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What Is the USMLE Step 1? Purpose, Benefits & Resources

By |2019-11-01T17:06:17-04:00September 2nd, 2019|Categories: USMLE Resources, Videos|Tags: , , , |

What is the USMLE Step 1? It’s a computerized exam taken by medical students after completing the second year of medical school. Passing allows you to begin practicing medicine while supervised. What’s the point? The main purpose of the US Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 1 is to test your general understanding of important science concepts. They also measure whether you can apply those concepts in different medical situations. Step 1 is 8 hours long. It contains a total of 280 questions. These questions are broken down into blocks of a maximum of 40 questions each. What are the benefits? USMLE Step 1 is a really important exam. It’s used to determine [...]

Top Pre-Med, Medical Student & Graduate Resources: August 2019 Edition

By |2019-08-09T20:30:54-04:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog Post Roundups, News & Events, Videos|Tags: |

MedSmarter Blog Roundup August 2019 Hot Blog Topics You May Have Missed We've been working hard behind the scenes to bring you quality weekly blog posts you can actually use. Some have become hot topics among our audience. Here are some hot posts written just for medical students and pre-meds that we think you should check out. The 4 Medical Schools in Georgia: Degree Programs, Tuition & Requirements There are currently only four medical schools in Georgia. One is public, while the other three are private universities. Knowing what types of degree programs each one offers, tuition and degree requirements helps you decide which one is best for [...]

Are You a Medical Student Who Wants to Get Involved in Advocacy Work?

By |2019-07-29T14:11:26-04:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Medical Student Resources, Videos|Tags: |

Does the idea of becoming an advocate excite you as much as someday becoming a doctor? For med students, advocacy work can be more than just fighting for a cause. It can also help you feed your passion while bringing change to the modern healthcare industry. Advocacy helps you find ways to better serve your patients, as well as the physicians around you. Keep reading to learn more… Are You a Medical Student Who Wants to Get Involved in Advocacy Work? Image Source: Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay What Is Grassroots Advocacy All About? A true advocate demonstrates resourcefulness and creativity. Both are used to channel your ambitions for [...]

Medical Student Specialties: How Can You Specialize in Diabetes?

By |2019-06-21T17:10:01-04:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Clinical Rotations Resources, Residency Resources, Videos|Tags: , , , |

Are you a medical student interested in specializing in diabetes? Do you dream of helping people reverse Type 2 or take control of Type 1? Let’s examine three fields of study that specialize in helping patients manage this blood sugar disease. Valuable Tips & Resources to Help You Ace the USMLE Step 2 CK 3 Types of Doctors That Specialize in Treating Diabetes What is diabetes? It’s a disease that sets in when blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, becomes too high. Patients are prescribed a hormone created by the pancreas called insulin. This medication helps their systems produce glucose through foods. The glucose makes its [...]


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