Osmosis is an online medical school resource that incorporates both videos, visuals, and quick key facts about major medical topics. I personally do a lot better when I can see a visual of something and apply that visual to concepts that I learn in class. Osmosis is great for this because each topic has a […]
Class Studies vs. USMLE Studies: Where’s the Balance?
It’s difficult to maintain balance in medical school. I am on campus most of the day studying for classes and exams. When I do have free time, I’m spending it in bed watching Netflix, or hanging out with friends. When is a good time to incorporate studying for USMLE? I spoke with several students about this and heard […]
How Important is Step 1 Really?
It often seems like the first two years of medical school has become a glorified USMLE Step 1 prep session. Schools that “teach to the boards” are lauded; any material covered that is not on Step 1 is ignored. In addition, the amount of resources that are “required” to do well on the exam is […]