USMLE exams are very difficult and getting tougher every day. Not only that, even the residency is getting harder.
If you want to get your dream residency you have to score high. I don’t care if you have connections or not, you should try to get at least 230+ on your boards.
Always remember, nothing can beat an amazing score!
Recently, I am overwhelmed with all the emails you guys sent asking me what resources I used to study and prepare for my exams. As much as I want to reply to you all, unfortunately, I don’t have enough time.
So I told my web developer to make me a page with all the resources I used to prepare for my USMLE preparation so that it is organized and all of you can buy them from Amazon.
Every single books and resource were used by me. And I am fortunate enough to study the right materials and with hard work, I was able to score.
You know how people always say this or that topic is high yield for USMLE? And at the end, you realize that everything is high yield.
Well, HIV is the highest yield of all. Which means you should not walk into any exam center without learning everything about HIV.
You will be asked about HIV on USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 3 and even on your boards. Not only that, you also need to be able to keep yourself updated with the latest management and treatment guidelines.
Remember, your exam is updated and will not ask you any management or guideline that is outdated.
So to keep myself updated I only take notes from evidence-based medical journals such as Up-To-Date, NEMJ and USMLE World. Books are ok but they have a disadvantage since the author cannot update them on a regular basis. And you will have to wait a year for them to release a new book.
So without any further discussion here is everything you need to know about HIV management.
When I teach my students for their USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK and Step 3, I make sure they are updated with the latest material.
One of the many reasons why my students do very well on the exam is because I make sure they learn the latest materials and I show them different angles the board asks question on the same topic.
I think big name companies are amazing in teaching the basics. But they definitely do not prepare you well for the boards. Let me tell you why.
First of all, I do not want to belittle any brand so I wouldn’t name any specific companies.
I think most of these companies will start your learning engine but they do not show you the way after that.
Which is why even after taking the big branded course students cannot perform well on USMLE World and NBMES.
I don’t understand why these companies only teach you the basics because your exam doesn’t ask you the basics. Your exam will ask you disease association, connections with different systems and reasons behind the pathology.
And when they do ask you these, they ask them in a different angle. And that is what you need to master to score high on the exam.
If you want to score high you need to start asking why.
For example, those of you who are reading First Aid for Step 1, you know how in your Endocrine system under Cushing Syndrome it says it causes Hypertension? Don’t just memorize it.
Ask yourself why? And then learn the reason behind it and start making a connection. And finally, connect the dot with the word “Permissive.” If you can do all of that, that’s when you know you mastered it well!
Study hard guys! The exam is getting tougher and tougher. If you need help with USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK or CS, feel free to check out my tutoring service.
Many of you wanted to see what material I study and use to teach my students. So starting this week I will be posting notes that I study for myself and also teach to my students.
I will be posting notes that I study on the different topics regularly. So make sure you visit the blog on a regular basis.
All the notes are up to date with the latest guidelines and perfect for anyone who is studying for USMLE Step 2 CK, Step 3 and Board exams.
This week you can learn everything you need to know about Asthma! Many of you probably hate Asthma management. But it is actually very easy if you can follow the steps.
And I highly recommend everyone to learn Asthma inside and out as it is super high yield for USMLE Steps and boards.
Notes are perfectly organized in sections, different colors and are easy to follow. And I will post them for free.
If any of you are interested in my teaching methods and styles for USMLE Steps feel free to visit USMLE Step Tutor site. I have helped many students not just to pass their boards but also score very high!
For those who want to speak to me directly about their preparation for USMLE Steps, you can try my consulting service. I charge a small fee for my service.
You will get to meet with me on Skype and I will be giving tips to score high on your boards, study schedule, share exam experience and be your mentor till you pass your exam! So checking out my consulting service.