USMLE Step 1

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USMLE Step 1 Has Become Pass/Fail!

On February 12th, the FSMB and NBME announced that USMLE Step 1 would move from score reporting to pass/fail. There’s a tremendous amount of misinformation about the subject already – so let’s set the record straight.

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Guide to Memorization in Medical School

Usually, it’s best to learn through understanding. But some topics simply require memorization. In this article, I share the best memorization techniques and how to use them most effectively.

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So You Want to Be a Doctor

So you want to become a doctor. You’ve come to the right place. In this new series of blog posts, we’ll cover various specialties and types of doctors, and help you decide which type of doctor would be the best fit for you.

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Should USMLE Step 1 Be Pass/Fail?

USMLE Step 1 is the most important test a medical student will take. Should the test be Pass/Fail, or remain as a continuously scored standardized exam? Here are the pros and cons of each.

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