USMLE information

International Medical Graduate (IMG)

Getting into the market as an International Medical Graduate (IMG) The USMLE certification gives you a broad spectrum of choices when it comes to the next best step! Most people will start the matching processes, which we discuss below; others, however,…

USMLE Step 3 Information

USMLE step 3 is a test designed to assess whether the test-taker is able to apply medical knowledge in an unsupervised environment. It's the final step in the USMLE test sequence leading to a license to practice medicine independently and without supervision…

USMLE Step 2 CS Information

USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills is a test designed to assess test-takers' ability to demonstrate some of the fundamental clinical skills required to give safe and effective care to patients. The test is divided into three subsegments on which the test-takers…

USMLE Step 2 CK Information

So, what exactly are you preparing for? The USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge examination is designed to measure the clinical knowledge third year med students have accumulated over the core clerkships. Step two CK is similar to step one but with most…

Top Paying Medical Careers

Becoming a physician is not an easy thing to do. From getting into medical school, to passing your courses, to passing the boards, to working for years in hospitals specializing, the road is long and demanding. Once you get there though, all the hard…

USMLE Step 1 Information

The first step of the three stage USMLE exam helps to measure how well the test-takers have understood and are able to apply some of the main concepts and principles central to practicing medicine. Here's a table from www.usmle.org specifying which…
USMLE Study Tiips

USMLE Quotes and Motivation

Studying for the USMLE exam is tough! Take a break (you know you deserve it) and read some motivational quotes to pump you up to tackle it all again. Best USMLE Motivational Quotes "For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not…

5 Tips for Great Residency Letters of Recommendation

Best Tips for Residency Letters of Recommendation No matter what application you’re preparing right now, there is one thing I can guarantee is true: You’ve been preparing for this application for years. Between classes, training, school activities,…

First Year Week

What's it like as a 1st year Medical Student? So you’ve been accepted to medical school. Congratulations! Now comes the real challenge — becoming a doctor. You’ve probably heard medical school is ungodly hard, only the best of the best can survive.…

USMLE vs. COMLEX

What's the difference between the COMLEX vs USMLE? If you are just starting the process of acquiring a license to practice medicine in the United States, be prepared: Medical licensing in the United States can be confusing.   For US-based…
Best MEd School Grad Gifts

Top 15 Best Grad Gifts for Med Students

What are the Best Graduation Gifts for Medical Students? With medical school graduations just around the corner, panic may be setting in for those who have yet to find that perfect gift for their soon-to-be grad. Now that the stresses of Match Day…

How to Prepare for the USMLE Exam

  It should be considered as a positive that the field of professional medicine is so difficult to get into. After all, something as important as the study of the human body and all of the different ways it can fail on us should only be practiced…