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Medical Education Resources for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2

By: Donato Mignones, Thomas Pak, Adrianna Diviero, Erum Chowdhry Studying for the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 can be daunting. It is a lot of information, and there are so many resources. So which resources are the best? It comes down to your personal learning style (visual vs auditory), along with optimizing your method...

AMSA’s response to USMLE scoring change recommendations

The Invitational Conference on USMLE Scoring (InCUS) recently allowed public statements from medical students in regards to the potential USMLE Step 1 score change. The USMLE Step 1 was originally a pass/fail exam. However, this changed due to increased emphasis on the test to select residency candidates. Step scores have a huge influence on match...

When should I take the MCAT?

With 30 test dates to choose from (in 2018), it can be easy to put the decision of when to take the MCAT on the back-burner. But in reality, choosing when to take the MCAT is a very important choice. Think about it like this: lots of longer-term decisions—like when to schedule your test prep—depend...

Build an MCAT study schedule to meet your needs

One of the most common misconceptions about preparing for the MCAT is that there’s one perfect MCAT study schedule which all medical school applicants should follow. Beyond the AAMC’s guidelines of spending approximately 300 hours studying, there is no one right way to study and no one right schedule that will work for everyone. There...