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Live as if you were to die tomorrow learn as if you were to live forever mahatma gandhi

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

– Mahatma Gandhi


Live as if you were to die tomorrow learn as if you were to live forever mahatma gandhi

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First Aid for the USMLE Step 1:The Really Short Version

Tao Le, MD, MHSAssociate Clinical ProfessorChief, Section of Allergy & ImmunologyUniversity of Louisville

Senior EditorFirst Aid Board SeriesUSMLERx Test Bank Series


Relax

Relax.


Overview

Overview

  • USMLE Step 1 – The Basics

  • Defining Your Goals

  • Timelines for Study

  • Approaching Each Subject

  • Choosing Prep Resources

  • More Tips

  • Overview of First Aid/USMLERx

  • Q&A


Usmle step 1 the basics

USMLE Step 1 - The Basics

  • 8 hours total

  • 322 questions in 7 one hour blocks

  • 46 questions per block

  • 45 minutes of break time

Lunch


Question types

Question Types

  • One-best answer items

  • Sequential items

  • A few with multimedia

  • Clinical vignettes

    • 70-80% of exam

    • Multi-step reasoning

      A 32 year old caucasian woman presents with a 5 day history of occasional double vision and ptosis. What is the most appropriate diagnostic test?


Scores and passing rates

Scores and Passing Rates

  • Passing is 188/75

  • 2-digit score to phase out 4/13

  • Mean is 221

  • 22 points is 1 SD

  • Allopathic med students

    • 95% pass on first try

    • 99% eventually pass

  • Osteopathic med students

    • 77% pass on first try

  • IMGs

    • 71% pass on first try


Defining your goals

Defining Your Goals

  • Just pass the exam  200 – 221

  • Beat the mean  222 – 244

  • Ace the exam  245+

  • “ROAD to Riches”

    • Radiology/Radiation Oncology

    • Ortho/Ophtho/Otolaryngo/Urology

    • “Aesthetic” Surgery

    • Dermatology


Live as if you were to die tomorrow learn as if you were to live forever mahatma gandhi

NRMP: Charting Outcomesin the Match


Live as if you were to die tomorrow learn as if you were to live forever mahatma gandhi

NRMP: Charting Outcomesin the Match


Timeline for study

Timeline for Study

  • The “Just Pass” Schedule – 1 to 2 months

    • First Aid High Yield Facts

    • Crammable subjects

    • Review questions – 1 question bank

  • The “Gunner” Schedule – 2 to 6 months

    • In addition to above

    • Less crammable subjects

    • More review questions – 2 question banks


Choosing study strategies

Choosing Study Strategies

  • Structure and characteristics of the subject

  • Structure and characteristics of your curriculum

  • Time assigned to a particular subject or system

  • Your style of learning


Anatomy

Anatomy

  • Traditional anatomy is low yield

  • Know anatomy for specific diseases, traumatic injuries, procedures, and common surgeries

  • Neuroanatomy, embryology, basic cross sectional anatomy is high-yield

  • Be able to identify structures on X-rays, CTs, MRIs, electron micrographs, and photomicrographs


Behavioral science

Behavioral Science

  • Mix of biostats, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, psychopharmacology

  • Biostats and epidemiology is very high-yield

  • Personality disorders

  • Doctor-patient interactions


Biochemistry

Biochemistry

  • Crammable!!

  • High yield topics include vitamin deficiencies, diseases of genetic errors, key regulatory enzymes

  • Understand the “pathobiochemistry”

  • Be familiar with medically relevant laboratory techniques


Microbiology immunology

Microbiology & Immunology

  • Crammable!!

  • 40% bacteriology, 25% immunology, 25% virology, 5% parasitology. So don’t fixate on bacteriology!

  • Focus on distinguishing characteristics, target organs, method of spread, and diagnosis

  • Know the immune response, vaccines, immunodeficiency diseases

  • Know viral structures and genome


Pathology

Pathology

  • Huge but important topic

  • Know hallmark characteristics of each disease including signs and symptoms

  • Look for clues in age, sex, ethnicity, activity

  • Know descriptions of “trigger” words

  • Most questions with gross specimens and photomicrographs can be answered from the history alone


Pharmacology

Pharmacology

  • Crammable!!

  • Focus on prototypic drugs; forget obscure derivatives, trade names, dosages

  • Major categories are ANS, CNS, antimicrobial, cardiovascular, and oncology

  • Mechanisms, clinical uses, and toxicities are high-yield

  • Review associated biochemistry, physiology and microbiology


Physiology

Physiology

  • Concept oriented

  • Diagrams work well in physiology

  • Know basic physiologic relationships, hormones

  • Many clinical vignettes incorporate pathophysiology


Review resources

Review Resources

  • Text reviews

  • Test banks

  • Self-test reviews

  • Case-based reviews

  • Review courses

  • Other media

    • Flash cards

    • Videos

    • Mobile apps


Picking and choosing resources

Picking and Choosing Resources

  • Buy books/resources early

  • Buy only what you can use

  • Don’t blindly buy a whole series

  • Check out the book reviews in First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 (Section 4)


Study tips

Study Tips

  • Establish a study schedule and stick with it

  • Alternate study methods for variety

  • Save “crammable” subjects for the end

  • Focus on high yield material and previous learned material

  • Allow time in schedule for breaks, exercise and personal issues

  • Stay relaxed and grounded

  • Use our checklist to keep you on track


Cbt tips

CBT Tips

  • Be very familiar with the CBT tutorial

  • Know the keyboard shortcuts

  • Use computerized practice tests in addition to paper exams

  • Mix Q&A throughout and at end


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Cbt practice options

CBT Practice Options


Test day tips

Test Day Tips

  • Less coffee on test day

  • Layered clothing

  • Read lead in first for long questions

  • Manage the clock

  • Light lunch

  • The “C” reflex

  • P = MD/DO


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