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How to Pass USMLE® Step 1: 5 Tips

The USMLE Step 1 exam is one of the most important examinations in a medical student’s quest for residency. Combining the knowledge and critical thinking accumulated within the first two years, this 8-hour exam not only challenges the mental strength of students but also their physical stamina to withstand long hours of testing. In essence, […]

Studying for the USMLE Exam in India

If you’re studying for for the USMLE in India, Our medical experts from India have the answers to your top questions below about the USMLE, travel, clerkships, residency programs, and more.   Based on our experience working with international medical graduates, preparing for the Step 1 exam takes 6 to 12 months, Step 2 CK […]

NCLEX Test Dates: When can I take the NCLEX?

When will you take the NCLEX-RN® exam? The earliest date on which you can take the NCLEX-RN® exam varies depending on your state, but the majority of students test approximately 45 days after the date of their graduation. Variables include: when you submit the applications and fees, the length of time the ATT is valid, […]

What’s a Good ACT Score?

Not sure what a good ACT score is? What’s a bad ACT score? Have no fear! When setting your ACT score goal for 2019, it’s always a good idea to look at the score averages for the schools to which you’re applying. There are helpful college profiles that include information about average scores, total enrollment, […]

USMLE Step 1: Clinical Case Question Practice

Clinical case questions are distinguished by a fairly lengthy presentation of a patient’s history, physical exam findings, and maybe even lab results. Your task is to read through this detailed information and arrive at the best answer to the question being asked. The most important part of the clinical case question is the last sentence. […]

What’s a good GRE score?

What’s a good GRE score? When considering your GRE score goal (in 2019’s competitive admissions cycle), it’s always wise to look at the requirements or minimums (if any) at the schools to which you’re applying. For starters, though, here is what you need to know about your GRE score: The GRE is scored on a […]

What’s a good MCAT score?

What MCAT score do you need? When considering your MCAT score goal (in 2018’s competitive admissions cycle), it’s always a good idea to look at the requirements or minimums (if any) at the schools to which you’re applying. To start, though, here is what you need to know about your MCAT score: Each of the four sections […]

What’s a Good SAT Score?

What’s a good SAT score? If you’re trying to figure out your SAT score goal for 2019 admissions, you’ll want to look at the SAT averages for the schools to which you’re applying. There are great resources like the College Board where you can search for averages at a wide variety of colleges. The SAT is based […]

How to Study for the MCAT in 6 Months

Congratulations on getting started on your MCAT preparation. Planning out the next six months to best maximize your time and not fall into the trap of procrastination is going to be key in your success on the MCAT. Even with six months to prepare, you will need to put aside a good chunk of study […]

What’s a good DAT score?

What’s a good DAT score? What’s the average DAT score? When considering your DAT score goal, it’s always wise to look at average scores at the schools to which you’re applying. For starters, though, here is what you need to know about your DAT score:   The DAT is scored on a 1 to 30 scale. For each […]