|Learn How to Prep|
Why You Need to Learn How to Prep
For the purpose of the USMLE, what you cannot recall in a minute or so, you do not know. It is not enough for you to have read Kaplan, or FA or whatever, but you should be able to recall what you have read. If you cannot answer a question, it is because:
1. you don't know the concept, because you have not read it
2. you read the concept, but you did not understand it
3. you read and understood the concept, but cannot recall it in the exam
4. you read, understood and can recall the concept in the exam given enough time, but since this is the USMLE, you never have enough time
In all 4 cases, you don't get points as far as the USMLE is concerned.
Other reasons include,
1. you read it, understood it, can recall it in time, but the question is in clinical vignette format and you are poor in clinical vignettes
2. you read it, understood it, can recall it, but the question require more details than what you've actually read and understood, ie, it requires a higher level of mastery than you've prepped for.
3. you read it, you thought you understood it, but actually you didn't because you never tested your comprehension
In all these cases, you also don't get points as far as the USMLE is concerned.
Now you see, you could've studied and read all the right stuff, but still don't get points for them and wind up failing. So it's not enough to study all the right things, you need to study the right way to insure that you covered all 7 situations stated above for everything you've read and studied. Studying the right stuff covers only situation number one. For the other 6 situations you need to know how to prep properly
|Study Methods You will Learn|
These are some of the things you will learn