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Exciting New Changes to Step1Method.com

Hi all, You may have noticed the visual update our website has undergone over the past few weeks. Now that everything is new and shiny we're focusing on adding some new functionality, including: Watching old webinars online Being able to fill out and compare frameworks online A series of new,…

High-Yield Pulmonary Concepts

As requested, below is the recap from our High-Yield Pulmonary Concepts webinar on 12/14/2014. Thanks for joining, and congrats to VTCSOM, Icahn SOM, and Netter SOM for their excellent performance! Click above to like/follow us for strategy tips, daily code switches (check out #S1Mcodeswitch), and future Webinar invites!   HIGH-YIELD ONE-LINERS…

The Infamous “Difficult Frameworks”

Each year students request frameworks for the few subjects that don't perfectly fall into the standard bread & butter clinical pathophysiology framework which most of the Step 1 material generally falls into. The "difficult frameworks" that are most frequently requested are Biochem-Genetics, Clinical Pharm, Micro, and Renal Phys. We've gone…

Doing Questions in the S1M Format

Doing Practice Questions in the Step 1 Method Format: 1: Do each question individually, in tutor mode, and as part of a topic-specific block (e.g., cardiac phys). 2: Answer the question and read the answer explanations in full - regardless of whether or not you answered the question correctly. Pay…

The Infamous “Difficult Frameworks”

Each year students request frameworks for the few subjects that don't perfectly fall into the standard bread & butter clinical pathophysiology framework which most of the Step 1 material generally falls into. The "difficult frameworks" that are most frequently requested are Biochem-Genetics, Clinical Pharm, Micro, and Renal Phys. We've gone…

High-Yield Pulmonary Concepts

As requested, below is the recap from our High-Yield Pulmonary Concepts webinar on 12/14/2014. Thanks for joining, and congrats to VTCSOM, Icahn SOM, and Netter SOM for their excellent performance! Click above to like/follow us for strategy tips, daily code switches (check out #S1Mcodeswitch), and future Webinar invites!   HIGH-YIELD ONE-LINERS…

Doing Questions in the S1M Format

Doing Practice Questions in the Step 1 Method Format: 1: Do each question individually, in tutor mode, and as part of a topic-specific block (e.g., cardiac phys). 2: Answer the question and read the answer explanations in full - regardless of whether or not you answered the question correctly. Pay…

New Step 1 Method Frameworks – Pharmacology

We wanted to preview some new frameworks we've been working on. We know that two of the most challenging topics for Med Students to learn are Biochemistry and Pharmacology. For years now, students have been asking us to create frameworks for these topics. Well, below, you'll find a first crack.…

5 Main Traps students fall into in their ISP

The Main 5 Areas where students falter in their ISP (Intensive Study Period) and how to break out of these traps  1. They don't re-do their incorrect questions. We recommend that students re-do their incorrect questions before moving on to the next subject/system. You can't say that you have mastered a topic…

How to use the Schedule Wizard

Watch the below video to learn more about our Schedule Wizard Tool and how to use it to plan your Intensive Study Period schedules for the USMLE Step 1 Exam. [jwplayer mediaid="4333"]

5 Main Traps students fall into in their ISP

The Main 5 Areas where students falter in their ISP (Intensive Study Period) and how to break out of these traps  1. They don't re-do their incorrect questions. We recommend that students re-do their incorrect questions before moving on to the next subject/system. You can't say that you have mastered a topic…
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