ITB Principles for the USMLE, COMLEX, and Shelf Exams: Follow the Pathophysiology Part 1

ITB Principles for the USMLE, COMLEX, and Shelf Exams: Follow the Pathophysiology Part 1     In my article “How to Use a Pea Plant to Increase your USMLE, COMLEX and Shelf Exam Scores” over at SDN, I promised to post a companion piece dissecting the question mentioned in the body of that article. So here is part one (look for …

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 …