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Preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 can be an intimidating and nerve-wracking experience. For one thing, this score actually counts! Although for many of you the most important goal in taking Step 1 is passing this exam, we know that is not enough. Earning a spot in a competitive field or residency program requires you to do more than just pass in order to compete with other high-caliber students. Let us pause right here and take a moment to introduce ourselves. We are the authors of USMLE Step 1 Secrets, and we have one aim in writing this book: We are here to help you earn the highest score you possibly can on this exam.
How early should you begin studying for the USMLE?
Students frequently ask this question, but unfortunately there is no simple way to answer it. Students commonly allocate anywhere from 1 to 6 months to study for boards, but some
take more time and a rare few may need less. The point is that each student should begin his or her preparations at a time that makes sense for that particular individual. When planning your own study schedule, consider how busy you estimate you will be in the months leading up to your exam (do not neglect your coursework!), how many hours per day you are willing to dedicate to productive study time, and how well you think you retain information in the short term versus the long term. Most medical students will have figured out which study styles work best for them long before they even begin to think about boards. Do not drastically change your study habits for the USMLE if you have found methods that work well for you.
How will this book help you prepare for Step 1?
As you may have already figured out, there are hundreds of review books available to help you prepare for this exam. While the content in these books may overlap quite a bit, the way that material is presented can vary drastically from resource to resource. The trick to selecting good review books is to purchase a few that mesh well with your learning style and the actual format of the USMLE. The more books you have in front of you, the greater the potential for confusion and the less productive you will feel. In other words, an overabundance of resources eventually will become an impediment to your studying. The most efficient test takers are the students who consolidate their study materials as time goes by. Start with a fresh copy of the newest edition of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1. This will be your primary resource for the USMLE Step 1. Our book is designed to supplement the information that you learn in First Aid and help you place it into clinical context through a mix of basic-concept and case-based questions. The detailed answers we provide to our questions will offer you insight into the way that the USMLE will expect you to think through questions on test day. In addition, our book will provide you with dozens of valuable study tips (including tips from third- and fourth-year medical students who have earned competitive scores on the USMLE Step 1) to facilitate your studying.
We begin each chapter with an insider’s guide that will provide you with our best study strategies for that particular subject. In addition, each chapter includes a number of “Step 1 Secrets” that will point out the highest-yield topics to focus on for boards. It is our mission to offer you the type of valuable information that you can really use to boost your score on test day, and you will find it exclusively in the third edition of USMLE Step 1 Secrets.
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