How come we’re all using the same resources, but we’re getting vastly different scores. These crazy little numbers mean that we are getting us to vastly different residency programs despite all learning the same things!!!
I’m Caleb Leibee. I’m a resident at Johns Hopkins in emergency medicine. Let me tell you a story. I went to a school called LECOM. It’s a D O school. You’ve probably haven’t heard of it, but here’s what happened in my class.
Two of us matched to big top tier programs. My best friend matched to Penn in E. N. T. I matched here JHU at my top program. Now we did the same curriculum as everyone else. I was an average B student.
But the difference happened when I decided that I was going to use my time differently during board prep.
Now, that doesn’t seem novel, but what it did is give me the chance to go to the residency I wanted!
So let me tell you this, it’s not what you’re studying. It’s HOW you’re studying. And I can help you figure out the “HOW”.
So you need to allocate your time to the very best sources. Do the things that the test says are on the exam.
For example….That means DON’T spend all your time on endocrine pharm… It’s only a couple of questions on the exam.
Instead check this out – 10% of this exam, so maybe up to 28 of the questions, are going to be bio stats and communication and professional development. That’s not even in First Aid hardly… there’s just a couple of pages. Meanwhile, there’s dozens of pages about endocrine, so you can’t really use first aid to tell you how much to study each topic.
You actually need to know HOW much of each topic is on the USMLE.
Now I fixed that up for you. I have a calculus formula that I’ve made that I use for students that I tutor, and I help them allocate their time to the right things that are actually going to give them best bang for their buck, the very best return on investment.
That investment is your time. And that return is that residency program or specialty that you want.
So allocate your time, right, is step #1.
Step #2: Do a ton of questions. We recommend that you do up to 6,000 questions. That’s 6k new board questions before taking this exam. If you want to be up in the 250 range, so you’ve got to see at least 6,000 questions, invest in those question banks and do them all.
Step #3. Is going to be right back to questions. You’re going to have to review these questions so fast and thoroughly that you are literally practicing taking the exam every single day until you take the exam. So what that means is every morning you’re going to wake up and take 120 questions random timed and then spend your afternoon reviewing them for the last month and a half.
Prior to your exam so that when you do the exam, it’s like you’ve done it every day for the past month and a half and you wouldn’t have it any other way. You are the most familiar with waking up and taking step one because the day that you wake up and take step one, it’s just another breakfast for you.
There’s a couple of other things that we teach, but we tell you how to do it in depth and in detail and make it happen for you. Hop onto our website, check us out, see what we do. The main point is to keep your resources. Keep doing what you’re doing. Everybody’s doing well with them if they do it right, but we’ll show you how to do it right.
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