My take on STEP2, visiting family, and starting a new rotation

Hello from the other side! The biggest hurdle of my 4th year of medical school is complete! I took USMLE STEP 2 CK (clinical knowledge) this past Wednesday in Atlanta--at the same place I took STEP 1 for added nostalgia. I had a 3.5 week study period and pretty much burned out in 3 weeks. [...]

How to be the most efficient with your study time

In third year, you lose control of your schedule and are left at the mercy of your attending and residents. With the early mornings and early evenings, by the time I get home, I only have a few hours to study. Especially if I go to the gym, things are even more constrained. And I'm [...]

How to incorporate STEP1 studying into the spring semester

For second year medical students, there's a looming dark cloud that is seemingly getting closer and closer with each passing month--STEP1. Everyone's been talking about it since you got in and everyone ahead of you, even physicians, tells you that it was the darkest period of their medical school career (which I agree). So now [...]