There’s a reason I wrote it all in capital letters: because it’s the greatest fear of all kinds of medical students. This test engenders a huge amount of anxiety, because of its importance for residency. To get to medical school, you’ve overcome a huge number of academic challenges -- the USMLE exam is no different. As a tutor, I’ve realized a key to success is adopting the proper mindset for the test and for test preparation.
I’m here to provide some perspective and tips from a student who has been through it to keep things sane. I hope that this blog post serves as a good mental base for you as we work through the next parts of your test preparation.Read More