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Tips to Success on USMLE Step 1. Ben Weinberg January 5, 2010. Outline. Quick Tips to Success Sample Study Schedule Must-have Books Other Books What Not to Do. Quick Tips to Success. Don’t freak out Study at least a little every day but take one day off per week

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tips to success on usmle step 1

Tips to Success on USMLE Step 1

Ben Weinberg

January 5, 2010

outline
Outline
  • Quick Tips to Success
  • Sample Study Schedule
  • Must-have Books
  • Other Books
  • What Not to Do
quick tips to success
Quick Tips to Success
  • Don’t freak out
  • Study at least a little every day but take one day off per week
  • Make a schedule (if you want) to cover all organ systems/topics
  • Review high yield books/materials for each topic
  • Do lots of practice questions (and read the answers)
  • Listen to Goljan as much as possible
  • Do some practice tests and simulate full-length tests after the comprehensive exam
what to review for each system
What to Review for Each System
  • Gross Anatomy (basic)
  • Microanatomy (basic)
  • Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
what books must i have

First Aid

Rapid Review Pathology (Goljan)

BRS Physiology(Costanzo)

What Books MUST I have?

Q-banks: Kaplan and USMLE World

other books

High-YieldBehavioral Science

Step-Up to Medicine

Other Books

+ Other BRS Series Books (e.g. Physiology)

+ Other High-Yield Series Books (e.g. Neuroanatomy, Gross Anatomy, Embryology)

what not to do
What Not To Do
  • Do not postpone your test date for no reason
  • Have a general schedule but don’t obsess about planning out each individual day
  • Don’t worry about what other students are doing
  • Don’t start studying before ICS
  • Don’t start studying too late
  • Don’t forget to study ICS material too
  • Don’t study all the time, pace yourself!
questions
Questions?

Ben Weinberg

bweinber@usc.edu

www.benweinberg.com