Change: Top 5 Concerns from the Medical Community

USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail Reporting Change: Top 5 Concerns from the Medical Community

The January 2022 USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail score-reporting changes have sparked online debates across social media channels such as Twitter, Reddit, [...]
How I Chose Internal Medicine for My Residency Specialty

How I Chose Internal Medicine for My Residency Specialty

The further you get into your medical school journey, the higher the pressure gets for you to decide what specialty best fits you as an individual [...]
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 [...]
Can You Answer These 4 USMLE Step 1 Practice Questions?

Can You Answer These 4 USMLE Step 1 Practice Questions?

The USMLE Step 1 Exam is the first board exam you take during medical school that is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards and the N [...]
BoardVitals USMLE® Step 1 Question Bank: New Features and More Questions

BoardVitals USMLE® Step 1 Question Bank: New Features and More Questions

  The BoardVitals USMLE® Step 1 question bank has been updated with new features and more questions to help you feel confident and prepare [...]
Coping with Coronavirus Medical Board Exam Cancellation Stress

Coping with Coronavirus Medical Board Exam Cancellation Stress

You’ve spent months preparing for your board exam. You’ve gone through countless practice questions and spent hours studying in anticipation of yo [...]
Online Distance Learning Tips During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Online Distance Learning Tips During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has left students scrambling, leading to canceled clinicals and closed college campuses. As online distance learning beco [...]
Match Day Celebration Ideas While Social Distancing

Match Day Celebration Ideas While Social Distancing

Match Day this year will look different than any we’ve ever seen before. While this is a time to celebrate your accomplishments, it is also a diff [...]
Doctors as Patients: What it’s Like on Both Sides

Doctors as Patients: What it’s Like on Both Sides

Two weeks after my ninth birthday, something was very wrong. My body was shedding pounds on my already skinny frame, I was urinating constantly, a [...]
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 to UWorld [...]
USMLE Step 1 Exam: 9 Things to Know Before Taking the Exam

USMLE Step 1 Exam: 9 Things to Know Before Taking the 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 [...]
USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail Reporting Changes

USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail Reporting Changes

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®), co-sponsors of the United States Medical Licen [...]
10 High Yield Tips for the Internal Medicine Shelf Exam

10 High Yield Tips for the Internal Medicine Shelf Exam

By Guest Writer: Andrew T. Colucci, MD (Harvard) The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Subject Exams, or “shelf exams” as they are co [...]
7 Ways to Survive Studying During the Holidays

7 Ways to Survive Studying During the Holidays

The holiday season is filled with endless activities that make it difficult to keep your eye on the prize. With all of the family dinners, friend [...]
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 [...]
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