Cram Fighter Medical Student Blog

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We asked musician and med student Tara Jamieson, who attends the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, how she constructed a plan to study for the USMLE Step 1 as an IMG.

How to Build a USMLE Step 1 Study Schedule as an IMG: Tara Jamieson Interview Part 1

We asked musician and med student Tara Jamieson, who attends the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, how she constructed a plan to study for the USMLE Step 1 as an IMG.

How to Study for Shelf Exams: Sticking to a Schedule Can Help You Conquer M3

To help you prepare for shelf exams, we interviewed a med student who made a study plan for M3 and frequently contributes advice on Reddit to help his peers.

How Med Students are Modifying the Classic UFAP or UFAPS Study Strategy for the USMLE Step 1

Many med students continue to emphasize the importance of UFAP resources (which stands for UWorld, First Aid, and Pathoma). But are these resources enough to prepare you for the USMLE Step 1?

Best Practices for a 3-Month Step 1 Study Plan

Our research shows that June is the most popular month to take the USMLE Step 1. For students who have 3 months to prepare, we share some advice and best practices.

How to Study for the USMLE Step 1: Med Student Interviews, Part 4

We asked Areeka M. (VCOM Class of 2021) to share her advice for successfully preparing for the boards Below she gives a breakdown of the study resources that worked best and how she applied them throughout her study schedule.

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