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Match Smarter in Internal Medicine

Share The ITB Podcast on Social Media As part of our Match Smarter series sponsored by Doximity’s Residency Navigator, Sammy Zakaria, associate program director for the Johns Hopkins Bayview IM residency, discusses his specialty. We also dissect some Open Osmosis internal medicine practice questions. Our questions for today come from the Osmosis question bank and focus on some high yield …

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Dustyn Williams from OnlineMedEd on Learning Medicine

Share The ITB Podcast on Social Media Dustyn Williams, MD, cat fancier & lead educator at OnlineMedEd, dissects some questions for your internal medicine learning pleasure & discusses how OnlineMedEd is revolutionizing medical education. Learn how to break down questions for your IM shelf or USMLE/COMLEX exam, find out why OnlineMedEd gives away their best content for free. Plus, find …

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How to use a Pea Plant to Increase your USMLE, COMLEX, and Shelf Exam Scores with ITB and Picmonic

Let me be clear, I’m not saying you should only study 20 percent of your First Aid for the USMLE or complete only 20 percent of the USMLE World or ExamGuru Qbank you purchased. But I am saying there are two lessons you can learn from the Pareto paradigm: 1) Learn to know when you should cut your losses when …

USMLE/COMLEX Life Savers 2: The Law of Diminishing Returns

Via Ryan McGilchrist @ flickr Patrick C. Beeman, MD   Last time I discussed the importance of practice questions for your USMLE, COMLEX (really any type of “board” exam). That makes sense, right? But I also discovered a boards success paradox as well: the “law of diminishing returns.” In the economy of medical school, this says (and to be fair, I …

The Hunch Reflex: the not so “Secret” to success on the USMLE, COMLEX, and shelf exams

Share this Post I promised you last time that I’d clue you in to the not-so-top-secret discovery I made about boards success. Two things (we’ll cover one this time around) stood out to me about my own success. Despite all the review books I had purchased, agonized over, and annotated, the one category of prep material that made the difference …