Mistakes to avoid while studying for the USMLE
Learn about the common mistakes to avoid while studying for the USMLE exams, ensuring a more effective and strategic approach to achieving success.
To become a practicing physician in the U.S., you must pass the USMLE. That’s true whether you attend a school located in the U.S. or an international school such as MUA. Here are some tips from Brian Radvansky, a USMLE Tutor, on mistakes to avoid while studying for USMLE Step 1 & 2 CK:
- On test day, you will need to be focused and present for about 8 straight hours. Start building that stamina now. Avoid giving yourself those “mini-rewards” for just completing a question block. Keep going.
- Avoid doing too great a proportion of your practice blocks in Timed Tutor mode and getting overly used to expecting a green check or red X after every question. That obviously won’t happen on the exam.
- Try as much as possible to physically emulate the actual test conditions, i.e., working at a desk vs. lounging with your iPad on the couch.